Should the municipalities fail to remedy the breach, the interruptions will resume from on March 4, 2017.
The Nkomazi Local Municipality, the Mpumalanga department of safety security and liaison together with funeral undertakers in Nkomazi have planned a mass funeral for those who died in road accidents the past weekend.
In spite of the fact that both the provisions of the Electricity Regulation Act of 2006 and supply agreements empower Eskom to disconnect electricity completely, Eskom has opted for a softer approach of interrupting elecricity during certain hours in the day.
This comes after residents settled in the area in 2009 without proper sewerage drains resulting to an unpleasant stench and water containing human waste is in the streets.
The department received clean audits since 2011/12 financial year.
Had these departments paid their debts within the prescribed 30 days, the City of Mbombela would likely be in a better position and not be faced with the threat of interruptions to its supply of bulk electricity on January 23.
Municipalities are required by law to establish ward committees as a means of encouraging community participation in municipal matters
Given that fire fighters play a vital role in response to emergencies in their area, including the N4 Toll Route, TRAC committed whole-heartedly to the sponsorship.
“With what we received so far we have managed to put the structure up. We still need roofing material,” said Katlego Mathebula, the group’s treasurer.
The executive mayor of Ehlanzeni District Municipality (EDM), Cllr Jester Sidell’s outreach programme that wa s held at Khumbula High School, yielded challenges for the pupils.
This after it emerged that Van Vuuren allegedly manipulated the reference numbers of capital budget allocations in order to harvest funds for the Mayor’s R1.5 million car.