Eskom averts load shedding

2015-10-09 21:13

Eskom said on Friday it managed to avert load shedding despite some of its units tripping overnight and as electricity consumption increased amid warm weather conditions.

Heatwave not affecting power supply, says Eskom

2015-10-08 14:43

Gauteng's current heatwave has not affected power consumption during the critical peak period as demand decreases as soon as the sun sets, says Eskom.

Limpopo cop jailed for selling prepaid electricity

2015-10-06 21:03

A Hammanskraal police officer has been sentenced to five years in jail for illegally selling prepaid electricity to Eskom customers in Botlokwa, Limpopo, the power utility says.

Prolonged NUM strike will threaten Eskom coal supplies

2015-10-05 10:33

Eskom says union NUM's coal sector strike won't have an immediate effect on its supplies, but prolonged industrial action will deplete coal stockpiles.

Hitachi, ANC deal typical 'marriage of convenience'

2015-09-30 12:10

Documents show the ANC's investment arm Chancellor House was happy to be a passive partner in its controversial deal with Hitachi Power Africa.

SA sees 19.5 tcf of recoverable gas resources

2015-09-29 13:08

Recoverable gas reserves from both onshore shale and offshore gas fields have been seen at around 19.5 trillion cubic feet, says a senior energy official.

Brian Molefe appointed as Eskom CEO

2015-09-25 14:17

The Department of Public Enterprises has announced the appointment of Brian Molefe as permanent CEO of Eskom.

Former Eskom boss to chair top IPP

2015-09-21 14:42

Former Eskom chairperson Dr Reuel Khoza has been appointed chairperson of sub-Saharan Africa’s leading independent power producer, Globeleq.

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Risk of load shedding high, warns Eskom

2015-10-09 07:46

Eskom has warned that the risk of load shedding is high from as early as 06:00 until 22:00 after some of its units tripped.

Come clean on Gupta coal, DA tells Brown

2015-10-07 16:20

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown should table an uncensored contract agreement between Eskom and a coal supplier owned by the Guptas, the DA urges.

Electricity sales income surges fourfold to R150bn

2015-10-05 15:38

South Africa's electricity generation has dropped 10% between 2010 and 2013, but sales income has risen fourfold to R150.2bn, says Statistician General Pali Lehohla.

Public protector asked to probe Eskom tenders

2015-10-02 07:20

The Helen Suzman Foundation has asked Public Protector Thuli Madonsela to probe Eskom, Chancellor House and the ANC following the damning Hitachi revelations.

US Hitachi net may spread to Eskom

2015-09-30 07:18

A US probe into the relationship between Chancellor House and Hitachi has also raised questions about possible manipulation of major contracts at Eskom.

Brown defends Molefe after DA slam

2015-09-28 17:27

Eskom CEO Brian Molefe is balancing constant power station maintenance without implementing load shedding, his boss has told the DA in defense of its criticism.

Soweto residents protest against pre-paid meters

2015-09-24 20:22

Soweto residents have blocked a main road in the area to protest against Eskom installing pre-paid electricity meters, the Johannesburg Metro Police Department says.

Eskom prepaid vending systems down

2015-09-17 13:32

Eskom's prepaid vending systems are experiencing technical problems, the utility says.

Steenbras hydro saves City from load shedding

2015-09-15 21:15

The Steenbras hydro-electric scheme has helped to offset load shedding in Cape Town, the City says.

Eskom implements load shedding after 5 weeks

2015-09-14 19:21

Eskom has announced that it would implement stage 1 load shedding after 5 weeks of no power cuts.

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