JOHANNESBURG - The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) and Transform RSA on Monday night obtained an urgent interdict at the North Gauteng High Court to prevent Eskom from concluding the outstanding renewable energy Independent Power Producer (IPP) products, including the power purchase agreements.
Eskom had planned to sign the agreements on Tuesday.
However, NUMSA and Transform RSA successfully launched a late night high court bid on Monday to urgently interdict Eskom from signing the 27 (IPP) contracts.
"The court found that our application meets the standard for urgency and therefore granted us the interdict. Furthermore, the Energy minister was forced to give an undertaking in court that he would not sign the IPP agreements on Tuesday until the matter has been given a full hearing by the High court," said NUMSA in a statement issued by its General Secretary Irvin Jim.
"This is a victory for NUMSA. We joined this application with Transform RSA in order to protect the livelihoods of thousands of workers and their families."