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Eskom to tackle bloated workforce

After a decade of unprecedented growth in staff numbers, cash-strapped power utility Eskom is finally tackling the controversial issue of its headcount. State-owned Eskom, seen by Goldman Sachs Group as the biggest single

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Eskom blaming renewables ‘misdirected’

Blaming the early closure of some South African coal-fired electricity plants and subsequent job cuts on renewables is “misdirected” because generation from the fuel far outpaces clean-power supply, a former National

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SA can no longer afford Eskom’s monopoly

South Africa has not had load shedding for nearly a year. This is a welcome development after years of power cuts that constrained economic growth. Electricity consumption has more or less flattened out, giving the national utility

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SA united against Eskom tariff hike bid

Opposition to Eskom’s bid to increase electricity prices mounted during the two days of public hearings in Johannesburg this week. The state utility was taking part in public hearings called by energy regulator Nersa, which will determine by the

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‘No chance’ Eskom will get 25% tariff hike

Energy regulator Nersa will not grant Eskom the 24,8% electricity tariff increase it is seeking, according to a member of the energy war room. Energy expert Anton Eberhard, who is a member of deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa’s

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Electricity demand unchanged for six years

Electricity demand has remained static, requiring an urgent change in future energy plans, National Planning Commission member Anton Eberhard said on Wednesday. “Electricity demand today is still at 2007 levels. It’s unprecedented. In the entire history of the electricity industry in South Africa

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Eskom’s soaring prices questioned

SA is waiting anxiously to hear what Eskom’s latest round of tariff hikes will be. But besides the tariff increases to pay for its current construction programme – the building of the Medupi, Kusile and Ingula power stations – the big question is how it is going to fund new generation capacity after that. The country’s

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Eskom grilled on power price

Revelations that electricity from Eskom’s Medupi power station could come in at an estimated 97c/kWh suggest SA could have got better value from renewable technologies such as wind. The power utility told parliamentarians that finance charges on its new power stations would be an estimated R25bn for Medupi in Limpopo