ARTICLES RELATING TO ESKOM

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R4bn Koeberg tender case partly withdrawn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Westinghouse Electric SA has partly withdrawn an urgent application relating to a R4bn tender to replace steam generators at the Koeberg nuclear power plant.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.

Black Business Council hails new Eskom boss

2014-08-21 05:00

Newly-appointed Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona is the right person for the job, the Black Business Council says.

The reason for Emalahleni's R300m Eskom debt

2014-08-19 06:00

Co-operative Governance Minister Pravin Gordhan has blamed low electricity tariffs, illegal connections and vandalism for Emalahleni municipality's debt to Eskom.

City Power not in arrears with Eskom

2014-08-14 18:22

City Power has rejected reports that it is in arrears with its electricity bill with Eskom, following a report that municipalities are R2.7bn overdue in payments.

SA not prepared for total blackout - Eskom

2014-08-14 05:00
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It will take two weeks for the power system to recover if there is a total nationwide blackout and the impact will be severe, a senior Eskom official says.

SA's coal clean-up digs deep with gasification

2014-08-13 16:28

If scientists are right, coal in the future could produce electricity without ever leaving the ground.

Municipalities owe Eskom R10bn

2014-08-12 07:37

Eskom is owed R10bn in arrears by municipalities around SA, and it seems the monies they collect are diverted to other uses rather than payment of Eskom bills.

Eskom: Good progress at Medupi

2014-08-08 10:45

Work is progressing at the Medupi power station construction site and its first unit is scheduled to be synchronised at the end of the year, says Eskom.

Cosatu vows to fight Eskom privatisation

2014-08-06 17:20

The Congress of SA Trade Unions says is not surprised by moves within government to privatise Eskom, adding that it will fight it "to the bitter end".

Brown douses talks of privatising Eskom

2014-08-06 07:00

It would be a grave mistake to privatise Eskom, which is a critical player in the economy, says Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown.

 

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.

Power problems

2014-08-21 07:20

It is like an iron law: no electricity, no modern economy, says Leopold Scholtz.

Eskom announces new boss

2014-08-20 14:31
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Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has announced the appointment of Tshediso Matona as Eskom’s new CEO.

Prepare for big electricity shock

2014-08-18 14:48
193 comments

Eskom is so far behind with its maintenance that growing instability of its power stations is becoming a serious threat to the country.

Electricity: Municipalities R2.7bn in arrears

2014-08-14 06:00

Municipalities owe Eskom a total of R11.4bn and R2.7bn of this is in arrears, but the power utility is threatening cut-offs over outstanding bills.

Eskom focuses on illegal connections

2014-08-13 18:00

During the Eskom National Electricity Safety Week Eskom is promoting and educating the public on the safe use of electricity.

Power system remains tight - Eskom

2014-08-13 14:41

The power system remains tight and will be for some time, but it is manageable, says Eskom.

Unions sign wage deals with Eskom

2014-08-08 17:46

Solidarity and the National Union of Mineworkers have signed two-year wage agreement with Eskom that will see pay rises of 8.5% over the next two years.

Eskom app off to a solid start

2014-08-08 08:00

Eskom appears to have had a solid start to the launch of their smartphone app designed to encourage electricity users to be aware of their consumption.

Eskom break-up remains taboo - expert

2014-08-06 13:24

An expert explains why there has been a long-standing taboo in South Africa regarding the possible break-up of Eskom and move to private power generation.

Privatise Eskom now, urges DA

2014-08-05 18:41
77 comments

The DA has thrown its weight behind Cabinet ministers who are reported to be pushing for the privatisation of Eskom.

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