Eskom cuts power supply to NC municipality over R11.5m debt

schumi

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JOHANNESBURG - Residents at Khai-Ma Municipality in the Northern Cape province will this week experience power cuts because of overdue debt owed to South Africa's power utility, Eskom said on Tuesday.

Khai-Ma is one of the country's municipalities that collectively owe Eskom billions of rands for bulk electricity supply accounts. Khai-Ma owes the state-owned utility over R11 million.

''Khai-Ma Local Municipality's failure to honour its payment agreement has left Eskom with no other option but to interrupt bulk supply to the municipality. As published in the notice on 19 June 2018, the interruption will commence on 12 July 2018
More at: https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-af...y-to-nc-municipality-over-r115m-debt-15955705
 

McSack

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Just to put that in perspective .
Eksdom is cutting off power to a debtor who contributes around 0.04% towards their outstanding debt, but have no similar plans in place to force collection from a debtor who owes 47%.
How does that even come close to making business sense?

But still ... we paaaaa-aaayy!
 

rietrot

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They can. They just won't.

My point is wake me up when Eskom finally wakes up and cuts Soweto. This stuff is just small potatoes.
They can't. There's to many people from class levels. Half of the ANCs employees live there and the poor people will burn everything.
 

evilstebunny

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Just to put that in perspective .
Eksdom is cutting off power to a debtor who contributes around 0.04% towards their outstanding debt, but have no similar plans in place to force collection from a debtor who owes 47%.
How does that even come close to making business sense?

But still ... we paaaaa-aaayy!
Gotta look as if they're actually doing something..
 

porchrat

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They can't. There's to many people from class levels. Half of the ANCs employees live there and the poor people will burn everything.
They CAN. You just turn off the infrastructure. It is not impossible to do. They WON'T because they know the consequences for the ANC will be severe.
 
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