Eskom: Weekend load shedding unlikely

2015-03-06 09:57

Support from customers and generators coming back online have curbed power cuts this week with load shedding unlikely on Friday and the weekend, says Eskom.

Eskom may sell assets to raise cash - CEO

2015-03-05 19:20

Eskom may sell some of its assets to raise capital as it scrambles to light up SA, the company's chief executive says.

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.


We have heard it so many times already, but what does a constrained power system mean? Have a look at this graph for a better understanding.

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Delphine Govender: Well done on Excon, but where’s new ideas, Mr Minister

2015-02-27 13:37

One of SA’s smartest investment brains, Perpetua’s founder and CIO Delphine Govender, shares her thoughts on Budget 2015.

Eskom: Nene mum on sale of assets

2015-02-26 19:59

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has again refused to identify the non-core state assets which would be sold off to raise money for Eskom.

Nene confirms R23bn Eskom lifeline

2015-02-25 14:57

In addition to a R23bn lifeline to Eskom, government may also convert its subordinated loan to the embattled electricity supplier to equity.

Police monitor Brakpan protest, 15 held

2015-02-25 12:29

Police are monitoring a protest in the Tsakane township, south of Brakpan, where people burnt tyres and blockaded roads.

Gideon du Plessis: Time for turnaround in SA mining chain of promises

2015-02-24 18:50

There appears, in mining, to be an everlasting chain of promises by those uninvolved in the direct implications, the outcome invariably falling short.

Sub-divide Eskom, DA urges

2015-02-24 15:58

Finance minister Nhlanhla Nene should stop giving further financial lifelines to Eskom and restructure the embattled electricity provider, the DA says.


Eskom issues load shedding alert

2015-03-06 07:25

Power utility Eskom says there is a medium to high probability of load shedding as the power grid is constrained and vulnerable.

Be prepared for load shedding, says Eskom

2015-03-04 07:24

Eskom has issued a warning that there is a medium risk of load shedding during the day, shifting to a very high probability in the evening.

What you need to survive a national crisis

2015-03-02 11:51

In the event of a national blackout people should be able to survive on stores they should build up for as long as three weeks, says an expert.

Greenpeace takes Tina to court on nuclear plans

2015-02-27 18:18

Greenpeace has filed papers in the North Gauteng High Court to try and compel Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson to update the country's nuclear liability regulations, it says.

No load shedding on Friday

2015-02-27 11:20

11:20 Update: Power utility Eskom says that with the return of some power station units, no load shedding would take place on Friday.

Nene's approach to Eskom commended: Mkhize

2015-02-25 17:05

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's budget has taken the correct approach in dealing Eskom's financial issues, says ANC treasurer general Zweli Mkhize.

Some taxes, fuel, electricity levies to rise

2015-02-25 14:57

Some personal income tax increases, a raise in the general fuel levy, and the electricity levy, are among the measures announced by Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

Eskom gets reprieve from emission caps

2015-02-24 19:42

Several companies, including Eskom, have been granted a reprieve from complying with minimum emission standards in terms of air quality laws.

Load shedding risk high - Eskom

2015-02-24 16:52

There was a high risk of rolling blackouts due to a "very constrained" power system, Eskom says.

Eskom system vulnerable

2015-02-23 20:20

Eskom says its system will remain vulnerable for the rest of the coming week, in its bi-weekly state of the system update.

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