Since 2004, complaints have piled up against Hlophe. The list is filled with allegations you don't want a senior judge to face, writes Adriaan Basson.
Morning clouds. Cool.
We chatted to the new spokesperson for Eskom, Sikonathi Mantshantsha, who relates how he became a journalist by accident, years before he began penning devastating exposés about the power utility.
De Ruyter has promised “adequate notice” ahead of load shedding in future.
No load shedding is expected for the rest of the week, despite scheduled maintenance of two major generating units on Thursday, Eskom said.
Eskom says if it is not granted tariff increases it wants from March this year, its finances might collapse, triggering a national crisis.
While trade union Numsa and the ANC Women's League have called for Eskom to be moved to the oversight of the department of mineral resources and energy, Cosatu has said this won't solve the pressing issue - to stabilise the entity and solve the power crisis.
These days South Africans will be lucky if Medupi is finished by 2021.
City Power has completed the connection and commissioning of the new transformer at Cleveland substation, the power utility has said.
The level of load shedding has heightened concerns that the economy could slip into another recession.
Zimbabwe has not been connecting electricity illegally "for years" at Eskom's expense, the power utility says, dismissing the claims as fake news.
The multi-billion rand mega power stations Eskom commissioned in 2007, Medupi and Kusile, should take a large portion of the blame for the power utility's failure to keep the country supplied with electricity.
Most proposed solutions contain a fatal flaw, say Seán Mfundza Muller and Mike Muller.
This is not the first time the debt-laden utility has threatened to cut power to non-paying municipalities, as it seeks to recoup funds to improve its precarious financial position.
Professor Malegapuru William Makgoba has been appointed interim chairperson of Eskom, following the shock resignation of Jabu Mabuza last week.
Business wants SA’s energy plan to be within direct control of the Presidency.
It has been made abundantly clear by many informed observers that the parlous state Eskom finds itself in is due in large measure to political interference, mismanagement, poor maintenance, and an opaque business model that has allowed for the infestation of graft in procurement, investment, construction and contracts, writes Ghaleb Cachalia
The City of Cape Town has informed residents that prepaid electricity meters will be offline for a few hours in mid-January, due to maintenance.
City Power says a new transformer is estimated to cost between R12m and R16m.
Rolling blackouts take a heavy toll on small businesses, so it's critical to try to limit damage, says Karl Westvig.
The Minerals Council of South Africa says Eskom has essentially made "an industrial policy decision" to downscale the mining industry.
The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy has announced short- and medium-term interventions to meet South Africa’s energy demands and address its electricity and energy challenges, including steps to allow Independent Power Producers to come on stream sooner.
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