Axed Eskom CEO gets top govt job

2015-08-28 17:46

Cabinet has announced the appointment of former Eskom chief executive Tshediso Matona as secretary for national planning in the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation.

Medupi will be running by 2019 - Cabinet

2015-08-28 13:33

All six units of Eskom’s Medupi power station will be completed in the first half of 2019, adding another 4 764 megawatts into the national grid, says the cabinet.

Eskom scoops top award

2015-08-28 10:05

Eskom has been honoured for preserving the environment and harnessing the country’s natural resources, as well as for its social investment commitment.

18 days without loadshedding: Eskom

2015-08-26 21:57

Eskom says it has notched up 18 days without load shedding.

Eskom wants compensation if Glencore can't supply coal

2015-08-26 11:24

Eskom says it wants compensation from Glencore's mining subsidiary Optimum if it is unable to supply coal to its Hendrina power plant.

No 'Plan B' as Eskom coal supply suspended

2015-08-22 08:30

Eskom does not have a contingency plan should coal supplies at its Hendrina Power Station be depleted, after administrators suspended a supply deal with Optimum Coal Mine.

'Nobody wants a coal-fired power station in their backyard' - Here's how SA can take control of its electricity

South Africa's energy crisis can be addressed by allowing communities to take charge of their energy supply. WATCH.

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WATCH: Has government made 'substantial progress' in resolving the energy crisis?

Speaking during his 'SONA update' President Jacob Zuma said government had made substantial progress has been made in resolving the energy challenge”. These experts weigh in.

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Eskom a steal for debt investors

2015-08-17 07:14

Forget that Eskom is struggling to keep the lights on and that its profit has fallen. In the world of sovereign-linked bonds, its debt is cheap, says a fund manager.

Management vacuum hobbles parastatals

2015-08-14 08:36

SA's state-owned enterprises have collectively lost over R20bn and are rudderless after the government failed to heed warnings about a lack of leadership and vision.


Matthew Lester: Since 2009 – Anything with a plug will make you broke

2015-08-28 16:13

Tax expert Matthew Lester weighs up the costs of oil and electricity, plotting them against inflation. He makes some interesting findings.

Eskom to pump R163bn into transmission infrastructure

2015-08-28 12:00

Eskom plans to spend R163bn on transmission infrastructure in the next 10 years, according to the utility's transmission development plan.

Opposition grows to SA's R1trn nuclear plan

2015-08-27 12:02

The plans to build new nuclear plants costing as much as R1 trillion are encountering mounting opposition from within the government over the project’s affordability.

Load shedding hits home on SA economy

2015-08-26 13:44

The shock of Eskom's load shedding has finally hit the country's GDP even as the China and terms-of-trade shocks are only starting to build, says an analyst.

Eskom’s coal standoff with Glencore unpacked

2015-08-24 07:18

ANALYSIS: The standoff between power supplier Eskom and commodity trading and mining group Glencore has long been coming.

Africa needs power integration - Black & Veatch

2015-08-21 19:04

African nations need to integrate their power-distribution systems to help meet the region’s increasing energy needs, says Black & Veatch CFO.

Nuclear energy will do little to solve the imminent energy crisis - experts

South Africa's insistence on pursuing nuclear energy avenues to address the energy crisis will do little to help the immediate problem - this according to these experts. Watch.

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There’s no crisis at parastatals, maintains Sisulu

2015-08-18 10:55

Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has denied that state owned enterprises are in crisis, saying that "only a few" are not performing well.

‘EskomSePush’ app wins award

2015-08-14 17:13

The winners of the MTN Business App of the Year awards have been announced in Johannesburg.

Eskom seeks to recoup R38bn through tariff hikes

2015-08-13 09:22

Eskom has asked the energy regulator for permission to recoup R38bn of costs incurred in its 2014 financial year by means of higher tariffs, its annual report shows.

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