How Eskom could help implode SA’s economy

2016-11-18 10:41

What Eskom does in the next few weeks to facilitate an open electricity sector, or not, may determine the country’s sovereign credit rating for years to come.

Power from platinum

2016-10-16 18:00

It used to be dark in Maokeng, but an innovative pilot project shone a light on a solution to rural power delivery, writes Poloko Tau.

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.

Power theft: Jika Joe man killed

2016-03-23 09:04

Another man has died at the Jika Joe informal settlement while trying to connect electricity wires illegally there.

Colenso power station gets go-ahead

2016-02-12 10:00

Colenso Power has been given the go-ahead for the development of 1050 MW coal-fired power station near Colenso, in KwaZulu-Natal.

Hitachi settles with AfDB over Medupi

2015-12-02 22:53

The African Development Bank Group has concluded a settlement dealt with Japanese power company Hitachi over the awarding of the Medupi contract.

Temporary power fix leaves residents fuming

2015-09-11 09:45

CONCERNED and irritated, Orient Heights residents have criticised Msunduzi’s electricity department after a temporary fix has left live cables bare in their gardens and driveways.

Eskom has huge power grip over SA

2015-05-06 12:08

The sombre mood of economic growth will not improve in South Africa while Eskom’s energy constraints continue, according to economist JP Landman.

Load shedding sparks food poisoning fear

2015-02-05 13:06

Eskom's blackouts can result in food going off – and if you eat it you may run the risk of food poisoning.

Load shedding: alternative power sources 101

2014-12-09 13:56

You don't have to be hurling insults at Eskom when load shedding occurs. Keep your cool by being prepared.


Updated energy plans to be open for public comment - cabinet

2016-11-03 13:10

Long-awaited and outdated energy plans will soon be in the public eye for input into the future of South Africa's energy needs, according to Cabinet.

EXCLUSIVE: We visit American actor on set in SA!

2016-09-13 07:00

We go on set with the talented American actor Omari Hardwick in South Africa.

Four ways Africa can solve its energy gap

2016-07-21 11:34

George Njenga, GE Power Steam Power Systems regional executive for sub-Saharan Africa, shares solutions to Africa's energy challenge.

Power price hike to hit hard

2016-03-02 12:16

Only receiving a 9,4% electricity tariff hike could impact on Eskom’s ability to keep the lights on.

Heavy rains cause power outages in Tshwane

2015-12-22 13:31

Technicians are trying to restore power to parts of Tshwane after heavy rains caused outages, a city spokesperson says.

5 things you need to know about Power’s hot lead actor!

2015-10-26 16:00

We can’t stop drooling over Power's hot lead, Omari Hardwick. Here are five things you need to know about him.

City Power's Sicelo Xulu wins top African Utility award

2015-05-14 06:44

City Power Managing Director, Sicelo Xulu has added another feather in his cap when he scooped the coveted African Utility Executive of the Year Award.

Aus-SA venture could ease Eskom troubles

2015-02-10 12:38

ASX-listed Sunbird Energy has pointed to its joint venture with national oil company PetroSA as one of the projects which could help solve the electricity crisis.

Nene: Eskom must get its house in order

2015-01-12 09:03

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says Eskom must sort out its problems because they are hurting the economy, according to a report.

Watch evening power usage, urges Eskom

2014-09-23 08:48

The power system is expected to be stable but tight during the evening peak over the course of the week, says Eskom.

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