Customers Reconnected to Grid after Paying Fines and Estimated Charges
The City reconnected 18 residential properties to the electricity grid in Kwa-Thema on 23 November after they were recently disconnected due to illegal connections.
Two additional businesses were also reconnected in Boksburg on 25 November. The properties were reconnected after the owners paid the R3 613.79 fine issued during the disconnections. Some properties were back-billed for the electricity usage during the time of the illegal connections and meter bypassing.
Those caught defaulting, bypassing or tampering with meter boxes for the second time may be fined R7 227.59 and prosecuted.
Residents are urged to call the City’s services call centre on 0860 453 000 to report any electricity theft in Ekurhuleni.