Traffic Alerts
HEADLINES
Elecricity bills spike in Klerksdorp after municipal debt to Eskom revealed
16:48 (GMT+2) Sat, 09 Feb 2013
Leanne Nel -

Klerksdorp - Residents of Klerksdorp in the North West claim to be receiving extraordinarily high electricity accounts since the announcement that the City of Matlosana owes Eskom some R90 million in outstanding fees. Mauritz Du Plessis says yesterday, municipal officials pounced on Ratua, a block of flats in Adamyview in Klerksdorp, an began ripping the prepaid electricity meters out of the walls, saying they had become redundant and thus leaving tenants in the dark. He says the owner of the block of flats was also fined R45 000. Du Plessis says his own electricity bill was five times higher than normal this month, and that the municipality gave residents three days within which to pay, or their electricity will be cut:

City of Matlosana executive mayor, Mike Khauoe has admitted to owing Eskom millions but was adamant that electricity would not be cut, saying the municipality reached an arrangement with the parastatal to settle the debt over an agreed period. This after Eskom placed an advert in the local newspaper - the Klerksdorp Record - on Thursday which stated that it would cut off electricity if the outstanding amount was not paid by 14 March. The municipality also owes the Midvaal water supplier R50 million. Khauoe says they are in talks with both Eskom and Midvaal:

The municipality could not yet be reached for comment.

Podcasts


Related Articles:
Drought in Springbok at critical stage
National drought debate only to continue after elections
Maize slightly up in latest CEC release
Agriculture students graduate in Free State and North West
China introduces dietary guidelines

Posted on: 27 May 2016
"The best love is the kind that awakens the soul that makes us reach for more that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. That’s what I hope...

Posted on: 27 May 2016
Listen here Content hosted by iono.fmFor the full stories click on one of the images below

Posted on: 27 May 2016
Jakkie Louw kuier hierdie naweek in sentraal Suid-Afrika. Hy skiet 'n splinternuwe musiekvideo in Bloemfontein. As jy in die video wil wees luister hier Content...

Benz Mabengwane from Mafikeng campus speaks to OFM
Violence erupts at UFS
Violence erupts at UFS
Video: Violence UFS campus
Video: Burning CR Swart on UFS
Video 2: Burning CR Swart statue
Clash at Shimla Park at UFS, Bloemfontein
UFS argument
VIEW ALL VIDEOS
VIEW OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL