ARTICLES RELATING TO ELECTRICITY

Here’s how a Mpumalanga municipality ended up with an electricity pole in the middle of a road

2019-10-08 09:26

The municipality is surprised that months after the first tweet, people are still surprised.

R45bn in bailouts later, Ghana power deals risk new debt headache

2019-09-19 08:31

After issuing more than 17 billion cedis (around R45bn) in bonds over the past two years to bail out banks and repay energy arrears, Ghana faces a new debt risk.

ANALYSIS: Bleak outlook for SA coal

2019-09-17 11:21

South Africa’s coal mining industry appears to be on the brink of permanent decline as the country’s main export markets prepare to reduce reliance on imports and global divestment from fossil fuels increases at an exponential rate.

S&P advice to SA: Beware what you say about Eskom debt

2019-09-08 10:21

Talks around restructuring Eskom's bonds must be approached carefully to avoid spooking the market, according to S&P Global Ratings.

Eskom begins 400MW power supply to Zimbabwe

2019-08-09 12:34

Eskom began exports of 400 megawatts into Zimbabwe on Friday, easing a protracted power crisis characterised by daily outages lasting up to 18 hours.

Zim says it has reached 400MW a week deal with Eskom

2019-08-06 21:30

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.

Eskom's revolving door: 10 CEOs in 10 years

2019-08-02 05:01

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.

Ferial Haffajee: Reading the signs, Eskom’s death spiral is about to speed up

2019-07-31 14:12

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.

SAICA: We are helping Eskom avoid a downgrade

2019-07-30 19:28

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.

Producer electricity costs climb 30% in June as winter tariffs kick in

2019-07-27 08:39

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 crippled by poor management, not lack of investment - AfDB chief

2019-09-29 15:56

Eskom, struggling under the weight of about $30bn in debt, has been hurt by poor management, not lack of investment, says AfDB president Akinwumi Adesina.

Zambia may double electricity prices as drought slashes supply

2019-09-17 16:23

Zambia, Africa’s second-biggest copper producer, may double power tariffs as the government seeks more costly imports to offset a shortfall from its drought-stricken hydropower dams.

Moody's: Eskom won't be fixed overnight

2019-09-09 18:37

Fixing loss-making power utility Eskom is complex and it will take time for the government and the company to agree to a plan, according to Moody’s Investors Service.

Treasury wants Eskom to sell its coal stations - these companies could be interested

2019-08-28 16:29

The sale could settle Eskom's debt - and solve some other problems too.

Powerless: Rolling blackouts in Zimbabwe hit businesses and jobs

2019-08-07 08:40

Low water levels in the Zambezi River have led to power cuts that are now hitting Zimbabwe's industrial hubs.

Eskom needs government support to stabilise its debt – Moody's

2019-08-06 17:25

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.

Feud in Ivory Park over illegal electricity, residents threaten to blow up substation

2019-08-01 06:05

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.

IN QUOTES: CEO Phakamani Hadebe's parting words on Eskom as he bows out

2019-07-31 10:52

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 rough South African seas could provide enough electricity for a city, a new study finds

2019-07-29 10:58

The optimal place for the turbines would be about 100km north-east of East London.

Joburg prepaid electricity users left in the dark as City Power crippled by computer virus

2019-07-25 10:51

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.

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