Brexit worsens UK energy supply risk

2016-08-22 14:00

Britain’s decision to leave the European Union may push back its planned exit from coal, a mainstay in the nation’s energy supply for more than a century.

A battle of ideas over SA energy plans sparks fierce debate

2016-07-27 07:02

The future of SA's energy sector has sparked a battle of ideas over big infrastructure projects versus nimble power producers, writes Fin24’s Matthew le Cordeur.

Eskom owns assets at some coal mines - Koko

2016-07-06 06:48

Eskom owns assets at mines that it part-funded and will now try to add them to its balance sheet, Eskom's Matshela Koko has explained.

Transnet earnings, revenue edge up

2016-06-27 11:45

State-owned ports and rail operator Transnet says full-year earnings and revenue increased amid rising container and automotive volumes.

Eskom responds in detail to Gupta coal contract allegations

2016-06-12 19:00

Eskom denies having "blindsided" Exxaro in granting a coal contract to Tegeta - owned by the Gupta family and President Jacob Zuma's son Duduzane.

One company. Three deals. So many questions.

2016-04-29 06:30

Optimum Coal has been sold three times in less than 10 years. It provides the prevailing South African story of some inexplicable deals involving politically connected individuals and companies.

Eskom uncertainty brings challenges for Anglo mine sale

2016-04-26 19:48

Anglo American’s sale of its South African coal mines will likely run into 2017 as bidders struggle with attempts by Eskom to transform its relationship with coal suppliers.

Eskom tells Anglo to cooperate on coal-mine sales

2016-04-21 09:52

Anglo American will have to work with Eskom on the planned sale of its coal operations in South Africa because it owns part of the assets, says an executive at the utility.

Swedish group exits German coal unit

2016-04-18 16:15

Swedish state-owned energy giant Vattenfall has reached a deal to sell its German coal operations as it moves away from activities blamed for climate change.

Exxaro’s coal fight with Eskom heats up

2016-03-03 11:34

A war of words has erupted between Exxaro and Eskom over the expired Arnot coal mine contract for Arnot power station.


Iqeraam Petersen: Why Eskom’s resistance to Renewable Energy is irrational

2016-08-15 20:34

In this in-depth interview Futuregrowth Asset Management investment manager Iqeraam Petersen argues that Eskom's approach to renewable energy is irrational.

Eskom says Anglo coal is a rip-off

2016-07-07 07:20

Eskom believes that the coal supplied by Anglo American's New Denmark Collier is far too expensive,

Exxaro coal assets on the line over diving prices

2016-06-29 09:05

Exxaro Resources could sell or close some of its coal assets as part of a strategic review to cope with a slump in commodity prices, says financial director Wim de Klerk.

Eskom paid Guptas’ Tegeta in advance for coal supplies

2016-06-13 21:00

Eskom has paid in advance for coal supplied by a Gupta family-controlled company to guarantee supplies to a power plant before winter, says an Eskom executive.

Eskom contract 'helps turn Gupta, Zuma coal mine around'

2016-06-12 16:02

At the heart of a "spectacular" turnaround of Optimum Coal lies an Eskom contract worth more than R564m, reports City Press.

Molefe, Brown: Why the focus on Gupta-owned Tegeta?

2016-04-27 20:30

Eskom boss Brian Molefe and Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown have criticised reports insinuating the Gupta-owned Tegeta benefited unduly from a contract.

SA locks onto coal despite water risks

2016-04-22 06:46

Demand and prices steadily slip, causing economic and political turbulence.

Exxaro may cut up to 565 jobs: Solidarity

2016-04-19 09:24

Exxaro plans to cut up to office jobs as it tries to cut costs in the face of depressed prices and the loss of a major contract, says the Solidarity trade union.

Zuma’s son took stake in Tegeta 3 wks before Optimum buy

2016-03-07 07:55

A firm that’s almost half-owned by Duduzane Zuma obtained shares in a Gupta-family firm weeks before they bought Glencore’s Optimum Coal, share register documents show.

Sustainable Optimum important for Gupta company

2016-02-23 20:30

The future sustainability of the Optimum Coal Mine is very important for Oakbay Investments, the holding company for the Gupta family’s businesses.

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