Eskom addressing technical problems on its online vending system


Eskom prepaid customers may have been experiencing a slow, intermittent, or offline service when buying prepaid electricity. This is because we are currently running our back-up system as we attend to a technical problem with our main Prepaid Vending System.

Customers should be able to purchase prepayment electricity at all the normal vending outlets during this time.

For a full list of outlets or to find the nearest outlet, customers should please call the Eskom Contact Centre on 0860 037 566, or visit

Eskom apologises for any inconvenience and we would like to assure all prepaid customers that we are doing everything possible to make the system fully functional again. 

-Media Statement by Eskom