Republic Of South Africa

You will NOT be able to use
Key Revision 1 electricity tokens
after 1 November 2024,
without first affecting a
key revision 2 change on your electricity meter.


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INTRODUCTION TO TID ( Token IDentifier )

BCMM is embarking on a TID project for the electricity meters of the public citizens of the Municipality. The Token Identifier is a 24-bit field, contained in STS compliant tokens, that identifies the date and time of the token generation. It is used to determine if a token has already been used in a payment meter. The TID represents the number of minutes elapsed since the base date of 1st January 1993. The incrementing of the 24-bit field means that at some point in time, the TID value will roll over to a zero value. All STS prepayment meters will be affected by TID roll over on the 24/11/2024. Any tokens generated after this date and utilizing the 24-bit TID, calculated on base date 1993, will be rejected by the meters as being old tokens as the TID value encoded in the token will have reset back to 0.

What to do to prepare?

Where to start?

1. Prepaid Meter User – Read through and follow instructions carefully.
2. Not a prepaid Meter User – you can read through to assist someone you know who does have a prepaid meter.

What is TID & does it affect me?

What you need to know about TID? Click here

Frequently Asked Questions about TID. Click here

I haven’t used up all my credit tokens (bought coupons)

+++ Use up ALL spare tokens before proceeding further. +++
Click here -> Customer Portal to access your last 5 tokens purchased and get your key change tokens.

I want to obtain my key change tokens

Log in (register) to the customer portal and request your change tokens
Click here -> Customer Portal

Video instruction on how to input tokens into my meter

View procedures to add the change tokens to your Electrical PrePaid meter
Click here -> Example Videos

Welcome to Steve Tshwete Local Municipality

One of the top Municipalities in South Africa is the Steve Tshwete Local Municipality, located in Middelburg, Mpumalanga Province. It is a progressive and flourishing Municipality with world-class infrastructure, which has helped it rise to the top of South Africa’s Municipalities. The Steve Tshwete Local Municipality is in a prime location for business, less than 150 kilometres from Pretoria (Tshwane), the capital of South Africa, and 170 kilometres from Johannesburg, the country’s economic hub. Additionally, it is close to the N4, which provides easy access to Mozambique and the Richards Bay port.


The Steve Tshwete Local Municipality is also known as the Stainless Steel Capital of Africa, as it is home to Columbus Stainless, the only steel plant in Africa. Mining is the major contributor, followed by manufacturing; other contributors include government services, financial services, agriculture and tourism.

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