Eskom can hike prices by 2.2% in 2017 - Nersa

2017-02-23 15:06

South Africa’s energy regulator says Eskom can implement a 2.2% tariff increase for the 2017/18 period as part of a previous multi-year increase determination agreement.

Game changer to prevent power cuts for defaulting municipalities

2017-02-22 14:23

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced “game changers” in Treasury’s focus on municipalities that will help end the spate of power cuts inflicted on defaulting areas.

Major push to electrify households living in the dark

2017-02-22 14:15

The Department of Energy’s expenditure of R234.5bn in the next three years will be used mostly for increasing household access to electricity.

Credit downgrade could increase cost of nuclear - expert

2017-02-21 20:00

Losing the investment grade rating could make nuclear power more expensive, cautions an industry expert.

Crunch time as Eskom faces break-up push

2017-02-21 06:00

OUTA plans to lay a complaint with the Competition Commission to fine and unbundle Eskom, in a bid to undo what it described as the power utility’s “monopolistic control”.

MP ousted to make place for Molefe

2017-02-19 06:00

The intrigue surrounding the impending swearing-in of former Eskom chief executive officer Brian Molefe as an MP deepened when City Press learnt that an ANC MP, Abram Mudau, was pushed to resign from Parliament so that Molefe could come in as a replacement.

Molefe coming for Gordhan's job? Not just yet - analyst

2017-02-17 21:16

Although Brian Molefe's move to parliament keeps him in line to possibly be the next finance minister, he will in all likelihood remain on the backbenches - for now, says an analyst.

Eskom wants to renegotiate what it pays IPPs - SAREC

2017-02-17 16:44

It seems Eskom still wants to renegotiate prices for the purchase of renewable energy from Independent Power Producers, says the SA Renewable Energy Council.

Solar company responds to Zuma's SONA pledge on renewable energy

Chairman of Solar Capital, Paschal Phelan, says the president's backing of the renewable energy programme will enable Independent Power Producers to reach their goal of providing 17 800 MW of renewable energy to SA by 2030. Watch.

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Eskom defends report pointing to load shedding as a ‘rip-off’

2017-02-15 09:09

Eskom has defended the emergence of another investigative report conducted in 2011, saying the probes prove it was acting responsibly to sort out its internal issues.


IPPs could go out of business, Treasury warns Eskom

2017-02-22 14:23

Eskom’s delay in signing power purchase agreements with renewable energy independent power producers could result in manufacturers of going out of business.

Eskom and Transnet need to borrow billions more

2017-02-22 14:19

Eskom and Transnet need to borrow billions more than anticipated in 2016, National Treasury has revealed in its 2017 Budget Review.

Delays in nuclear projects drive costs - expert

2017-02-22 07:01

Nuclear power plants operate cheaply and efficiently. However, it is the construction of the plant which has the greatest bearing on the high costs, says an expert.

Eskom warns of new tender scam

2017-02-21 18:28

Eskom warns members of the public about a new tender scam involving fraudulent orders and invitations issued to suppliers to tender for Eskom contracts.

Fedusa dismayed at Molefe heading to parliament

2017-02-19 13:52

The Federation of Unions of SA explains why it is dismayed that former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe has been nominated to be sworn in as a member of parliament.

More power cuts for Mpumalanga municipalities

2017-02-18 09:15

Two municipalities in Mpumalanga that are struggling to settle their debt to Eskom will be hit with more power interruptions.

Brian Molefe not fit to be MP - DA

2017-02-17 17:47

Former Eskom head Brian Molefe was not fit and proper to be a member of Parliament, Democratic Alliance chief whip John Steenhuisen has said.

Success starts with getting the basics right

2017-02-16 13:39

Among my most enjoyable tasks as a member of Cabinet are the opportunities to visit schools and inspire young people to make the most of their lives, writes Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown.

Municipality spends R1.2m on flowers but can't pay Eskom bill - DA

2017-02-15 12:50

The Mantsopa municipality has spent R1.2m on flowers in the 2015/2016 financial year and bought its mayor a Mercedes-Benz C200 but can't pay the money it owes Eskom, the DA says.

Department sheds more light on renewable energy plans

2017-02-14 20:10

Renewable energy will be considered without constraints to test how readily it will be available as part of South Africa’s energy mix, says the Department of Energy.

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