The DA is mounting two challenges in court this week in relation to the load-shedding crisis. First, it is challenging the National Energy Regulator of SA’s (Nersa’s) tariff increase of more than 30% over next two financial years. Second, it wants the government’s response to load-shedding to be declared unconstitutional and an independent expert, called a “special master”, to monitor the government’s response to the electricity crisis.

Nersa, Eskom, President Cyril Ramaphosa and other state officials are opposing. The matter is being argued this week before a full court of the Pretoria high court...

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