Electricity should grow economy, not profit - expert

2016-05-18 10:35

Energy adviser Ted Blom says South Africa lost out on a 3% to 5% GDP growth since government introduced new policy tariffs for electricity.

Molefe: Hike of 'only' 9.4% will have consequences

2016-03-01 14:50

Eskom will do its best to minimise the risk of load shedding, striking a balance with its already depleted balance sheet, says CEO Brian Molefe.

Eskom hits back as opposition to tariff hike grows

2016-01-20 12:19

Opposition to Eskom’s proposed tariff increases has gained momentum as energy regulator Nersa closed its session for hearings in Cape Town.

Eskom must cut own costs before demanding hikes - chamber

2016-01-19 11:23

The Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry says Eskom must bring its own costs under control before asking business and customers to pay increased tariffs.

Eskom asks Nersa for R22.8bn at tariff hike hearings

2016-01-18 13:36

Eskom has asked energy regulator Nersa for a tariff increase that would recover R22.8bn in costs it incurred in the 2013/14 financial year only.

Nersa didn’t buy Eskom’s threat, says Yelland

2015-06-30 09:48

Nersa “didn’t buy Eskom’s threat” when it said load shedding would get worse if it wasn’t granted a further tariff increase, says energy expert Chris Yelland.

Why Nersa snubbed Eskom

2015-06-29 15:29

Nersa's chairperson Jacob Modise has told a media briefing that there were several reasons why the energy regulator turned down Eskom's tariff hike application.

Electricity: Which metro is most expensive?

2015-05-26 06:17

Energy expert Chris Yelland compares the domestic electricity prices of Eskom and the six largest metros in the country.

Electricity: Make every cent count

2013-07-14 14:18

Are you feeling the heat amid rising costs? Get into savings gear by economising on your power usage.

Why Eskom wants 16% price hike

2012-10-22 16:05

Eskom CEO Brian Dames says the application for a 16% increase in electricity tariffs is not a decision, but the start of a process.

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Eskom says the number of illegal connections is rising.

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Eskom hike will take people 'from poverty to destitution'

2016-01-22 13:16

A researcher with a non-profit group says that Eskom's application for a tariff hike to recoup R22.8bn will take people in South Africa from poverty to destitution”.

Eskom hits back as opposition to tariff hike grows

2016-01-20 06:54

Opposition to Eskom’s proposed tariff increases has gained momentum as energy regulator Nersa closed its session for hearings in Cape Town.

Eskom bid could mean 16% tariff hike for consumers

2016-01-18 14:30

All cities in SA will face an electricity tariff hike of at least 16% in July if Eskom is granted a R22.8bn adjustment for the 2013/14 financial year, Nersa has been told.

Will Putin pay for SA's R1trn nuclear plan?

2015-07-06 07:28

Russia is seen as the frontrunner to win the right to build South African nuclear power plants that may be worth as much as R1 trillion.

Praise for Nersa's decision to reject Eskom tariff increase

2015-06-29 16:07

Union Solidarity, the City of Cape Town and the DA have all lauded regulator Nersa for standing firm and showing independence in the face of Eskom’s demands.

D-Day for Eskom tariff hike decision

2015-06-29 12:55

Electricity consumers will know soon whether Eskom has succeeded in its application to hike tariff by an extra 9.58% to help it lessen the impact of load shedding.

Consumers go pre-paid over power price hikes

2013-10-16 13:17

Continuing electricity tariff increases are causing consumers to switch over to pre-paid electricity, Eskom says.

SA farmers looking north

2012-11-20 08:51

Land claims and running costs, in particular for power and labour, are forcing local farmers to seek for opportunities elsewhere in Africa, says Agri SA.

The cozy costs of winter

2012-08-15 07:33

Adriaan Bester ponders the price you pay for moments of bliss.

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