Eskom a 'black hole' - DA on bailout billions

2019-04-21 14:17

The DA has slammed Eskom as an unviable "black hole", while other reports claim the entity has an ambitious rescue plan.

Ramaphosa: We're hard at work keeping the lights on

2019-04-10 11:35

President Cyril Ramaphosa says that government is making headway in terms of getting to the root of Eskom's troubles.

'You must be a walking encyclopaedia' - what's all in a day's work for Eskom's Khulu Phasiwe

2019-04-05 13:44

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 cannot operate with the current tariff level - energy expert

2019-04-04 16:13

Even an efficient, well-run electricity utility would not be able to operate on Eskom’s tariff levels, according to an international energy expert.

Ferial Haffajee: Gordhan and Mogoro take the Eskom frog out of boiling water

2019-04-04 12:31

Public Enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan's media briefing on Wednesday on the state of SA's electricity supply was a refreshing exercise in accountability, writes Ferial Haffajee.

Load shedding: What we know about the state of the electricity system so far

2019-04-03 06:45

SA will know more about the current status of the country's electricity supply on Wednesday, when Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan and Eskom board chair Jabu Mabuza will address media.

Load shedding: We will know more by next week - Cabinet

2019-03-29 14:47

Eskom and government will soon know more about what needs to be done to stabilise the grid, Cabinet has said.

SA faces hefty $124bn energy 'transition risk'

2019-03-27 22:05

South Africa faces a “transition risk” of $124 billion between now and 2035 if it carries on with business as usual while the rest of the world cuts greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris Agreement.

Watch: Here's what goes on behind closed doors when Eskom repairs its boiler tube leaks

Leaks in boilers were a major contributor to recent load shedding, as Eskom struggled to keep its power stations running at full steam. Here's what fixing tube leaks actually looks like. (Fast forward to 11:42 for the good stuff.)

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SA needs to spend R1 trillion to grow power capacity by 2030 - Radebe

2019-03-26 12:29

The minister also said municipalities should be encouraged to get their old or non-functioning power stations working again.


Eskom's mega projects showed us mega red flags - here's what we can learn from them

2019-04-16 06:01

The rising costs of Kusile and Medupi stand at hundreds of billions despite several red flags along the way. Here's what we can learn from the mega mistakes of Eskom's mega projects, says Makhopa Tshehla.

Eskom: Colder weather signals load shedding risk this week

2019-04-08 16:14

Eskom has warned the electricity system is tight this week and is encouraging consumers to use less.

BUSA to lend government a helping hand with Eskom

2019-04-04 18:51

Business Unity South Africa has promised to support President Cyril Ramaphosa in efforts to stabilise electricity supply in the country and secure Eskom's sustainability, the Presidency has said.

'The whole country is counting on us': What Eskom boss told staff when stage 4 hit

2019-04-04 14:40

As the country faced a severely constrained electricity grid last month, Eskom COO wrote staff a memo, appealing to them to change course urgently in a bid to "save our organisation".

Eskom's Medupi and Kusile to cost R36bn to complete, will not be halted - Mabuza

2019-04-04 09:28

Eskom Chairperson Jabu Mabuza says construction on power plants Medupi and Kusile will go ahead as the cost of halting the projects will not benefit the economy.

SA law firm plans class action against Eskom over load shedding

2019-04-02 13:11

The national load shedding crisis will shortly come under legal scrutiny, if a local law firm has its way.

Eskom CEO: 30 companies must pay us back for poor workmanship

2019-03-29 12:52

Eskom CEO Phakamani Hadebe says the power utility has identified some 30 companies which must pay it back for poor workmanship on power plants.

Ramaphosa: Eskom restructure gaining traction - even among naysayers

2019-03-27 12:40

While South Africans and opposition parties wonder when to expect the next round of rolling blackouts, President Cyril Ramaphosa says his restructuring proposal for Eskom is gaining more traction after initially being met with opposition.

City of Johannesburg intent on using licence to buy power from independent producer - Mashaba

2019-03-26 22:32

Eskom has barred the City of Johannesburg from increasing its energy capacity despite having a licence to purchase power generation from other producers, mayor Herman Mashaba has told journalists.

We are not out of the woods, things could change at short notice - Eskom's Etzinger

2019-03-25 13:39

Even though Eskom has stopped load shedding, there is still a risk that the electricity system could change at short notice, said acting head of generation Andrew Etzinger.

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