Browsing: Lynne Brown

Just how much trouble is Eskom in?

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

Brian Molefe named permanent Eskom CEO

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

Eskom blackouts for another 18 months

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

Privatising Eskom a mistake: communists

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

No plans to privatise Eskom

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

To prepay or not to prepay Eskom

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

Load shedding lull temporary

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

Brian Molefe to lead Eskom

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

Hilton Tarrant
Inside Eskom’s week from hell

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

Now for stage four load shedding

South Africans could soon experience their first-ever stage four load shedding after Eskom confirmed that the stage allocation would be altered. The current stages of load shedding are stage one, when 1GW is cut from the grid; stage two, when 2GW is cut from the grid