SA's electricity crisis | OUTA challenges Karpowership licenses

Outa has filed a legal challenge to overturn Nersa's Karpower licences. Outa's legal head, Stefanie Fick discussed the case with eNCA's Masego Rahlaga. Courtesy of #DStv403e

JOHANNESBURG - The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) has filed a legal challenge in the High Court in Pretoria over the national energy regulator's Karpowership licenses.

OUTA says Nersa failed to act in the interest of South Africans and didn't consider that the Karpowership 20-year emergency contracts won't resolve rolling blackouts.

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The controversial deal has been slammed by opposition parties, NGOs and environmental groups.

It could cost South Africa has much as R218-billion over two decades.

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Eskom has reportedly sought indemnity from the agreement in case of any adverse outcomes.

A losing bidder, DNG Power Holdings, is appealing a lawsuit that alleges government officials acted corruptly in awarding the tender.


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