When herd behaviour is used for selfishness, all you’re left with is a smug sense of entitlement, writes Charlene Naidoo.
Loadshedding was predominantly to blame for South Africa’s 1.4% GDP decline at the end of 2019.
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.
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.
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.
President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is open to the idea of selling some of Eskom’s power stations to private companies to run.
Hundreds of thousands of commuters in the Western Cape will be without rail transport following a surprise temporary suspension of the rail service.
Deputy President David Mabuza convened the first meeting of the Eskom task team at Tuynhuys, Parliament, in Cape Town on Thursday.
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.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel encourages South Africa to look beyond its existing power generators and expand into natural gasses.
The new transmission business will be able to buy and sell electricity, which will allow other companies to start generating electricity for the grid.
An internal memo reveals that the utility will have a shortage of 8 891.4 MW to meet Thursday's peak afternoon demand.
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 aims to pay R22 million to the City of Cape Town by March 15, 2020.
"The tasked team failed because the debt escalated under their watch."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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