Browsing: Brian Molefe

Electricity consumers will know on Monday whether Eskom has succeeded in its application to hike tariff by an extra 9,6%, to bring the total tariff increase for the 2015/2016 year to 22,3%. Energy regulator Nersa announced

Although Eskom is insistent that a total blackout is out of the question, a concerned group has launched a basic emergency guide to living in the dark. The plan offers practical tips on how households can prepare for

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

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

Eskom must not privatise its assets, acting CEO Brian Molefe told a panel of energy regulators on Tuesday. “I do not think it will be appropriate to sell shares in Eskom at this stage,” he said. Molefe

Eskom’s acting CEO Brian Molefe was put under the spotlight by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa on Tuesday, as he requested a tariff increase to curb load shedding and to

It was 74 minutes of absolute chaos. Between 5.31pm and 6.45pm on Saturday night, Eskom lurched from stage one load shedding to stage two to stage three and then back to stage two. Stages are an abstraction, and it’s worth quantifying what that

Eskom should not be granted another tariff increase at the expense of consumers who can barely meet their monthly expenses already, Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane said on Monday

The risk of a total power blackout in South Africa at any point in future is “out of the question”, acting Eskom CEO Brian Molefe said on Wednesday. “The prospect of a blackout is virtually non-existent,” he told reporters in Johannesburg during a briefing on

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) should reject Eskom’s electricity tariff increase because it is “unreasonable, unfair and fundamentally dishonest”, according to energy expert Chris Yelland. Eskom has until 4pm