Eskom January diesel bill rises to near R1.2bn

2015-03-09 21:15

The cost of running diesel-gobbling open cycle gas turbines has jumped to R1.17bn as Eskom struggles to match supply with electricity demand.

More power cuts as Eskom fixes generators

2014-12-08 09:07

Eskom says stage one load shedding will last for most of the day, but matters should improve as soon as three out of service generators are back on line.

SA must brace for rough energy ride - minister

2014-11-28 09:08

When it comes to power supply, the next two years are going to be tough, says Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown.

Eskom supply 'on the edge'

2014-06-05 12:06

Eskom's supply capacity is currently on the edge and even if the demand increases just a little bit, it might have to start with controlled load shedding.

SA must 'pull together to save power'

2013-05-02 12:56

Cabinet has called for a national effort to reduce electricity use during this winter.

Nigeria privatises state power supplier

2013-04-23 09:11

Nigeria's president has signed deals handing over state electricity assets to 15 firms, a milestone in a privatisation process meant to end decades of blackouts.

Gigaba warns of tough winter

2013-03-24 10:16

South Africans should brace for what could be the most difficult winter as electricity supply remained constrained, Public Enterprise Minister Malusi Gigaba says.

Zim to issue $30m bond for power utility

2012-10-24 09:27

Zimbabwe's state-owned infrastructure bank says it will float a $30m bond to raise funds for the national power utility.

Eskom readies for severe weather woes

2012-08-07 16:28

As South Africa reels under a cold snap, power utility Eskom is working hard to protect electricity supplies from disruption.

Gigaba: Heed the call to save energy

2012-07-30 11:09

The government is committed to keeping the lights on even though power generation is under pressure, says Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba.


Citing jobs lost due to the energy crisis, DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane stressed President Jacob Zuma owed South African an apology for the government's mismanagement of the country's power supply. Watch.

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Eskom better placed after weekend blackouts

2014-12-02 10:27

Eskom says it was able to repair three out-of-service units and build up its diesel and water reserves after weekend load shedding.

Eskom: Expect weekend load shedding

2014-11-28 07:32

Eskom says power cuts can be expected over the weekend which it has specifically targeted for load shedding to limit the impact on the economy.

Plans for new power station 'need rethink'

2013-09-27 10:18

Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom says government will have to look again at a proposed third mega coal-fired power station, according to a report.

Nigeria steps ups power privatisation

2013-04-24 14:30

Nigeria's President has accepted deposits by bidders for 15 state electricity assets, a milestone in a privatisation process meant to end decades of power blackouts.

Eskom to prevent blackouts at 'all costs'

2013-04-22 09:12

Power utility Eskom says the risk of outages in the country is greater as winter approaches.

Eskom: Power supply extremely tight

2013-02-21 13:31

Power utility Eskom says one of two units at its Koeberg nuclear plant is down after an electrical fault, putting strain on power supply.

Coal strike worries Gigaba, Eskom

2012-10-12 16:54

If the coal strikes continue it will have a severe impact on the security of coal supply and commodity prices, Gigaba has said at Eskom's electricity briefing.

Illegal connections choke Eskom

2012-07-30 14:31

Eskom CEO Brian Dames says illegal connections to the power grid, which are rampant in the townships, are one of the reasons for the overload on the network.

Eskom: Switch off unnecessary items

2012-07-30 09:33

Power utility Eskom has urged all South Africans to continue using electricity sparingly, as power generation remains under pressure.

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