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South Africa’s highly successful programme to procure renewable energy from independent power producers skidded to a halt after the Eskom board decided to stop issuing so-called budget quotes, required for financial close on these projects

No minister, no deputy minister, no director-general, late paperwork and a broken air conditioning system marked the start on Tuesday of an energy department briefing on South Africa’s electricity crisis. Opposition MPs serving on parliament’s energy portfolio committee angrily

It will take 20 to 30 months before power utility Eskom has caught up with maintenance and is back on the right track, energy department director-general Wolsey Barnard said on Tuesday. “It’s going to take time, it’s going to take in the vicinity

The energy department warned that South Africa faces unplanned power outages unless R68 billion was invested in the electricity maintenance infrastructure backlog, The Star reported on Wednesday. The backlog went from R38b in 2006/2007 to

o agreement has been entered into with Russia for the construction of nuclear power plants, the energy department said on Wednesday. The document recently signed between South Africa and Russia was an inter-governmental agreement – one of six sought from Russia and five other countries

The urgency and secrecy of the deal South Africa is looking to strike with Russia for the supply of up to eight nuclear power plants means “someone is up to no good”, Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille said on Monday. That someone, she suggested in her