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ESKOM TO PROCEED WITH PLANNED INTERRUPTION OF SUPPLY TO MAGARENG LOCAL MUNICIPALITY
TUESDAY, 07 JULY 2020: Agreements with four local municipalities in the Northern Cape have averted scheduled electricity supply interruptions that were due to commence tomorrow, 08 July 2020. The Kamiesberg, Khai-Ma and Richtersveld Local Municipalities have entered into payment agreements to address their outstanding debts. Tsantsabane Local Municipality reached an interim agreement with Eskom which will be revised. Eskom will closely monitor these municipalities’ adherence to their payment agreements to prevent further escalation of their debt to Eskom for the bulk supply of electricity.
 
Unfortunately, no satisfactory payment agreement has been reached with the Magareng Local Municipality. Therefore, electricity supply services to Magareng will be curtailed starting Wednesday, 08 July 2020. The Municipality will have to endure daily power restrictions until the payment breach has been remedied by the Municipality.
 
Electricity users in Warrenton and Warrenvale will be affected by these interruptions and are advised to contact their local municipality and councillors for further details on the debt. Ultimately, the responsibility for municipal non-payment rests with elected officials.
 
Eskom advises all parties who are likely to be affected by the withholding of electricity supply services to take all necessary precautions and treat electricity connections as if they are live to limit damages to their equipment, operations and business.
 
For more information and updates, contact the Eskom Contact Centre on 08600 37566.
 
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