ARTICLES RELATING TO ESKOM

Eskom welcomes decision

2014-07-30 19:45

Eskom has welcomed a decision by the National Energy Regulator to allow it to recover close to R8bn in losses and increase prices.

NUM unhappy about Eskom strike interdict

2014-07-29 20:45

The National Union of Mineworkers has expressed anger at Eskom because the para-statal has obtained a strike interdict against workers.

Brown: Eskom finances clear in Sept

2014-07-29 18:00

Eskom will know by September how government plans to help it remain financially sustainable, says Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown.

Soweto power tower collapses

2014-07-28 18:55

An electricity tower has collapsed in Soweto, leading Eskom to implement rotational power cuts in some areas, the power producer says.

Bosses warn of metal sector jobs bloodbath

2014-07-22 14:32
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The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of South Africa says the pay deal it accepted to end the metalworkers' strike could lead to heavy job cuts.

Earthlife to protest Eskom nuclear deal

2014-07-15 08:25

Earthlife Africa will protest against a proposed nuclear deal outside Eskom's offices in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

Strike slams brakes on another auto giant

2014-07-14 16:56

Toyota has joined Ford and General Motors to suspend production at one of its plants as a manufacturing workers' strike hits suppliers of car components.

138MW wind farm opens in Jeffrey's Bay

2014-07-10 10:38

Globeleq, a private power company has celebrated completion of another of its renewable energy projects in Port Elizabeth, the 138MW Jeffreys Bay wind farm.

NUM warns Eskom to allow strikes

2014-07-08 15:30

State owned power utility Eskom is "sitting on a time bomb" for not allowing its workers to strike, the National Union of Mineworkers has warned.

Guptas strong-arm Eskom to back illegal mine

2014-07-06 11:34
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The politically connected Gupta family is allegedly putting pressure on Eskom chairperson Zola Tsotsi to approve a R500m Idwala Coal contract – despite management opposing the move.

Police open fire on striking workers

2014-07-03 12:57

Police have fired rubber bullets to disperse striking construction workers blocking the entrance to the site of Eskom’s Medupi power station in Limpopo.

Eskom coal is a killer, new study says

2014-07-02 13:58

New research has found that Eskom is responsible for the most dangerous pollution in the country.

Eskom workers to picket at Megawatt Park

2014-07-02 07:25

Eskom workers affiliated to Numsa plan to picket outside the company's headquarters in Megawatt Park, Johannesburg, in support of their 12% wage hike demand.

Strike puts brakes on Medupi, Kusile

2014-07-01 14:42

A strike by over 220 000 workers affiliated to the National Union of Metalworkers of SA has resulted in no work at parts of Kusile and only minimal work at Medupi.

Numsa members will be 'liberated'

2014-06-30 05:00

Numsa's secretary general Irvin Jim says the union's 220 000 members will be allowed to "liberate themselves" if their demands aren't met.

Will Eskom call Numsa’s bluff?

2014-06-29 11:20

Numsa says about 9 000 of its members are ready to hold a protest march to demand higher wages and salaries.

Solidarity lowers Eskom demand

2014-06-27 14:36

Trade union Solidarity has lowered the wage demand it has given to Eskom to reduce the gap between the employer's offer and the workers' demand.

Electricity supply very tight - Eskom

2014-06-26 16:06

The power system will be heavily constrained on Thursday night (tonight), Eskom has warned.

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NUM rejects Eskom wage offer

2014-06-24 18:33

The National Union of Mineworkers has rejected a 5.6% wage increase offer from state power utility Eskom, demanding a 12% rise across the board.

Power system remains tight - Eskom

2014-06-23 18:19

The national power system will be tight and is expected to stay that way during peak hours for the rest of the week, says Eskom.

Eskom credit rating downgraded

2014-06-20 19:36

Eskom has noted the lowering of its credit rating by Fitch, but added that it continues to target the stability of its credit profile.

Eskom: Load-shedding still highly likely

2014-06-19 10:57

Eskom says the national power grid remains tight and deliberate power cuts are highly likely but not definite, and would depend on circumstances.

Eskom issues power cut alert

2014-06-18 10:28
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There is a risk of load shedding this evening, warns power utility Eskom.

 

Eskom gets nod to increase prices

2014-07-30 16:10
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Eskom has been given permission to raise electricity prices next year above the 8% previously granted, which will help the utility to recover costs.

Collapsed pylon not yet rebuilt - Eskom

2014-07-29 19:44

Eskom says an electricity pylon that collapsed in Slovoville, Soweto, may only be reconstructed by the end of the week, and power cuts will continue until then.

Eskom to get new CEO soon

2014-07-29 13:09

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown says a new Eskom CEO will be appointed in the next few weeks to replace Brian Dames, who stepped down in March.

Don't overcharge electricity consumers - Nersa

2014-07-23 05:00

A standardised tariff for electricity resellers is needed to avoid consumers being overcharged, says energy regulator Nersa.

Switch off and save electricity - Eskom

2014-07-15 16:35

Eskom says that it is possible to avoid power cuts if everybody saves electricity, adding that people should also report illegal electricity connections.

Eskom can afford 12% - NUM

2014-07-14 19:27

Eskom can afford to grant a 12% increase in wage negotiations, claims the National Union of Mineworkers.

Eskom posts R7.1bn profit

2014-07-11 14:56
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Eskom has reported a first-quarter net profit of R7.1bn, up from R5.2bn the previous year, but says revenues and profits are traditionally higher in winter.

Power blackout in parts of Soweto

2014-07-07 22:09

Various areas of Soweto have been hit by power outages, Eskom says, adding that there is no indication as to when the electricity will be back on.

Power restored to Soweto

2014-07-04 17:51

Electricity supply to Pimville and Nancefield in Soweto has been restored following cable thefts.

Protesters burn cars at Eskom depot

2014-07-03 12:37
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Residents have allegedly damaged 22 cars at Eskom's Soweto depot during a protest over the lack of electricity in the area, police say.

Numsa threatens 'total blackout'

2014-07-02 13:04
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South Africa could face a complete blackout in response to a court interdict against a strike at Eskom, warns the National Union of Metalworkers of SA.

Court blocks Numsa strike at Eskom plants

2014-07-01 18:09

The Labour Court has barred Numsa from striking at Eskom's plants, says a spokesperson for the electricity firm.

Bosses urge Numsa to abandon strike

2014-06-30 10:21

The National Employers' Association of SA has urged Numsa to return to the negotiating table in a bid to avoid a strike threatening to further harm the economy.

Numsa to embark on strike

2014-06-29 14:21

More than 220 000 Numsa members in the steel and metal workers sector will embark on a strike across the country this week.

78 000 jobs a year for Mpuma, says Mabuza

2014-06-27 15:01

Mpumalanga aims to create 78 000 jobs a year and wants to accelerate projects with firms such as Sasol, BHP Billiton, Eskom and SAB, says Premier David Mabuza.

Eskom warns of tight electricity system

2014-06-26 16:46

Eskom has urged all customers to save at least 10% of their electricity usage because the system will be heavily constrained.

Another wave of strikes to hit SA

2014-06-26 14:28
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Numsa says 220 000 members will down tools in the metals and engineering sector and threatens 11 000 more could embark on a wildcat strike at Eskom.

Nene: Business, govt must work together

2014-06-24 19:40

The private sector and government must work together to stimulate the economy, which needed to be more competitive, says Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

Rand holds gains as platinum strike ends

2014-06-24 09:48

The rand has remained firm after hitting two-week highs in the previous session as relief swept the market after SA's longest strike ended.

Eskom denies deadly pollution

2014-06-20 22:30

Eskom has disputed a report that air pollution from two of its coal power stations causes the deaths of 17 people annually.

No load-shedding, says Eskom

2014-06-20 17:44

Eskom says national power grid is stable and would remain stable over the weekend, following a spell of electricity cuts.

Electricity system severely strained - Eskom

2014-06-19 16:38

Eskom has declared another power emergency and urged commercial customers to switch off non-essential lights.

Eskom declares a power emergency

2014-06-18 16:54

Eskom has declared an emergency as the power system remains severely constrained.

Time to fast-track Medupi

2014-06-18 06:00

As Eskom battles to keep the lights on, progress at the Medupi power station must accelerated, says President Jacob Zuma.

 
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