ARTICLES RELATING TO KUSILE

Parliament given 'very misleading' information on Medupi, Kusile cost - analyst

2019-08-30 08:17

Energy expert Chris Yelland says that Parliament’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts was given "outdated and incorrect" figures on the cost of completing coal power mega stations Medupi and Kusile.

SIU probes R139 billion rot at Medupi and Kusile - report

2019-02-24 10:23

The Special Investigating Unit has brought in additional experts in its investigation of 11 contractors at the two power stations.

Strike warning: Numsa warns of more Medupi and Kusile delays

2017-07-18 19:04

Numsa has warned that further construction delays at Eskom’s coal power plants Medupi and Kusile could occur if they go on strike in the engineering and metals sector.

Dentons report: Why Eskom fell behind on Medupi, Kusile

2017-02-10 08:56

Global law firm Dentons' report into the problems at Eskom highlighted how and why the state utility failed to meet its own deadlines for new generation capacity.

Drought pushes South Africa to water, energy, and food reckoning

2016-01-24 17:28

January 7, 2016 could hardly have been worse in this thunderously beautiful, water-parched, and economically reeling nation of 53 million residents at the bottom of Africa, writes Keith Schneider.

Medupi project director Roman Crookes quits

2016-01-03 17:08

Roman Crookes, project director of the new Medupi power station, has resigned and will leave Eskom at the end of January, says spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe.

EXCLUSIVE: 6 reasons why Eskom is load shedding

2014-11-24 07:00

These are the real reasons why Eskom is implementing rolling scheduled blackouts for the third time this year, according to an energy analyst.

Strike puts brakes on Medupi, Kusile

2014-07-01 14:42

A strike by over 220 000 workers affiliated to the National Union of Metalworkers of SA has resulted in no work at parts of Kusile and only minimal work at Medupi.

Eskom comes under more fire

2013-04-24 19:17

Opposition parties are suspicious that Eskom's maintenance plans are a way of hitting back at the public for objecting to electricity hikes, a report states.

 

Eskom's Medupi and Kusile to cost R36bn to complete, will not be halted - Mabuza

2019-04-04 09:28

Eskom Chairperson Jabu Mabuza says construction on power plants Medupi and Kusile will go ahead as the cost of halting the projects will not benefit the economy.

To save Eskom from ruin, SA should ditch nuclear plan and cut coal power - study

2017-11-16 12:54

Eskom should cut down on its coal power network – including curtailing work at Kusile – and should not embark on any new nuclear, gas or coal building programmes if it wants to save itself from financial ruin, a new study has found.

Anglo gets bid for coal mine near Kusile power station - sources

2017-05-23 07:25

Anglo American has received a bid for its New Largo project in SA, as it continues efforts to exit operations designed to supply coal to Eskom's power plants, according to sources.

Eskom to spend R340m to complete build plan

2016-04-26 15:08

Over the next five years, Eskom will spend R340m in capital expenditure to complete its build programme, including the Medupi and Kusile coal-fired power stations.

How SA can build nuclear plants without overruns and delays

2016-01-13 17:03

A South African chemical engineer with three decades of big build experience explains how SA can build its nuclear power plants in a way that avoids delays and added costs.

Eskom to fork out R1.4bn on food for workers

2014-12-21 10:50

Eskom will spend a staggering R1.4bn on two catering contracts to provide free meals to its staff at the Medupi and Kusile power plants, according to a report.

Kusile reaches critical milestone - Eskom

2014-10-28 20:36

Eskom says unit one of the Kusile power station has switched on the barring gear motor, which is a mechanism to ensure a turbine does not bend.

Solving Eskom's electricity headache

2014-03-16 12:24

The government needs to look into the supply of coal for Eskom, diversify its energy sources and allow private players into the industry, experts say.

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