JOHANNESBURG - The North Gauteng High Court has ruled against  National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (
Numsa) on the IPP matter. 

The court is of the view that a case for urgency by the union has not been made.

The court has struck off the roll the urgent interdict application by Numsa and lobby group Transform SA to stop Energy Minister, Jeff Radebe from signing 27 renewable energy projects (IPP’s). 

The North Gauteng High Court on Tuesday heard an application by the Numsa to prevent the energy minister and power utility Eskom from concluding agreements with independent power producers (IPP) pending a separate, related court case.

The court has ruled that the interdict by Numsa & Transform RSA to halt the signing of the IPP contracts is not urgent.

Soon after the announcement, former Eskom executive, Matshela Koko tweeted: 


I look forward to the main application. The signing of the IPP agreements would still be unlawful and will be set aside later.


- BUSINESS REPORT ONLINE