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Why Eskom is asking for a 19.9% tariff hike

2017-09-20 21:30

Experts at Eskom unpack how the power utility calculated its proposed 19.9% hike, adding that the amount was in fact a "sacrifice" on Eskom's part.

Chris Yelland: Study dispels myth on limits to green energy in SA

2017-09-19 07:48

An engineering study has dispelled the myths on the limits and costs of accommodating significant levels of renewable energy in the SA power grid, explains Chris Yelland.

McKinsey faces legal action over Gupta-linked Eskom saga

2017-09-18 18:16

The Democratic Alliance says it will lay fraud, racketeering and collusion charges against US global consultancy firm McKinsey, after it was implicated in the Eskom corruption scandal.

Kubayi: I’ll go to court if IPP renegotiations fail

2017-09-17 06:00

Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi says she will go to court to challenge independent power producers that do not drop their previously agreed tariffs.

Eskom seeks 19.9% hike in tariffs on top of R60bn in clawbacks

2017-09-14 17:07

Eskom's application for a 19.9% increase effectively means municipal customers could end up paying up to 28% more for power in July next year.

How consultants ripped R1.6bn from Eskom – and planned to take R7.8bn more

2017-09-14 06:30

Leaked documents and emails show how McKinsey and Trillian – the latter allegedly a key “state capture” player – planned how to extract up to R9.4bn in fees from Eskom, including by consulting on nuclear.

Energy department seeks R68bn to fund power grid backlog

2017-09-12 14:00

The Department of Energy is in talks with development finance institutions to fund a R68bn-plus backlog in the country’s ageing electricity distribution infrastructure.

Corruption Watch to ask US to probe McKinsey's Eskom deals

2017-09-11 15:48

Corruption Watch says it will target unethical behaviour at Eskom, McKinsey and the International Finance Corporation, including asking for a probe by the US Justice department.

Brown demands that Eskom clarify Trillian report

2017-09-08 21:30

The Public Enterprises Minister requested urgent clarification from Eskom after the power utility furnished her with a report on payments made to the Gupta-linked financial advisory firm Trillian.

#GuptaLeaks: How Anoj Singh sang for his supper

2017-09-06 10:06

Evidence in the #GuptaLeaks and elsewhere points to a criminal conspiracy to defraud South Africans of billions, with Singh as a central and willing player.

 

Brown studying Eskom's latest Trillian responses

2017-09-20 17:09

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown is studying Eskom's latest reply to her questions on the power utility's dealings with the Gupta-linked Trillian firm and unethical behaviour surrounding McKinsey.

Steven Friedman: SOEs shouldn't be used as pawns in SA politics

2017-09-19 07:36

Privatisation talk in South Africa shows how state owned enterprises are being used as tools for enrichment by the connected and less as key elements of development, says Prof Steven Friedman.

Joining the dots: Eskom and the state capture story

2017-09-18 07:47

The Eskom Inquiry may have been postponed, but the momentum that is gathering against the forces of state capture cannot be stopped, say academics Anton Eberhard and Catrina Godinho.

McKinsey, KPMG and Bell Pottinger will all be 'gone' - Eskom exec

2017-09-15 07:58

McKinsey and KPMG are likely to follow the same route as public relations firm Bell Pottinger, in the view of an Eskom divisional executive.

IPP's scrutinising Kubayi's 77c deal

2017-09-14 11:16

Bidders in South Africa’s renewable energy programme are currently scrutinising their bids to see whether their projects would still be viable at 77c/kilowatt-hour.

Eskom gives EC municipalities 48hrs to pay up or face power cuts

2017-09-13 07:28

Eskom has delayed planned interruptions of bulk electricity supply to three Eastern Cape municipalities, but says plans must be made before Friday for outstanding payments.

SA must sober up to save itself from sickly state-owned enterprises

2017-09-12 07:20

There is no good case for bailing out South African Airways, it's simply a matter of avoiding a potentially catastrophic debt default, explains Seán Mfundza Muller.

Fight or flight as Eskom 'squashes' renewable IPP programme

2017-09-10 06:00

The nascent private power industry and its substantial financial backers are reeling from Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi’s recent apparent hit-and-run attack on them.

Eskom: We will sign renewable deal

2017-09-08 07:50

Eskom will comply with the decision by Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi that it must sign power purchase agreements with renewable independent power producers by the end of October.

Brown slams media report on alleged Koko intervention

2017-09-03 14:38

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown says a media report alleging that she asked the Eskom board to not suspend former acting CEO Matshela Koko is tantamount to spreading false gossip.

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