If we are serious about growing the economy and creating jobs, we need to support these young people – even though they don't seem to expect any help or handouts, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
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Labour federation Cosatu is relieved the IRP2019 has been finalised so that government and stakeholders can work on fixing the elephant in the room – Eskom.
Energy expert Ted Blom says Eskom has four quick wins that can save South Africa from further load shedding.
The sale could settle Eskom's debt - and solve some other problems too.
There is no more time for ideological debates when it comes to reforms for the power utility, those close to the process say.
Some 1,200 solar PV panel systems have already been registered.
Despite a previous statement by Eskom that a class action against it over load shedding has little basis, the law firm arranging the suit believes that there is a viable case and has been approached by over 400 organisations who want to make a claim against the power utility.
Eskom has warned the electricity system is tight this week and is encouraging consumers to use less.
Eskom will implement Stage 2 load shedding on Friday.
It’s going to be another dark week for South Africans, but this expert has six ways to get the country out of the dark sooner rather than later.
Eskom was granted only a 13.8% increase for 2019/20 instead of the 15% it had applied for. Don't sigh with relief too quickly, says Ferial Haffajee.
A number of problems have hit Eskom's plants.
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.
Eskom has begun a search for a new Group CEO to replace Phakamani Hadebe, who quit his job in May.
Spoiler: it sank, writes Marelise van der Merwe.
At one stage non-registered systems were believed to make up 70% of the solar panels in the City of Cape Town, before the call to register rooftop PV was launched.
On Sunday, for the first time, Kusile Unit 3 produced power, according to an internal memo to Eskom staff.
In Ekurhuleni, five sewerage pumps have already overflowed due to power rationing. If the electricity crisis continues, raw sewage will be spilling out in many other places.
A note sent to Eskom's staff reveals that the power utility's headquarters are not immune to load shedding either.
Netherlands Ambassador to SA Han Peters says it is good that government has a plan for Eskom, as energy supply is "vital" - but now we have to see how to implement it.
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