State's procurement pot must be guarded jealously – Finance Minister

2018-05-22 16:44

Government sorely needs to improve how it procures goods and services, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has told Parliament.

Eskom to freeze bonuses, pay hikes and external vacancies

2018-05-18 06:40

Eskom's acting CEO Phakamani Hadebe says the power utility won't increase salaries, pay bonuses or fill vacancies from outside.

Here are the top ten municipal culprits not paying Eskom debt

2018-05-17 08:11

The top 10 defaulting municipalities owe Eskom R9.73bn, and a parliamentary committee has resolved to meet with them to find out why they are not paying their debts.

Brian Molefe petitions Supreme Court over pension payout

2018-05-16 11:18

Former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe has petitioned the Supreme Court to appeal against the high court decision which ruled that he must pay back part of the R30m pension he receive from the firm.

Mkhize slams municipal debt to Eskom as unacceptable

2018-05-16 10:05

In December, municipalities owed Eskom and water boards over R23bn. Scopa met Eskom, CoGTA, SALGA and National Treasury to discuss the problem.

Eskom presents cost recovery plans to Soweto

2018-05-11 18:28

Eskom has presented its case in Soweto to recover variance revenue and what was actually spent between 2014 and 2017.

SOEs must reduce their reliance on government guarantees - Treasury

2018-05-08 21:56

Treasury is working to reduce the reliance of state-owned enterprises on government guarantees, Parliament has heard.

Load shedding or not? SA will hear today about state of Eskom's system

2018-05-03 08:59

South Africans will learn if load shedding will be a reality this winter as Eskom Acting CEO Phakamani Hadebe is expected to brief the public on the state of the system from Megawatt Park later this morning.

Load shedding highly likely this winter - energy expert

2018-05-02 16:10

The possibility of load shedding this winter is larger than the Day Zero water crisis that engulfed Cape Town until last month, claims independent energy expert Ted Blom.

Power lines threaten Cape Vulture's future - wildlife organisation

2018-05-01 13:41

The future of the vulnerable Cape Vulture hangs in the balance as older design power lines continue to kill or maim birds, non-governmental organisation VulPro has said.


Energy experts say Eskom must go

2018-05-20 06:06

Buckling under the weight of debt, Eskom is the biggest stumbling block to developing affordable, clean power in South Africa, and it should be unbundled, experts say.

Eskom continues with front-end nuclear preparation

2018-05-17 17:55

Eskom is continuing with front-end planning for a nuclear build programme, its senior manager of nuclear new build has said at African Utility Week.

Treasury blames weak political leadership, accountability for municipal debt woes

2018-05-16 13:53

Treasury’s Director- General Dondo Mogajane says that the weakness in most municipalities is linked to both political and administrative leadership.

Municipal debt to Eskom worsens significantly, execs tell Parliament

2018-05-16 10:55

The outstanding debt municipalities owe Eskom has grown to R13.88bn, reflecting a worsening situation, Parliament has heard.

Ideas good, but execution vital for SA energy sector, says Eskom's Hadebe

2018-05-15 13:00

Ideas form a good basis for growth and development, but in the end only execution will bring about growth, says acting Eskom CEO Phakamani Hadebe.

What Ramaphosa is doing to fix SA's state companies

2018-05-11 06:56

South Africa’s biggest state firms have been plagued by mismanagement, cash shortages and corruption scandals for years, leaving them in financial strain and posing an acute risk to the nation’s finances.

Eskom's Phakamani Hadebe soothes load shedding fears

2018-05-03 17:24

While the risk of load shedding always exists it is not likely to occur this winter, says Eskom acting CEO Phakamani Hadebe.

Eskom dodges Fitch ratings cut but stays on negative watch

2018-05-02 20:50

Global ratings agency Fitch has affirmed Eskom's 'BB-' credit rating despite its liquidity challenges, as South Africans wait to hear if load shedding will become a reality this winter.

Eastern Cape municipality dodges planned power cuts

2018-05-02 15:35

Planned power supply interruptions in the Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality in the Eastern Cape have been suspended after the municipality reached a payment agreement with Eskom.

Eskom rubbishes claims it is bailing out Gupta-linked Optimum mine

2018-04-30 17:38

Eskom says it is not bailing out Gupta-linked Optimum Coal Mine, and that allegations made in a newspaper report are "factually incorrect and without basis".

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