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Gupta's SA mining assets attract R3.05bn bid

2018-12-13 07:29

A South African consortium called Project Halo has submitted the winning bid of R3.05bn for three major assets of a Gupta family-linked mining company.

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 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.

Gupta-linked company 'fabricated agreement' to dodge liquidation

2018-11-28 16:40

Business rescue practitioners for Tegeta Resources and Exploration want Oakbay Investments liquidated to settle unpaid rent.

Why SA can't make a massive shift to renewables - yet

2018-10-28 11:00

There’s a lively debate raging in South Africa about the extent to which renewables should replace coal, particularly given the threat of climate change. But we can't make the shift, yet, writes Hartmut Winkler.

Funding of two new coal IPPs in South Africa may be under threat

2018-09-26 10:41

International and local efforts to restrict funding for the construction of new coal-fired power plants appear to be gaining momentum.

The new coal power station in Limpopo will only be used by the Chinese – here’s why it’s an ‘irrational’ project

2018-09-11 18:35

The Chinese will build a massive new industrial plant near Musina.

Radebe stands his ground on coal dominance under DA scrutiny

2018-09-05 15:18

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe has told Parliament that government’s energy policy takes into account all of the country's energy sources, as well as the role of poverty and inequality.

Competition Tribunal refuses appeal to halt Eskom supply collusion complaint

2018-08-12 16:03

The tribunal released a statement over the weekend in which it named at least seven entities that made arrangements to submit bids on behalf of each other to score more Eskom work.

 

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.

Protestors slam new coal-fired power station at Energy Week

2018-12-11 21:09

Activists staged a protest outside the African Energy Week conference in Cape Town on Tuesday, calling on the Development Bank of South Africa to scrap plans to fund a new coal-fired power station.

Chris Bryant: Glencore's Glasenberg places a dirty $36bn bet

2018-12-06 19:19

Higher US bond yields have made the payouts offered by most stocks look pretty underwhelming lately. Not so Glencore, whose implied yield is startlingly high even though it’s throwing off cash like it’s going out of fashion, says Chris Bryant.

ANALYSIS: Eskom's deadly cocktail

2018-12-01 12:51

The power utility is facing a deadly cocktail of increasing coal and employment costs, stagnant revenue growth and rising debt.

SA coal belt among world's pollution hotspots - Greenpeace

2018-10-29 19:28

Mpumalanga province has the most polluting cluster of coal-fired power stations in the world, producing record levels of nitrogen dioxide, according to a report by environmental campaign group Greenpeace.

Govt’s plan for coal power plants comes under fire

2018-10-16 15:29

The inclusion of new coal-fired power stations in the government’s future electricity mix came under fire from the public on Tuesday.

Standard Chartered to stop financing new coal-fired power plants

2018-09-25 11:22

Standard Chartered said it will stop financing new coal-fired power plants anywhere in the world as part of its commitment to supporting the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Ramaphosa's bizarre power plan

2018-09-09 06:19

The list of deals punted by President Cyril Ramaphosa after his state visit to China includes a hugely improbable plan to build another new 4 600 MW coal power station in Limpopo.

Ramaphosa: I have nothing to do with any Independent Power Producers

2018-08-22 20:30

President Cyril Ramaphosa says that he is not benefiting his brother-in-law Patrice Motsepe or any other person with business interests in Independent Power Producers.

Energy transition may rock politics in Brics countries - Brian Dames

2018-07-25 21:00

Former Eskom CEO Brian Dames told an energy forum that current changes experienced by the energy industry could “destroy many aspects of what we know”.

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