Motorists are warned about closed roads at Mofolo North in Soweto after residents took to the streets protesting over a lack of electricity in the area.
Eskom has warned that it will switch off electricity supply to three Free State municipalities, affecting several towns next week if they fail to pay the power utility
Some Soweto residents are up in arms over electricity disconnections. 99% of the country’s biggest township gets its power directly from Eskom.
Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe says discussions are underway with industry players to find a way to reduce electricity prices.
The Mineral Resources and Energy Department says it is committed to achieving universal electrification by 2025. The department was briefing Parliament on the Integrated National Electrification Programme.