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11th-hour agreement averts power cuts to Dr Beyers Naude Local Municipality

Feb 7, 2020
11th-hour agreement averts power cuts to Dr Beyers Naude Local Municipality

Graaff-Reinet - Power utility, Eskom, on Thursday announced that it suspended planned bulk electricity supply interruption to the Dr Beyers Naude Local Municipality.

 

 

Eskom said that this is after the power utility and the Dr Beyers Naude Local Municipality reached an agreement over the payment of the municipality's R59 million debt to Eskom.

It is because of this debt that Eskom had threatened to switch off the municipality.

The Dr Beyers Naude Local Municipality is one of many Eastern Cape municipalities that apparently owe Eskom around R1 billion.

"Eskom reiterates that implementation of electricity supply interruption to defaulting municipalities is only done as a last resort," it said.

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