COM­MENT Time for a power plan

Diamond Fields Advertiser - - OPINION -

BY THIS time next week six mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties in the North­ern Cape could face a series of elec­tric­ity cuts . . . sim­ply be­cause they can­not af­ford to pay their Eskom bill.

The busi­nesses and peo­ple of towns in­clud­ing Kaka­mas, Keimoes, Prieska, Dou­glas, Gri­qua­town and even Van der Kloof could be with­out power from Mon­day. Their mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties have de­faulted on their pay­ment agree­ments with the power util­ity.

At the top of the list is the Kai !Garib Lo­cal Mu­nic­i­pal­ity (R114.9 mil­lion debt) fol­lowed by Siyan­cuma, Tsantsa­bane, Renos­ter­berg, Them­be­lihle

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