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Outa to challenge Eskom’s tariff hike in court

Nersa has granted Eskom a 9.4 percent tariff increase, which Outa believes is unreasonable.

Eskom's chairperson Zola Tsotsi revealed the power utility will be suspending four executives as part of an independent inquiry into the business at Megawatt Park in Johannesburg on 12 March 2015. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN
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JOHANNESBURG - The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) says there is no option left but to approach the court for an urgent interdict to stop another electricity hike which is scheduled to come into effect on 1 April.

Nersa has granted Eskom a 9.4 percent tariff increase, which Outa believes is unreasonable.

This will be the first matter that Outa under the new broader banner of “undoing tax abuse” will be challenging in the High Court in Pretoria on Wednesday.

Outa’s Ivan Herselman says they have received a number of requests to challenge the price hike.

“There are some concerns that is why we haven’t received the reasons yet and they want to implement the tariff and that is not acceptable.”

(Edited by Winnie Theletsane)

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