Consumers face extra 4% power tariff hike

2014-10-03 15:40

Consumers will be hit with a total 12.69% electricity tariff hike for next year, the National Energy Regulator of SA has announced.

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.

Eskom gets nod to increase prices

2014-07-30 16:10

Eskom has been given permission to raise electricity prices next year above the 8% previously granted, which will help the utility to recover costs.

City Power hikes electricity tariffs

2014-06-26 13:32

Gauteng residents will have to fork out more for electricity from July after City Power announced that it will increase its tariffs by an average of 7%.

Row over Saldanha Bay port

2014-03-16 16:16

A battle is raging to control the strategic port of Saldanha Bay as an import route for liquified petroleum gas amid a looming supply crunch.

Approval for probe of 'Medupi 2' pipeline

2013-08-02 13:18

An investigation into why the cost of Transnet's new fuel pipeline has escalated from R12.7bn to R23.4bn has been widely welcomed.

R40bn budget to sell Joburg

2013-05-22 17:38

The City of Johannesburg has tabled the highest budget in the country and says it is aimed at creating growth, unity and a developmental city.

SA may have a dark winter - Eskom

2013-04-22 13:45

Eskom may introduce rolling blackouts in winter to prevent damaging the economy, but it will try to avoid such a situation at all costs, says CEO Brian Dames.

SA is open for gas investment - Nersa

2013-04-03 12:46

South Africa is a good place for firms to invest in the gas market, especially as electricity prices are on the rise, says the National Energy Regulator of SA.

Hands off consumers, Nersa tells Eskom

2013-03-27 15:56

The National Energy Regulator of SA has refused to allow Eskom to charge consumers for its power buy-back programme, MPs have heard.

Public hearings held on Sasol gas prices

2013-03-20 19:17

The National Energy Regulator of SA has held public hearings on Sasol Gas's pricing and tariff submissions.

Nersa grants Transnet 6.4% tariff hike

2013-03-13 15:05

The National Energy Regulator of SA says Transnet can increase its pipeline tariffs by 6.4%, compared to the 22.6% rise it requested.

Revised port tariffs welcomed

2013-03-07 20:12

Business Unity SA has welcomed a new port tariff structure that could mean a cut of 40% in the tariffs on exported containers in the near future.

Price hikes 'threaten' food security

2013-03-01 22:05

The 81c/litre petrol price rise, coupled with electricity hikes and higher farmworker wages, is bad news for the agriculture sector, TAU SA warns.

8% hike bad for Eskom, good for rates

2013-02-28 22:32

The 8% tariff increase granted to Eskom may be bad news for the power utility but could keep interest rates down until the middle of 2014, says an economist.

Eskom tariff a boon for business

2013-02-28 19:27

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of SA says the limited Eskom electricity price rise allows its members to remain competitive.

Busa praises rejection of 16% Eskom hike

2013-02-28 17:20

Business Unity SA has welcomed the decision by the National Energy Regulator of SA to grant an electricity price rise of 8% rather than the 16% proposed by Eskom.

Nersa: 8% hike enough for Eskom

2013-02-28 14:24

The 8% tarrif hike granted to Eskom is sufficient, says Thembani Buluka, chairperson of a Nersa electricity subcommittee.

Decision day for Eskom tariff hikes

2013-02-28 07:37

The National Energy Regulator of SA is due to announce its decision on Eskom's proposed electricity tariff hike.

Numsa takes right to picket to court

2013-02-25 07:59

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA will go to court over its right to picket outside the National Energy Regulator of SA offices, the union says.

Union: Eskom increase inevitable

2013-02-05 17:26

South Africans will have no choice but to accept Eskom's five year tariff hike, trade union Solidarity says.

Bonds softer on weaker rand

2013-02-04 12:37

The bond market was softer in midday trade on a weaker rand, with the release of the new consumer price index having no effect on the bond market.

Nersa 'out of touch with working class'

2013-01-28 14:37

The National Energy Regulator of SA's public hearings into Eskom's proposed tariff hikes need to be held in poorer areas of the country, Cosatu says.

Protector urged to probe New Age

2013-01-24 18:04

The FF Plus intends asking Public Protector Thuli Madonsela to probe the financing of a series of business breakfasts hosted by The New Age, allegedly using public funds.

Eskom hikes may devastate sugar industry

2013-01-17 12:32

Up to 35 000 sugar cane industry workers could lose their jobs if Eskom is granted a 16% tariff increase, warns the SA Cane Growers' Association.


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 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.

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.

Eskom happy with 'very stable cash flow'

2014-04-25 17:55

Eskom would like to reassure South Africans that its cash flow situation is very stable, says the power utility.

Billiton's accounting hiding losses

2013-08-21 14:27

The way BHP Billiton has reported its latest financial results raises the question about whether it actually wants to hide some local losses.

Labour brokers are parasites - Cosatu

2013-06-20 14:43

Labour broking is tantamount to human trafficking because it treats workers as commodities, says the Congress of SA Trade Unions.

Eskom to start work on R2.4bn wind farm

2013-05-20 11:50

The National Energy Regulator of SA has granted Eskom a licence for its Sere wind farm in the Western Cape, the power parastatal says.

Gigaba: New Eskom tariffs a game changer

2013-04-22 11:06

The decision to grant Eskom a tariff hike of 8% instead of 16% is fair to consumers but problematic for Eskom, Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba says.

Eskom will not fold, MPs hear

2013-03-27 20:03

MPs are cautiously optimistic about the determination of electricity tariffs for Eskom, despite Nersa saying Eskom will manage to pay its bills.

Nersa to decide on BHP, Eskom deal

2013-03-24 12:00

It is now up to the energy regulator to decide whether South Africans would be relieved from a long-term power-supply deal between Eskom and BHP Billiton.

Fears of anger loom over Eskom hike

2013-03-17 14:15

Households could face a higher electricity hike than the 8% average granted by the national energy regulator, says the South African Local Government Association.

Salga: Eskom hike bad for municipalities

2013-03-10 12:24

An electricity tariff hike of 8% would not be good for residents getting their electricity from municipalities, says the SA Local Government Association.

Minister vows to tackle food insecurity

2013-03-05 19:07

Agriculture Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson says her department will ensure that it produces enough food to curb household food insecurity.

Joburg City Power welcomes Eskom tariff

2013-03-01 17:33

Johannesburg City Power has welcomed the National Energy Regulator of SA's decision to limit an electricity tariff hike to 8% a year over the next five years.

Cosatu: Eskom rise could still risk jobs

2013-02-28 20:03

The Congress of SA Trade Unions is cautious about the 8% electricity hike, saying it still amounts to a rise in the cost of living and could still threaten jobs.

Wide acclaim for reduced Eskom hike

2013-02-28 18:32

While the National Energy Regulator of SA's decision to limit Eskom's electricity rise to 8% has been widely welcomed, the power utility still has recourse.

Eskom laments 8% electricity hike

2013-02-28 15:19

Eskom says a power tariff increase of 8% over the next five years will present a challenge, but it will still keep the country's lights on.

Eskom tariff hikes announced

2013-02-28 13:18

The National Energy Regulator of SA has announced that Eskom can hike its tariffs by 8%, half of the 16% the power utility proposed.

D-day for Eskom electricity hike

2013-02-25 21:31

The National Energy Regulator of SA will announce later this week if Eskom's 16% increase in electricity prices will be granted.

Don't grant Eskom hike, urges union

2013-02-20 18:52

The Food and Allied Workers' Union has called on the country's energy regulator to dismiss Eskom's 16% electricity rise because it will impact negatively on farms.

ANC: Eskom hike will hit the economy

2013-02-04 17:44

The 16% increase in electricity tariffs will have a negative affect on the economy, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe says.

Eskom price hearings start in Midrand

2013-01-30 10:28

The public hearings on Eskom's request for a 16% electricity price increase for each of the next five years have started in Midrand.

Eskom hike for salary increases - report

2013-01-26 12:00

One of the reasons Eskom is applying for an electricity hike is because the average annual salary of one of its employees is expected to be R820 000 in 2017 and 2018, according to a report.

Nersa public hearings to continue

2013-01-21 07:58

The National Energy Regulator of SA will hold public hearings on Eskom's proposed price hikes at the Mangaung Metro Council in Bloemfontein.

Eskom: Tariff hikes the only way

2013-01-15 13:05

Economic models show it is better and fairer for tariffs - not taxes - to pay for electricity, the National Energy Regulator of SA has heard.

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