Sakeliga declares victory - Eskom may not disadvantage end-users if their municipalities are in debt

Jan

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Eskom can't cut people off because their municipalities owe money — court

Sakeliga has declared victory after the Constitutional Court denied Eskom leave to appeal in the Resilient case.

By denying the appeal, the court has upheld a Supreme Court of Appeal ruling that blocks government service providers like Eskom from punishing end-users when they are in a debt dispute with another government institution.
 

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Get off the grid. Solar. Gas. Energy mix at home. Then neither any municipality or Eskom gets anything. That sounds like a much better proposition. The poorest of the poor can sort electricity out with the ANC then.
 

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Stupid.
Now Eskom has no leverage.
They do, cut the farkers off. But charging us more cos you can't run your arse from your elbow is not right. Let Mbeki pay for not listening to Eskom all those years ago and dumping us in this mess.
 

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Do like the water supplier, switch the water off, then blame it on no money to maintain or repair it.
 

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Except it'll be a death blow to the municipalities. Profit on reselling electricity is one of their biggest income sources
or a death blow for Eskom.

Eskom took over Soweto from CoJ.
CoJ wrote off R1.3b in 2003 to ensure Eskom got a clean account.
I think at some stage Soweto owed R18b to Eskom
Soweto now owes Eskom R12.8b. The debt has come down to R7.5b after Eskom wrote off R5.8b.

 

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Lmao at that touting of how they managed to reduce debt via government bailout.

WTF , anyone can succeed or reduce their liability if they had access to bailouts.

That is not a success story and the fact this CEO is actually using a bailout as ESKOM success is troublesome.
 

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or a death blow for Eskom.

Eskom took over Soweto from CoJ.
CoJ wrote off R1.3b in 2003 to ensure Eskom got a clean account.
I think at some stage Soweto owed R18b to Eskom
Soweto now owes Eskom R12.8b. The debt has come down to R7.5b after Eskom wrote off R5.8b.


So its fair to assume that the only payments Eskom got from Soweto is writeoff after writeoff.

I also want to be able to pay bills by writing it off and then calling it a day.
 

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Get off the grid. Solar. Gas. Energy mix at home. Then neither any municipality or Eskom gets anything. That sounds like a much better proposition. The poorest of the poor can sort electricity out with the ANC then.

How does your local garage pump fuel into your vehicle, the phone tower get power, the sewage and waterworks get power, the shops sell stuff and a host of other dependencies on Eskom work for you then?

Electricity is not just about your home...
 
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