Van Vuuren: SA’s ‘Zombie’ economy. A Zuma recession on the cards

2015-11-25 12:17

Economic data shows that SA narrowly avoided a recession in the third quarter but many say it’s only delaying the inevitable.

Eskom posts 22% profit, maintenance costs go up 11%

2015-11-24 10:35

Government funding has helped Eskom post a 22% increase in net profit for the six months to end-September 2015.

Eskom signs R2.3bn credit deal with France

2015-11-23 12:34

Eskom has signed a R2.3bn credit facility agreement with a French funding agency to finance distribution projects in the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo.

Newsmaker: How Eskom CEO Brian Molefe brings the light

2015-11-22 15:57

When Eskom CEO Brian Molefe invited the media to Megawatt Park headquarters in Sandton on Monday to brief them on the state of electricity supply, Pharrell Williams’ song Happy was on repeat in the background.

Leaders of parastatals have lost the plot

2015-11-20 13:53

There is an urgent need to restore confidence in SA's parastatals as their leaders have lost sight of what they're supposed to do, says Nonkululeko Gobodo

Van Vuuren: Eskom ‘unintentionally’ misleading? Demand levels back at 2008.

2015-11-18 09:18

Dwaine Van Vuuren looks at the historical power supply and demand data, which paints a weaker than expected picture.

Molefe: Selling Eskom will be foolish

2015-11-17 19:30

Eskom's CEO, Brian Molefe, says the cash-strapped utility will be cash positive by 2025 and it will be "foolish" to consider privatisation now.

Drought not an immediate threat for Eskom

2015-11-16 12:32

The current drought conditions in South Africa do not pose an immediate threat to Eskom's ability to generate electricity, says an official.

Molefe: We plan to meet electricity demand 100%

2015-11-16 11:06

Eskom CEO Brian Molefe says although this year's summer is expected to be hotter than last year's, the power utility plans to meet demand for electricity 100%.

Shedding light on the true state of Eskom

2015-11-16 09:33

The electricity crisis is shifting from load shedding to issues of electricity prices and the capacity of Eskom to finance its operations, says energy expert Chris Yelland.


Municipal debt continues to pull Eskom down

2015-11-24 11:14

Municipalities with a culture of non-payment owed Eskom R5.6bn in arrear debt as at September 30, the power utility has disclosed.

WATCH: How classic game Tetris saved Eskom

2015-11-24 07:50

A classic game has been transformed into a planning tool by Eskom engineers to improve maintenance planning on its ageing power fleet, thus avoiding load shedding.

Nuclear and renewable: SA's ambitious new energy mix

2015-11-23 06:39

Heavily reliant on coal-fired electricity, SA is launching ambitious new projects aimed at diversifying its energy sources and avoiding load shedding.

Eskom’s Molefe powers up

2015-11-22 15:01

If Eskom CEO Brian Molefe has his way, Medupi Power Station’s Unit 5 will be pumping power into the country’s grid before the official launch in April 2017.

Eskom to sign credit deal with France

2015-11-18 18:14

Eskom's spokesperson says the power utility will on Monday sign a credit facility deal of about R2.3bn with the French development agency.

WATCH: Dramatic footage shows fire engulfing Eskom substation after explosion

Footage has emerged online of an Eskom substation engulfed in flames after an explosion at the Mpumalanga plant. Watch.

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Eskom celebrates 100 days without load shedding

2015-11-17 07:56

A day after reassuring the country that Eskom plans to avoid load shedding in the foreseeable future, the utility is celebrating its 100th day without cutting power supply.

8 slides about Eskom you should see

2015-11-16 11:42

Key slides from Eskom CEO Brian Molefe's quarterly briefing about the state of electricity in South Africa.

Eskom does not have demand crisis - as it happened

2015-11-16 09:54

In his quarterly briefing, Eskom CEO Brian Molefe has said that energy expert Chris Yelland's story showing that demand has reduced dramatically is "way off the mark".

Eskom facing court action over 'secret' information

2015-11-16 06:56

Eskom is facing legal action for refusing to share “secret” information pertaining the payment of bonuses to its top management for the 2014/15 financial year.

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