FACT CHECKED: Load shedding - not enough coal or all part of a loan deal?

2018-12-13 13:02

Amid rumours circulating on social media about the cause of load shedding, Fin24 weighs up the facts to get to the bottom of the electricity crisis.

Heavy rain may heighten outage risk, Eskom warns

2018-12-07 12:21

The biggest risk to Eskom being able to avoid load shedding during this weekend is the weather, according to the power utility’s spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe.

Eskom mulls management-unit cuts to trim costs

2018-11-16 10:56

The power utility is considering reducing its executive committee and having fewer divisions, thinning out top management as the South African state-owned power utility aims to cut costs.

Load shedding: Eskom's coal crisis in a nutshell

2018-11-14 08:30

Eskom is running low on coal; municipal debt has ballooned by another R2bn since May and the risk of load shedding is "very high". Here's what you need to know.

Senior Eskom staff resort to secure messaging app to stop leaks to former acting CEO

2018-10-05 19:02

Senior managers at the power utility have started to use secure messaging app Telegram in an effort to stop chats being leaked to the group's former acting CEO Matshela Koko.

Eskom wage talks continue amid tension over bonuses

2018-07-27 17:08

Eskom and worker unions remain locked in wage negotiations, alongside a warning from Numsa that a CCMA strike certificate might be considered if talks fail.

Matshela Koko back at Eskom, but not as acting CEO

2018-01-03 10:45

Suspended Eskom executives Matshela Koko and Prish Govender have been reinstated after being cleared of any wrongdoing, says an Eskom spokesperson.

Price talks could kill green projects

2017-09-03 06:01

The department of energy’s solution to the crippling impasse in the renewable energy programme will probably end up with the government being sued, and will certainly kill some of the projects.

Eskom at fault, yet Khumalos must pay for free electricity

2016-09-29 06:35

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says Eskom wrongfully disconnected a Khayelitsha family's power supply, but rules they must pay for the years of free electricity.

Yelland: Do what Eskom says and ask questions

2016-06-18 07:00

After first flatly denying that any prepayment for coal to the Guptas had ever taken place, Eskom’s head of generation, Matshela Koko, was forced to retract his denial.


UPDATE: Risk of load shedding on Monday still high

2018-12-10 08:37

Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe said that no load shedding would be required on Monday, but the system still remains vulnerable.

Eskom denies chamber's claims of coal boycott

2018-12-06 14:49

Eskom has dismissed claims that power utility refused to buy coal from its suppliers, saying all supply of coal to Eskom must be checked under strict procurement guidelines.

Eskom suspends executive for the group capital division with immediate effect

2018-11-16 09:13

The power utility said it would be launching an investigation into 'various allegations of impropriety against him relating to the Kusile Power Station build project'.

Renewable energy, diesel help Eskom stave off loadshedding

2018-10-15 20:30

The power system has stabilised and there will be no loadshedding on Monday night, Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe said.

Start planning for load shedding this week says Eskom

2018-07-30 14:53

Following a month without load shedding, Eskom warned that the power grid was again constrained due to "instability at several power stations due to acts of intimidation".

Eskom says coal supply problems linked to Tegeta

2018-04-17 09:49

The power utility is working with the National Treasury to source more coal for seven of its plants that don’t have adequate supply.

Eskom 'going down and under very, very fast'

2017-11-19 06:07

With a new report detailing how Eskom is wasting billions of rands constructing power stations to supply electricity for which there is no demand, the state utility is “going down and under very, very fast”, says energy adviser.

Noise about Tegeta all about the Guptas - Eskom spokesperson

2017-04-23 13:26

The noise surrounding the coal contract awarded to Tegeta is only because the company is linked to the Gupta family, said Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe.

Numsa to picket at Eskom offices for 'better living wage'

2016-07-18 11:06

Numsa members at Eskom plan to picket outside the power utility's head office to demand a 'substantial' wage hike as well as a housing allowance increase.

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