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.

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.

Africa has no energy vision, conference hears

2014-03-17 15:17

There is a desperate need for a shared vision and comprehensive long-term planning under wise leaders if Africa is to realise its energy potential.

SA must make tough choices on energy needs

2014-03-17 10:39

The government is unlikely to prevent potentially crippling future power crunches unless a decision is made soon on when and how to add capacity to the grid.

SA to lend Tanzania $314m for power plants

2013-11-07 12:43

The Development Bank of Southern Africa is lending Tanzania $314m for two power plants, the Treasury says.

Money runs out for solar geysers

2011-08-12 09:53

Subsidies for solar water heaters will apparently stop soon.

Light bulbs boost energy savings

2011-01-17 11:01

Power utility Eskom says SA has saved 1 800 megawatts in electricity by replacing incandescent light bulbs with energy saving ones.

Business warned of power tariff spike

2011-01-12 12:54

An energy services company says businesses should expect a series of steep electricity tariff hikes which will be used to fund infrastructure projects.

Power supply still in crisis

2010-11-30 21:16

The whole of sub-Saharan Africa is still only generating as much electricity as Spain and reforms are urgently needed, an expert says.


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.

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.

Lower electricity demand - chamber

2014-09-02 11:26

Reducing electricity demand is the quickest and cheapest way to solve SA's power problems but the job should be given to an independent body, says a business body.

Cooperation key to unlocking Africa's energy

2014-03-17 13:57

Africa's huge power potential highlights the need for pan-African cooperation to capitalise on the opportunities on offer.

Africa's energy potential in the spotlight

2014-03-17 09:57

The possibilities and problems of the continent's vast power needs will feature over the three-day Power-Gen Africa conference under way in Cape Town.

More power price hikes loom

2012-07-13 15:26

Eskom has applied to raise electricity rates by 14.6% per year over five years, according to a confidential document.

Green Scorpions eye Eskom

2011-01-17 17:12

Inspectors from the Environmental Management Inspectorate are investigating some Eskom power stations to ensure they comply with environmental requirements.

Govt warns SA to save power

2011-01-12 21:20

It will be increasingly difficult to meet SA's electricity demands, Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba has warned.

Eskom under massive power pressure

2011-01-07 07:07

Eskom CEO Brian Dames says the lack of new power stations may finally catch up with South Africa in 2011.

World Bank to fund Africa power plan

2010-11-29 14:01

The World Bank says it plans to coordinate funding for 30 gigawatts of power by 2016.

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