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Eskom had a debt of R333bn at the end of last year, according to a written parliamentary reply by public enterprises minister Lynne Browne. The power utility’s approved borrowing programmes

An energy sector leader recently observed that the electricity crisis in South Africa is maturing (perhaps like cheese) from generation capacity problems to issues of electricity prices, tariffs

The department of public enterprises on Friday announced the appointment of Brian Molefe as permanent CEO of Eskom. Cabinet this week approved the appointments of Molefe as chief executive and Ben Ngubane as chairman of Eskom’s board, the department said. “Dr Ngubane has

Load shedding will continue for the next 18 months, public enterprises minister Lynne Brown said on Thursday, once again appealing to South Africans to save electricity. Speaking after Eskom’s annual general meeting in Cape Town, Brown said the

It would be a major strategic error to privatise Eskom in any way, the South African Community Party said on Sunday. In a statement, after the conclusion of the party’s three-day central committee

Minister of public enterprises Lynne Brown ruled out the privatisation of basic services — such as the provision of electricity and water — and said load shedding will continue for three more years. Until the “end state” of Eskom is clarified

In the first two weeks of his appointment, some questionable public statements made by Eskom’s new acting CEO Brian Molefe makes one wonder whether he is receiving sound information from his executive team. Minister of public enterprises

While South Africans should be pleased that Eskom successfully performed the first part of its planned maintenance drive without load shedding since 24 April, electricity consumers should be

Public enterprises minister Lynne Brown has seconded Transnet CEO Brian Molefe and appointed him as the acting Eskom CEO with immediate effect after Tshediso Matona was suspended in March. Molefe has been in his role at Transnet

Just before the Easter long weekend, Eskom ramped up the amount of generation capacity taken offline for planned maintenance by 40%. This was a substantial move (and a very belated positive one). In practical terms, planned maintenance had been hovering around the 4GW