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.

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.

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.

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.

Eskom: Load shedding to continue through Saturday

2019-12-07 08:18

Stage 4 load shedding shifted to stage 2 from 23:00 on Friday and was set to continue until 23:00, Eskom said.

Moody's: Eskom won't be fixed overnight

2019-09-09 18:37

Fixing loss-making power utility Eskom is complex and it will take time for the government and the company to agree to a plan, according to Moody’s Investors Service.

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.


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.

'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.

Electricity crisis: too many fingers in too many pies

2020-01-10 15:04

There are too many fingers in too many pies and now they are being caught in their own webs. Even tender decisions need to be reviewed every now and again.

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.

As Eskom flounders, political and financial logjam stalls new energy supply - experts

2019-12-10 14:31

As South Africa reels from persistent electricity blackouts, questions have been raised about why the Department of Energy and Eskom have not taken steps to procure new energy sources in recent years.

OPINION: Time to replace the Eskom board

2019-10-26 10:57

President Cyril Ramaphosa should replace the existing board with credible engineers and community representatives, says NUM media officer Luphert Chilwane.

S&P advice to SA: Beware what you say about Eskom debt

2019-09-08 10:21

Talks around restructuring Eskom's bonds must be approached carefully to avoid spooking the market, according to S&P Global Ratings.

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.

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