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Eskom to waive Soweto users’ debt - on condition

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Cape Town – Eskom will waive Soweto residents’ debt repayments as an incentive to convert to prepaid meters, it was revealed  in a written reply in Parliament by the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) on Wednesday.

The DPE was responding to a question by Democratic Alliance MP Natasha Mazzone, who asked whether “there are any plans to waive debts owed by residents of Soweto to Eskom for services rendered”.

The DPE said Eskom “has an incentive programme in place where customers converted to prepaid meters are monitored over a period of three years to establish if the behaviour of buying electricity becomes entrenched”.

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