South Africans should only expect progress with electricity generation in six months, department of energy says

2020-03-15 15:06

Loadshedding was predominantly to blame for South Africa’s 1.4% GDP decline at the end of 2019.

DA wants Emfuleni under administration for its R2.3bn Eskom debt

2020-03-10 16:54

The DA wants the embattled Emfuleni Municipality to be dissolved, after its assets were seized to foot a massive R2.3 billion debt to Eskom.

7 interventions that could prevent Eskom's collapse

2020-03-05 08:22

From resolving Eskom's debt issues, to finding opportunities in the renewables sector – these are some interventions from several stakeholders on how to address Eskom's governance and operational challenges.

Cosatu's debt relief plan for Eskom could work, energy expert tells MPs

2020-03-04 14:24

Eskom is in a "classic utility death spiral" and a special purpose financing vehicle proposed by Cosatu to deal with its debt might be a solution that could work, said energy expert Anton Eberhard.

Ramaphosa 'most interested' in possible sale of Eskom power stations

2020-03-03 17:40

President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is open to the idea of selling some of Eskom’s power stations to private companies to run.

UPDATE | Train pain for Metrorail commuters as Eskom power cut cripples services

2020-02-27 16:12

Hundreds of thousands of commuters in the Western Cape will be without rail transport following a surprise temporary suspension of the rail service.

'Swift action' needed on Eskom, says Mabuza, as task team holds first meeting

2020-02-20 15:01

Deputy President David Mabuza convened the first meeting of the Eskom task team at Tuynhuys, Parliament, in Cape Town on Thursday.

Emergency power could be online in 2 years - Mantashe

2020-02-19 19:55

South Africa received hundreds of responses to a call for 3 000 megawatts of emergency power that it estimates could be brought online within two years.

Angela Merkel encourages SA to look at renewable energy

2020-02-06 16:30

German Chancellor Angela Merkel encourages South Africa to look beyond its existing power generators and expand into natural gasses.

Eskom transmission business will be 'self-standing' within a month, says Gordhan

2020-02-04 18:48

The new transmission business will be able to buy and sell electricity, which will allow other companies to start generating electricity for the grid.


Eskom outages – at 18 000MW – now 'worst I've ever seen', one Eskom source says

2020-03-12 13:26

An internal memo reveals that the utility will have a shortage of 8 891.4 MW to meet Thursday's peak afternoon demand.

Eskom warns of 8 000 MW power cuts if maintenance delayed

2020-03-06 16:48

Eskom Holdings warned that its maintenance plan must be supported by the government or South Africa can expect regular blackouts from power cuts of 8 000 megawatts by mid-2021, a move that would cripple the economy.

Prasa in talks with City of Cape Town to 'keep lights on' at stations

2020-03-04 15:09

Prasa aims to pay R22 million to the City of Cape Town by March 15, 2020.

'You have failed': SCOPA chair lashes out at Eskom task team under Dlamini-Zuma

2020-03-04 10:42

"The tasked team failed because the debt escalated under their watch."

OPINION | The light side of load shedding

2020-02-29 10:35

The Eskom crisis has acted as a catalyst for change, and there at last seems to be alignment between the president and Eskom leadership, says Adam Craker.

OPINION | Eskom: More than a failing SOE

2020-02-21 16:26

The nettle must be grasped and the bloated labour force that imperils efficiency and economic sustainability in the utility addressed. Eskom has more than 48 000 workers on its payroll, writes Ghaleb Cachalia.

Municipalities can't pay up because they're not being paid, MPs hear

2020-02-20 05:00

Salga President Thembi Nkadimeng said that municipalities struggle to pay their debts, because they struggle to collect revenue owed to hem by government and businesses.

Power cuts to continue on Sunday - Eskom

2020-02-08 10:49

The power utility has warned of an increased likelihood of power cuts over the next 18 months as it takes generating units offline to conduct maintenance.

A Turkish power-ship company has offered Eskom quick relief – and says it will be cheap

2020-02-05 09:30

Karpowership specialises in getting power stations on ships to places that need them fast – and says it could generate power for half of what Eskom is paying at its peaking plants.

Gwede Mantashe is punting an Eskom plan that would see the government sell everything except high-voltage transmission lines

2020-02-04 15:52

Dutch electricity prices declined by almost 10% since 2008 while it increased by roughly 300% in South Africa.

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