Local municipalities are being owed more than R9 billion in rates and taxes by residents and the business sector.
Anderson Street was filled with used condoms after employees from the City of Mbombela Municipality went on the rampage and littered garbage around town.
Since the police are failing to protect us, we need firearm permits to be able to possess our own guns.
One municipality has provided the required council resolution to support the agreement and Eskom expects that eMalahleni Local Municipality will provide the council resolution by close of business today.
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