Katrijn Thys

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Regulation of small-scale embedded generation and the potential regulatory framework provided by NERSA

Small-scale embedded generation (SSEG), particularly rooftop solar photovoltaic systems, are increasingly used by South Africans as an alternative solution to South Africa’s current energy supply challenge. The Integrated Resource Plan 2010-2030 Update estimates that residential and commercial PV embedded generation could reach 22.5GW by 2020. However, there is no legal framework for the implementation of … Continue reading

Debt review and the National Credit Act

A credit provider is entitled to enforce a loan that is subject to a debt-restructuring order without notice to the debtor once that order has been breached. This was confirmed by the Constitutional Court in Ferris v FirstRand Bank Limited.  Mr and Mrs Ferris were unable to repay their home loan to FirstRand Bank Limited, … Continue reading