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Debt owed to Eskom is on the rise

8 March 2017 5:11 PM

Between November and January, Eskom was able to bring down debt from over R 10 billion but it is once again on the increase.

Eskom’s executive appeared before Parliament's standing committee on public accounts (Scopa) on Wednesday to explain what the power utility is doing to get municipal debt under control.

Despite having brought down debt owed by municipalities, Eskom's debt level has gone up again in the last two months reports EWN's Lindsay Detlinger.

They are facing quite a tough battle on their hands.

Lindsay Dentlinger, EWN Reporter

It's mostly in poor areas where Eskom has to look at cutting electricity.

Lindsay Dentlinger, EWN Reporter

Eskom is reported to be in negotiations with a number of municipalities, especially in Mpumalanga.

Listen to the audio below for more on Eskom's plans:


8 March 2017 5:11 PM