When herd behaviour is used for selfishness, all you’re left with is a smug sense of entitlement, writes Charlene Naidoo.
Eskom says it does not anticipate load shedding during the lockdown period, in part due to a major drop in demand for electricity.
Through the courts, and through an application to South Africa’s energy regulator, Nersa, Eskom is seeking to claw back massive additional revenue from electricity customers via the tariffs, over and above that from its normal annual electricity price increases.
The cash-strapped utility warned it may be forced to implement cuts at short notice should SA's system performance deteriorate.
Eskom has appointed an independent legal expert to investigate allegations that its chief operating officer Jan Oberholzer victimised a subordinate, who made a submission to the state-capture commission about wrongdoing at the utility.
While businesses, learning institutions and event organisers brace for Covid-19, power utility Eskom says it also has an action plan.
The inhabitants of Emba, as the town is known, are tied to Sasol in a complicated embrace.
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Lebogang Maile has taken over the finances of the Emfuleni municipality after a seizure of its assets by power utility Eskom.
As the debate over how to save Eskom rages, what started as a coalition of fringe, social media slacktivists lobbying against the introduction of renewable energy, is coalescing around similar political and policy goals.
The utility says it experienced a "major incident" at one of its key IT data centres on Wednesday.
Two high-ranking officials in the Emfuleni municipality in Gauteng face the chop after Eskom seized assets amounting to millions of rands because of debt.
Some smelters that are "hugely costly" or "technically dangerous" to restart will be supported with reduced production.
SA's electricity system still remains constrained and vulnerable.
The consulting firm admits that it participated in "irregular procurement".
The board of Eskom has received allegations of corruption and victimisation against the power utility's chief operating offficer Jan Oberholzer.
The pandemic may trigger an Eskom "shock" and shrink the economy by 2.4% this year.
Tenova SpA, a unit of the Italian billionaire Paolo Rocca’s Techint Group, has appointed legal and forensic-accountancy firms to assess its dealings with Eskom after identifying payments that caused the company "concern".
Eskom is not expecting load shedding on Tuesday, the power utility has said.
Concerns are growing that Eskom is skirting with defaulting on its World Bank loans, which are supposed to help the power utility invest in renewable-and-emissions-reducing technologies.
The Gauteng Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs department wants to negotiate an interest-free repayment of the Emfuleni municipality's Eskom debt.
Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu said that government was aware of challenges dogging the SA economy and that it was committed to investing in projects it hoped would either ignite growth, or set SA up for growth in better times.
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