Eskom's right to cut power to municipalities is unconstitutional - Afriforum

AfriForum has applied for an urgent interdict in the High Court in Pretoria to stop Eskom from cutting electricity to five municipalities who owe it money.

EWN reporter, Barry Bateman, says Afriforum's argument is that by cutting the electricity supply Eskom would be punishing law abiding citizens who are paying their accounts.

They are saying this is unconstitutional and unfair - saying people should not be punished for poorly managed municipalities.

Barry Bateman, EWN reporter

Afriforum argues that Eskom has other mechanisms to recover the money owed to it.

According to Bateman, Afriforum made it clear that they are doing this on behalf of the residents and not the municipal councils.

To hear more on why Afriforum is taking Eskom to court, listen below:


Read More
Eskom still persuing nuclear

Eskom still persuing nuclear

Nuclear power production has been a subject of heated debate in the country as experts and government remain divided.

ConCourt rules in favour of Eskom on Koeberg contract

ConCourt rules in favour of Eskom on Koeberg contract

Constitutional Court has ruled that Eskom has been meticulous and proper in its assessment of tender bids.

IPP contracts will not hike Eskom pricing to consumers - energy expert

IPP contracts will not hike Eskom pricing to consumers - energy expert

News24 reports Eskom's refusal to sign power purchasing agreements could also cost country 15 000 jobs.

Why is Eskom rushing nuclear deal?  - Outa

Why is Eskom rushing nuclear deal? - Outa

Director on Energy at Outa says they are concerned and surprised that the government and Eskom are rushing the Nuclear deal.

City of Tshwane can drop old apartheid era street names rules ConCourt

City of Tshwane can drop old apartheid era street names rules ConCourt

Dispute between the city and Afriforum finally reached resolution as old street names no longer need be displayed alongside new.

Solidarity and AfriForum in a legal battle to challenge race quotas in sports

Solidarity and AfriForum in a legal battle to challenge race quotas in sports

AfriForum and Solidary are launching a comprehensive local and international legal challenge to the quota system sport.

Afriforum:  We're fighting for mother-tongue education

Afriforum: We're fighting for mother-tongue education

The EFF has accused AfriForum of using teargas against its members who were protesting against the use of Afrikaans in UP.

Popular articles
Investing in increasingly wealthy Mauritius (Africa’s most functional democracy)

Investing in increasingly wealthy Mauritius (Africa’s most functional democracy)

Bruce Whitfield interviews Nikiwe Bikitsha, who is on a fact-finding mission in Mauritius courtesy of Standard Bank.

 Law Society concerned with announcement on LLB accreditation

Law Society concerned with announcement on LLB accreditation

The Council on Higher Education announced that four universities are at risk of losing their accreditation for LLB.

SAB urges public to stop abusing free water at Newlands Spring

SAB urges public to stop abusing free water at Newlands Spring

There have been several reports of abuse of the facility, with a number of people tapping far more water than is allowed.

6 ways the new UIF bill benefits workers

6 ways the new UIF bill benefits workers

The broadened bill will see those who lose their jobs receive money for a longer period when they apply for unemployment benefits.

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

"Recognise that it’s not the end, it’s the beginning." Expert advise for school-leavers who want to improve their results.

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

The EFF lawyer stole the show during the state capture report court battle.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?