Eskom has today released a statement regarding their “Free Basic Electricity” campaign, it allows citizens that require additional support to receive a monthly electricity allowance.
“Qualifying households, in terms of the government’s policy of providing support to the unemployed, low-earning, the destitute and the elderly, are encouraged to approach their municipalities to register as indigents in order to collect their allocated free basic electricity every month,” said Eskom
Indigent households are entitled to a minimum of 50 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity for free every month.
Eskom has said in their statement that some citizens are unaware of the free basic allowance and many do not take advantage of the support.
“Unfortunately a large number of indigent households don’t exercise their right, either because they are unaware of the free basic electricity, or because they have not registered with the municipality,” says Eskom
You are required to register with the municipality and once this has been done, your details will be loaded onto the Eskom system and if eligible, awarded with free credits.
“Customers who qualify for FBE but who are not currently collecting it, must approach their municipality and register to receive their free allocation,” says Eskom
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