Salga urges Eskom not to cut power to debt-owing municipalities during lockdown
Pandemic is a ‘perfect storm’ for municipalities, Salgo CEO Xolile George tells parliamentary committee
Struggling power utility Eskom should suspend all electricity disconnections during the nationwide lockdown and review the interest payable on arrears linked to the national state of disaster, the SA Local Government Association (Salga) said on Tuesday.
In March 2020, consumers owed Eskom about R27bn, and this number was expected to continue increasing on a monthly basis. ..