DA Takes Legal Action Against NERSA’s 30% Electricity Tariff Increase

DA Takes Legal Action Against NERSA's 30% Electricity Tariff Increase

Friday, September 08, 2023

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has announced its intention to challenge the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) in court over a contentious 30% electricity tariff increase set to burden citizens. The party, known for its commitment to the welfare of South Africans, decried what it considers an unfair and exorbitant hike, particularly in the midst of an already pressing cost of living crisis.


In a tweet posted today, Friday, September 08, 2023, the DA made its stance clear, stating, “On Monday, September 11, the DA will go to court to challenge NERSA’s unfair 30% electricity tariff increase being imposed on citizens. The DA will not tolerate this extortionate electricity hike on top of the current cost of living crisis impacting SA.”

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The proposed tariff increase, scheduled to take effect in the near future, has sparked widespread concern among South African citizens already grappling with rising costs of essential goods and services. The DA’s decision to take legal action underscores its commitment to safeguarding the financial well-being of the nation’s residents.

The cost of electricity is a critical factor in households’ budgets, and a steep increase can have a profound impact on the affordability of daily life. The DA’s legal challenge aims to ensure that any tariff adjustments are made fairly and with due consideration for the economic challenges facing South Africans.


This move by the DA highlights the role of opposition parties in holding regulatory bodies accountable and advocating for the interests of the public. The court case set for Monday, September 11, 2023, will be closely watched as it unfolds, with potential implications for the nation’s energy policies and affordability for its citizens.

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