This court case against Eskom seeks to bring relief to businesses and other paying direct end users of Eskom who have been subjected since 2021 to “load reduction” — irregular power outages implemented on top of load shedding.
Correspondence accessed by Sakeliga indicates that Eskom is implementing load reduction on feeder lines in an attempt to collect debts and address illegal connections. In the process, several paying end-users’ electricity supply is ceased for hours on end. This is illegal and irrational.
Status of case: Active
Case commenced: 21 December 2022
Court: High Court, Pretoria
|20 April 2023
|Eskom files their record of decision making in the case.
|21 Desember 2022
|Sakeliga, in collaboration with Agri North-West, TLU SA and affected businesses, launch a court application against Eskom to have its load reduction policy and conduct set aside and declared illegal and unconstitutional.
|1 Augustus 2022
|Sakeliga sends a letter of demand to Eskom to cease the application of illegal load reduction.