LinkyDURBAN - The South African Local Government Association (Salga) wants all municipalities to get tough.
They must start going after residents and government departments who are not paying for services or helping with delivery, the association said.
Eskom’s financial troubles were exacerbated by municipalities who were either unwilling or unable to pay for power.
Eskom CEO André de Ruyter said the country’s municipalities collectively owed the power utility close to R27 billion. The power utility took drastic measures to receive payment, including cutting off power to non-paying residents and taking court action against defaulting municipalities.