ARTICLES RELATING TO ELECTRICITY

Eskom acting CEO not eyeing top job

2014-04-17 05:30

Eskom interim CEO Collin Matjila is not interested in a permanent role to head the power utility, says chairperson Zola Tsotsi.

SA looking for more electricity: Martins

2014-04-14 20:00

Energy Minister Ben Martins says South Africa will start looking around to buy additional power as the country strives to prevent blackouts.

Electrical device helps paralysed men move legs

2014-04-08 14:29

An electrical implant is helping paralysed people regain some movement in their limbs, but doctors caution that it is not a cure.

Boiler overheats at Eskom site

2014-04-01 11:51

A boiler at the Duvha power station in Witbank in Mpumalanga experienced a “pressurisation incident”, meaning it over heated causing the pressure alarm to trip.

Earth Hour saves SA power

2014-03-30 14:05

South Africans saved 575 megawatts during Earth Hour, Eskom says.

KZN Eskom workers evacuated

2014-03-19 17:34

Power utility Eskom has evacuated workers from a construction tunnel at the Ingula pumped storage construction site, the same site where six workers died last October.

Govts must stop short-term energy planning

2014-03-18 21:52

In terms of energy as well as water and food security, African nations need to plan for 30 or even 50 years ahead, the Power-Gen Africa conference has heard.

How to survive load shedding

2014-03-18 09:43

Not looking forward to load shedding? Here are a few tips on how to survive a power outage.

Cooperation key to unlocking Africa's energy

2014-03-17 13:57

Africa's huge power potential highlights the need for pan-African cooperation to capitalise on the opportunities on offer.

Africa's energy potential in the spotlight

2014-03-17 09:57

The possibilities and problems of the continent's vast power needs will feature over the three-day Power-Gen Africa conference under way in Cape Town.

Solving Eskom's electricity headache

2014-03-16 12:24

The government needs to look into the supply of coal for Eskom, diversify its energy sources and allow private players into the industry, experts say.

Work to restore Boksburg power ongoing

2014-03-13 14:07

Attempts are being made to restore power to Impala Park and surrounding areas in Boksburg.

Power lines may terrify animals

2014-03-13 09:49

Scientists have discovered there is a huge possibility that animals could be terrified of power cables because they give off UV flashes that are unseen by the human eye.

Call to privatise electricity management

2014-03-12 07:22

Privatising electricity management will solve some of the country's energy woes, according to civil rights organisation AfriForum.

Gordhan: Power pains to last 2 more years

2014-03-11 16:00

South Africa is likely to have adequate electricity supply in around two years, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Hospitals need generators - Maimane

2014-03-10 08:38

Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane must act so healthcare facilities in Gauteng did not turn away patients due to power cuts, premier candidate Mmusi Maimane says.

Eskom panic a pain for big business

2014-03-09 15:45

Eskom’s big red panic button is getting worn from overuse and big business says it simply cannot go on like this.

Power reserves remain low - Eskom

2014-03-08 14:35

Eskom's electricity supply system remains under strain but the utility is not expecting further power cuts.

How to survive load shedding

2014-03-08 05:00

Not looking forward to load shedding? Here are a few tips on how to survive a power outage.

Eskom: Cash flow situation is severe

2014-03-07 15:21
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The cash flow situation at Eskom is under strain, but performance of executives should not be judged on issues they have no control over, the parastatal says.

When will load shedding affect you?

2014-03-07 13:43

Eskom has released a load shedding website that allows South Africans to view when and where they will be affected by power cuts.

Eskom lifts emergency, load shedding on hold

2014-03-07 08:13

Eskom has lifted the power emergency with no load shedding expected, but cautions that the situation may change at any time.

Eskom under fire from MPs

2014-03-06 20:55

Eskom came under fire in the National Assembly on Thursday following staggered power cuts that hit many cities in the country.

Pretoria residents warned of power cuts

2014-03-06 20:28

Residents in Pretoria should brace themselves for staggered power cuts of between three and four hours at a time, the city says.

Eskom scales down load shedding

2014-03-06 19:21

Eskom is now on stage two of load shedding, meaning that there is a demand to save only 2 000 MW of electricity to prevent the national grid from total collapse.

 

SA to import liquefied gas from Mozambique

2014-04-15 09:37

Energy Minister Dikobe Ben Martins says that South Africa plans to buy liquefied gas from Mozambique in order to cope with the coming winter.

Renewable energy a boon for job creation

2014-04-11 16:19

Independent renewable power producers have created around 14 000 jobs over the past three years, says Energy Minister Ben Martins.

Angry residents protest over cable theft

2014-04-05 10:53

Eldorado Park and Klipspruit West residents have blocked roads and thrown stones at passing cars during a protest about power outages due to cable theft in the area, Johannesburg metro police say.

UK gas prices fall on warmer weather

2014-03-31 12:36

British gas prices have slumped to new lows as warmer weather reduces demand for gas for heating systems.

Power problems trips Mpuma court

2014-03-26 22:10

Criminal trials came to a standstill in an Mpumalanga court because of electricity problems.

Eskom more than power stations, blackouts

2014-03-19 10:22

Eskom, co-host of the Power-Gen Africa conference, has a large exhibition area that reveals that the parastatal is about more than blackouts and boardroom battles.

Illegal electricity voucher accused granted bail

2014-03-18 13:55

The alleged kingpin of a syndicate dealing in illegal prepaid electricity vouchers has been granted R100 000 bail in the Mankweng Magistrate's Court in Limpopo.

Africa has no energy vision, conference hears

2014-03-17 15:17

There is a desperate need for a shared vision and comprehensive long-term planning under wise leaders if Africa is to realise its energy potential.

SA must make tough choices on energy needs

2014-03-17 10:39

The government is unlikely to prevent potentially crippling future power crunches unless a decision is made soon on when and how to add capacity to the grid.

Interim CEO to take over from Eskom's Dames

2014-03-17 08:04

An interim chief executive will be appointed to Eskom when current CEO Brian Dames steps down at the end of March, according to a spokesperson.

Coal, gas or nuclear? S Africa must decide

2014-03-16 11:15

While South Africa's long-term energy plans look solid, none are likely to prevent potentially crippling power crunches unless a decision is made on when and how to add capacity to the grid, experts say.

Municipality restoring Boksburg electricity

2014-03-13 13:58

Attempts are being made to restore power to Impala Park and surrounding areas in Boksburg, Ekurhuleni metropolitan municipality says.

Calls for alternative energy in SA

2014-03-12 13:40

South Africa is fighting against time to secure alternative energy to feed the demands of South Africans says Energy Minister Ben Martins.

Municipalities owe Eskom billions - AfriForum

2014-03-11 19:20

Municipalities owe Eskom more than R2.3bn and the outstanding debt adds to the country's electricity woes, says civil rights organisation AfriForum.

Eskom CEO: We're not out of the woods yet

2014-03-11 14:01

South Africa's power supply remains constrained, Eskom CEO Brian Dames says.

Eskom soothes power cut fears

2014-03-09 21:14

Eskom is not expecting any power cuts next week although the system will still be tight, the parastatal says.

Eskom warns power reserves still low

2014-03-09 10:37

Eskom says its electricity supply system remains under strain but the utility is not expecting further power cuts.

How to survive load shedding

2014-03-08 14:00

Not looking forward to load shedding? Here are a few tips on how to survive a power outage.

Eskom execs must repay R31m in bonuses - DA

2014-03-07 20:04
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The Democratic Alliance has demanded that the R31m awarded to Eskom's directors in bonuses be returned to Treasury immediately.

How to survive load shedding

2014-03-07 14:35

Not looking forward to load shedding? Here are a few tips on how to survive a power outage.

Eskom briefing on load shedding - as it happened

2014-03-07 12:05

Eskom says it has severe cash flow problems and a decision to implement rolling blackouts was painful.

Expect more blackouts, warns Eskom

2014-03-06 21:04
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Eskom says that rolling blackouts are likely to continue, while the weather service also forecast thunderstorms over Mpumalanga, which could affect coal supplies.

PTA residents warned of power cuts

2014-03-06 20:30

Residents in Pretoria should brace themselves for staggered power cuts of between three and four hours at a time, the city says.

W Cape health ready for blackouts

2014-03-06 19:42

Health facilities in the Western Cape were equipped to deal with power cuts, the provincial health department says.

Free State non-payers to have power cut

2014-03-06 18:20

Electricity users in parts of the eastern Free State who are not paying for power will be cut off.

 
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