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Outgoing Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe tells Fin24 what a day in his life looks like as the voice of SA's most important state-owned entity - and offers some words of wisdom for his successor.
Eskom on Sunday introduced load shedding for the first time since December. Spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe says this is mainly due to plant breakdowns.
Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe said that no load shedding would be required on Monday, but the system still remains vulnerable.
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.
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'.
The power system has stabilised and there will be no loadshedding on Monday night, Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe said.
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".
The power utility is working with the National Treasury to source more coal for seven of its plants that don’t have adequate supply.
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.
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.
Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe took to WhatsApp to announce his resignation.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 and worker unions remain locked in wage negotiations, alongside a warning from Numsa that a CCMA strike certificate might be considered if talks fail.
Suspended Eskom executives Matshela Koko and Prish Govender have been reinstated after being cleared of any wrongdoing, says an Eskom spokesperson.
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.
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.
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