Municipalities and some government departments owe Eskom over R50-billion.
This was announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa while answering questions in Parliament.
The president says this is unacceptable.
A multi-disciplinary revenue committee has been established to look into the matter.
“The debt that is owed to Eskom by municipalities, as well as government departments, stands at more than R50-billion.
“We’ve made it clear that non-payment for services is unacceptable. We’ve taken a number of steps to ensure that payment of these debts is recovered,” he said.