Posts tagged as Debt

Overcoming a culture of non-payment

A culture of non-payment for electrical services by community members is prevalent in South Africa. President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his recent State of the Nation address, said that this unwillingness to pay for services – which extends beyond electrical services – was a serious problem which the government will have to address urgently. Eskom’s chief […]

How to deal with Eskom’s ever-rising electricity tariffs

. Eskom has applied to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) for a 15% tariff increase from 1 April 2019 for three consecutive years compounded, on top of a 4,5% RCA price increase already awarded by NERSA for this date, and further RCA applications in the pipeline. The power utility is facing dire […]

The answers on Eskom debt – but not from Eskom

  About a month ago, the following questions relating to Eskom debt were put to Eskom and its financial director, Anoj Singh, in writing by EE Publishers, through the official channels of communication, namely Eskom Mediadesk and the Eskom spokesman. Despite numerous re-sends and reminders, and even escalation of the questions to the spokesman of […]

Eskom can turn the lights off, court rules

  Eskom may cut off power supply to eight municipalities as a means to recover outstanding debt, the North Gauteng High Court heard on Thursday. Judge Hans Fabricius made the ruling on an urgent matter submitted by civil rights group AfriForum, which sought to stop Eskom from cutting power. The application by AfriForum was dismissed with […]

Eskom to cut power to defaulting municipalities 

  Eskom’s interim chief executive, Zethembe Khoza, has announced that the power utility intends to interrupt the supply of bulk electricity to municipalities across the country which owe it money. The power utility says that municipalities across the country owe it R4,6-billion. This debt, says Khoza, undermines the power utility from fulfilling its mandate to […]