FINAL DECISION ON THE INTERRUPTION OF BULK ELECTRICITY SUPPLY TO EMALAHLENI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

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As indicated in the notice published on 15 November 2016, Eskom has carefully considered all written representations, comments and/or submissions received on or before the closing date which, among others, detailed the negative effect the contemplated interruption is likely to have on residents and business, the fact that some customers are paying, health-related issues and many other representations.

After careful consideration of all the representations and the overall impact of the escalating municipal debt, Eskom has taken a decision to proceed with the contemplated interruption and/or disconnection of bulk electricity supply to Emalahleni Local Municipality.

Eskom hereby notifies all parties who are likely to be materially and adversely affected that the contemplated interruption of bulk supply to Emalahleni Local Municipality will commence on 23 January 2017.

The contemplated interruption of electricity supply will result in temporary scheduled disconnection at the following times:
Monday to Friday
06:00 – 08:00 & 17:00 – 19:30

Saturday and Sunday
08:30 – 11:00 & 15:00 – 17:30

Notwithstanding the above proposed indicative times for the interruption of electricity supply, Eskom may, upon 15 calendar days’ notice, disconnect electricity entirely and indefinitely should the electricity debt situation not improve.

The following towns/municipal areas shall be affected by the contemplated interruption and/or disconnection, except those directly supplied by Eskom:

• The Ridge Casino
• Highveld Mall
• Blanchville/Jackaroo
• Park/Clearwater Estates
• Die Heuwel Ext 4
• Highveld Park
• Model Park
• River Crescent Centre
• Seekoeiwater Plots
• Ben Fleur
• Duvha Park Extensions
• Del Judor Extensions
• Klipfontein
• Witbank Ext 8, 41 & 5
• Bankenveld
• Tasbet Park Ext 12
• Witbank Dam
• Corridor Hill
• N4 Business
• Reyno Ridge
• Dixon Plots
• Witbank Ext 16
• Tasbet Park Ext 1
• Thubelihle
• Ferrobank Industrial
• Kwa-Thomas Mahlanguville
• Witbank CD • Schoongezicht
• Klarinet Industrial (Abattoir)
• Tasbet Park Ext 2 & 3
• Witbank Ext 66, 16 & 41
• Duvha Park Extensions
• Evergreen
• Protea Hotel Jelicoe Street
• Moth Cottages Retirement Village

Eskom advises all parties who are likely to be materially and adversely affected by the contemplated interruption of bulk electricity supply to Emalahleni Local Municipality to take all the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of lives and to limit damages to their equipment.

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