Radebe has denied that the High Court in Pretoria granted the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) and Transform RSA an interdict on Monday night, blocking the signing of the contracts.
Despite the court being unable to raise a legal reason why the contracts could not be signed on 13 March, "the signing will however be postponed until 27 March 2018 when the matter is finally disposed of in Court".
The NUMSA injunction forced Radebe to agree that the renewable PPAs would not be signed until the issues raised had been subject to a full hearing by the court, according to a statement from the union.
Radebe's comments follow a decision by the National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (NUMSA) and non-governmental organisation Transform RSA's decision to approach the High Court in Pretoria. A total of 27 Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Projects (REIPPP) contracts had been lined up for signatures.
Numsa estimates that the closure of Eskom's power stations as a result of the renewable projects would affect at least 30,000 families. "We are confident that the court will recognise that our rights have been violated and will look favourably on our application‚" said Numsa. The ANC government clearly wants to make the working class and the poor suffer even more than they do now.
In a study about the cost of new power generators in SA, the CSIR argues renewables such as solar PV and wind are a "mass manufacturing play". The more one does it, the more expensive it gets.
"In the absence of an interdict, and with the court having expressly informed the parties in court that it would not grant such an order, nothing prevented Eskom and IPPs from signing the agreements, as scheduled by me for 13 March 2018". The utility favored a nuclear-build program at the time and maintained a standoff on what was once a successful program by the Department of Energy to diversify South Africa's power mix and bring in billions in foreign investment. The country's power mix has always been dominated by coal.
Radebe said the signing of the 27 projects will enable ZAR56 billion of new investment in the economy over the next two to three years.
"The facts are clear: renewables already cost over 50% less than new coal-fired power, government policy has for years included the closure of coal-fired power stations, the associated job losses are being planned for through numerous processes now under way - most notably processes being undertaken by the national planning commission, electricity price increases are directly related to the extended delays and rising costs associated with Eskom's coal build programme". Moreover, the union says that renewable energy would boost electricity prices.
He has put forward a motion to the European Parliament for an "association agreement" to deal with the future UK-EU relationship. The head of the European Commission said any future relationship must be durable and not require continual renegotiation.
However, I would like to state for the record that her getting paid less than Matt Smith is bullshit of the highest order. The ongoing disparity between men and women is reflected in annual lists published by Forbes magazine.
The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink . Also, CFO Duston Williams sold 300,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 15th.
Donors to the shoe monument include actresses Susan Sarandon and Bette Midler, and talk show host Chelsea Handler. Organizers of the memorial said the Parkland shooting was the catalyst for creating the memorial.
Coast Guard ships are on standby while the government has set up two control rooms in Alappuzha and Thiruvananthapuram. The Kerala government has already issued advanced warning to the fishermen and asked coastal villages to be on alert.
It's possible more evacuations could be called for this week, as the first of several storms pass over the Santa Barbara coast. The Santa Barbara County officials lifted all Mandatory Evacuation Orders for Santa Barbara County effective at 10:30 a.m.
The e-commerce giant reported $2.16 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.85 by $0.31. Goldman Sachs Group restated a "buy" rating on shares of Amazon .com in a research note on Friday, January 26th.
In the case of Cage, other than Ryan Reynolds, he is a comic book fanboy at heart and is definitely a fan of Superman . But de facto leader Robin is determined to remedy the situation, and be seen as a star instead of a sidekick.
As many as 862 votes were cast in the presidential election today at the Federal Parliament Building in New Baneshwor, Kathmandu . Meanwhile, Chief Justice of the country will administer the oath of office and secrecy to the re-elected President on Wednesday.
Toys 'R' Us Going Out Of Business, Closing All Stores
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IRS warning taxpayers of new twist on refund scam
Contacts their victims, telling them the money was mistakenly deposited into their accounts and asking them to return it. For example, a single person with three or more children could qualify for the EITC if they made less than $46,997.
Keenum Intends to Sign with Broncos
Keenum, 30, joined the Houston Texans following the 2012 National Football League draft as an undrafted free agent. ProFootballTalk reported Keenum is expected to receive $18 million to $20 million a year from Denver.
Will Have to Manage My Workload Going Ahead, Says Virat Kohli
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NWS Afternoon Briefing on "Major Winter Storm"
Winter storm warnings were in effect for parts of Virginia and West Virginia, where heavy snow already was reported Monday. The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for much of the coast of Maine, New Hampshire, and MA .
State of Decay 2 Won't Have Microtransactions
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