Investors eye nuclear vs political power in SA

2016-09-27 07:49

Nuclear tendering will likely consume political capital into year-end as it grinds forwards, says an emerging markets economist.

Privatisation the solution for SOEs - IRR

2016-09-21 17:40

Privatisation may be the only viable option for struggling state-owned enterprises, according to the South African Institute of Race Relations.

Molefe moots compulsory prepaid electricity for all

2016-09-21 12:44

Eskom CEO Brian Molefe believes legislation in South Africa should be changed to make prepaid electricity standard for all households.

The green fight to stop coal power

2016-09-18 06:54

Environmental bodies go to court over proposed coal-fired power stations, advocating renewable energy instead.

How to make SA roar like Asian Tiger: privatise SOEs – fast. Expert analysis

2016-09-15 19:13

Why not partially privatise the commercially orientated state-owned entities and make them more efficient, asks UCT's Professor Mark Ellyne.

Clarity on policy will deliver more success for energy procurement

2016-09-09 14:34

SPONSORED: Given the lead time for rolling out new sources of energy generation (at least 10 years for nuclear) it is critical that the IRP 2010 is updated soon.

Eskom appoints new treasurer

2016-09-08 17:06

Eskom has appointed Andre Pillay, a former National Treasury chief director, as its Treasurer, the power utility has announced.

Brown, Futuregrowth meet on SOE funding call postponed

2016-09-08 11:55

Public enterprises minister Lynne Brown's scheduled meeting with Old Mutual and Futuregrowth has been moved to a later date.

Ten significant Gordhan quotes from parly Q&A session

2016-09-08 06:54

A calm and collected, yet frank, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan answered questions in the National Assembly, showing no signs of the stress he had been under since the Hawks issued him a warning statement.

Bury NDP. State monopolies a double whammy – expert analysis

2016-09-07 11:34

An analyst unpacks the inefficiency and extraordinary high costs created by the state monopoly on ports, and says the government has strangled the NDP to death.


Eskom may have R150bn war chest to spend on nuclear

2016-09-23 10:45

Power utility Eskom forecasts it will have more than R150bn in 10 years’ time, money it could use to fund the country’s proposed plan to build nuclear power plants.

No need for Treasury to finance nuclear - Molefe

2016-09-21 14:43

Eskom CEO Brian Molefe says there are enough financiers who would be able to carry the risk of SA's nuclear build plan and that the burden won't have to fall on the fiscus.

Energy Dept urged to elaborate on nuclear bid list

2016-09-19 17:02

A list of consultants and firms that helped create the Department of Energy’s nuclear strategy over the past five years leaves more questions than answers, according to the DA.

Rob Jeffery: Reindustrialise SA – critical for economic growth, jobs

2016-09-16 11:33

Reindustrialisation, electricity and employment are the keys to growth but all parties must recognise their obligations and work towards a common goal, says an economist.

Gov't clarifies stance on SA's energy mix

2016-09-15 17:38

Cabinet has once more emphasised that independent power producers remain an integral part of SA's energy mix, following conflicting statements from Eskom CEO Brian Molefe.

Futuregrowth stands by loan freeze to SA state firms

2016-09-09 07:19

Futuregrowth has conceded it should have consulted with the state companies before going public about withdrawing funding to them, but it says it stands by the decision.

Guptas' Oakbay Resources signs new coal export deal

2016-09-08 15:39

Oakbay Investments boss Nazeem Howa has confirmed that the group secured a new coal export deal, which is R150 per tonne more than its highest contract with Eskom.

When will Eskom see the light? Environmental groups beg Govt to shake-up utility

2016-09-08 06:56

In an open letter to ministers, 30 environmental groups urge political leaders to get Eskom to honour its legal obligations to secure clean energy.

Treasury studying Eskom's report on Tegeta

2016-09-07 17:12

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says he didn’t know why it took Eskom a while to furnish his department with details relating to Tegeta, but noted the report is being studied.

Futuregrowth's SOE stance under fire

2016-09-06 20:06

It's regrettable that Futuregrowth went to the media about its SOE funding decision, says the Association of Savings and Investment SA.

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