ARTICLES RELATING TO ENERGY CRISIS

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.

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.

Eskom to pay Nedbank R900m in interest before month end

2019-07-18 11:48

Eskom is due to pay over R900m in interest to Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking before the end of the month, it said in a notice on Wednesday evening.

Good news for Eskom: World Bank says SA will save it

2019-07-02 14:38

The risk of South Africa’s struggling state power utility going bust doesn’t appear to faze one of its biggest creditors: the World Bank.

Eskom unbundling will go ahead, says Gordhan

2019-06-25 17:42

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan announced on Tuesday that Eskom's unbundling will go ahead and that there was no deviation from that plan.

Ramaphosa win, Eskom reform may boost banks

2019-05-10 17:37

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s re-election will strengthen investor confidence in South Africa, according to Bloomberg Intelligence analysts Philip Richards and Edmond Christou.

Most South Africans want investment in renewables, not coal – survey

2019-04-25 05:00

Most South Africans want foreign investment in electricity generation to focus on renewable energy and not on coal, according to an international survey released on Wednesday.

Ferial Haffajee: Gordhan and Mogoro take the Eskom frog out of boiling water

2019-04-04 12:31

Public Enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan's media briefing on Wednesday on the state of SA's electricity supply was a refreshing exercise in accountability, writes Ferial Haffajee.

Eskom CEO: 30 companies must pay us back for poor workmanship

2019-03-29 12:52

Eskom CEO Phakamani Hadebe says the power utility has identified some 30 companies which must pay it back for poor workmanship on power plants.

Find everything you need to know about Gordhan's Eskom briefing - and what happens next - here

2019-03-19 18:09

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan held a briefing on Eskom in Johannesburg this morning. From how much Eskom plans to spend on maintenance to the root cause of the power crisis, catch up on everything you missed here.

 

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.

Electricity theft: No more Mr Nice Guy, Eskom warns

2019-07-10 19:21

Eskom will no longer be restoring power in areas where repeated failures are caused by electricity theft, the power utility has said.

Ferial Haffajee: Does Eskom really need a Chief Restructuring Officer?

2019-06-27 13:15

Is Public Enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan creating a Gordian knot at Eskom? asks Ferial Haffajee.

Eskom: 4 months later and workers still in the dark on unbundling - unions

2019-06-25 07:25

Trade unions have said that there have been no formal meetings with Eskom to discuss what the unbundling of the power utility will mean for workers - four months since it was first announced.

Ramaphosa promises no job losses at Eskom

2019-05-03 10:22

President Cyril Ramaphosa has said the government won’t cut jobs at state power utility, Eskom, as it divides the company into three separate businesses.

Eskom's mega projects showed us mega red flags - here's what we can learn from them

2019-04-16 06:01

The rising costs of Kusile and Medupi stand at hundreds of billions despite several red flags along the way. Here's what we can learn from the mega mistakes of Eskom's mega projects, says Makhopa Tshehla.

Load shedding: We will know more by next week - Cabinet

2019-03-29 14:47

Eskom and government will soon know more about what needs to be done to stabilise the grid, Cabinet has said.

Eskom in urgent talks with Petro SA to speed up delivery of critical diesel shipment

2019-03-20 17:55

Eskom is in talks with Petro SA to accelerate the offloading of a shipment of diesel in a bid to ease the need for load shedding. The shipment was expected to arrive earlier this week and be in use by Thursday - and the need for load shedding depends on when it comes.

Eskom's 'perfect storm' and how the power utility is managing the crisis

2019-03-18 14:56

South Africa has been oscillating between Stage 2 and Stage 4 load shedding since Friday. From storm damage to a diesel shortage, Fin24 spoke to acting head of generation, Andrew Etzinger, about the extremely constrained power system.

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