SA to sign fuel deals to tackle Eskom crisis

2014-12-11 12:11

South Africa will increase diesel and gas imports and sign a private sector coal-fired power plant deal as it seeks to stem chronic electricity shortages.

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.

9 fun things to do in the dark...

2014-03-06 16:41

Eskom has instituted rolling blackouts across the country - and while it’s a serious affair for the economy - here's how to make the most of a rather inconvenient situation.

Eskom reduces power supply to BHP smelters

2013-11-20 08:04

Eskom has reduced power supply to mining giant BHP's aluminium smelters, in line with an agreement to stabilise the national grid at times of stress

Questions over Eskom pricing

2013-01-15 13:55

The City of Cape Town has expressed concern about Eskom's lack of clarity in its pricing application and the impact tariff hikes will have on consumers.

Numsa condemns Eskom parties

2012-07-10 16:21

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA has accused Eskom of spending millions of rand on parties.

Power giant strives for independence

2012-07-08 13:11

Eskom hopes to stand on its own feet within five years with an investment grade credit rating.

Zuma presses the ‘power switch’

2012-06-10 10:35

Eskom took the first steps towards putting its new Medupi power station outside Lephalale into operation.

Transnet: Eskom hungry for coal

2012-05-29 21:44

Transnet will face increased demand for coal delivery from Eskom of up to 30 million tons by 2019 to supply its power plants, says CEO Brian Molefe.

Eskom's funding to 2017 finalised

2012-05-16 17:36

Eskom's funding plan to 2017 has been finalised and the electricity generation group will spend R201.6bn over the period, says Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba.

Eskom: Moody's view won't hurt rating

2012-03-19 12:54

Eskom says a note by Moody's that a reduction in the tariff hike granted to it will be "credit negative" is not a formal opinion and will not affect its rating.

Eskom tariffs to take in SA economic needs

2012-03-08 15:23

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe says future price rises by Eskom will take the economy’s competitiveness into account.

Eskom: Power supply still tight

2012-02-16 17:55

Eskom is making progress with its planned maintenance programme but the supply system remains tight, says the power utility.

W Cape worst hit by Eskom vending faults

2012-02-03 13:54

More than 200 000 Western Cape households and possibly millions in the rest of SA may be hit by faults in Eskom's vending system, reports Independent Online.

Eskom ordered to raise pay

2012-02-01 16:35

The National Union of Mineworkers says an arbitrator has ordered Eskom to up wage increases by at least 1% after the utility unilaterally implemented hikes last year.

Eskom's power capacity improves

2012-01-16 17:17

Power utility Eskom says it is in a better position to meet electricity demand than it was last week.

Strike at Exxaro called off

2012-01-13 15:04

Exxaro Resources says it has reached agreement with workers at its Arnot coal mine, averting industrial action.

Num: Pay workers more with Eskom profit

2011-11-24 11:19

The National Union of Mineworkers says Eskom's profits should be used to pay workers better wages.

State eyes private partners for R800m fund

2011-11-14 11:23

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says the government is looking for private partners to manage an R800m fund for renewable energy.

SA eyes R1-trillion nuclear tender

2011-10-19 14:22

Energy Minister Dipuo Peters says a tender for the construction of 9 600 megawatts of nuclear power by 2030 may be worth at least R1-trillion.

Dames: Medupi may not be on schedule

2011-10-11 15:35

Eskom is concerned that its Medupi power plant may not come on stream in 2012 as scheduled, says its CEO Brian Dames.

Num loses court bid against Eskom

2011-09-19 11:26

The Labour Court has turned down an urgent application by the National Union of Mineworkers to stop Eskom from instituting wage increases.

Num hands demands to Eskom

2011-09-11 13:00

Members of the National Union of Mineworkers handed over a memorandum of demands to Eskom executives in Durban at the weekend.


Power cuts possible, warns Eskom

2014-05-15 15:51

Eskom has warned of possible deliberate power cuts to relieve pressure on the national electricity grid.

Load shedding: It's your fault too

2014-03-07 12:07

The knee-jerk response when the lights go out is to curse our friendly parastatal electricity provider, but we're all responsible for this mess.

Shedding the load or passing the buck?

2014-03-06 15:28

South Africa is in darkness. But the load shedding is no one’s fault, Eskom maintains. Am I missing something huge here, asks Susan Erasmus? Are they?

What City Power hasn’t told you

2013-09-09 12:20

City Power Johannesburg's latest quarterly and annual reports contain some shocking revelations, says James-Brent Styan.

Eskom mulls new Exxaro coal supply deal

2012-08-01 09:40

Exxaro Resources, the R60bn diversified mining company, says Eskom is considering a fresh coal supply contract for its Medupi power station.

Eskom’s R36m ‘family fun’ splurge

2012-07-08 15:00

Eskom blew R36m on parties for its staff and their families last year – enough money to power more than a million poor households for a month.

Eskom initiates MYPD 3 process

2012-06-22 16:19

Eskom will apply to regulator Nersa for the third multi-year price determination before the end of the year, says the parastatal.

Zuma: Power stations to create jobs

2012-06-08 17:43

Eskom's three new power stations would create almost 40 000 job opportunities, says President Jacob Zuma.

Zuma appeals to Eskom

2012-05-30 19:15

Concern for consumers will inform Eskom's upcoming electricity tariff increase application, suggests President Jacob Zuma.

Dames: Decisions need to be made now

2012-05-22 14:45

Decisions on South Africa's future energy supply should be made early to cope with rising demand, says Eskom CEO Brian Dames.

SA battles to keep blackouts at bay

2012-05-14 18:00

The computer dials at the nerve centre of state electricity firm Eskom are cranking towards the red as millions of people get home and turn on their electricity.

Eskom to shut one Koeberg unit

2012-03-08 16:16

Power utility Eskom says a unit of the Koeberg nuclear plant will be closed from Monday for refuelling.

Eskom helped by more furnace shutdowns

2012-03-01 10:32

International Ferro Metals is the latest company to stop furnaces running in a bid to assist Eskom manage tight power supply.

Zuma vows action on Eskom tariffs

2012-02-09 19:52

President Jacob Zuma says he has asked Eskom to look at options on how to reduce its prices over the next few years.

Eskom probes prepaid system

2012-02-01 17:50

Power utility Eskom says it is investigating the slow performance of its prepaid vending facility.

Copper theft declines

2012-01-30 13:06

A barometer monitoring copper thefts shows there was a decrease of just over 17% over the past year, says the The SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Platinum miners not worried by power cuts

2012-01-13 15:31

SA's platinum miners say they are confident there would be sufficient electricity to power their mines this month, despite Eskom's warning of tight supply.

State mulls delay to power tariff hikes

2011-12-08 11:34

Energy Minister Dipuo Peters says electricity price rises may be held back, which will aid consumers but is likely to hurt Eskom's funding drive.

Tariffs help Eskom up profits again

2011-11-23 14:45

Power utility Eskom has increased profit to R12.8bn based largely on higher tariffs charged.

Eskom secures more green energy funding

2011-11-14 11:09

Eskom has signed a loan for about R1.9bn with the World Bank's clean technology fund to finance solar energy and wind power projects.

Govt mulls private equity in Eskom projects

2011-10-11 18:14

The government is thinking of allowing private equity stakes in Eskom's future capital investments to alleviate pressure on its balance sheet, says the company's chairman.

Unions' appeal against Eskom fails

2011-09-23 13:15

The Labour Court has refused two Eskom unions leave to appeal against the power utility's plan to unilaterally introduce a 7% pay rise.

Eskom execs escape injury after crash

2011-09-13 14:42

Eskom CEO Brian Dames and three Eskom executives are unharmed after they were involved in a helicopter accident near Groblersdal this morning.

Eskom refers dispute to CCMA

2011-09-08 16:20

Eskom has referred a wage dispute for arbitration after negotiations with trade unions reached a deadlock.

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