National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) and Transform SA have won an urgent court interdict to prevent Energy Minister Jeff Radebe from signing deals with 27 renewable energy producers.

Numsa says the High Court in Pretoria granted the interdict late on Monday night.

Radebe was due to sign the multi-billion rand agreements with independent power producers (IPP) in a move expected to shift South Africa’s energy mix towards greater use of renewable sources like solar energy, and create more than 61 000 jobs.

Numsa spokesperson Phakamile Hlubi-Majola says the union regards the interdict as a victory.

A Court hearing will be held on the 27th March on Numsas’ move to block Radebe and Eskom from signing deals with the renewable energy producers.

 

NUMSA & TRANSFORM RSA OBTAIN INTERDICT by Okuhle Magcaba