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Eskom suspends interruption of bulk power supply to two Mpumalanga municipalities
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’ arrears situation.
 
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