Prepaid electricity sales back online

2012-02-03 20:06

Johannesburg - Eskom's online vending system, which allows customers to buy pre-paid electricity, was back in operation on Friday, it said.

"Vending has been taking place normally for much of today [Friday] and progress has been made in stabilising the system," Eskom said in a statement.

"However the system continues to experience intermittent problems and customers may at times have difficulty purchasing pre-paid tokens."

The vending system was taken offline on Thursday night to allow Eskom to fix its problems.

Eskom said it was monitoring the performance of the system and had a team of experts working on finding the cause of the problems.