What a revolution in SA’s electricity landscape can do for the economy

2019-05-20 13:36

Load shedding costs the economy billions every year. Regulatory red tape is holding back a potential boom in the market for privately generated renewable energy, which has the potential to not only solve local power shortages, but also to attract substantial investments and create thousands of jobs.

UPDATE: Striking security guards at Kusile disperse

2019-05-10 10:21

Police in Mpumalanga say a demonstration by striking security personnel at Kusile power station has ended.

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.

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.

Eskom a 'black hole' - DA on bailout billions

2019-04-21 14:17

The DA has slammed Eskom as an unviable "black hole", while other reports claim the entity has an ambitious rescue plan.

Father is still haunted by son’s sudden death 15 years later

2019-04-05 12:51

“We’re living – if I can call it that – in a deep, dark hole and we’re struggling to move on with our lives.”

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.

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.

Load shedding could end up costing Netcare more than R1 million a month

2019-03-28 17:03

Private hospital group Netcare generates a huge amount of its own electricity via solar power, but even so it is spending an average of R800,000 per month on diesel during load shedding – and things could get worse, it disclosed on Thursday.

Watch: Here's what goes on behind closed doors when Eskom repairs its boiler tube leaks

Leaks in boilers were a major contributor to recent load shedding, as Eskom struggled to keep its power stations running at full steam. Here's what fixing tube leaks actually looks like. (Fast forward to 11:42 for the good stuff.)

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Grid stable as winter begins - Eskom

2019-05-10 16:25

No loadshedding is likely in the immediate future, but as demand rises, the national grid will be put under pressure, Eskom has said.

Business leaders offer president tips to grow economy post elections

2019-05-06 12:34

To reinvigorate the economy, SA's president needs to prosecute those accused of plundering the government, fix state-owned companies and cut debt, among others, according to business leaders.

Getting rid of the rot in Transnet

2019-05-02 10:00

The tentacles of state capture spread far and wide within the state-owned transport and logistics company, Transnet. But new management is resolute about cleaning house.

Three tips for surviving a high-pressure job – from the man who held one of the most stressful positions in South Africa

2019-04-22 08:51

Khulu Phasiwe always made sure he stayed ahead of the game and journalists.

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.

BUSA to lend government a helping hand with Eskom

2019-04-04 18:51

Business Unity South Africa has promised to support President Cyril Ramaphosa in efforts to stabilise electricity supply in the country and secure Eskom's sustainability, the Presidency has said.

Why Eskom is unfixable

2019-04-01 14:53

In March, South Africa experienced the worst period of stage 4 load shedding yet. Eskom’s debt is out of control and President Cyril Ramaphosa’s proposed break-up of the state-owned enterprise won’t help.

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.

Load shedding: One of Eskom's newest multi-billion rand power plants is defective

2019-03-27 13:43

One of South Africa’s newest power plants, designed to supply the grid during peak-use periods, is defective and has been limited to operate at lower capacity.

This is how much it will cost to take your home off the grid - and avoid load shedding forever

2019-03-27 05:23

The price of electricity keeps going up in South Africa, and the price of home solar installations keep going down. If you can't deal with load shedding anymore, here's the kind of money you'll need to opt out of Eskom.

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