Eskom: Public must pay R190bn to fix our mess. Judge: Think again

Eskom's attempt to hike up electricity tariffs have been squashed by the high court in Pretoria.
Eskom's attempt to hike up electricity tariffs have been squashed by the high court in Pretoria.
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Bedevilled power producer Eskom – which is trying to bleed as much as R190bn from consumers through a series of tariff hikes – has been dealt a hammer blow by the Pretoria High Court.

On Monday, judge Jody Kollapen dismissed an urgent application by the utility, which if successful would have seen electricity prices raised by 16.6% and 16.7% over the next two years.

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