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Families in the dark waiting for Eskom

2017-07-14 08:21

Residents in a temporary relocation area in Cape Town have been without electricity for months because of faulty electricity boxes installed by Eskom.

Mamelodi residents protest over electricity cuts

2017-07-12 16:22

Residents of Nellmapius in Mamelodi East have taken to the streets in protest after being without electricity for 24 hours.

Renewables top nuclear in US power mix for first time since 1984

2017-07-07 11:45

For the first time in more than 30 years, America’s nuclear plants have fallen behind renewable energy suppliers as a source of electricity.

(Solar) power to the people

2017-06-27 09:11

Since launching in 2011, solar energy company M-KOPA has helped power 500 000 homes in East Africa.

Municipal debt could escalate beyond R9bn – Singh

2017-06-14 13:28

Eskom CFO Anoj Singh believes the current municipal debt will in all likelihood escalate, which could result in another tariff cycle to try and mitigate the debt situation.

Nersa and Eskom win appeal over interim tariff increase

2017-06-06 15:23

The Supreme Court of Appeal has upheld an appeal by energy regulator Nersa and Eskom regarding a High Court judgment, which set aside an interim tariff increase

Nearly 10 years on and only half of Medupi operational

2017-06-02 10:34

State-owned power utility Eskom announced this week that the third unit of Medupi power station has been synchronised to the national grid, ahead of schedule.

Eskom can’t hike tariffs without reason - BUSA

2017-06-01 07:22

Business Unity South Africa says it opposes Eskom’s application to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa to raise tariffs without justification.

New nuclear is not a viable option for SA - Siemens CEO

2017-05-17 21:37

Renewable energy, coal and the addition of gas-to-power is all SA needs to ensure an affordable and sufficient power generation mix, according to the Siemens CEO.

Standard Bank lends Zim $120m to help ease power crisis

2017-05-15 16:30

Standard Bank has finalised a $120m loan facility to Zimbabwe to boost the country's efforts to overcome its power crisis.

 

Maritzburg businesses hit hard by constant power cuts

2017-07-12 17:42

The Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Business has warned of dire economic consequences in the area if the Msunduzi municipality does not deal with the problem of power outages.

Eskom auditors raise red flags over Koko, Molefe

2017-07-10 16:03

Auditors have raised concerns about issues relating to Matshela Koko and Brian Molefe, who both ran Eskom this year, says the power utility.

Slight uptick in factory gate prices to 4.8%

2017-06-29 11:59

The annual change in the Producer Price Index for final manufactured goods in May increased to 4.8%.

Eskom makes do with 2.2% tariff increase – Singh

2017-06-14 14:15

Eskom CFO Anoj Singh estimates it will take around seven years for the power utility to reach financial stability, depending on the tariff hikes granted and cost-saving initiatives.

As electricity prices soar, consumers abandon Eskom

2017-06-07 21:00

Eskom may be cutting off its own throat with its latest tariff rate application, as the rich opt to generate their own power and the poor find ways to circumvent payment.

Eskom seeks 19.9% tariff increase – report

2017-06-05 13:45

Eskom has confirmed that the board approved a draft revenue application for Nersa’s approval, after a leaked document showed it wants clients to pay 19.9% more in 2018.

Eskom adds Medupi's unit 4 to the power grid

2017-06-01 18:55

Unit 4 of the Medupi Power Station has been synchronised to the national power grid, becoming the third of the power station’s six units to come on stream.

Power outages leave small Joburg businesses in the dark

2017-05-22 13:20

Cable theft and ageing infrastructure have intermittently left homes, schools and businesses across Johannesburg in the dark.

Proof that Africa can leapfrog the world in power technology

2017-05-17 10:29

While Zambia is currently embroiled in a political crisis, it is about to show the world that Africa can leapfrog power technology.

Molefe already roped in public speaking engagements

2017-05-12 19:01

Returning Eskom CEO Brian Molefe has already been roped into public speaking engagements, despite backlash from several organisations.

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