Renewable energy: From leader to losing out

2016-12-16 13:52

Globally, investment shows that clean renewable energy is the future but Eskom and factions in government seem hell-bent on making South Africa pursue nuclear energy.

We need a massive effort to avoid Zuma's nuclear disaster

2016-11-15 08:29

South Africans will have to act quickly and decisively to stop the nuclear deal with Russia for which President Zuma and his cabal already received bribe money, writes Max du Preez.

Madonsela: Molefe can clear his name

2016-11-11 20:23

Former public protector Thuli Madonsela says the best way for outgoing Eskom CEO Brian Molefe to clear his name is to encourage the speedy set up of the judicial commission of inquiry.

Lynne Brown 'sad' to see Molefe go

2016-11-11 15:50

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown regrets the fact that "someone of Brian Molefe's calibre" is leaving Eskom.

Why more nuclear power is a bad idea

2016-11-10 11:38

While SA is to embark on a controversial nuclear build programme costing billions, the rest of the world is moving away from nuclear energy, favouring renewable sources of power instead.

'Build programme debt does not feed into Eskom tariffs'

2016-10-20 18:42

Cost overruns on build programmes are not the cause of tariff increases, says Eskom.

Eskom to reconsider its 7% offer to NUM workers

2016-08-08 17:42

The NUM has called for an urgent meeting after Eskom decided to reconsider it's 7% pay offer to workers. However, Numsa members are now now threatening strike action.

Eskom makes inroads into fight against cable theft

2016-03-18 10:30

Eskom's fight against electricity cable theft is gaining momentum, resulting in three arrests in Camperdown and two in Gauteng recently.

Eskom taken to court

2015-09-09 11:45

THE Msunduzi Municipality is taking on Eskom in the high court over a R1,3 million bill that it ­maintains is incorrect.

Load shedding hits SA food production

2015-07-29 17:00

The biggest problem for primary food production in SA is the uncertainty around the load shedding schedule, warns an energy expert.


SA is suffering because of Eskom

2016-12-09 15:44

We have the sunshine - some of the best in the world. We have the wind. But greedy Eskom is the dog in the manger wanting to control all our futures and our pockets. It's time this monopoly was taken down, for the sake of all South Africans.

Business Chamber regrets Molefe's resignation, supports inquiry

2016-11-13 15:45

Although Brian Molefe's departure at Eskom is regrettable, Nafcoc has said the suggestions of impropriety and profligacy at the power utility are deeply concerning.

Molefe's successor must be 'clean'

2016-11-11 17:17

The person who will follow in the footsteps of Eskom CEO Brian Molefe will need to convince the markets that he or she is not captured by any entity, an analyst says.

Brian Molefe a 'fallen angel' - economist

2016-11-11 15:18

Eskom CEO Brian Molefe resigned because he had no credibility left after the Public Protector’s state capture report, says an economist.

Reference: Unscrupulous and manipulative behaviour by ESKOM.

2016-11-07 08:53

The entire supply chain management system between Eskom and the Guptas is saturated with flaws and more so corrupt actions which ultimately lead to individuals and or collective groups benefiting substantially from the relationship that existed.

PHOTOS: Local robot set to disrupt global power industry

2016-08-27 09:15

A power line inspection robot designed by local robotics engineers could be the answer to Eskom's power cut woes, and has already piqued interest overseas power utilities.

NUM at Eskom: We strike over 'apartheid-era wage gap'

2016-07-29 16:19

The National Union of Mineworkers says Eskom's offer of 7% is an insult to hardworking Eskom workers and will go on strike from 8 August 2016.

Eskom won't budge on coal deal with Glencore: CEO

2015-11-17 17:34

Eskom's Brian Molefe says Eskom will not pay Glencore's SA unit more than R150 a tonne when a temporary coal contract ends.

Eskom goes into 23rd load shedding-free day

2015-08-31 07:50

Eskom is entering its 23rd day without load shedding, after the official opening of unit 6 of the Medupi power station by President Jacob Zuma.

TOTAL BLACKOUT: Do the local authorities have a plan if Eskom collapses?

2015-07-29 12:27

THERE is a more than 50% chance that the country’s energy grid will suffer a total collapse soon, energy analyst Ted Blom recently told a National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) panel at a public hearing in Johannesburg.

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