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Historic breakthrough in Business/ELM cooperation

After months of confrontation, organised business in Emfuleni and the local municipality are on the verge of brokering an historic agreement to cooperate closely on electricity rates, billing and payment issues facing specifically the business sector

Both Lethabo’s options undesireable

If Lethabo is to be closed soon, the Vaal Triangle will lose thousands of precious jobs. If the power station is allowed to operate until 2030, we will have to put up with air pollution for the next 12 years

More Vaal companies scramble to get power direct from Eskom

As more companies in the Vaal scramble to gain reliable power supply directly from Eskom, the Emfuleni business sector last week directly confronted the Executive Mayor saying there was “absolutely no trust” in a local authority “drowning in red tape”

‘Defend your Constitution before it is too weak to defend you’

“So what is this really about? The fact is that the Economic Freedom Fighters do not believe that people should own land, but that the State should own land and people become tenants of the State, subject to the whims and plans of bureaucrats.”

Rand hit threatens fuel price – AA

“The extent and duration of the recent currency weakness will be pivotal in South Africa’s short-term fuel price outlook”

‘Emfuleni at war with itself’

‘As a result of these divisions within the ruling party, the services to the communities become more and more disrupted. Refuse is not collected according to schedule, sewers are overflowing and electricity and water are unstable’ – Cllr Edward Von Bodenstein

Residents with smart meters might face a cold winter

Thousands of Emfuleni residences and businesses with electricity smart meters face a possible power resupply cut-off in the middle of winter as the local municipality considers terminating its already-advanced R1,1 billion programme

Serious effects can follow termination of smart meter programme

If Emfuleni now decides to terminate the smart meter programme, which looks quite likely, interruption of power resupply from the estimated 9 000 smart meters already installed throughout Emfuleni are now a real possibility

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