Eskom CEO André de Ruyter has resisted calls from trade unions and a business group to resign amid severe electricity cuts across the country.
Eskom has triggered a dispute process with unions over pay, leaving a government-affiliated mediator to try to forge an agreement and avert potential disruption to power supplies.
Two unions on Friday rejected job cuts proposed to rescue South African Airways, which has cost the government more than R17-billion to stave off bankruptcy and will cost it about half that again to reform.
South African Airways has cancelled nearly all its flights scheduled for Friday, 15 November and Saturday, 16 November.
Eskom said on Wednesday that it is operating normally despite protests by workers outside four of its power plants following a breakdown in wage negotiations. Police surrounded five of the stations earlier when protesters
Government’s long-awaited signing of agreements with 27 renewable energy independent power producer projects on Tuesday was blocked by an interdict that the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa
The deadlock in the Eskom wage negotiations has been broken following a 14-hour marathon wage negotiation process, averting a potentially costly strike for the already ailing South African economy
South Africa could face a complete blackout, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) warned on Wednesday in response to a court interdict against a strike at Eskom. The union would embark on an unprotected strike if Eskom did not meet its demand of at least a double-digit increase, Numsa