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Power surges, stolen cables and insurance claims

2015-01-23 17:27

A Fin24 user wants to know how power surges due to stolen cables impact her ability to claim from her insurance.

Don't let load shedding ruin your business

2015-01-22 14:39

Power cuts have been an obstacle to the sustainability of small businesses, but there are steps that could minimise the impact.

Eskom must crack down on arrear payments

2015-01-22 11:33

Making the vast numbers of defaulting consumers and municipalities pay their arrears will make a real difference to Eskom, say Fin24 users.

Zuma: Power grid can't handle population

2015-01-22 08:37
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SA's electricity infrastructure was not designed to serve 11 million households, President Jacob Zuma has told the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Four-point plan for Eskom turnaround

2015-01-21 13:55

The core problem with SA's electricity supply industry is that it has been over-regulated and nationalised for more than a century, says a business body.

Nene: Eskom's challenges are in SA

2015-01-21 08:38

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has welcomed Eskom's decision to pull out of the World Economic Forum, saying the challenges it confronts are at home.

No power cuts but grid taking strain - Eskom

2015-01-20 10:45

There are no power cuts expected, although the electricity grid is constrained, warns Eskom.

Namibia exporting power to SA

2015-01-20 08:15

Namibian power utility NamPower is currently exporting up to 200 MW of electricity to Eskom, according to an official.

Eskom pulls out of World Economic Forum

2015-01-19 18:41

Eskom has withdrawn its participation at the World Economic Forum after media criticism that it was leaving SA with its lights turned off.

Eskom: It’s load-shedding or die

2015-01-18 17:51
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Eskom has finally abandoned its “lights on at all costs” policy – and not a moment too soon for its beleaguered, ageing power plants.

Matt Sharratt: The real cost to GDP of Eskom’s load shedding

2015-01-18 11:42

Alec Hogg looks at the numbers that we can consider the power outages to be costing the country with Merrill Lynch economist Matt Sharratt.

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Eskom shared some dark news regarding load shedding, the e-toll panel findings were released and there were some more off-beat stories that caught your attention.

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Eskom bond sales costing more after downgrade

2015-01-16 11:01

Eskom needs to fill a R225bn cash-flow gap after Nersa granted it half the average percentage increase in annual tariffs sought for the five years to 2018.

Govt co-owns Eskom's woes - Matona

2015-01-15 20:02

Government shares responsibility with Eskom for the power problems gripping the country, Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona says.

As it happened: Eskom won't allow a blackout

2015-01-15 16:37

Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona and team explain at their briefing that a blackout occurs when we lose all generation power and to bring it up could take two weeks.

Eskom CEO: SA's reserve tank almost exhausted

2015-01-15 16:11

South Africa's power system is so constrained it has almost exhausted its reserve tank, Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona says.

Eskom is bailing out of solar programme

2015-01-15 16:09

Eskom is bailing out of the solar water heater rebate programme, warning the industry that it would process claims for rebates only if the equipment was installed on or before January 31.

Ramaphosa visits Eskom's war room

2015-01-15 15:10

A visit to Eskom can be seen as a strong sign that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will take an active role in overseeing the turnaround of the state power utility.

Eskom sees strained grid for next few years

2015-01-15 11:59

Power utility Eskom expects the grid to remain constrained for the next two to three years, raising the likelihood of more load shedding, says a spokesperson.

IDC rules out asset sale to rescue Eskom

2015-01-15 09:51

The Industrial Development Corporation will not consider selling its holdings in listed companies to take pressure off cash-strapped Eskom, says its chief executive.

Power cuts will affect mine output, warns body

2015-01-14 18:00

An industry group has told Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson that further power constraints would lead to reduced mine output and plant closures.

Eskom woes affect all - Sacci

2015-01-14 12:49

The potential impacts that load shedding will have on business, business confidence and consumers alike are inestimable, warns a business chamber.

No indications of blackouts - Eskom

2015-01-13 11:38

There was no indication of rolling blackouts on Tuesday, but the power grid remains under pressure, says Eskom.

Steel output hit by Eskom disruptions

2015-01-13 08:24

As steel output declined in October and November, an engineering body warns Eskom power cuts could wipe out 23% of production in the steel and engineering sector.

Eskom hopes to avoid load shedding

2015-01-12 11:46

Eskom says the power system is currently constrained but stable and it hopes not to implement power cuts, although consumers are urged to use power sparingly.

 

Eskom: We can provisionally meet demand

2015-01-22 17:27

If there is no technical breakdown this week Eskom will meet electricity demand, says the parastatal.

SA to sell assets to raise R10bn for Eskom

2015-01-22 11:48
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The Treasury has decided which assets it will sell to help cover Eskom's funding gap, says Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

Apps to the rescue as Eskom blackouts bite

2015-01-22 09:00

As the spectre of Eskom's rolling blackouts haunts South Africans, a number of local developers have built applications to alert users of when load-shedding will hit.

Time for Nersa to own up on Eskom

2015-01-22 06:00
82 comments

Regulator Nersa has played its part in creating power problems and now needs to stand up and correct its mistakes, an energy insider says.

Load shedding is possible, warns Eskom

2015-01-21 11:55

The power grid continues to be constrained and power cuts are possible should anything unexpected happen, says Eskom.

Eskom must account for WEF sponsorship - DA

2015-01-20 15:15

The DA has welcomed Eskom's decision not to take part in the World Economic Forum in Davos, but is calling into question its claims of not being a sponsor.

Gallery

The City of Cape Town has rolled out a new load shedding roster for Capetonians. View it here to see how it will be affecting you.

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New Cape Town load shedding schedule

2015-01-20 07:00

Cape Town residents should prepare themselves for outages at different times during the day and evening from February 1.

No power cuts scheduled

2015-01-19 15:17

No load shedding is being implemented at present but the electricity grid remains constrained, Eskom says.

No rolling blackouts over weekend

2015-01-17 17:58

The power grid was stable and no rolling blackouts were expected over the weekend, Eskom has said.

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Eskom shifts blame to public, says body

2015-01-16 07:48
143 comments

Earthlife Africa has accused Eskom of failing to offer explanations on financial sustainability, saying it holds the public to ransom by threatening national blackouts.

As it happened: Eskom won't allow a blackout

2015-01-15 16:40

Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona and team explain at their briefing that a blackout occurs when we lose all generation power and to bring it up could take two weeks.

Eskom is bailing out of solar programme

2015-01-15 16:10

Eskom is bailing out of the solar water heater rebate programme, warning the industry that it would process claims for rebates only if the equipment was installed on or before January 31.

6 key points from Eskom load shedding briefing

2015-01-15 16:00

Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona has given an impassioned explanation about the challenges facing the embattled energy supplier.

Eskom CEO: SA's reserve tank almost exhausted

2015-01-15 13:05
111 comments

South Africa's power system is so constrained it has almost exhausted its reserve tank, Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona says.

As it happened: Eskom won't allow a blackout

2015-01-15 10:38
155 comments

Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona and team explain at their briefing that a blackout occurs when we lose all generation power and to bring it up could take two weeks.

Eskom: Who is to blame?

2015-01-15 06:56

SA's power crisis was caused by poor policy choices, says Leopold Scholtz.

No indications of blackouts - Eskom

2015-01-14 17:07

No power outages are scheduled for Wednesday evening, but the power grid remains under pressure, says Eskom.

ANC, not apartheid blamed for energy woes - EFF

2015-01-13 14:46
181 comments

The EFF says the ANC and not apartheid is to blame for South Africa's energy problems.

Fear of unforeseen Eskom system collapse

2015-01-13 10:59
79 comments

A big worry is the fear of unforeseen incidents that might cause SA's entire electricity system to collapse, warns a business chamber.

Power cuts not expected - Eskom

2015-01-12 17:34

Eskom is hopeful that power cuts would not become necessary on Monday evening.

Change in Cape Town's load shedding schedule

2015-01-12 10:31

The City of Cape Town has set up a new load shedding schedule to prevent residents from repeated outages at the most inconvenient times and days of the week.

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