In the absence of a credible opposition party to challenge the ANC, perhaps the IMF is best placed to help the party, writes Ayabulela Dlakavu.
South African power utility Eskom says it is not responsible for the power outages being experienced in Zimbabwe, saying it is supplying 400MW to the southern African country as agreed.
The Zimbabwean government says it has reached an agreement with South Africa’s state-owned power utility Eskom for the supply of 400MW of electricity, starting this week.
A government official says the country will be making weekly payments to both expunge old debts and pay for new electricity imports.
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.
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.
Both Zambia and Zimbabwe are facing a power crisis as a drought has reduced water levels to 27% at Lake Kariba, the world’s largest man-made reservoir, a key power source for the two countries.
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.
Is Public Enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan creating a Gordian knot at Eskom? asks Ferial Haffajee.
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.
President Cyril Ramaphosa spent a large part of his State of the Nation address focusing on Eskom and how government plans to save the embattled power entity.
Low water levels in the Zambezi River have led to power cuts that are now hitting Zimbabwe's industrial hubs.
The utility has confirmed that Zimbabwe has made payment arrangements for outstanding debt and will be getting 400MW worth of imports again, but most of that will be on a "non-firm basis".
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.
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 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.
Eskom will no longer be restoring power in areas where repeated failures are caused by electricity theft, the power utility has said.
There is no more time for ideological debates when it comes to reforms for the power utility, those close to the process say.
Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan announced on Tuesday that Eskom's unbundling will go ahead and that there was no deviation from that plan.
President Ramaphosa’s latest pledge to support Eskom is good news for the cash-strapped electricity company - but some investors are balking at the prospect of increased sovereign-bond issuance to pay for the bailout.
President Cyril Ramaphosa will announce measures to address the crisis at Eskom in his State of the Nation Address to Parliament Thursday, according to his economic adviser Trudi Makhaya.
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