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Interruptions to Emthanjeni and Renosterberg to proceed; Kai Garib suspended
MONDAY, 25 JUNE 2018: As published in notices on 13 June 2018, Eskom has informed the public of its intention to interrupt the bulk supply of electricity to Emthanjeni, Renosterberg and Kai Garib Local Municipalities due to the municipalities’ failure to honour their payment obligations towards Eskom. 
 
The interruption to Kai Garib Local Municipality (Kenhardt) has been suspended until further notice. 
 
Since no sustainable agreements have been reached with Emthanjeni Local Municipality (De Aar, Britstown, Hanover) and Renosterberg Local Municipality (Phillipstown, Petrusville, Vanderkloof), the daily scheduled supply interruptions of the bulk supply to these municipalities will commence on 27 June 2018.  The two municipalities’ failure to honour their payment agreements has left Eskom with no other option than to continue with the scheduled interruption.  On 13 June 2018, Emthanjeni was indebted to Eskom to the amount of R29 520 705 and Renosterberg to the amount of R55 575 126.
 
Temporary scheduled interruptions to Renosterberg and Emthanjeni Local Municipalities will be effected as follows:
 
Week 1 (27 June 2018 – 3 July 2018)
Monday to Friday
Saturday and Sunday
06:00 – 08:00
08:30 – 11:00
17:00 – 19:30
15:00 – 17:30
Week 2 (4 July 2018 – 10 July 2018)
Monday to Friday
Saturday and Sunday
06:00 – 09:00
08:30 – 12:00
17:00 – 20:30
15:00 – 19:00
Week 3 (11 July 2018 until payment agreement is reached)
Monday to Friday
Saturday and Sunday
06:00 – 20:00
06:00 – 20:00
 
Notwithstanding the above proposed indicative times for the interruption of electricity supply, Eskom may upon 15 calendar days’ notice serve the right to disconnect electricity entirely and indefinitely should the electricity debt situation not improve.
 
For more information and updates, customers can contact the Eskom Contact Centre on 08600 ESKOM (08600 37566).
 
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