High Court sets aside Eskom tariff hike

The North Gauteng High Court has ruled that the National Energy Regulator's (Nersa) decision to approve the large hike in electricity tariffs was irrational, unfair and unlawful.

The ruling sets aside the decision of Nersa to grant Eskom an effective 9.4% tariff increase for 2016.

Nersa now needs to review its decision, and will have a committee meeting next week to decide on the way forward.

As it stands at the moment we are all still paying that 9.4% increase and they will decide next week on the 25th.

Gia Nicolaides, EWN reporter

Business owners and individuals put the matter before the court after failing to stop Nersa from granting the increase to Eskom.

Listen to EWN reporter Gia Nicolaides talking to Xolani Gwala about the ruling below...


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