Many young white people are encouraged by their parents to just “move on” with the business of the future, writes Adriaan Basson.
The multi-billion rand mega power stations Eskom commissioned in 2007, Medupi and Kusile, should take a large portion of the blame for the power utility's failure to keep the country supplied with electricity.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Energy expert Chris Yelland says that Parliament’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts was given "outdated and incorrect" figures on the cost of completing coal power mega stations Medupi and Kusile.
The Special Investigating Unit has brought in additional experts in its investigation of 11 contractors at the two power stations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These are the real reasons why Eskom is implementing rolling scheduled blackouts for the third time this year, according to an energy analyst.
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.
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.
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