Businesses Left in the Dark Without Electricity

Businesses in Musina, Limpopo, faced an unusual blackout as the municipality owed Eskom R73 million.

 

In an effort to compel payment, Eskom cut power for all residents, holding them hostage. Sakeliga intervened, fighting in court to restore power for 431 businesses. This fight was in Musina but it could have been in your municipality.

Energy Litigation Impact Snapshot

Protected 79 492 businesses

Saved businesses R32.4B

Set legal precedent in 257 municipalities

Fighting for Open and Competitive Energy Markets

ELECTRICITY CUTS FOR PAYING CUSTOMERS

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In Musina, local government incompetence and financial mismanagement left business owners at the mercy of Eskom's power cuts. As Eskom threatened two more municipalities, Sakeliga stepped in, fighting to protect good-standing businesses and residents from unfair targeting. In a victory at the Supreme Court of Appeals, Sakeliga secured power for 5,684 businesses in both areas and established a national legal precedent protecting businesses across all 257 municipalities.

ELECTRICITY CUTS FOR PAYING CUSTOMERS

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In Musina, local government incompetence and financial mismanagement left business owners at the mercy of Eskom's power cuts. As Eskom threatened two more municipalities, Sakeliga stepped in, fighting to protect good-standing businesses and residents from unfair targeting. In a victory at the Supreme Court of Appeals, Sakeliga secured power for 5,684 businesses in both areas and established a national legal precedent protecting businesses across all 257 municipalities.

Sakeliga’s tenacious energy litigation has resurrected businesses from darkness. I’ve seen legal victories shield businesses from punitive practices. Join us in the pivotal battle, where every contribution fuels Sakeliga’s relentless energy to keep the lights on for businesses nationwide.

RUSSELL LAMBERTI

Executive Director

Power Businesses Today For Progress Tomorrow

State-proof energy solutions are multi-faceted, as is Sakeliga’s approach. Sakeliga is actively working to dismantle corrupt payment channels and challenge monopolies while also ensuring Eskom is compensated. At the same time, through strategic litigation, Sakeliga is paving the way for businesses to be able to participate in energy production and distribution, unlocking competition and fresh opportunities for businesses across SA.

Do Not Let Businesses Die in the Dark

Imagine businesses in Musina and two other municipalities deprived of power. They’d face a staggering fivefold increase in electricity costs. Our advocacy for businesses is more than a fight for them—it’s a fight for us all. By supporting Sakeliga, you not only safeguard yourself but also the businesses essential to your needs. Stand with us today.

Lighting the Way Toward Wins in Key Energy Litigation

STOP LOAD
REDUCTION

Sakeliga is fighting against unjust electricity rationing, protecting farmers and bulk users affected by others’ non-payment.

PROMOTE ENERGY CREATION

Sakeliga is breaking down legal barriers for private power generation and distribution, while fostering new power supply through existing and autonomous grids.

 

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