PRETORIA - The matter between the City of Tshwane and civil rights organisation, AfriForum, was postponed indefinitely after both parties agreed to enter into a discussion about the electricity tariff hike.
This comes after AfriForum launched an urgent application against the city in the North Gauteng High Court in a bid to reverse its increased tariffs that came into effect on 1 July.
According to the civil rights organisation, the city contravened Schedule 14 of the Electricity Regulatory Act, which states that the municipality may not implement an increased electricity tariff without National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) approval.
The organisation wanted the court to order Nersa to intervene by investigating the legality of the tariffs.
AfriForum's head of local government affairs Morne Mostert said this was the first time they were having discussions with the city after several attempts.