Brown: Eskom can pull plug on Zim, Zambia

2015-03-04 06:54

SA has power deals with seven countries in southern Africa but Eskom can cut power to Zimbabwe and Zambia, according to Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown.

Prepare for a week of load shedding

2015-03-02 19:26

Eskom has indicated that there would be a shortage of capacity to meet demand, which would likely result in load shedding from Tuesday to Thursday this week.

What you need to survive a national crisis

2015-03-02 11:51

In the event of a national blackout people should be able to survive on stores they should build up for as long as three weeks, says an expert.


We have heard it so many times already, but what does a constrained power system mean? Have a look at this graph for a better understanding.

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Eskom: Nene mum on sale of assets

2015-02-26 19:59

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has again refused to identify the non-core state assets which would be sold off to raise money for Eskom.

Nene: Eskom still needs to connect 3 million to grid

2015-02-26 07:56

The government needs to keep Eskom in its current form to fulfill its mandate to South Africans who have no access to electricity, says Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

Molewa enviro reprieve slammed

2015-02-25 16:58

Two environmental groups have condemned Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa's decision to grant several companies, including Eskom, a reprieve from complying with minimum emission standards.

State-owned companies big spenders

2015-02-25 15:37

Major state-owned companies such as Eskom and Transnet have improved their capital spending over the past two financial years, a report says.

Eskom gets reprieve from emission caps

2015-02-24 19:42

Several companies, including Eskom, have been granted a reprieve from complying with minimum emission standards in terms of air quality laws.

Sub-divide Eskom, DA urges

2015-02-24 15:58

Finance minister Nhlanhla Nene should stop giving further financial lifelines to Eskom and restructure the embattled electricity provider, the DA says.


Eskom issues power warning

2015-03-03 14:27

The power grid will be severely constrained for the rest of the week, warns parastatal Eskom.

Medupi produces its first power

2015-03-02 12:17

The first power has been produced out of Medupi’s unit 6, making it the first of the power station’s six units to be synchronised, according to Eskom.

Eskom hopes to avoid load shedding

2015-03-02 11:19

Eskom is hopeful that it will not have to implement load shedding on Monday and possibly not even for the rest of the week, a spokesperson has told Fin24.

No load shedding on Friday

2015-02-27 11:20

11:20 Update: Power utility Eskom says that with the return of some power station units, no load shedding would take place on Friday.

Eskom to implement stage 2 load shedding

2015-02-26 09:07

Eskom will implement stage 2 load shedding from 10:00 on Thursday, which is likely to continue until 22:00 this evening.

Nene's approach to Eskom commended: Mkhize

2015-02-25 17:05

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's budget has taken the correct approach in dealing Eskom's financial issues, says ANC treasurer general Zweli Mkhize.

Nene mulls asset sales for parastatals

2015-02-25 16:54

Private investment in parastatals and selling off some of their assets are part of the state's plans to lessen their drain on its finances, says Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

Nene confirms R23bn Eskom lifeline

2015-02-25 14:57

In addition to a R23bn lifeline to Eskom, government may also convert its subordinated loan to the embattled electricity supplier to equity.

Load shedding risk high - Eskom

2015-02-24 16:52

There was a high risk of rolling blackouts due to a "very constrained" power system, Eskom says.

Load shedding wears down budget confidence

2015-02-24 14:16

Graduate professionals have little faith that the budget will address economic needs, according to a survey which identifies load shedding as the greatest issue.

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