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Tokologo daily 14 hour interruption averted; negotiations continue
 TUESDAY, 6 MARCH 2018: Negotiations between Eskom and Tokologo Local Municipality are underway and could yield positive results. Consequently Eskom has reconsidered the implementation of a daily scheduled 14 hour supply interruption and will continue with Week 2 times (as per the interruption schedule below) until Friday, 9 March 2018. Should no agreement be reached, Week 3 times (daily 14 hour interruption) will commence on 10 March 2018.
"The Municipality has been forthcoming and negotiations have commenced in good faith. We hope to reach an acceptable and approved agreement with the Municipality by the end of this week," says Bibi Bedir, Eskom Senior Manager Customer Service, Free State.
Scheduled supply interruptions commenced on 21 February 2018 due to the Municipality’s failure to honour its Eskom debt totalling R36 464 659.52 as at 31 January 2018. Hertzogville, Boshof, Dealesville and Seretse are impacted.
The revised schedule of interruptions to Tokologo is as follows:
Week 2 (28 February – 9 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 (to commence on 10 March if no agreement is reached)
Monday to Friday
Saturday and Sunday
06:00 – 20:00
06:00 – 20:00
 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.
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).