Medupi and Kusile performing worse than some of Eskom's older power stations

2019-12-10 18:11

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.

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Energy expert Chris Yelland says that Parliament’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts was given "outdated and incorrect" figures on the cost of completing coal power mega stations Medupi and Kusile.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

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.

Eskom under fire as Ingula costs said to balloon to R36bn

2016-08-22 13:13

Eskom’s board is facing calls to appear before Parliament with documents relating to the Ingula pumped storage scheme, which has allegedly seen costs spiral from R8.9bn to R36bn.

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.

Hitachi settles with AfDB over Medupi

2015-12-02 22:53

The African Development Bank Group has concluded a settlement dealt with Japanese power company Hitachi over the awarding of the Medupi contract.

Eskom boss slams Medupi strike, calling it ‘treason’ and loadshedding a ‘national crisis’

2015-06-12 13:21

The strike at the Medupi power station is “treason”, Brian Molefe, acting chief executive of Eskom, said this morning in Parliament.

Numsa: Workers locked out of Medupi site

2015-03-26 09:27

Workers at Eskom's Medupi power plant have been locked out of the construction site after a one-day strike, says a Numsa official.

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.


Load shedding blamed on broken conveyor belt at Medupi

2019-10-16 09:39

In addition, five electricity generating units are unavailable due to boiler tube leaks

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.

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.

Gov't clarifies stance on SA's energy mix

2016-09-15 17:38

Cabinet has once more emphasised that independent power producers remain an integral part of SA's energy mix, following conflicting statements from Eskom CEO Brian Molefe.

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.

Inside Medupi’s labour pains

2015-08-23 15:00

This week suspended workers trickled into the Mogol Club in Lephalale, the town closest to the Medupi construction site, to be re-employed after agreeing to conditions endorsed by Eskom.

Burning tyres and intimidation at Medupi

2015-04-09 14:59

A group of labourers placed burning tyres on the road entering Medupi to force buses to stop and then physically pulled workers off the bus, according to Eskom and witnesses.

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.

Exxaro managing costs well - CEO

2014-08-21 18:12

Exxaro is on firm ground to make great strides in the mining industry because it manages costs diligently, says boss Sipho Nkosi.

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