Eskom and Joburg at loggerheads over R1-billion debt

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Eskom and Joburg at loggerheads over R1-billion debt

Eskom is taking Johannesburg power utility City Power to court over its debt for electricity supply. The affidavits it supplied with its court filing show that City Power owes nearly R1 billion for four invoices from late March 2024.

The court documents, which MyBroadband has seen, provide a breakdown of the individual invoices, including the supplied location and its consumption charge. It owes nearly R500 million for the one bill from 28 March.
 
Come now Eskom, ever heard of school fees...
Oh yeh, forgot you okes don't even pay that....
 
CityPower pushing hard to get the pre-paid service tax and pre-paid capacity tax passed:

Proposed pre-paid charge (tax)
Per Month
Customers
Total Monthly
Total Yearly
Service Charge (Tax)
R244.20​
275,373​
R67,246,087​
R806,953,039​
Capacity Charge (Tax)
R237.30​
275,373​
R65,346,013​
R784,152,155​
Total
R481.50​
275,373​
R132,592,100​
R1,591,105,194​

An extra R132.6m tax per month on residents, R1,591b per year.
The "Service Charge (Tax)" is the admin fee to read your pre-paid meter.
 
Eskom and Joburg at loggerheads over R1-billion debt

Eskom is taking Johannesburg power utility City Power to court over its debt for electricity supply. The affidavits it supplied with its court filing show that City Power owes nearly R1 billion for four invoices from late March 2024.

The court documents, which MyBroadband has seen, provide a breakdown of the individual invoices, including the supplied location and its consumption charge. It owes nearly R500 million for the one bill from 28 March.

Tough luck for City Power, they must pay and then dispute, as the act says, and they make their customers do.
 
The only problem I have with this is that if you dispute what you "owe" you're told to pay first, even if it's 100x times your regular bill.
 
So the comrades from Eskom cant seem to work with the comrades City power. These are all ANC comrades. Disgrace which ever way you look at it
 
The only problem I have with this is that if you dispute what you "owe" you're told to pay first, even if it's 100x times your regular bill.
Rules for thee. Not for me. Tis the African way.
 
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