Eskom halts power cuts to Northern Cape municipality pending outcome of court case

2020-01-20 10:27

This is not the first time the debt-laden utility has threatened to cut power to non-paying municipalities, as it seeks to recoup funds to improve its precarious financial position.

DA calls Mabuza’s resignation a chance to rejig Eskom leadership

2020-01-11 13:31

Member of Parliament for the Democratic Alliance Ghaleb Cachalia said the DA was willing and able to assist in the generation of a list of individuals who could potentially fulfill the key roles he said needed to be dispensed.

'The promise you gave to the nation was not met.' Mabuza apologises in resignation letter to Ramaphosa

2020-01-11 10:00

Eskom has confirmed the authenticity of a document purporting to be the resignation letter that outgoing Eskom chair Jabu Mabuza sent to President Cyril Ramaphosa, Deputy President David Mabuza and Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan.

Loadshedding to continue on Friday and Saturday

2020-01-10 20:32

Eskom announced via social media networking site Twitter on Friday evening that stage one loadshedding would end at 23:00 in the evening and that an unspecified category of loadshedding would resume on Saturday morning.

Municipal debt to Eskom grows by over R1bn in a month

2019-12-03 12:53

Overdue debt owed to Eskom by municipalities increased by some R1.2bn in September to R26.4bn by the end of October, Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts heard.

Mabuza: 'We are satisfied, Andre is the man for the now'

2019-11-28 21:02

Eskom chairperson Jabu Mabuza has defended the appointment of Andre de Ruyter as new CEO, lauding him for taking a salary less than the average of the previous three bosses.

Mboweni: I am certain Eskom will get a competent CEO very soon

2019-10-23 19:31

The finance minister said in Parliament that a new CEO for the cash-strapped power utility would be announced soon.

Load shedding: Bulldozers now used to transport coal

2019-10-17 12:10

Eskom is investigating why a conveyor belt carrying coal from the Grootgeluk Coal Mine to Medupi Power Station in Limpopo has failed, a spokesperson confirmed.

Plant maintenance can trigger load shedding, Eskom warns

2019-09-04 13:55

Eskom vows to avoid load shedding in the coming summer months, as it announces it has gone through 164 days without implementing power cuts

7 things the new Eskom CEO will need to turn the power utility around, according to experts

2019-08-28 05:00

With the hunt on for a new CEO for Eskom, experts have outlined seven key attributes they believe the new head will need in order to turn the beleaguered state-owned entity around.


NUMSA slams entire Eskom board as “incompetent” amid ructions

2020-01-12 09:56

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa said Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan appeared to move from one state-owned entity crisis to another but appears unable to provide the necessary required leadership to fix parastatals.

Nehawu calls for Gordhan’s head after Mabuza quits Eskom

2020-01-11 12:04

The union said it would support calls by its mother federation, the Congress of South African Trade Unions, for Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan to step aside, saying that the situation at Eskom had not improved under the his watch.

Parties concede Mabuza’s “failure” following Eskom resignation

2020-01-10 21:30

Mabuza's resignation was announced on Friday evening, after he wrote to President Cyril Ramaphosa and Deputy President David Mabuza acknowledging that Eskom failed to honour its commitment avoid loadshedding until 13 January.

Cape Town to Mantashe: Avoid 'costly litigation' by allowing municipalities to buy their own electricity

2019-12-12 10:13

The city has written to the minister of mineral resources and energy asking that it and other municipalities be permitted to buy electricity directly from independent power producers, avoiding a pending court case.

Eskom wants attachment of mayoral cars to recover municipal debt – Mabuza

2019-11-30 15:30

Municipal debt owed to Eskom stands at R25.1bn and could approach R30bn by year end, Eskom Chairperson Jabu Mabuza warned.

No debt relief for Eskom just yet, says Mboweni

2019-10-30 14:10

The finance minister says relief will only be negotiated once Eskom has shown progress in its turnaround strategy.

Cosatu wants heads to roll at Eskom over load shedding

2019-10-17 13:11

The trade union federation wants Eskom's senior management, plus the board, to be dismissed after stage two load shedding was announced on Wednesday.

'I won't fail to try' says Eskom boss as financial performance slides

2019-10-09 14:26

Eskom’s net loss after tax went up to R21bn from R2.3bn in the previous year.

Eskom, NUM on collision course over unbundling

2019-08-29 17:57

NUM is standing its ground against unbundling, and says a recent meeting with Eskom management over its turnaround strategy was a plan to "co-opt" the union.

ANALYSIS: Eskom unveils next stage of restructuring and turnaround plan

2019-08-26 13:30

A leaked Eskom vision and strategy document, apparently prepared by the Boston Consulting Group for Eskom, has revealed the next steps of a long-awaited restructuring and turnaround plan for the embattled utility.

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