Q&A with the new spokesperson for Eskom, Sikonathi Mantshantsha

2020-01-24 05:00

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.

EXCLUSIVES | We interview Eskom CEO André de Ruyter: Big changes are coming

2020-01-21 18:32

De Ruyter has promised “adequate notice” ahead of load shedding in future.

Eskom: Power grid is stabilising

2020-01-15 20:41

No load shedding is expected for the rest of the week, despite scheduled maintenance of two major generating units on Thursday, Eskom said.

'Forget about state capture': Eskom warns of collapse without higher tariffs as it faces regulator in court

2020-01-15 12:49

Eskom says if it is not granted tariff increases it wants from March this year, its finances might collapse, triggering a national crisis.

'It's political theatre': Cosatu slams calls to move Eskom to energy department

2020-01-13 18:01

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.

Load shedding continues this week and 10 things you should know about Medupi, SA's troubled mega power station

2020-01-09 09:19

These days South Africans will be lucky if Medupi is finished by 2021.

Power to be fully restored in Cleveland area by Thursday afternoon

2019-12-26 14:35

City Power has completed the connection and commissioning of the new transformer at Cleveland substation, the power utility has said.

Rolling blackouts final nail in the coffin for ailing economic growth

2019-12-15 14:32

The level of load shedding has heightened concerns that the economy could slip into another recession.

No, Zim has not been connecting electricity illegally for years - Eskom

2019-12-13 13:02

Zimbabwe has not been connecting electricity illegally "for years" at Eskom's expense, the power utility says, dismissing the claims as fake news.

Medupi and Kusile performing worse than some of Eskom's older power stations

2019-12-10 18:11

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.


OPINION: SA's energy crisis has generated lots of ideas. Most are wrong

2020-01-22 19:09

Most proposed solutions contain a fatal flaw, say Seán Mfundza Muller and Mike Muller.

Eskom halts power cuts to Northern Cape municipality pending outcome of court case

2020-01-20 10:27

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.

Eskom appoints first health ombud Prof Makgoba as interim chairperson

2020-01-15 18:32

Professor Malegapuru William Makgoba has been appointed interim chairperson of Eskom, following the shock resignation of Jabu Mabuza last week.

Big power users tell Ramaphosa they want to generate their own electricity

2020-01-14 18:50

Business wants SA’s energy plan to be within direct control of the Presidency.

Ghaleb Cachalia: Open letter to ESKOM CEO Andre de Ruyter

2020-01-10 12:35

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

Cape Town prepaid electricity meters will be offline due to maintenance

2020-01-08 12:46

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.

Some Joburg residents celebrate Christmas without power as fire destroys Cleveland substation

2019-12-25 12:13

City Power says a new transformer is estimated to cost between R12m and R16m.

OPINION: How SMEs can keep the lights on when the power is out

2019-12-14 13:10

Rolling blackouts take a heavy toll on small businesses, so it's critical to try to limit damage, says Karl Westvig.

Minerals Council: Help, Eskom is downscaling the mining industry

2019-12-12 21:30

The Minerals Council of South Africa says Eskom has essentially made "an industrial policy decision" to downscale the mining industry.

Mantashe announces 'immediate measures' to aid energy supply

2019-12-10 16:22

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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