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Eskom to intensify scheduled bulk supply interruptions to Masilonyana Local Municipality
TUESDAY, 6 MARCH 2018: Masilonyana Local Municipality’s scheduled interruptions due to non-payment of its Eskom account will enter its second week on Wednesday, 7 March 2018, and will therefore be extended by two hours per day. 
 
Scheduled supply interruptions commenced on 28 February 2018 due to the Municipality’s failure to honour its Eskom debt totalling R48 521 535.27 as at 31 January 2018.  Brandfort, Theunissen, Winburg and Verkeerdevlei are impacted. 
 
“Unfortunately no satisfactory agreement has been reached with the Masilonyana Local Municipality.  We hope that the Municipality will make the payments required to halt the interruption before we proceed to the third week which entail a daily 14 hour long interruption,” says Bibi Bedir, Senior Manager Customer Service, Free State.
 
Eskom urges all electricity consumers in the affected towns to make sufficient arrangements to limit personal and business loss and to ensure that effective contingency measures are in place to prevent serious injury or loss of life that might result from the scheduled interruptions. 
 
Temporary scheduled interruption of Masilonyana is effected at the following times:
 
Week 1 (28 February 2018 – 6 March 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 (7 March 2018 – 13 March 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 ( 14 March 2018 until 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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