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    Eskom has been told to collect municipal debt or no money coming. It is happening on a smaller scale "quietly". I was given some details earlier today. Now Bloemfontein and several other areas have been given notice. 3rd of December no power from 6am until 20 pm.

    Better check if you are impacted.

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    Good. Its about time.

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    Didnít Eskom try this not to long ago with Newcastle? Court ruled it couldnít switch off

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karol View Post
    Didnít Eskom try this not to long ago with Newcastle? Court ruled it couldnít switch off
    X amount of water is a human right. Electricity is not. The problem is that those who have paid are also cut off.
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    The courts can rule.

    Eventually without money it does not matter what they rule... Things simply cannot happen any more.

    Personally, I am a total Eksdom hater.

    What I cannot understand though, is how our government has such an entwined culture of departments internally shagging each other.

    Sigh. It is till better than sitting in Gauteng Traffic. I will make some kind of plan.
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    Must suck if you've been paying your account and now face being cut off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparewheel View Post
    Must suck if you've been paying your account and now face being cut off.
    Ja jong.

    Maar ten minste is ons lug nie besoedel nie.

    Mens moet seker een of ander tyd bietjie opmaak vir die jare se elektrisiteit wat opgewek is in 'n ander ou se agterjaart.
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    We get power cuts several times a week in De Wildt, load shedding or not.

    Sitting with the gennie running at the moment, power has been up & down since 09h30.

    So I'm planning our solar system. R200 petrol a day isn't funny.
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    Just help me out here Guys. I'm not a financial type of guy.

    But the Municipality buys a "unit" of tricity from Eskom at , say, R 1,00.

    And sells it at me at, say, R 1,10.

    I pay R 1100 for 1000 Units. To the Misbe[aalde Tyd.

    So the Municipality has my R 1100 in their account before they need to pay Eksdom R 1000.

    ..........that correct??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petri Oosthuizen View Post
    Just help me out here Guys. I'm not a financial type of guy.

    But the Municipality buys a "unit" of tricity from Eskom at , say, R 1,00.

    And sells it at me at, say, R 1,10.

    I pay R 1100 for 1000 Units. To the Misbe[aalde Tyd.

    So the Municipality has my R 1100 in their account before they need to pay Eksdom R 1000.

    ..........that correct??
    sounds right, problem come in when they bill and collect lets say 10 000 units worth so R 11000. Yet the Eskom consumption shows 20 000 units so now they according to eskom they owe them R 20k - so R 9k sort

    Illegal connections

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karol View Post
    sounds right, problem come in when they bill and collect lets say 10 000 units worth so R 11000. Yet the Eskom consumption shows 20 000 units so now they according to eskom they owe them R 20k - so R 9k sort

    Illegal connections
    Well.......that's not the Municipality's baby, is it??

    I pay them my R 1100. They pay Eksdom R 1000 with my money.

    So......JPG Oosthuizen use 1000 units, then JPG goes in again and buy more units.

    No payment = no units = no power

    ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petri Oosthuizen View Post
    Well.......that's not the Municipality's baby, is it??

    I pay them my R 1100. They pay Eksdom R 1000 with my money.

    So......JPG Oosthuizen use 1000 units, then JPG goes in again and buy more units.

    No payment = no units = no power

    ??
    Works like this.

    The power supplier in Bloem, Centlec buy power from Eksdom for say R1.50 a unit. They then sell that to me for say R2.50 a unit. Centlec use that money to pay salaries and bonuses and have end of the year parties for their useless incompetence staff. So there is no money left to pay Eksdom.

    And then Eksdom tell me, they are going to cut my power. So how in the name of sanity am I responsible, and what on earth should I do from my side to rectify. I am not allowed to buy power directly from Eksdom. I must purchase from Centlec.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aviator_01 View Post
    Good. Its about time.
    So me, the user, am not allowed to buy directly from Eksdom, I am forced to buy from Centlec. My account at Cenlec is payed IN FULL. Centlec misuse the money and do not pay Eksdom. How the hell is it good when Eksdom cut my power.
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    Bloem does not have any money left.So they will never be able to pay back the debt unless they take from other important areas to do so..Either way our city has got ###.
    Most city main roads are looking like crap.After every weekend there is more and more visible damage to the city due to accidents.
    Our electricity prices i believe are of the most expensive.
    River water is highly polluted although that bomb has not burst yet.
    Rubbish collection is a joke but hell,the drivers get paid 40k per month and still strike for more.
    My client does collections and does not get paid if he does not first pay over his bribe money for the contract
    Centlec are reacting like its an idle threat from eskom.
    So they can cut the power for all im cared.Lets hit rock bottom and maybe we will get somewhere after that.

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    Thank you Ass Magashule and your friends.
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    Surely this MUST be unlawful?? Paying for something you dont get what you expected??

    And the fact that your payment is used for something else??

    I, as a Car Dealer, can NOT sell a Car, take your money, but dont pay the settlement if there is one, and use your money to operate somethig else.

    Its called "double discounting" or "dubbel finansiering" in our trade, and its AGAINST THE LAW, you can get thrown in jail for this.

    A Contract ?? You Pay (prestasie) and you get (teenprestasie).

    the Monent you get your Receipt for 100 Units, that implies BY LAW that you have unhindered access to that 100 units, unless stipulated otherwise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.G View Post
    Bloem does not have any money left.So they will never be able to pay back the debt unless they take from other important areas to do so..Either way our city has got ###.
    Most city main roads are looking like crap.After every weekend there is more and more visible damage to the city due to accidents.
    Our electricity prices i believe are of the most expensive.
    River water is highly polluted although that bomb has not burst yet.
    Rubbish collection is a joke but hell,the drivers get paid 40k per month and still strike for more.
    My client does collections and does not get paid if he does not first pay over his bribe money for the contract
    Centlec are reacting like its an idle threat from eskom.
    So they can cut the power for all im cared.Lets hit rock bottom and maybe we will get somewhere after that.
    G, my skoonsussie is redelik high up in 'n BAIE groot bottling Co in Bloem.

    Hulle moet nou ekstra skofte uitwerk, die generators moet water suiwer, die (massive!!) plant moet loop, VERAL oor Desember.

    Hulle gaan MILLIONS verloor se sy.
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    Well if they do cut the power, that could be the end of my production this year.
    I cannot run a diesel generator to facilitate normal production. We'll all have to take a cut in our December pay, the longer it lasts, the less we all get paid. Could be a nice long holiday with very little money for everyone. Assholes - feathering their own nests and to hell with the rest of the community. Lekker example of ubuntu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilfwalk View Post
    Well if they do cut the power, that could be the end of my production this year.
    I cannot run a diesel generator to facilitate normal production. We'll all have to take a cut in our December pay, the longer it lasts, the less we all get paid. Could be a nice long holiday with very little money for everyone. Assholes - feathering their own nests and to hell with the rest of the community. Lekker example of ubuntu.
    ......maybe Mangaung can help out a bit with Year End Bonuses, seeing that production was not up to standard BECAUSE OF THEM??
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