The Impact of the Municipal Billing System on Revenue Collection in South Africa

Eskom states that while residents in the township claim they are willing to pay for electricity, their records say the opposite – Eskom proposed that prepaid meters needed to be installed in Soweto as the grid must be protected and revenue collected. The utility has told residents that they need to install prepaid meters or get cut off and remain in the dark. Soweto owes more than R4.5 billion.