NEW TAX?

IS THIS THE START OF THE SOLAR TAX?

For far too often, there are too many examples of government gazettes, rules and regulations that are irrational, impractical and unenforceable. The consequences of which is excessive cost, waste of time and the legitimacy of government’s intentions becomes questionable. This process is a classic example thereof.

JOIN OUTA’S CHALLENGE AGAINST NERSA’S PROPOSED RULES FOR REGISTRATION OF SMALL-SCALE EMBEDDED GENERATION!

The rules will be applicable to generators, solar panels, wind turbines and fuel cells in both off-grid systems and grid-tied systems.

NERSA is requesting public comments on the Rules for Registration of Small-Scale Embedded Generation‚ until 16h00 on 31 May 2018. After the submission it is envisaged that NERSA will convene the necessary public hearings where OUTA will represent the submitted concerns on your behalf.

OUTA will keep those who support its objections updated regarding the progress and process of this action. (Your details will remain confidential).

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OUTA is opposing the rules for registration of small-scale embedded registration for the following reasons (click here to see OUTA’s full submission):

 

  • Rationality of the rules not clearly outlined to afford stakeholders to provide comprehensive comments
  • The rules imposes an administrative burden to all stakeholders
  • Lack of clarity on the enforcement of non-compliance
  • Lack of dispute resolution mechanism/framework in place
  • No reference of applicable standards of compliance
  • Non-disclosure of registration cost and fees
  • Concerns of binding registered individuals to new future tax