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‘High risk’ that millions of prepaid electricity meters will turn off this year

Officials have warned there is a high risk that South African authorities will not complete a crucial upgrade of prepaid meters by November 24, given the current pace of progress.  (Gallo Images/Fani Mahuntsi)

Officials have warned there is a high risk that South African authorities will not complete a crucial upgrade of prepaid meters by November 24, given the current pace of progress. (Gallo Images/Fani Mahuntsi)

A prepaid electricity crisis is looming in November. There is a high risk that many South African authorities will act too late to prevent this.

On November 24, all prepaid electricity meters approved by the STS that have not been updated will stop working due to a date change problem incorporated into the meter code.

This means that users can no longer charge electricity to their meters after that date unless their meter is updated.

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