The former Johannesburg mayor has 18 months to build a movement and a team to compete in the 2021 municipal elections, writes Adriaan Basson.
More sun than clouds. Mild.
The president told workers and staff that privatising Eskom would be like selling the family silver.
Energy expert Ted Blom says Eskom has four quick wins that can save South Africa from further load shedding.
Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts says the construction of Eskom’s mega power station was fraught with poor planning from inception and the oversight body has taken a decision to keep a close eye on the power utility.
Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts will next week conduct oversight visits to Eskom's mega power stations Kusile and Medupi.
Even though Eskom has stopped load shedding, there is still a risk that the electricity system could change at short notice, said acting head of generation Andrew Etzinger.
South Africa has reached a point where electricity generated from new wind and solar power plants is 200% cheaper than electricity generated by Medupi and Kusile coal powered plants.
The third unit at Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme has been brought into commercial operation, Eskom CEO Brian Molefe has announced.
In order to understand and compare the cost of electricity from a power plant, one needs to look further than simply the capital, fuel or operating and maintenance costs in isolation.
Energy analyst Chris Yelland hopes there will be a sufficiently experienced team at Eskom and the Medupi site to ensure no further delays.
All six units of Eskom’s Medupi power station will be completed in the first half of 2019, adding another 4 764 megawatts into the national grid, says the cabinet.
South Africa was forced to deal with rotational power outages last week following major problems at the massive coal-fired power station.
A Supreme Court of Appeal judgment means BEE holding company Termico is due a payout of more than R250 million for its shares in DB Technologies, after years of legal action by American company SPX.
Measuring the cost of pollution is hard, as the effect is not limited to one territory or even country. However, perhaps most alarming is the hidden health costs for future generations, as evidence in recent research.
On Sunday, for the first time, Kusile Unit 3 produced power, according to an internal memo to Eskom staff.
In an internal memo circulated among Eskom employees about the generation recovery plan, Chief Operating Officer Jan Oberholzer said that the way forward for Medupi power station would be known before the end of March.
The power utility is facing a deadly cocktail of increasing coal and employment costs, stagnant revenue growth and rising debt.
The commercial synchronisation of a second unit at Ingula in the space of two months is evidence of Eskom’s push to speed up its new build programme, says Khulu Phasiwe.
South Africa encounters turmoil in the building of Medupi and Kusile coal-fired power plants as a 20th century project struggles in the water-scarce 21st centruy.
President Jacob Zuma inaugurated the first unit of of the new coal-fired power plant; today's newspaper front pages focused on this story and more. WATCH.
Eskom plans to spend R163bn on transmission infrastructure in the next 10 years, according to the utility's transmission development plan.
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