An urgent court interdict was granted overnight to temporarily prevent Eskom from signing a deal that unions believe will lead to job losses and an increase in electricity prices. The National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) together with Transform RSA obtained the interdict at the High Court in Johannesburg on Monday night to prevent Eskom from concluding the outstanding renewable energy independent power producer (IPP) products‚ including the power purchase agreements. Numsa and Transform RSA launched the late-night high court bid on Monday to urgently interdict Eskom from signing 27 IPP contracts on Tuesday‚ pending a full hearing by the high court. Numsa said it joined the application with Transform RSA in order to protect the livelihoods of thousands of workers and their families. "Numsa believes that the signing of these contracts would be detrimental for the working class of Mpumalanga and the country as a whole. The signing of the IPP means that Eskom will require less c...

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