Water risks strand projects worth billions

2016-04-29 20:03

Economists and financial analysts are identifying powerful signals of economic distress - this time in the energy, mining, power-producing and farm industries.

Eskom uncertainty brings challenges for Anglo mine sale

2016-04-26 19:48

Anglo American’s sale of its South African coal mines will likely run into 2017 as bidders struggle with attempts by Eskom to transform its relationship with coal suppliers.

Eskom to spend R340m to complete build plan

2016-04-26 15:08

Over the next five years, Eskom will spend R340m in capital expenditure to complete its build programme, including the Medupi and Kusile coal-fired power stations.

Nersa seeks to limit Eskom's coal cost

2016-04-26 07:52

The National Energy Regulator wants to determine a coal benchmark cost as part of its change proposals regarding Eskom's multi-year price determination process.

How SA could avoid junk status

2016-04-22 21:30

There are ways SA could avoid a ratings downgrade to junk status and turn the tide on the decline, says Lesiba Mothata, chief economist at Investment Solutions.

Eskom rubbishes Gupta grab claims

2016-04-19 21:30

The morale of employees and directors has taken a dip following reports that Eskom has been ‘captured’ by the Gupta family, according to the power utility.

Eskom cuts diesel bill by R760m in five months

2016-04-19 14:53

Eskom has reported a significant decline in diesel usage from R800m to R40m in five months as the power utility makes steady progress in its turnaround strategy.

INFOGRAPHIC: How renewable friendly are SA’s top 5 retailers?

2016-04-19 07:56

SA's top five retailers would make space for 178 400 households to connect to the grid without risking load shedding by becoming 100% dependent on renewable energy.

Kumalo quits Eskom board - report

2016-04-15 07:57

Just 14 months after he joined, businessman Romeo Kumalo has resigned from the Eskom board due to time constraints, he told Minister Lynne Brown.

Small businesses, not shack-dwellers behind most WCape electricity theft - Eskom

2016-04-13 21:30

Illegal electricity connections in townships are not behind the 6% revenue loss in the Western Cape, says Eskom.


Molefe, Brown: Why the focus on Gupta-owned Tegeta?

2016-04-27 20:30

Eskom boss Brian Molefe and Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown have criticised reports insinuating the Gupta-owned Tegeta benefited unduly from a contract.

Eskom not under pressure to issue new bond: CEO

2016-04-26 16:12

The successful pricing by South Africa of a 10-year dollar bond by the National Treasury is a good sign for Eskom, says boss Brian Molefe.

Lynne Brown: SOEs must stay in government hands

2016-04-26 11:18

Government needs to retain ownership of state-owned companies to ensure growth and create jobs for generations to come, says Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown.

Eskom to lengthen lifespan of ageing coal plants

2016-04-25 13:45

Eskom's board has approved a new fleet renewal strategy based on economic viability as opposed to a purely age-based decommissioning of power stations.

Eskom tells Anglo to cooperate on coal-mine sales

2016-04-21 09:52

Anglo American will have to work with Eskom on the planned sale of its coal operations in South Africa because it owns part of the assets, says an executive at the utility.

Oakbay’s Tegeta must still pay R2bn penalty for poor coal - Eskom

2016-04-19 18:41

The R2bn penalty for poor quality coal imposed on Optimum - which has since been acquired through the Gupta-owned firm Tageta - will remain in force and payable, Eskom says.

7.64% Eskom hike to hit municipalities in July

2016-04-19 11:43

Many consumers will see their electricity prices jump by about 7.64% in July, after energy regulator Nersa approved an increase for municipalities this week.

Eskom hits back at Gupta-owned Optimum coal theories

2016-04-18 07:07

Eskom says it will not increase the price it pays for Gupta-owned Optimum's coal in order to promote black economic empowerment.

WATCH: City sprawl and the illegal power web

Eskom says the number of illegal connections is rising.

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Load shedding threat avoided - Eskom

2016-04-12 19:30

Despite multiple trips of units at three power stations stress-testing the power system, Eskom says it has managed to avoid load shedding.

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