Apparently electricity companies have to put you on a hardship payment plan if it comes to not being able to pay. They match each payment you make, or something along those lines. I've never experienced it personally but if you spoke to a supervisor from the electricity company, or maybe even the ombudsman if they won't budge, you might get some more info.
Have you taken advances through your ftb (if you receive it).
Could you contact local charities? They will give out woolies vouchers. Some will help you with bills as well.
I'm sorry you are having such a tough time. I hope things improve soon!
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