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Interruptions to Emthanjeni and Khai Ma suspended; Siyathemba to proceed
 
WEDNESDAY, 10 OCTOBER 2018: In notices published on 27 September 2018, Eskom announced its intention to interrupt the bulk supply of electricity to the Siyathemba, Khai Ma and Emthanjeni Local Municipalities due to these municipalities’ failure to honour their payment obligations towards Eskom.
 
Since no sufficient payments have been made to avert the scheduled interruption of bulk electricity supply to Siyathemba Local Municipality, Eskom will proceed with the interruptions, commencing tomorrow, 11 October 2018. Supply interruptions to Emthanjeni and Khai Ma Local Municipalities have however been suspended following suitable payments.
 
"We appreciate Emthanjeni and Khai Ma Local Municipalities’ efforts to settle their overdue debt and urge Siyathemba Local Municipality to also honour its commitment," says Klaas Gouws, General Manager of Eskom Northern Cape.
 
From tomorrow morning, Prieska (Siyathemba) will be affected as per the following interruption schedule:
 
Week 1: (11 October 2018 – 17 October 2018)
  Monday to Friday
Saturday and Sunday
 
 
06h00 – 08h00
 
 
08h30 – 11h00
 
 
17h00 – 19h30
 
 
15h00 – 17h30
 
 
 
Week 2: (18 October 2018 – 24 October 2018)
  Monday to Friday
Saturday and Sunday
 
 
06h00 – 09h00
 
 
08h30 – 12h00
 
 
17h00 – 20h30
 
 
15h00 – 19h00
 
 
 
Week 3: (25 October 2018 – until an agreement is reached)
  Monday to Friday
Saturday and Sunday
 
 
06h00 – 20h00
 
 
06h00 – 20h00
 
 
 
Eskom urges all electricity consumers in Prieska 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, contact the Eskom Contact Centre on 0860 37566.
 
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