In the absence of a credible opposition party to challenge the ANC, perhaps the IMF is best placed to help the party, writes Ayabulela Dlakavu.
Eskom began exports of 400 megawatts into Zimbabwe on Friday, easing a protracted power crisis characterised by daily outages lasting up to 18 hours.
The Zimbabwean government says it has reached an agreement with South Africa’s state-owned power utility Eskom for the supply of 400MW of electricity, starting this week.
Jabu Mabuza is officially the 10th CEO to walk the corridors of the power utility's head offices in 10 years. On the back of Phakamani Hadebe's exit this week, Fin24 takes a look at Eskom's revolving door of CEOs and acting CEOs and where they are now.
If this is the best plan Pravin Gordhan and Cyril Ramaphosa can come up with after so many months, we should be very worried, says Ferial Haffajee.
Among the first items on the new Eskom Chief Restructuring Officer's to do list will be tackling the power utility's debt burden and engaging investors - and accounting body SAICA says it is standing by to assist.
The average cost of electricity for producers jumped by more than 30% in June as winter tariffs set in, an annual occurrence, according to Stats SA.
Eskom senior manager for operations and Maintenance in the Gauteng Operating Unit, Motlhabane Ramashi, says power has been restored in some parts of Ivory Park, Diepsloot and Braamfischer, following successful audit processes.
Eskom and the Gauteng provincial government have agreed to work together to deal "decisively" with ongoing disruptions in the supply of electricity in several areas in the province, Eskom said in a statement on Thursday.
Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has threatened to go to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa over his plea to power utility Eskom to restore electricity to parts of Soweto.
Energy Minister Fortune Chasi said on Monday that his department was considering a tariff review, or cutting off electricity supply to debtors.
Low water levels in the Zambezi River have led to power cuts that are now hitting Zimbabwe's industrial hubs.
Eskom's net loss of R27bn for the 2018/19 financial year further highlights its unsustainable capital structure and the urgency for a turnaround plan, says ratings agency Moody's.
Ivory Park residents have threatened to blow up a substation, if Eskom and the police don't assist in disconnecting illegal electricity cables that were installed by land occupiers.
Wednesday is Phakamani Hadebe's last day in office as Eskom's Chief Executive Officer. Here is a roundup of key quotes from his last presentation on the job.
The optimal place for the turbines would be about 100km north-east of East London.
A virus which has hit City Power has resulted in a blackout to its internet technology system, leaving scores of Johannesburg residents unable to purchase electricity.
Eskom has begun a search for a new Group CEO to replace Phakamani Hadebe, who quit his job in May.
Eskom is due to pay over R900m in interest to Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking before the end of the month, it said in a notice on Wednesday evening.
Some residents of Protea Glen in Soweto have taken to the streets in a protest over lack of electricity.
Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba will engage with Eskom officials over the power utility's apparent threats that it will not repair infrastructure in areas where there are high levels of non-payment.
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