Eskom v Econ Oil: What you need to know about the multibillion-rand tender battle

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Eskom and long-time fuel oil supplier Econ Oil are embroiled in a bitter legal battle over a five-year multibillion-rand tender awarded in 2019 with arguments in the case expected to be heard over three days this week in the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg. 

At the heart of the legal dispute is whether a contract between the parties exists, with Eskom maintaining it had awarded the tender but never finalised the contract and Econ arguing a letter of acceptance it signed constituted a binding contract. 

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