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Eskom warns of summer load shedding

South Africa has up to five years to go before its electricity supply crisis is over, and consumers may well face limited power cuts this summer, MPs heard on Tuesday. Briefing a joint meeting of parliament’s energy and public enterprises committees, Eskom acting CEO Collin Matjila

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Taxpayers to fund Eskom shortfall

Cabinet has approved a package to close the funding gap at Eskom, the national treasury said on Sunday. The package, approved at a special cabinet meeting in Cape Town on Thursday, would guarantee energy security and support gross domestic product growth, spokesman

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DA wants answers on Eskom bailout

The Democratic Alliance demanded answers from the government on Monday on what its bailout plan for the embattled state electricity utility Eskom will entail. Responding to Sunday’s announcement by cabinet that it had approved a funding package to help Eskom with its R225bn

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Hundred days to Medupi switch-on

Monday would mark 100 days until the Medupi power station’s unit six is powered up, Eskom said. “It’s incredibly exciting, and at the same time, remains a daunting challenge as projects of this scale and complexity navigate potential technical, operational, contractual and staffing risks daily,” interim

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New CEO for Eskom

The cabinet has approved the appointment of Tshediso Matona as power utility Eskom’s new CEO, public enterprises minister Lynne Brown announced on Wednesday. “The appointment was approved at a cabinet meeting held in Cape Town today,” Brown told reporters at

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What if SA’s power system collapsed?

It would take two weeks for the South African power system to recover if there was a total nationwide blackout, Eskom said on Tuesday. “The entire country’s blackout recovery time is two weeks, assuming that everything goes smoothly,” Eskom group executive for sustainability Steve Lennon told reporters in Johannesburg. He said if the country had to experience

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Load shedding? Eskom has an app for that

Eskom on Monday released a smartphone application called MyEskom. Among other things, the app, which runs on Android and iOS, provides information on the current and forecast condition of the national power system. The app also provides energy-saving and weather information, plus data on power outages. There’s a mobile site at myeskom.co.za for those

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Gov’t rejects talk of Eskom privatisation

Debates on the privatisation of Eskom were misguided as cabinet has not discussed privatisation of the power utility, said public enterprises minister Lynne Brown. “I want to indicate that there is a portfolio of options for the inter-ministerial task team to consider. To my knowledge, cabinet has not discussed the matter of privatisation

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Cosatu vows to fight Eskom privatisation

Trade union federation Cosatu on Wednesday vowed to fight “to the bitter end” any attempts to privatise Eskom. “Cosatu is not surprised by media reports that there are moves within government to privatise Eskom,” spokesman Patrick Craven said in a statement. “This is a continuation of an agenda

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Nersa sets stage for new Eskom tariff hike

Consumers will see an additional electricity price hike next year after energy regulator Nersa announced on Thursday it had approved the regulatory clearing account for Eskom. “The National Energy Regulator of South Africa

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