Sunday, 12 March 2017: Eskom has
suspended the planned interruption of bulk power supply to the Govan Mbeki and
the Thaba Chweu Local Municipalities after reaching agreements for the
settlements of their arrears debt.
Both the Govan Mbeki and the Thaba Chweu Local Municipalities have
committed to provide their respective council resolutions to support the
agreements by close of business on 14 March 2017.
“We are very pleased with this progressive development as it secures the
electricity supply to municipalities while ensuring that they honour their debts. Eskom
will continue to work with all municipalities in developing long-term
sustainable plans that will ensure municipalities stay out of the debt trap,” says Group Executive for Customer Services Ayanda Noah.
Eskom is obliged to supply electricity on a
financially sustainable basis. Should the municipalities fail to honour the
aforementioned payment agreements, Eskom reserves the right to implement the
power interruptions within 7 (seven) days of the breach.
Municipal customers are encouraged to engage
with their supply authorities for updated information on their municipalities’