ARTICLES RELATING TO ESKOM

Eskom acting CEO not eyeing top job

2014-04-17 05:30

Eskom interim CEO Collin Matjila is not interested in a permanent role to head the power utility, says chairperson Zola Tsotsi.

Eskom acting CEO steps down from KKM

2014-04-02 13:05

Acting Eskom CEO Collin Matjila has stepped down as CEO of the Kopano ke Matla investment company, says Cosatu.

Boiler overheats at Eskom site

2014-04-01 11:51

A boiler at the Duvha power station in Witbank in Mpumalanga experienced a “pressurisation incident”, meaning it over heated causing the pressure alarm to trip.

Earth Hour saves SA power

2014-03-30 14:05

South Africans saved 575 megawatts during Earth Hour, Eskom says.

Eskom buys R10bn of diesel to keep lights on

2014-03-27 10:39
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Eskom is currently spending billions on purchasing diesel in order to feed more power to the grid via generators, says a business chamber.

Eskom more than power stations, blackouts

2014-03-19 10:22

Eskom, co-host of the Power-Gen Africa conference, has a large exhibition area that reveals that the parastatal is about more than blackouts and boardroom battles.

SA must make tough choices on energy needs

2014-03-17 10:39

The government is unlikely to prevent potentially crippling future power crunches unless a decision is made soon on when and how to add capacity to the grid.

Solving Eskom's electricity headache

2014-03-16 12:24

The government needs to look into the supply of coal for Eskom, diversify its energy sources and allow private players into the industry, experts say.

Eskom, Busa team up to ask for more money

2014-03-14 15:05

Eskom and Business Unity South Africa want to ask the government for more money to keep the lights on and prevent even higher electricity price hikes.

Calls for alternative energy in SA

2014-03-12 13:40

South Africa is fighting against time to secure alternative energy to feed the demands of South Africans says Energy Minister Ben Martins.

Eskom asks to continue polluting

2014-03-11 20:18

Eskom has applied for a postponement to comply with minimum gas emission standards, the environmental affairs department says.

Eskom CEO: We're not out of the woods yet

2014-03-11 14:01

South Africa's power supply remains constrained, Eskom CEO Brian Dames says.

Zille lists reasons for Eskom crisis

2014-03-10 14:15

It is unacceptable that six years after the last energy crisis, Eskom is still not able to meet the economy's energy needs, says DA leader Helen Zille.

Eskom: No power cuts expected

2014-03-09 18:49

Eskom was not expecting any power cuts this week although the system would still be tight, it has said.

Eskom warns power reserves still low

2014-03-09 10:37

Eskom says its electricity supply system remains under strain but the utility is not expecting further power cuts.

Reflecting in the dark: The only good thing about load shedding

2014-03-08 09:00

For most of South Africa, load shedding is back. Instead of moaning about what an inconvenience it is, Violet Online, who has been Violet Offline, thinks we can find some light in the dark.

Eskom leaves 'no power for big investment'

2014-03-07 16:15

The impact of the energy crisis is so big that SA is no longer seen as the place to invest in Africa, increasing the risk of a recession, economists warn.

Eskom: Cash flow situation is severe

2014-03-07 15:21
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The cash flow situation at Eskom is under strain, but performance of executives should not be judged on issues they have no control over, the parastatal says.

Dames: Load shedding was painful

2014-03-07 13:55

Opting for staggered power cuts was a painful move but unavoidable to save the electricity system, Eskom CEO Brian Dames

Eskom briefing on load shedding - as it happened

2014-03-07 12:05

Eskom says it has severe cash flow problems and a decision to implement rolling blackouts was painful.

Eskom lifts emergency, load shedding on hold

2014-03-07 08:13

Eskom has lifted the power emergency with no load shedding expected, but cautions that the situation may change at any time.

Eskom under fire from MPs

2014-03-06 20:55

Eskom came under fire in the National Assembly on Thursday following staggered power cuts that hit many cities in the country.

Pretoria residents warned of power cuts

2014-03-06 20:28

Residents in Pretoria should brace themselves for staggered power cuts of between three and four hours at a time, the city says.

Eskom scales down load shedding

2014-03-06 19:21

Eskom is now on stage two of load shedding, meaning that there is a demand to save only 2 000 MW of electricity to prevent the national grid from total collapse.

Eskom outages a wake-up call for hospitals

2014-03-06 17:05

Hospitals and clinics have been urged to ensure their generators were working properly during the power cuts period.

 

Renewable energy a boon for job creation

2014-04-11 16:19

Independent renewable power producers have created around 14 000 jobs over the past three years, says Energy Minister Ben Martins.

Eskom power station loses unit

2014-04-01 18:39

The Duvha power station near Witbank has lost power generation due to a boiler casing rupturing, says Eskom.

KZN's water crisis: Desalination plans

2014-04-01 09:51

Umgeni Water plans to create two desalination plants in Durban in order to address KwaZulu Natal’s scarce water resources, which is a growing concern for South Africa.

Eskom appoints acting boss

2014-03-27 19:53

Eskom has appointed board member Collin Matjila as its acting chief executive to replace Brian Dames who is leaving the parastatal after 26 years.

KZN Eskom workers evacuated

2014-03-19 17:34

Power utility Eskom has evacuated workers from a construction tunnel at the Ingula pumped storage construction site, the same site where six workers died last October.

Illegal electricity voucher accused granted bail

2014-03-18 13:55

The alleged kingpin of a syndicate dealing in illegal prepaid electricity vouchers has been granted R100 000 bail in the Mankweng Magistrate's Court in Limpopo.

Interim CEO to take over from Eskom's Dames

2014-03-17 08:04

An interim chief executive will be appointed to Eskom when current CEO Brian Dames steps down at the end of March, according to a spokesperson.

Coal, gas or nuclear? S Africa must decide

2014-03-16 11:15

While South Africa's long-term energy plans look solid, none are likely to prevent potentially crippling power crunches unless a decision is made on when and how to add capacity to the grid, experts say.

Numsa to demand double-digit pay hike

2014-03-12 14:39

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA intends to ask for a double-digit wage increase, deputy general secretary Karl Cloete says.

Call to privatise electricity management

2014-03-12 07:22

Privatising electricity management will solve some of the country's energy woes, according to civil rights organisation AfriForum.

Municipalities owe Eskom billions - AfriForum

2014-03-11 19:20

Municipalities owe Eskom more than R2.3bn and the outstanding debt adds to the country's electricity woes, says civil rights organisation AfriForum.

Reflecting in the dark: The only good thing about load shedding

2014-03-10 15:30

For most of South Africa, load shedding is back. Instead of moaning about what an inconvenience it is, Violet Online, who has been Violet Offline, thinks we can find some light in the dark.

Eskom soothes power cut fears

2014-03-09 21:14

Eskom is not expecting any power cuts next week although the system will still be tight, the parastatal says.

Eskom panic a pain for big business

2014-03-09 15:45

Eskom’s big red panic button is getting worn from overuse and big business says it simply cannot go on like this.

Power reserves remain low - Eskom

2014-03-08 14:35

Eskom's electricity supply system remains under strain but the utility is not expecting further power cuts.

Eskom execs must repay R31m in bonuses - DA

2014-03-07 20:04
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The Democratic Alliance has demanded that the R31m awarded to Eskom's directors in bonuses be returned to Treasury immediately.

Reflecting in the dark: The only good thing about load shedding

2014-03-07 15:27

For most of South Africa, load shedding is back. Instead of moaning about what an inconvenience it is, Violet Online, who has been Violet Offline, thinks we can find some light in the dark.

Open letter to Eskom

2014-03-07 14:21

We used to believe you had very good plans to develop the electricity network and the skills to execute them, writes Adriaan Kruger in a letter to Eskom.

When will load shedding affect you?

2014-03-07 13:43

Eskom has released a load shedding website that allows South Africans to view when and where they will be affected by power cuts.

Businesses can't blame Eskom any more

2014-03-07 11:30

Because it is now a fact that the national grid is unstable, businesses will struggle to blame Eskom in a law suit arising from a power cut, warns an expert.

Expect more blackouts, warns Eskom

2014-03-06 21:04
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Eskom says that rolling blackouts are likely to continue, while the weather service also forecast thunderstorms over Mpumalanga, which could affect coal supplies.

PTA residents warned of power cuts

2014-03-06 20:30

Residents in Pretoria should brace themselves for staggered power cuts of between three and four hours at a time, the city says.

W Cape health ready for blackouts

2014-03-06 19:42

Health facilities in the Western Cape were equipped to deal with power cuts, the provincial health department says.

Free State non-payers to have power cut

2014-03-06 18:20

Electricity users in parts of the eastern Free State who are not paying for power will be cut off.

Gigaba says power cuts will continue

2014-03-06 16:02

Staggered power cuts are likely to continue, Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba says.

 
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