ARTICLES RELATING TO ELECTRICITY

Eskom funding: Govt loses R2.8bn on Vodacom sale

2015-07-02 08:52

The government has sold its entire stake in Vodacom to the Public Investment Corporation at a 10% discount to the 30-day average price.

5 reasons why Nersa turned Eskom down

2015-06-29 21:30

Five reasons why Eskom failed in its bid to charge South Africans more for their electricity.

Eskom may need to borrow more - report

2015-06-29 09:28

Cash-strapped Eskom will have to tap debt markets if it fails to get the tariff hike it is seeking, Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has reportedly said.

Eskom execs committed crimes against humanity - Cosatu

2015-06-24 16:49

Eskom management and executives are making a laughing stock of SA and deserve to be in jail, says trade union federation Cosatu.

Eskom's tariff hike request amounts to extortion - SME owner

2015-06-24 14:21

South Africans are capable of coping with load shedding, but will not be able to afford higher tariffs, a small business owner has told Nersa.

Eskom won’t get tariff hike, says war room expert

2015-06-24 10:45

Nersa will not grant Eskom the 24.78% electricity tariff increase, according to war room adviser Professor Anton Eberhard.

Six massive shifts in global power markets

2015-06-24 07:20

The way humans get electricity is about to change forever, with trillions of dollars earmarked for investment in the renewable energy boom over the next 25 years.

Eskom commences stage 1 load shedding

2015-06-23 16:08

Eskom has announced its load shedding plans for Tuesday late afternoon and evening.

Time not right to sell Eskom assets - Molefe

2015-06-23 13:21

Eskom's acting CEO Brian Molefe says selling Eskom assets now will be detrimental as it is already “hurting” from funding the construction of Medupi, Kusile and Ingula.

Who is paying for illegal electricity connections, asks a Fin24 user

2015-06-23 10:18

A Fin24 user who took pictures of illegal electricity connections at informal settlements in Johannesburg wants to know who is paying for this electricity consumption.

 

Rand, asset prices hit hard amid Greece crisis

2015-06-30 20:02

The decline in global risk appetite due to the Greek debt crisis means the rand and SA financial asset prices have been hit more than most, says an asset manager.

Eskom did not show us necessary savings - Nersa

2015-06-29 19:37

Eskom did not show the National Energy Regulator of SA the savings it could have made from considering alternative options to an increase in electricity prices, it says.

Zuma appoints ex City Power boss as 'energy advisor'

2015-06-28 14:58

Presidency Jacob Zuma has appointed Silus Zimu as a special advisor on energy, as South Africa deals with yet another day of load shedding.

DA says Eskom is holding SA hostage

2015-06-24 14:36

Eskom acting CEO Brian Molefe is holding a gun to South African consumers' heads by giving them a choice between increased tariffs or daily load shedding, says the DA.

Over 50% chance of total blackout, Nersa hears

2015-06-24 12:59

There is an over 50% chance that SA energy grid will suffer a total collapse soon, energy analyst Ted Blom has told the public hearings into Eskom's tariff hike application.

Mining can't afford Eskom tariff hike, says chamber

2015-06-24 07:52

The South African Chamber of Mines says it cannot accept that electricity tariff hikes are the most appropriate way for Eskom to deal with its funding shortfall.

Eskom tariff hike endangers 20 000 jobs - expert

2015-06-23 21:15

The increase Eskom is asking for will put about 20 000 job opportunities at ferrochrome refineries at risk, warns an expert.

Eskom to tap global markets with sukuks

2015-06-23 14:48

Eskom, which is seeking a tariff increase, will issue Islamic bonds or sukuks in international markets, according to acting chief executive Brian Molefe.

Nersa panel grills ‘new’ Eskom chief

2015-06-23 11:39

Eskom’s acting CEO Brian Molefe was put under the spotlight by regulator Nersa, as he requested a tariff hike to curb load shedding and increase maintenance.

What Yelland will tell Nersa about Eskom tariffs

2015-06-23 07:21

EXCLUSIVE: Energy expert Chris Yelland reveals the presentation he will give Nersa, detailing why Eskom should not get a further tariff increase.

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