Brown: Eskom debt could climb to R350bn within 5yrs

2016-03-03 18:00

Eskom had a debt of R333 billion at the end of last year, according to a written parliamentary reply by Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Browne.

Eskom sidesteps load shedding amid increased maintenance

2015-12-17 16:10

Power utility Eskom says it plans to take advantage of lower demand over the festive season ramp up maintenance without load shedding.

Zambia power firms to cut supply to mines by 30%

2015-08-12 13:24

Zambian power companies will cut electricity supply to mining firms by 30% due to a power deficit which threatens to bring the economy to its knees.

To prepay or not to prepay Eskom – that is the question…

2015-05-06 06:12

Some questionable public statements by Eskom’s Brian Molefe make one wonders whether he is receiving sound information from his executive team, says Chris Yelland.

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.


Eskom steps up Gauteng smart meter rollout

2015-12-20 09:48

Thousands of Gauteng residents are set to receive smart prepaid electricity meters as part of Eskom’s plan to improve cash flow.

Heatwave not affecting power supply, says Eskom

2015-10-08 14:43

Gauteng's current heatwave has not affected power consumption during the critical peak period as demand decreases as soon as the sun sets, says Eskom.

Eskom to borrow R55bn to boost power output

2015-06-12 12:41

Eskom says it aims to borrow a further R55bn and turn its government debt into equity as it looks to boost generating capacity amid chronic power cuts.

Expect load shedding this week – Eskom

2015-04-13 12:31

Construction workers are continuing their stay-away at Medupi power station as Eskom warns that load shedding throughout the week is highly likely.

Zuma must apologise to SA - Maimane

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.

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