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Numsa demands transparency from City Power

Numsa will now take City Power to court to demand documents relating to a R800 million tender.

Numsa will now take City Power to court to demand documents relating to a R800 million tender. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) on Saturday demanded transparency from Johannesburg City Power.

This after the power utility granted an R800 million contract for solar water heaters to Tasol, which allegedly imports parts from China.

Numsa will now take City Power to court to demand documents relating to the contract and to ensure there were no irregularities in the tender process.

The union said the tender was an insult to the South African manufacturing sector.

Numsa's Mpumzi Maqungu said City Power ignored a major opportunity for job creation.

"This is public money. R800 million would have created job opportunities [for South Africans]."

The case will be heard in Johannesburg's South Gauteng High Court on Tuesday.