Eskom can’t afford to pay independent power producers

2015-03-26 12:47

Eskom’s cash flow is not strong enough to renew contracts with independent power producers who has fed almost 800 megawatts into the national grid.

Eskom incompetence becomes SA incompetence

2015-03-13 19:00

The Eskom crisis is not only bad for investor confidence, it also actually becomes a reflection of SA's incompetence, says economist Dr Iraj Abedian.

Brown opens upgraded E Cape container terminal

2015-03-10 13:18

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has officially opened two additional berths at the Ngqura container terminal in the Eastern Cape.

Brown names Eskom's 27 coal suppliers

2015-03-08 13:29

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has given the names of the 27 firms providing coal to Eskom's power stations, but not the prices paid for their supplies.

Medupi produces its first power

2015-03-02 12:17

The first power has been produced out of Medupi’s unit 6, making it the first of the power station’s six units to be synchronised, according to Eskom.


Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown spared no punches during the State of the Nation debate on Wednesday. Watch.

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Medupi turbine 6 at optimum capacity - Brown

2015-02-18 17:52

Medupi's unit six turbine is now running at optimum speed, Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown says.

Eskom update for the week ahead

2015-01-18 14:50

Eskom says it hopes that it will not need to implement load shedding in the upcoming week.

Brown: Most parastatal CEOs didn't get bonuses

2015-01-04 20:15

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown says most chief executives of key state-owned enterprises have not received performance bonuses.

Eskom’s bungles and lies exposed

2014-12-14 07:52

Eskom's top brass have reportedly tripped over their own words.


DA calls for Eskom bonus payback

2015-03-17 17:30

The payment of about R10.8m in "incentives" last year to 10 top Eskom officials has been challenged by the DA, with the party calling for the executives to pay back the money.

State of affairs at Eskom worries Brown

2015-03-12 21:16

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown says she has addressed the Eskom board on her "concerns, fears and frustration about the state of affairs" at the state-owned firm.

Brown: Not even Zuma safe from load shedding

2015-03-10 07:42

No homes - including those of President Jacob Zuma and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa - are excluded from power cuts, says Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown.

Brown: Eskom can pull plug on Zim, Zambia

2015-03-04 06:54

SA has power deals with seven countries in southern Africa but Eskom can cut power to Zimbabwe and Zambia, according to Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown.

Good news! We’re almost there on Medupi

2015-02-23 08:39

Medupi’s Unit 6 turbine is now running at optimum speed. General Manager of Medupi Roman Crookes joined Alec and Gugu to share some updates on the situation.

Switch off the beer fridges, says Lynne Brown

2015-02-19 08:09

Getting rid of electricity-guzzling beer and cold drink fridges in bottle stores may be one way of curbing load shedding, says Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown.

Brown: Government takes energy seriously

2015-02-13 08:25

Public Enterprise Minister Lynne Brown says the energy situation is almost the single most important issue for growth in the economy and South Africans' lives.

Govt co-owns Eskom's woes - Matona

2015-01-15 20:02

Government shares responsibility with Eskom for the power problems gripping the country, Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona says.

Medupi workers given Christmas break

2014-12-14 16:23

Nearly 13 000 workers at Eskom's Medupi power station have headed home for the December holidays while the country underwent rolling blackouts, a report says.

New Eskom board to be named - source

2014-12-02 19:05

The cabinet will reportedly announce a new Eskom board next week and former cabinet minister and KZN premier Ben Ngubane may be named chair.

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