Mkhize wants more time for Eskom debt report

2018-09-18 16:30

Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Zweli Mkhize has written to National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete asking that his deadline for a report on how much municipalities owe Eskom be extended.

DA demands details of R370bn Chinese loan, warns of 'debt trap'

2018-09-16 15:53

DA demands full details about a R370bn loan allegedly negotiated by President Cyril Ramaphosa with China.

Why Eskom bonds should be considered government debt

2018-09-15 07:45

If all R268bn of guaranteed debt landed on the government’s balance sheet, it could raise SA's debt to GDP towards 70%, not the 53% disclosed by the government for 2017, says Nick Smith-Saville.

Department of Mineral Resources to approach state capture inquiry

2018-09-13 16:17

The Department of Mineral Resources will approach the commission of inquiry into state capture, and give evidence if asked to do so.

Exxaro, Seriti said to mull bids for South32 coal assets

2018-09-11 21:10

Exxaro Resources and Seriti Resources are among groups considering bidding for South32’s South African thermal coal operations, valued at almost R12bn, according to people familiar with the matter.

Ramaphosa to answer questions on China loans, land expropriation in Parliament

2018-09-11 06:45

The president will be asked to describe the terms of a R33.4bn Chinese state-owned bank loan to Eskom when he answers questions in the National Council of Provinces.

A realistic look at energy's 'new dawn'

2018-09-07 06:15

There is plenty to do if the promise of IRP methodology – that consumers’ interests would come first – is to be realised, say Stephen Thomas & Angela Andrews.

What corrupt companies should do to regain our trust

2018-09-05 06:30

Trust is an intangible but vital currency in a healthy economy. Getting it back once it’s gone is difficult but doable, and SA has its work cut out, says Tim London.

Nuclear is still there

2018-09-02 06:01

Although the new Integrated Resource Plan is seen as a big improvement, its pricing structure, especially concerning new coal stations, is seen as implausible.

Eskom to appoint CFO by September - Mabuza

2018-08-29 23:21

Eskom board chair Jabu Mabuza has assured Parliament committees that the appointment of a CFO will be finalised by September.


Four Eskom power plants have less than 10 days' coal

2018-09-17 08:20

The power utility is planning on trucking and railing supplies from a facility in the Limpopo province to the stations in Mpumalanga that’s about 400 kilometers away.

Should SOE boards have greater autonomy?

2018-09-16 09:48

As we begin a new state-building exercise, SOEs should be central to our developmental and economic agenda writes Sizwe Mbhele.

Eskom, other SOEs still pose risk to SA - Moody's panel

2018-09-13 18:00

There have been changes at Eskom, Transnet and other SOEs, but not enough has been done to reduce the risk they pose to the economy, it emerged at ratings agency Moody's sub-Saharan Africa conference.

Gordhan: Eskom investigating bomb threats, violence during wage dispute with unions

2018-09-13 12:15

The minister of public enterprises says investigations are underway into incidents of violence and intimidation - including bomb threats - that took place during the wage dispute between Eskom and unions.

Ramaphosa talks economy in Parliament - 5 key takeaways

2018-09-11 18:05

President Cyril Ramaphosa answered economic questions in the National Council of Provinces. Here are five key takeaways.

WATCH: Orange Farm residents still in the dark, 2 months after transformer explodes

Residents of Orange Farm, Johannesburg, have spent winter at the mercy of the cold after an electricity transformer exploded, leaving them without power for more than two months. Watch.

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Phasing out coal will plunge sector into crisis - study

2018-09-06 10:13

Phasing out coal will plunge the sector into crisis, and urgent intervention is needed to mitigate job losses, a new study has found.

Gordhan: Fuel prices will rock SOEs

2018-09-03 14:01

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has said fuel price increases are significantly affecting operations and turnaround strategies at most state-owned enterprises.

Numsa signs Eskom wage deal after months of talks

2018-08-30 08:10

The three-year agreement includes a 7.5% increase for year one, and a 7% increase for years two and three.

Gordhan: Eskom should be allowed to compete in the renewable space

2018-08-29 05:45

The draft Integrated Resources Plan is a "game changer" for South Africa’s electricity landscape and Eskom should get the chance to participate, says Public Enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan.

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