ORANGE FARM - Eskom says electricity supply in Lakeside Extensions 1 and 2, Orange Farm, Vaal Triangle, has been disconnected due to non-payment and the non-purchasing of electricity tokens affecting approximately 2686. The power utility said Orange Farm is one of the areas that have a high rate of non-payment and non-buying of electricity and the utility is not in a position to continuously provide services, as the nonpayment/purchasing of electricity contributes to increased energy and revenue losses, coupled with increased operational costs. Senior Manager for Maintenance and Operations in the Gauteng Operating Unit, Motlhabane Ramashi, says the electricity disconnections come after extensive engagements with the affected communities requesting them to pay for the services rendered. The power utility said the disconnection of customers who are not paying for their services has been intensified across Gauteng in Eskom’s areas of supply, and that such operations will be extended to other areas as per their operational plan. These measures have been put in place to ensure that the services they render are paid for by all customers, and to ascertain their sustainability as a business and to invest back into infrastructure development.