ARTICLES RELATING TO ESKOM

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
196 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
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The DA has thrown its weight behind Cabinet ministers who are reported to be pushing for the privatisation of Eskom.

Eskom gives Free State reprieve on power cut

2014-08-02 09:31

Eskom has agreed to suspend the disconnection of bulk electricity to Free State municipalities.

More gloom amid bigger electricity hikes

2014-08-01 13:51

An additional increase in electricity tariffs on top of the 8% already granted to Eskom is unlikely to aid economic growth, says an expert.

Eskom welcomes decision

2014-07-30 19:45

Eskom has welcomed a decision by the National Energy Regulator to allow it to recover close to R8bn in losses and increase prices.

NUM unhappy about Eskom strike interdict

2014-07-29 20:45

The National Union of Mineworkers has expressed anger at Eskom because the para-statal has obtained a strike interdict against workers.

Brown: Eskom finances clear in Sept

2014-07-29 18:00

Eskom will know by September how government plans to help it remain financially sustainable, says Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown.

Soweto power tower collapses

2014-07-28 18:55

An electricity tower has collapsed in Soweto, leading Eskom to implement rotational power cuts in some areas, the power producer says.

Bosses warn of metal sector jobs bloodbath

2014-07-22 14:32
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The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of South Africa says the pay deal it accepted to end the metalworkers' strike could lead to heavy job cuts.

Earthlife to protest Eskom nuclear deal

2014-07-15 08:25

Earthlife Africa will protest against a proposed nuclear deal outside Eskom's offices in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

Strike slams brakes on another auto giant

2014-07-14 16:56

Toyota has joined Ford and General Motors to suspend production at one of its plants as a manufacturing workers' strike hits suppliers of car components.

138MW wind farm opens in Jeffrey's Bay

2014-07-10 10:38

Globeleq, a private power company has celebrated completion of another of its renewable energy projects in Port Elizabeth, the 138MW Jeffreys Bay wind farm.

NUM warns Eskom to allow strikes

2014-07-08 15:30

State owned power utility Eskom is "sitting on a time bomb" for not allowing its workers to strike, the National Union of Mineworkers has warned.

 

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.

NUM seeks double-digit Eskom wage hike

2014-08-04 19:21

The National Union of Mineworkers has handed over a memorandum to Eskom, demanding a 12% across-the-board salary increase.

Blackouts expected in Soweto

2014-08-01 18:12

A number of power cuts are expected in Soweto in the coming weeks due to maintenance on Eskom infrastructure.

Eskom rebuilds collapsed pylons

2014-07-31 07:49

Eskom says the electricity pylons that collapsed in Soweto as a result of the theft of structural components have been rebuilt, with damage estimated to have cost R2.5m.

Eskom gets nod to increase prices

2014-07-30 16:10
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Eskom has been given permission to raise electricity prices next year above the 8% previously granted, which will help the utility to recover costs.

Collapsed pylon not yet rebuilt - Eskom

2014-07-29 19:44

Eskom says an electricity pylon that collapsed in Slovoville, Soweto, may only be reconstructed by the end of the week, and power cuts will continue until then.

Eskom to get new CEO soon

2014-07-29 13:09

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown says a new Eskom CEO will be appointed in the next few weeks to replace Brian Dames, who stepped down in March.

Don't overcharge electricity consumers - Nersa

2014-07-23 05:00

A standardised tariff for electricity resellers is needed to avoid consumers being overcharged, says energy regulator Nersa.

Switch off and save electricity - Eskom

2014-07-15 16:35

Eskom says that it is possible to avoid power cuts if everybody saves electricity, adding that people should also report illegal electricity connections.

Eskom can afford 12% - NUM

2014-07-14 19:27

Eskom can afford to grant a 12% increase in wage negotiations, claims the National Union of Mineworkers.

Eskom posts R7.1bn profit

2014-07-11 14:56
89 comments

Eskom has reported a first-quarter net profit of R7.1bn, up from R5.2bn the previous year, but says revenues and profits are traditionally higher in winter.

Power blackout in parts of Soweto

2014-07-07 22:09

Various areas of Soweto have been hit by power outages, Eskom says, adding that there is no indication as to when the electricity will be back on.

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