ARTICLES RELATING TO ESKOM

Electricity system under strain - Eskom

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Eskom has issued an alert, warning that the power system in under severe pressure as a result of technical faults.

Kusile reaches critical milestone - Eskom

2014-10-28 20:36

Eskom says unit one of the Kusile power station has switched on the barring gear motor, which is a mechanism to ensure a turbine does not bend.

SA facing another toxic water danger

2014-10-24 10:01

The possible development of a coal mine near a pump station in the Vaal could threaten water supply to millions of people in northern South Africa, it has been reported.

Moody's welcomes Eskom equity injection

2014-10-23 13:51

Government's announcement of the package of solutions to support electricity utility Eskom is positive, says rating agency Moody's.

No new govt guarantees for Eskom

2014-10-22 14:42

Government will not be extending any new debt guarantees for Eskom, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has announced.

Eskom powers up Sere wind farm

2014-10-17 13:42

Eskom says it had plugged its wind farm into the national grid, the first major step in a drive to reduce heavy reliance on coal to power Africa's most advanced economy.

Protests against Eskom clean air application

2014-10-16 19:24

Activists have called on the National Air Quality Officer to deny Eskom’s application for long-term postponements from complying with air quality legislation.

Law-breaking mines are being left in the dark

2014-10-10 18:19

Eskom joined a committee to help put pressure on mines operating in contravention of the National Water Act, says the water and sanitation department.

Power to stay on in Free State

2014-10-03 22:39

Electricity supply to three Free State municipalities which owe power utility Eskom R736m will stay on.

No electricity for F State municipalities - Eskom

2014-10-02 20:26

Three Free State municipalities will no longer receive electricity supply from Eskom until they make a plan to pay back their R736m debt, the power utility says.

Gauteng on high water alert - MEC

2014-10-01 05:00

Gauteng's provincial leaders are on high alert and ready to respond to water-related problems that may re-surface in the near future, Co-operative Governance MEC Jacob Mamabolo says.

Mokonyane: Cable theft economic sabotage

2014-09-29 17:57

Water Minister Nomvula Mokonyane says copper cable theft must be classified as an economic crime following a water shortage that hit parts of Johannesburg.

Eskom: Where will help come from?

2014-09-21 17:38

Economists say the state might dispose of its key assets to ease utility Eskom’s massive R225bn cash crunch.

Koeberg tender process was 'unlawful'

2014-09-17 09:59

Westinghouse Electric Company says Eskom did not hand over documents relating to Areva's R4bn Koeberg tender and the tender process was irregular and unlawful.

Eskom announcement positive, says Moody's

2014-09-16 18:38

The government's funding package for Eskom is positive but lacks details on how the power utility's financial profile could be improved, says ratings agency Moody's.

Eskom warns on summer power cuts

2014-09-16 14:12

South Africa has up to five years to go before its electricity supply crisis is over, and consumers may well face limited power cuts this summer, parliament heard.

DA wants answers on Eskom bailout

2014-09-15 15:43

The DA has demanded answers from the government on what its bailout plan for the embattled state electricity utility Eskom will entail.

Cabinet approves Eskom funding package

2014-09-14 19:17

Cabinet has approved a package to close the funding gap at Eskom, the National Treasury says.

Top small businesses honoured by Eskom

2014-09-10 12:08

The Eskom Business Investment Competition Awards honour top businesses in the agriculture, manufacturing and trade and services sector.

Eskom shrugs off nuclear 'war'

2014-09-07 17:00

City Press reports that Eskom is putting up a massive show of bravado regarding an impending review of a R4bn tender.

Eskom, France to replace Koeberg’s generators

2014-09-06 14:03

Eskom has signed a contract with French nuclear and renewable energy company Areva for the replacement of Koeberg power station's steam generators.

Eskom has 5 days to hand over tender papers

2014-09-05 15:11

The South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg has ruled that power utility Eskom had five days to hand over tender documents, says Westinghouse Electric Company.

New Eskom boss will start later

2014-09-04 06:00

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown says new Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona will assume his duties on October 1, one month later than initially announced.

 

Eskom issues nationwide power alert

2014-10-29 16:44
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Eskom has turned to consumers to help prevent the need for rotational load shedding. "The power system is severely constrained", the power utility says.

Eskom denies tender documents claim

2014-10-27 19:38

Eskom has rejected claims that it did not hand over documents to losing bidder Westinghouse for a tender to replace generators at the Koeberg.

Eskom R43m New Age deal stirs controversy

2014-10-24 09:20
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Eskom interim CEO Collin Matjila has raised eyebrows over a R43m contract to sponsor The New Age's breakfast briefings, according to a report.

Nene: Eskom won't need to convert R60bn loan

2014-10-22 16:16

If Treasury decides to convert a R60bn subordinated loan to Eskom, it will not need to pay it back or service the loan, says Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

Nene hints at privatisation

2014-10-22 14:09

Government believes state owned enterprises - like Eskom, Transnet and South African Airways - "should operate on the strength of their balance sheets".

Medupi unit gets its boiler certificate

2014-10-17 10:34

The first Medupi unit scheduled to be synchronised to the national electricity grid has reached a milestone after receiving its boiler certification.

Eskom powers Botswana amid breakdown

2014-10-16 07:00

Botswana's only power station has broken down, leaving the world's biggest diamond producer entirely dependent on power imports from Eskom.

Medupi fires up first gas burner

2014-10-09 14:19

The Medupi power station's unit six, which has faced numerous construction delays, fired up its first gas burner this week, says Eskom.

Ministers intervene in FS power cuts

2014-10-03 18:02

Eskom has suspended bulk electricity disconnections to three Free State municipalities, following intervention by ministers Lynne Brown and Pravin Gordhan.

Million left in the dark

2014-10-02 16:08
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More than a million Free State residents will be left in the dark as Eskom goes ahead with the suspension of bulk electricity supply.

No shock at possible electricity crisis - DA

2014-09-29 20:26

The DA says it is not surprised at reports that the City of Johannesburg is facing a possible power crisis because they lack giving attention to maintenance.

Water disruptions in Eastern Cape

2014-09-29 16:24

Butterworth and surrounding areas in the Eastern Cape were without water, the Amathole district municipality has said.

Power prices could double over nuclear deal

2014-09-23 17:07

The Russian nuclear deal is basically five times last year’s turnover of Eskom, economist Mike Schüssler has told Fin24.

SA signs nuclear deal with Russia

2014-09-22 19:15
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Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson says nuclear is a key driver for economic growth after signing a deal for SA to get up to eight nuclear reactors from Russia.

Eskom needs maintenance, not just new plants

2014-09-18 12:04

Building new plants won't save Eskom if the power utility can't get its old power plants back in order, says a senior manager.

Eskom: We made mistakes at Medupi and Kusile

2014-09-17 07:27

Eskom admits mistakes were made at both Kusile and Medupi power stations and is taking action to penalise errant contractors, says acting CEO Collin Matjila.

Electricity hike unfair, says AfriForum

2014-09-16 16:09

Hiking the electricity tariffs will be unfair and a burden on taxpayers because municipalities owe Eskom more that R3.2bn, says AfriForum.

Eskom promises to release Koeberg documents

2014-09-16 12:44

Acting Eskom CEO Colin Matjila has promised to release the tender documents relating to French nuclear firm Areva's contract to replace generators at Koeberg.

Cops fire rubber bullets at Grabouw protesters

2014-09-15 14:49

Police have fired rubber bullets and used teargas to disperse more than 1 000 people protesting over service delivery at the Grabouw municipal offices in the Western Cape.

Eskom excited about Medupi countdown

2014-09-14 10:28

After learning some lessons, Eskom will be counting down from a 100 days to the synchronisation of the first of the Medupi power station’s six units.

Entrepreneur learners win Eskom competition

2014-09-10 11:41

The learners, who participate in the Eskom Simama Ranta Enterprise Education Competition, are showing that small business offers exciting opportunities.

Eskom signs Areva contract

2014-09-07 10:32

Eskom has signed a contract with French nuclear and renewable energy company Areva for the replacement of Koeberg power station's steam generators.

Westinghouse abandons interdict - Eskom

2014-09-05 18:35

Eskom says Westinghouse Electric SA has abandoned its bid to stop it from going into business with Areva, but it still wants documents relating to the R4bn tender.

R4bn Koeberg tender case partly withdrawn

2014-09-04 19:46

Westinghouse Electric SA has partly withdrawn an urgent application relating to a R4bn tender to replace steam generators at the Koeberg nuclear power plant.

DA wants to see Eskom Koeberg tender

2014-09-02 16:24

The DA has demanded access to all documents relating to Eskom's awarding of a R4bn tender to replace steam generators at the Koeberg nuclear power plant.

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