When herd behaviour is used for selfishness, all you’re left with is a smug sense of entitlement, writes Charlene Naidoo.
The board of Eskom has received allegations of corruption and victimisation against the power utility's chief operating offficer Jan Oberholzer.
Eskom expects that the Koeberg power station outside Cape Town will only be fully up and running again by the end of the coming weekend, says spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha.
There is an appetite among financiers to invest in South Africa's energy sector, with a couple of caveats: they want to be sure the scale of the project makes commercial sense, and the price point must be viable.
The economics of developing a gas network in SA does not "add up" and so there is no appetite to do anything about it, experts say at the Africa Energy Indaba.
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.
The global spread of coronavirus has negatively affected demand and prices for crude oil.
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.
Deputy President David Mabuza convened the first meeting of the Eskom task team at Tuynhuys, Parliament, in Cape Town on Thursday.
The minister of energy and mineral resources says his department will provide further details on the proposed utility when it draws up its budget.
The City of Cape Town has welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement that some municipalities would be able to buy energy from independent power producers in future, but Executive Mayor Dan Plato wants to know exactly how this will be implemented.
As the debate over how to save Eskom rages, what started as a coalition of fringe, social media slacktivists lobbying against the introduction of renewable energy, is coalescing around similar political and policy goals.
Deputy President David Mabuza has hit out at media reports claiming that he had questioned the role of independent power producers in the country's energy mix.
Before the private sector can agree to help restructure Eskom's debt, it must be able to see that there is a future for the power utility as a sustainable business.
The independent power producers of bid window five could produce electricity at costs as little as 40c per kilowatt hour, says an energy expert.
Progress has been made in Africa's development in biomass and the continent has the potential to capitalise on this renewable energy source.
In this interview, Chris Yelland of EE Business Intelligence explores wide-ranging issues with Minister Gwede Mantashe, including the War Room, emergency procurements, IRP 2019 and the need for new generation capacity.
Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe said government is working to get additional energy capacity, but it won't be rushed.
The minister has suggested redirecting mining royalties to a sovereign wealth fund.
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.
Eskom has decided not to proceed with its intended interruption of supply to the West Rand Power Distributors on the date proposed.
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