So. Africa: 8 companies take Eskom to court over power cuts; say action would hurt the poor and industries the most
Author: Ilse de Lange, The Citizen (South Africa), Published on: 16 January 2017
"Brits industries take Eskom to court", 17 Jan 2017
Eight major industries in Brits, including Bridgestone SA, have obtained an undertaking from Eskom not to cut the electricity supply to the Madibeng municipality until January 26...The companies also gave notice that they intended launching a review application to have Eskom’s decision set aside...[Bridgestone’s human resources manager, Gerrit Greylin]...described Eskom’s approach as harsh, draconian, irrational and capricious... He submitted that the times of the power cuts were designed to have the maximum detrimental effect on particularly poor and vulnerable households. In addition, the cuts would have a profound impact on the health, safety and access to water and sanitation for both residents and businesses in Madibeng, as it would cause the sewage works and water purification to come to a standstill...