ARTICLES RELATING TO ESKOM

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.

Lower electricity demand - chamber

2014-09-02 11:26

Reducing electricity demand is the quickest and cheapest way to solve SA's power problems but the job should be given to an independent body, says a business body.

Car crash causes Gautrain disruption

2014-08-29 11:30

The Gautrain train service has been disrupted after a car crashed into an Eskom pylon, operator Bombela Concession Company says.

Eskom is in good hands - Cesa

2014-08-25 05:00

Newly-appointed Eskom boss Tshediso Matona is the right man to resuscitate the ailing state power utility, says an engineering body.

Testing times for Matona

2014-08-22 07:40

Eskom's new CEO Tshediso Matona has his work out cut out for him, says Mzwandile Jacks.

Exxaro managing costs well - CEO

2014-08-21 18:12

Exxaro is on firm ground to make great strides in the mining industry because it manages costs diligently, says boss Sipho Nkosi.

 

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.

Five-year power constraints worst case - Eskom

2014-09-01 12:46

Eskom says a newspaper report that power supply would be "highly constrained" for the next five years is a "worst-case scenario".

E-toll funds improve Gauteng roads - Cesa

2014-08-28 14:43

Setting aside e-tolling as a method of funding would jeopardise projects to improve Gauteng freeways, claims the Consulting Engineers SA.

New Eskom hike may be last straw for indebted

2014-08-22 17:01

The extra tariff hike Eskom will impose later this year may just drive many already deeply indebted consumers into dire poverty, says an economist.

Eskom, a flickering glow in the dark

2014-08-21 20:23

Edeline Mutize looks at Eskom’s troubled past and present to find out whether there is hope for Africa's largest electricity provider.

Eskom offers 'bucket of water' to put out fire

2014-08-21 11:26

Eskom's current pollution reduction plan is wholly inadequate and like offering one bucket of water to put out a fire, says Greenpeace.

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