CITY OF CAPE TOWN TAKES EN­ERGY MIN­IS­TER TO COURT

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CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town is tak­ing En­ergy Min­is­ter Mmamoloko Kubayi to court.

It wants to force her to al­low the city to buy re­new­able en­ergy.

Mayor Pa­tri­cia de Lille told a coun­cil meet­ing that she's served pa­pers on Kubayi.

There has been a lengthy bat­tle be­tween the min­is­ter and the city over the mat­ter.

Sup­pli­ers

Lo­cal mu­nic­i­pal sup­pli­ers may not buy en­ergy di­rectly from pro­duc­ers, un­less Kubayi and the Na­tional En­ergy Reg­u­la­tor of South Africa gives them the go-ahead.

De Lille be­lieves the min­is­ter is stalling as she wants to force every­one to buy from Eskom.

The mayor says the city wants to source at least 20 per cent of its en­ergy from re­new­able sources by the year 2020.

IN COURT: En­ergy Min­is­ter Mmamoloko Kubay.

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