Author: Antoinette Slabbert

Eskom has taken the first steps towards cutting electricity supply to the top 20 defaulting municipalities that collectively owe it R3,7bn for bulk electricity supply. The utility has announced its plans to cut supply to these municipalities from 6am to 10am and again at 5pm to 9pm

Eskom’s electricity tariffs may increase by 25,3% from 1 April for its direct customers and 1 July for municipal customers if an application to the national regulator is approved. The increase has the full support of government’s war room. It is aimed at paying Eskom’s