How to Report Cable Theft Eskom

How to Report Cable Theft Eskom
How to Report Cable Theft Eskom
Electricity poles with cables on it

There has been a tremendous increase in the rate of Cable theft in Eskom, South Africa. Communities and areas affected have also been left in the dark due to power outages following the cable theft. The ultimate question is, How do you handle cable theft?

Cable theft is not a matter to be treated lightly. In fact, you should not even conceal or keep quiet about it. This is because the perpetrators of such wicked acts will still do it over and over again if nothing is done about the matter.

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It is bad enough that people steal cable that supplies electricity to others thereby preventing them from enjoying the benefits of their payments and subscriptions. So whenever you notice a crime associated with cable theft, please do well to warn others about these cables and report them to Eskom immediately. Reporting this crime will help save lives and properties and minimize power outages.

To further buttress and tackle this situation, Eskom is working together with security operatives (police) to ensure the control of this crime. Follow the channels below to report any case of cable theft to enable Eskom to serve you appropriately.

How to Report Cable Theft Eskom

  1. Place an anonymous call to report electricity theft to the Eskom crime reporting line: 0800 11 27 22 (toll-free).
  2. Contact Eskom help care line from the MyEskom Customer App.
  3. In the case of power outages caused by cable theft or other causes, Eskom customers can report power outages to 0860037566 or send an  SMS to 35328.
  4. You can also contact Eskom customer service by Email at to make a report.

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