Today's newspaper front pages focus on issues around Eskom, it's administration and the country's electricity supply. They also focus on unrest and protests in Ferguson, Missouri. Watch.

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Tough times ahead for Eskom, SA

2014-11-25 19:01

Eskom and South Africa must brace themselves for tough measures in order to make the power supply sustainable, says Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown.

Rand firmer as economy improves in Q3

2014-11-25 18:26

The rand has strengthened against the dollar after the latest GDP data showed the strongest quarterly growth since late last year.

SA will be living on the edge - Eskom CEO

2014-11-25 14:56

Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona says the cause for the country’s recent load shedding was due to logistical challenges regarding diesel.

Mantashe: ANC won't privatise electricity

2014-11-24 20:50

The ANC is not in favour of privatising the country's power system, despite problems with parastatal Eskom, says secretary general Gwede Mantashe.

More Eskom woes expected

2014-11-24 16:22

While Eskom remained on high alert with load shedding warnings, a potential delay at Medupi is expected that could add fuel to the energy crisis.

EXCLUSIVE: 6 reasons why Eskom is load shedding

2014-11-24 07:00

These are the real reasons why Eskom is implementing rolling scheduled blackouts for the third time this year, according to an energy analyst.

Eskom worries grow amid load shedding

2014-11-23 13:01

Eskom is concerned about its diesel reserves which could affect electricity supply in the coming week as the parastatal implements stage one of scheduled blackouts.

Power cuts continue

2014-11-22 10:18

Eskom says there will be no relief for consumers as load shedding continues across the country.

Ekurhuleni municipality cuts power

2014-11-21 15:53

The Ekurhuleni metropolitan municipality has started cutting power, at the request of Eskom.

All you need to know about weekend load shedding

2014-11-21 14:54

Fin24 users who want to know about load shedding in their areas could try these websites.

Eskom starts load shedding

2014-11-21 13:37

Eskom has started load shedding due to various problems, and says it could continue over the weekend.

Eskom mum about crack in silo

2014-11-21 07:00

Eskom has declined to comment on what it called rumours of a crack in one of the remaining coal storage silos at its Majuba power station in Mpumalanga.

Eskom's electricity struggle: Unpaid bills

2014-11-20 05:00

With Eskom in financial trouble and battling to keep the lights on, it says it has an improved debt collection plan, but paying bills is widely rejected in Soweto.

Supply tight due to nippy weather, warns Eskom

2014-11-19 10:20

The power system remains constrained but stable, with high electricity usage expected at night due to cold weather conditions, warns Eskom.

Rand firmer as mining output surprises

2014-11-13 19:19

The rand has edged slightly firmer against the dollar after a surprise expansion in mining output provided a rare piece of good news.

Something is terribly wrong at Eskom

2014-11-12 07:28

South Africa’s premier power utility doesn’t seem to give a toss about what the world thinks of it, says Solly Moeng.

DA implores Brown to give Eskom answers

2014-11-11 11:40

The DA has now responded to an open letter by Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown's cautioning against "Eskom hysteria".

Blackouts cost SA up to R300bn - economist

2014-11-09 15:01

Blackouts have cost South Africa as much as R300bn since 2008, according to economist Dawie Roodt of The Efficient Group.

Eskom: No rolling blackouts planned

2014-11-07 14:30

Despite a vulnerable power system, no rolling blackouts are expected over the weekend and next week, Eskom has reassured.

Brown slams opposition for 'Eskom hysteria'

2014-11-07 08:35

Whipping up hysteria over Eskom by opposition parties delivers a body blow to job creation and economic growth, says Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown.

Eskom: Majuba recovery exceeds expectations

2014-11-06 08:50

No load shedding is expected for now but the system will remain constrained next week and consumers should use power sparingly, Eskom says.

You light up my life, Eskom

2014-11-06 07:00

So a power station breaks due to poor maintenance, and then we are offered a load shedding timetable which is wrong. How come we get punished? asks Charlotte Bauer.

Electricity supply tight, warns Eskom

2014-11-05 14:56

The power system is tight but manageable and no rolling blackouts are expected, according to Eskom.

Committee seeks nod for huge DRC hydro deal

2014-11-05 05:15

Parliament's energy portfolio committee wants approval for the Grand Inga treaty with the Democratic Republic of Congo, the world's biggest hydroelectric project.


Hawks arrest Eskom employees in sting operation

2014-11-26 08:48

At least two Eskom employees have been arrested in connection with fraud that could have resulted in the power utility losing billions of rand, the Hawks say.

Namibia's Kudu gas project on track

2014-11-25 18:49

Namibia's 885 megawatt Kudu gas-to-power project is still on track with a final investment decision expected by June 2015, the mines and energy ministry says.

Public Enterprises minister praises Eskom plan

2014-11-25 15:45

Public Enterprise Minister Lynne Brown brings hope to the future of Eskom and the energy security of South Africa.

Eskom reports lower first-half profits

2014-11-25 14:31

Eskom has reported a profit of R9.3bn for the last six months, down 24% from R12.2bn for the same period the previous year.

Use electricity sparingly, Eskom warns

2014-11-24 19:35

The power system is expected to be very tight over the evening peaks of the next few days, says Eskom.

Load shedding fears for later this week

2014-11-24 11:00

There is no scheduled load shedding at this stage, but the second half of the week is expected to be very tight, says Eskom.

Eskom issues power emergency

2014-11-23 16:31

Eskom has declared a power emergency and appealed to large industrial users to cut consumption by up to 10% to ease pressure on the strained national grid.

Ekurhuleni to continue power cuts

2014-11-22 16:47

The Ekurhuleni metropolitan municipality will continue cutting power, at the request of Eskom.

Lights to go out on Springboks?

2014-11-21 15:58

The lights could go out - literally - on the Springboks as they tackle Italy in Padova on Saturday.

Rolling blackouts this weekend - Eskom

2014-11-21 15:49

Power cuts are scheduled to take place throughout the weekend in order to build up reserves for the week ahead, Eskom says.

As it happened: Get ready for weekend load shedding

2014-11-21 13:58

After the country plunged into stage 2 load shedding, the big question on everybody's mind was how it would affect their weekend, which will also have power cuts.


In today's news headlines: the ANC does not call for the suspension of EFF MPs in Parliament, Eskom refuses to comment on rumours of another cracked coal silo and the NPA will file responses to discharge papers for Shrien Dewani today. Watch.

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Eskom warns of possible load shedding

2014-11-20 17:45

Eskom has warned on that the power system is under heavy pressure as a result of technical problems.

Supply tight due to nippy weather, warns Eskom

2014-11-19 11:24

The power system remains constrained but stable, with high electricity usage expected at night due to cold weather conditions, warns Eskom.

Eskom: Demand up but no load shedding planned

2014-11-18 09:02

The grid is stable despite increased demand because of cold and wet weather and no blackouts are scheduled for now, says power utility Eskom.

Eskom against Westinghouse's 'high-handedness'

2014-11-12 09:36

Westinghouse has again withdrawn an urgent application to the Gauteng High Court where it alleged that Eskom was in contempt of a court order, says Eskom.

Standard & Poor’s affirms Eskom credit rating

2014-11-11 17:45

Standard & Poor’s has affirmed Eskom’s local and foreign currency corporate credit rating at "BBB-", with a negative outlook.

Knowledge arms prepaid users against scams

2014-11-11 11:06

By empowering themselves with knowledge, consumers can protect themselves from prepaid electricity scammers, says a prepaid supplier.

Majuba probe could take up to six months

2014-11-07 22:44

An investigation into the cause of the collapse of a coal storage silo at the Majuba power station could last between three to six months, says an Eskom official.

Westinghouse in court again on Eskom tender

2014-11-07 09:33

Westinghouse Electric SA has filed an application against Eskom for allegedly failing to comply with a court order relating to a multi-billion rand tender.

Electricity crunch worries govt, says Radebe

2014-11-06 15:22

Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe says the government is concerned about the power cuts because it will impact the re-industrialisation of the economy.

Freeze Eskom executives' pay, urges DA

2014-11-06 07:05

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown must impose a moratorium on pay hikes for Eskom executives as the country faces disruptive load shedding, says the DA.

Majuba power station bolsters production

2014-11-05 20:15

Eskom says the Majuba power station has ramped up its generating capacity, following the collapse of a silo which forced the power utility to implement load shedding.

DA demands clarity on Eskom crisis

2014-11-05 06:00

A constant and clear flow of information is needed from Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown and Eskom about the Majuba power station, says the DA.

Eskom knew about silo problem in January - Solidarity

2014-11-04 16:11

Eskom has been aware of structural problems of the silo which collapsed at its Majuba Power Station since January, said trade union Solidarity.

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