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The pending interruption of bulk electricity supply to municipalities in the North West Province that was planned for September and October, has been suspended.

Eskom said in a statement that its “engagements and negotiations with these municipalities have yielded mutually acceptable agreements, thus averting the scheduled interruptions.”

“We hope that the municipalities will honour their commitments in order to ensure continuous supply of electricity. However, should they renege, we reserve the right to restart the interruptions without further notice,” said Ayanda Noah, Group Executive: Customer Services.

Original dates planned for power interruptions

Municipality List of Towns Affected

 

Planned Interruption

Target Date

 

Distobotla Lichtenburg, Coligny and Boikhutso 27-Sep-17

 

Lekwa Teemane Bloemhof and Christiana 10-Oct-17

 

Mamusa Schweizer-Reneke 10-Oct-17

 

Naledi Coldridge, Vryburg and Stella 20-Sep-17

 

Tswaing Delareyville, Sannieshof and Ottosdal 20-Sep-17

 

KgetlengRiver Koster and Swartruggens 20-Sep-17

 

Continued negotiations

The utility noted that they would continue negotiations with municipalities in the Northern Cape (Siyancuma; Renosterberg; Thembelihle; Tsantsabane).

“We are hopeful that like Siyathemba and Kai Garib, they will come up with acceptable agreements that will avert interruptions.”

In addition, municipalities in the Free State and Limpopo provinces are scheduled for power supply interruptions on the dates outlined on the table below.

 

Province

 

Municipality

 

List of Towns Affected

 

Planned Interruption

Target Date

 

 

 

 

 

FS

 

 

Nketoana Reitz, Lindley, Petrus Steyn 27-Sep-17
Mantsopa Ladybrand, Excelsior, Tweespruit, Dawiesville 27-Sep-17
Tokologo Seretse, Boshof, Dealsville 27-Sep-17
Masilonyana Brandfort, Theunissen, Verkeerdevlei, Windburg 27-Sep-17
Nala Bothaville, Wesselsbron 27-Sep-17
Dihlabeng

 

Bethlehem, Paul Roux, Rosenekal, Fateng-Tse-Ntsho 27-Sep-17
Moqhaka

 

Kroonstad, Steynsrus, Viljoenskroon 27-Sep-17
 

LP

 

Thabazimbi

 

Thabazimbi, Ipelegeng, Regorogile X5&6 21-Sep-17
 

 

NC

Siyancuma Local Municipality

 

Douglas, Griekwastad 18-Sep-17
Renosterberg Local Municipality

 

Van der Kloof, Phillipstown and Petrusville 18-Sep-17
Thembelihle Local Municipality

 

Hopetown and Strydenburg 18-Sep-17
Tsantsabane Local Municipality

 

Postmasburg 18-Sep-17

 

Eskom remains mindful of the impact such supply interruptions will have on electricity consumers, thus the interruption of supply to municipalities for non-payment is always implemented as a last resort. Read more…

 

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