ARTICLES RELATING TO ELECTRICITY

Eskom, unions in war of words about wages, bonuses

2016-06-24 20:14

Eskom and trade unions Numsa and NUM have embarked on a war of words about the power utility's wage offer and accusations are flying about multi-million rand bonuses.

Energy investors merge to create pan-Africa power group

2016-06-22 17:00

Two major investors in African power projects announced a joint venture aimed to boost electricity output across the continent.

Eskom connects all Ingula units to the grid

2016-06-19 13:03

All four units of Eskom's hydro power station Ingula have been synchronised ahead of schedule, says Eskom group chief executive Brian Molefe.

Eight massive power shifts as demand for fossil fuels fades

2016-06-13 10:38

The way we get electricity is about to change dramatically, as the era of ever-expanding demand for fossil fuels comes to an end - in less than a decade.

Electricity connections rise to 85.5%

2016-06-02 19:57

Eskom has taken credit for accelerating the number of households connected to the power grid, after Stats SA revealed levels increased to 85.5% in 2015.

Eskom to waive Soweto users’ debt - on condition

2016-05-25 13:14

Eskom will waive Soweto residents’ debt repayments as an incentive to convert to prepaid meters, but the offer comes with strings attached.

Off-grid options could help end Africa's power crunch - PwC

2016-05-23 12:58

It's time to ditch old-fashioned concepts and embrace new technologies which can help propel South Africa into an era of universal access to electricity, says PwC.

Eskom responds: Medupi Unit 6, maintenance helped keep lights on, not just IPPs

2016-05-19 12:33

Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe responds to an article on how falling electricity production is being offset by the growing number of independent power producers.

NUM: Wage talks with Eskom will fail

2016-05-18 15:25

NUM says it expects wage talks with Eskom to fail after its members rejected a 5% pay hike as most workers demand an increase of 18%.

Maynard – Falling Eskom electricity production offset by independents growing

2016-05-15 20:18

An economist's analysis shows Eskom’s electricity production has been declining since 2007 - and that the shortfall is being picked up by other power producers.

 

Eskom sees deeper cost cuts over NUM's demands

2016-06-23 19:01

Eskom says its latest pay hike offer to workers represented by NUM could lead the cash-strapped power utility into deeper cost cuts.

Power station fault and cable theft cause outages in Joburg

2016-06-20 08:57

A fault at a power station and cable theft have resulted in power outages in two areas in and around Johannesburg, says Eskom.

Eskom can now add 333 MW from hydro power to the grid

2016-06-13 13:19

Eskom is moving ahead to power South Africa, with Ingula’s first unit now able to add 333 MW of power to the national grid during peak times.

Eskom a threat to SA’s economy, warns Outa

2016-06-03 16:16

The public’s trust in Eskom has been rocked by sky-high electricity tariffs without a corresponding increase in the kilowatt output of the utility, says Outa.

Improved power supply could boost growth, says Treasury DG

2016-05-27 19:58

South Africa's improved electricity supply could add between 0.8 and 1 percentage point of GDP growth, says director general Lungisa Fuzile.

Power crunch to curb SA growth - AfDB

2016-05-25 05:00

Electricity shortages, low commodity prices and low consumer and business confidence will continue to restrain economic growth, says the African Development Bank.

NUM still open to wage talks with Eskom

2016-05-20 20:01

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) says it is still open to wage talks with Eskom after rejecting a 5% pay rise earlier.

Mark Schmaman: A gas-powered Nigeria – the deals behind $900m Azura project

2016-05-18 16:54

Mark Schmama chats about RMB's involvement in the $900m Azura Project in Nigeria, the country’s first greenfield Independent Power Producer project under new regulations.

Eskom to spend R580bn to fuel SA reliance on coal, nuclear

2016-05-17 11:22

Eskom will spend R580bn on capacity over the next five years and SA will be reliant on coal-fired power and nuclear energy for some time to come, says an Eskom executive.

SA’s electricity headache is finally over - Eskom

2016-05-12 21:30

South Africans will be able to keep warm in winter and cool in summer with no load shedding expected as Eskom has stabilised.

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