Eskom cuts power to five municipalities

Eskom cuts power to five municipalities

Eskom's says debt collection efforts continue with the interruptions of bulk electricity supply to the North West municipalities of Naledi, Lekwa-Teemane and Kgetlengrivier, affecting the towns of Vryburg, Stella, Bloemhof, Christiana, Koster and Swartruggens.

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In addition, the Northern Cape municipalities of Ubuntu and Renosterberg will also have their supply interrupted, with the affected towns being Victoria-West, Richmond, Van der Kloof, Petrusville and Philipstown.

The power supply to the affected municipalities will be interrupted from 6.00am - 8.00am and 5.00pm - 7h30pm (Monday to Friday) and 8.30am - 11.00am and 3.00pm - 5.30pm (Saturday and Sunday). 

Eskom says a number of municipalities have come forward with their payments and signed payment plans since the commencement of supply interruptions early this week.

"As a result, these municipalities have had their supply interruptions suspended. There will thus be no supply interruptions in the Madibeng and Maquassi Hills municipalities in the North West Province," says Eskom.

"We are immensely encouraged by the kind of response we are witnessing presently and would like to thank all the municipalities that have made an effort to pay their accounts, and committed to their payment agreements," says Eskom Interim Group Chief Executive Matshela Koko.

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