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.

Eskom acting CEO steps down from KKM

2014-04-02 13:05

Acting Eskom CEO Collin Matjila has stepped down as CEO of the Kopano ke Matla investment company, says Cosatu.

Transnet wants engineers not cleaners

2014-03-20 15:54

It is not true that poorer communities are only good for low-paid jobs in engineering projects, says Transnet CEO Brian Molefe.

Eskom, Busa team up to ask for more money

2014-03-14 15:05

Eskom and Business Unity South Africa want to ask the government for more money to keep the lights on and prevent even higher electricity price hikes.

Municipalities owe Eskom billions - AfriForum

2014-03-11 19:20

Municipalities owe Eskom more than R2.3bn and the outstanding debt adds to the country's electricity woes, says civil rights organisation AfriForum.

Eskom CEO: We're not out of the woods yet

2014-03-11 14:01

South Africa's power supply remains constrained, Eskom CEO Brian Dames says.

Eskom warns power reserves still low

2014-03-09 10:37

Eskom says its electricity supply system remains under strain but the utility is not expecting further power cuts.

Eskom: Cash flow situation is severe

2014-03-07 15:21

The cash flow situation at Eskom is under strain, but performance of executives should not be judged on issues they have no control over, the parastatal says.

Gigaba: Lets help keep the lights on

2014-02-25 14:50

Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba has urged the country to continue supporting Eskom's efforts to keep the lights on, adding that no effort is insignificant.

Eskom warns of tight electricity supply

2014-02-10 14:31

Eskom has issued an alert that it expects some strain on the supply of electricity during the next few days because of outages.

Tough three days for electricity - Eskom

2014-01-13 20:26

Electricity supply will be extremely tight over the next three days as mine and factory employees resume work after the festive holidays, warns Eskom.

Eskom CEO's resignation regretted

2013-12-05 16:00

The news that Eskom CEO Brian Dames will step down at the end of March has been widely met with regret.

Eskom boss Brian Dames quits

2013-12-05 11:15

Eskom has announced its chief executive would step down in March, departing the power utility at a time when SA struggles to keep the lights on.

Eskom to host electricity conference

2013-11-20 20:00

Eskom will host the African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa conference for the next five years, it said on Wednesday.

R1.3bn Eskom deal on the cards

2013-10-15 20:49

Eskom is set to sign a R1.3bn loan agreement to fund a solar power plant which could see 200 000 homes get electricity.

Eskom warns electricity will remain tight

2013-09-10 14:30

Electricity supply will remain tight during summer as Eskom increases maintenance work on its ageing fleet, warns chief executive Brian Dames.

Eskom fighting to impose penalties

2013-07-14 15:37

Eskom is heading to the Supreme Court of Appeal to undo the damage caused by Hitachi’s evasion of performance fines over delays and sub-standard work.

Eskom to invest R1bn in gas projects

2013-06-16 14:10

Eskom intends on investing R1bn in underground coal gasification research projects, a report states.

Dames: Eskom spend needs foresight

2013-05-14 17:46

Investing in new capacity is a large and long-term task and presents problems in funding and building, says Eskom CEO Brian Dames.

I use a gas stove, says Eskom boss

2013-05-05 19:19

Eskom CEO Brian Dames says in a bid to save electricity all cooking at his home is done on a gas stove.

Gigaba inspects Medupi power station

2013-04-11 14:04

Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba has inspected the construction site of the Medupi station in Limpopo that is expected to deliver electricity by year end.

Eskom posts massive profits

2012-11-20 12:18

Eskom has reported a huge R12.6bn interim profit with revenue for the period rising to R73.4bn, driven mainly by a 16% hike in electricity tariffs.

Illegal connections choke Eskom

2012-07-30 14:31

Eskom CEO Brian Dames says illegal connections to the power grid, which are rampant in the townships, are one of the reasons for the overload on the network.

Eskom pushing maintenance programmes

2012-06-01 14:06

Electricity supply will be in tight supply as the weather cools and Eskom will conduct maintenance programmes to ensure that power stations work at optimal capacity, the utility said.

Eskom worried about immediate supply

2012-05-22 12:20

Power utility Eskom is concerned about meeting peak power demand as winter sets in although the situation should improve by mid-June, says CEO Brian Dames.


Eskom acting CEO not eyeing top job

2014-04-17 05:30

Eskom interim CEO Collin Matjila is not interested in a permanent role to head the power utility, says chairperson Zola Tsotsi.

Eskom appoints acting boss

2014-03-27 19:53

Eskom has appointed board member Collin Matjila as its acting chief executive to replace Brian Dames who is leaving the parastatal after 26 years.

Solving Eskom's electricity headache

2014-03-16 12:24

The government needs to look into the supply of coal for Eskom, diversify its energy sources and allow private players into the industry, experts say.

Call to privatise electricity management

2014-03-12 07:22

Privatising electricity management will solve some of the country's energy woes, according to civil rights organisation AfriForum.

Gordhan: Power pains to last 2 more years

2014-03-11 16:00

South Africa is likely to have adequate electricity supply in around two years, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Eskom soothes power cut fears

2014-03-09 21:14

Eskom is not expecting any power cuts next week although the system will still be tight, the parastatal says.

Eskom execs must repay R31m in bonuses - DA

2014-03-07 20:04

The Democratic Alliance has demanded that the R31m awarded to Eskom's directors in bonuses be returned to Treasury immediately.

Eskom briefing on load shedding - as it happened

2014-03-07 12:05

Eskom says it has severe cash flow problems and a decision to implement rolling blackouts was painful.

Electricity supply still on high alert

2014-02-21 15:45

Eskom boss Brian Dames has called on all electricity consumers to adopt energy saving as a way of life as the system remains constrained.

Fitch upgrades Eskom

2014-01-16 17:01

Fitch Ratings has upgraded Eskom’s national ratings, saying the parastatal continued to reflect strong government support.

Dames: I just need a rest

2013-12-08 10:47

Eskom CEO Brian Dames resigned because he wants to rest and spend more time with his family, according to a report.

Eskom reports R12.2bn profit

2013-12-05 12:06

Eskom has reported a profit of R12.2bn for the six months to September, but warns that it will be somewhat eroded in the second half of the year.

Eskom ends electricity emergency

2013-11-21 19:36

Eskom is lifting its power supply emergency, but the system still remains critical, says chief executive Brian Dames.

Eskom gets R1.3bn solar plant loan

2013-10-16 16:49

Eskom has signed a R1.3bn loan agreement to fund a 100 megawatt solar power plant, the parastatal says.

Remember that less is more - Eskom

2013-09-10 19:56

Eskom CEO Brian Dames is urging South Africans to save electricity during summer, adding that the commercial sector can make the biggest difference.

Why Moody's downgraded Eskom

2013-07-31 15:01

Moody’s affirms its rating of Eskom and provides reasons for its decision.

Eskom contractor seeks business rescue

2013-07-09 10:19

A contractor involved in Eskom's Kusile power station project has applied for business rescue proceedings, a report states.

Eskom, SABC unite to save power

2013-05-15 17:04

Eskom has partnered with the SABC to give South Africans daily real time information on the power system, the power utility says.

Dames: Gas a game changer for SA

2013-05-14 12:31

There is a growing role for gas in the country, given the deficit in access to electricity, says Eskom CEO Brian Dames.

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.

Eskom mulls sacking shoddy contractors

2013-03-25 07:58

Eskom has considered sacking key contractors at its Medupi and Kusile power plants due to sub-standard work and delays, CEO Brian Dames says.

Why Eskom wants 16% price hike

2012-10-22 16:05

Eskom CEO Brian Dames says the application for a 16% increase in electricity tariffs is not a decision, but the start of a process.

More power price hikes loom

2012-07-13 15:26

Eskom has applied to raise electricity rates by 14.6% per year over five years, according to a confidential document.

Dames: Decisions need to be made now

2012-05-22 14:45

Decisions on South Africa's future energy supply should be made early to cope with rising demand, says Eskom CEO Brian Dames.

Giraffe electrocuted by power cables

2012-03-19 11:34

A giraffe bull has been electrocuted after walking into power cables at a private game reserve near Komatipoort - the fourth giraffe to die in this way in the reserve in the last year.

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