Eskom

DA Calls For Ex-Eskom Bigwig To Testify Before Zondo Commission Following ANC Bribery Allegations.

Opposition party the Democratic Alliance (DA) is calling for Thandi Marah, a former senior Eskom official, alleged to have been at the centre of a bribery scandal at the utility, to be summoned to testify before the Zondo Commission of I...

Phumzile Mavimbela·about 3 years ago

Mnangagwa-Ramaphosa in Energy Talks

President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday held successful bilateral talks here with his South African counterpart, President Cyril Ramaphosa, to find lasting solutions to Zimbabwe's power problems, clearing the way for officials from the tw...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

Mboweni’s Plan to Save Eskom

The restructuring drive for power utility Eskom, which has been identified by government as the biggest threat to economic growth and stability, has started in earnest, with Finance Minister Tito Mboweni hinting that the process would in...

Joburg Post·almost 5 years ago

Water, power cuts and neglect are taking their toll on South Africa’s top hospitals

A fire at one of the biggest public hospitals in Johannesburg, the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, and the delay in reopening the facility has brought infrastructural issues into sharp focus. The fire broke out in mid-Ap...

Professor Daynia Ballot·almost 3 years ago

Eskom Sells Two Buildings To Help Alleviate Accommodation Pressures For University Students.

As part of its efforts to raise funds from the disposal of non-core property, Eskom has sold two buildings to the Department of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation, which they say will help relieve some of the accommodation pressure...

Phumzile Mavimbela ·almost 3 years ago

What's On Everyone's Lips : Eskom Implements Stage Two Loadshedding

Eskom informs the public that due to a loss of ten generating units at seven power stations. They have implemented Stage 2 load shedding which started on Sunday at 17:00 and will go until 22:00 on Tuesday night. Failure of three-gene...

Phumzile Mavimbela·almost 3 years ago

South Africa’s State Owned Companies: A Complex History That’s Seldom Told

The problems of South Africa’s state owned enterprises are in the headlines every day. Yet many have existed for over 80 years. Why were they established in the first place and how have they survived this long? Their histories provide cl...

Nancy L Clark·over 4 years ago

Mboweni to Present Bill on R230bn Rescue Plan for Eskom

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni is expected to table a Special Appropriations Bill to outline the key funding of cash-strapped Eskom. The tabling of the bill on Tuesday followed the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa of a R230billio...

Joburg Post·over 4 years ago

The DA Wants Eskom To Come Clean On Loadshedding And The Impact It Will Have On Vaccine Rollout.

The DA is calling on Eskom to provide an urgent state-of-the-system update and explain how its loadshedding schedule will be managed to ensure that it does not affect the vaccine rollout process. The latest announcement of loadsheddi...

Phumzile Mavimbela·almost 3 years ago

South Africa's Unemployment Rate Jumps to 29%, the Worst Since 2008

SA's official unemployment rate jumped to 29% in the second quarter of the year, the highest jobless rate since the start of 2008. The unemployment figures were published by Stats SA on Tuesday morning. The country's unemployment rate wa...

Joburg Post·over 4 years ago

Shocking R57.5bn Budget Deficit a Sign of More Woes for SA

Data from the National Treasury shows that the budget deficit for the three months of the 2019/20 financial year ballooned to R57.5 billion from a deficit of R27.59bn in the comparative period of the 2018/19 fiscal year. The shortfall wa...

Joburg Post·over 4 years ago

Ramaphosa Should Focus on Inequality Rather Than Squeezing Poor People

South Africans are still to see what the new dawn promised by its President Cyril Ramaphosa will bring, or if it will even break. Long jail sentences for those that have looted the country would be a good thing. But it’s not yet clear if...

David Dickinson·over 4 years ago

Rand Weakened After Moody's Scathing Warning on Eskom Bailouts

Market analyst Andre Botha said on Wednesday that the scathing statement by ratings agency Moody' Investor Services on Eskom's bailout has caused the rand to weaken even further, trading near R15 to the dollar on Tuesday. The local curre...

Joburg Post·over 4 years ago

Eskom welcomes the arrests of former employees of contractor for corruption related charges

Eskom has welcomed the arrests of two former employees of former contractor the ABB Group (ABB), as well as their spouses, for corruption linked to Eskom contracts involving R2.2 billion

Joburg Post·over 1 year ago

Gwede Mantashe Addresses Joint sitting of Parliament On Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan.

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe addressed a joint sitting of Parliament on the debate to the Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan, 21 October 2020, National Assembly. The Minister highlighted that When the pan...

Phumzile Mavimbela·over 3 years ago

Eskom Confirms Load Shedding From Thursday Afternoon Until Sunday Evening.

Eskom has officially confirmed that is has implemented stage of load shedding and the power cuts will commence from Thursday midday all the way through to Sunday night. Eskom says the load shedding is necessary due to the loss of g...

Phumzile Mavimbela·about 3 years ago

Michael Lomas Has Been Arrested In Connection To The Eskom’s corruption case.

A businessman has been arrested in connection to the Eskom’s R745 million Kusile power station corruption case The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has also announced that it welcomes the arrest of a businessman Michael Lomas by the U...

Phumzile Mavimbela ·almost 3 years ago

South Africa’s electricity supply: what’s tripping the switch

Electricity customers should brace themselves for steeper increases. shutterstock. Eskom, South Africa’s state-owned power utility, has a litany of financial and operational problems. In 2017 the Goldman Sachs Group declared it the bi...

 Rod Crompton·over 3 years ago

Former Eskom CEO Koko Matshela Is Back At The Zondo Commission.

Former Eskom CEO Matshela Koko is Back at the Zondo Commission of enquiry to continue his testimony. The last time Matshela gave testimony before the Commission he accused President Cyril Ramaphosa of being biased and said that Ramap...

Phumzile Mavimbela·about 3 years ago

Eskom is still severely constrained, with a high probability of load shedding. Eskom requests the public to reduce the usage of electricity

Eskom would like to inform the public that it continues to experience severe supply constraints as the shortage of generation capacity still persists, caused by breakdowns in generation units and delays in others returning to service. Wh...

Phumzile Mavimbela·almost 3 years ago

Why South Africa’s electricity blackouts are set to continue for the next five years.

South Africa is once more experiencing periodic power cuts. These typically take the form of scheduled supply interruptions, for two to four hours a day, whenever the country’s electricity system is overloaded. Such overloading curren...

Hartmut Winkler·about 3 years ago

Johannesburg rejects Eskom's demand for a 38,1% tariff hike

The proposed tariff hike, which is far higher than the current inflation rate, would have a devastating impact on the residents of Johannesburg

City of Joburg·over 1 year ago

Constitutional Court Ruling Ushers in New Era for Energy Regulation in South Africa

A recent judgment of South Africa’s Constitutional Court involving the country’s energy regulator signals a new found willingness by the courts to scrutinise the way regulators set prices and tariffs. This added level of regulatory accou...

Stephen Labson·over 4 years ago

President Ramaphosa Mourns Passing Of Distinguished Business Leader, Jabu Mabuza.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed his deep sadness at the passing of outstanding business leader, Jabu Mabuza. Mr Mabuza passed away on Wednesday, 16 June 2021, from complications associated with COVID-19. He was 63. The President...

Phumzile Mavimbela·almost 3 years ago

No quick fix for load shedding but real progress is being made

Given the unpredictable performance of Eskom’s fleet of coal-fired power stations, we will not be able to eliminate loadshedding in the short term. This is the unfortunate reality of our situation

The Presidency·over 1 year ago

Eskom concerned high failure rate of mini-substations and transformers in Gauteng result in equipment shortages

Eskom is experiencing challenges with limited stock levels of mini-substations and transformers because of a recorded exponential number of failed electricity equipment due to network overloading

Joburg Post·almost 2 years ago

WE CAN AND WILL DO MORE TO END LOAD SHEDDING

Over the past two weeks, severe load shedding has disrupted our economy and caused extreme hardship for all South Africans

President Cyril Ramaphosa·almost 2 years ago

South Africa’s power crisis: going off the grid works for the wealthy – but could deepen injustice for the poor

South Africa’s current electricity crisis has been described as “a perfect storm”. A number of factors have converged to reach this point: an ageing and inadequately maintained fleet of coal power stations, delays in upgrading the Koeber...

Christina Culwick Senior researcher, urban sustainability transitions, environmental governance and resilience, Gauteng City-Region Observatory & Samkelisiwe Khanyile Researcher, Gauteng City-Region Observatory·about 1 year ago

South Africa’s troubled power utility is being reset: CEO sets out how

Eskom, South Africa’s state-owned power utility, is facing a litany of challenges. The Conversation Africa asked Professor Anton Eberhard, director of the Power Futures Lab at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business, to...

Anton Eberhard·over 2 years ago

Joburg Mayor Phalatse and Multi-Party Government to address Soweto residents

"In an effort to bring City services closer to residents, the City will also setup various help desks from Departments and Entities so that Soweto residents are able to pay their municipal bills"

City of Joburg media·over 1 year ago

Stay vigilant during Loadshedding

The Environment and Infrastructure Services Department (EISD) cautions residents of Johannesburg to stay vigilant as Loadshedding returns to keep South Africans in the dark

City of Joburg media·over 1 year ago

Stage 2 loadshedding will be implemented daily at 16:00-00:00 on Monday to Wednesday

The loadshedding will be used to replenish emergency generation reserves during the night to bolster generation capacity

Eskom·over 1 year ago

Eskom urges all employees to return to their workstations immediately to relieve pressure on the system

Eskom confirms it has agreed in-principle with labour Unions to end strike

Joburg Post·almost 2 years ago

Shortage of generation capacity results in Stage 4 loadshedding

Continuation of loadshedding at Stage 4 until Sunday at 05:00

Joburg Post ·over 1 year ago

Eskom Has Suspended LoadSheding Following The Improvement Of Generation Capacity.

Eskom announced its suspension of loadshedding the state owned power supply says it is pleased to inform the public that the generation capacity has improved following the return of some generators to service. Over the past 24 hours...

Phumzile Mavimbela·about 3 years ago

What's On Everyone's Lips: Stage Two LoadShedding

Eskom has released a statement informing the public that loadshedding will be implemented from 22:00 tonight until 05:00 tomorrow morning. In the statement they said loadshedding is necessary in order to preserve and replenish the emerg...

Phumzile Mavimbela·about 3 years ago

Presidency Reflects on the State of South Africa's Economy

President Cyril Ramaphosa, chaired the meeting of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC) on 11 January 2023. This was the first meeting of the PEAC for the year where the country's economic prospects and advancements were disc...

Tshegofatso Makola·about 1 year ago

Eskom: The Utility That Can No Longer Be Managed

 With The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) announcing its decision to approve Eskom’s plan to increase the electricity tariff, many have expressed their anger and frustration at this decision. The fact remains: with all ...

Tshegofatso Makola·about 1 year ago

Parliament To Launch An Eskom Related Inquiry, To Look Into Allegations Against Eskom CEO De Ruyter.

Parliament has announced that they will be launching another Eskom inquiry that is mandated at looking into the allegations against Eskom's CEO Andre de Ruyter. This follows complaints lodged to the Parliament’s Standing Committee on P...

Phumzile Mavimbela·about 3 years ago

Joburg Residents Set to Be Affected by Eskom Tariff Increase

The City of Joburg government has expressed its concerns regarding the recent announcement of the electricity tariff by Eskom, increasing by 18,65 percent. According to them, “Residents across the City will regrettably be forced to pay f...

Tshegofatso Makola·about 1 year ago

Power cuts in South Africa: trend to get off the grid is gathering pace, but total independence is still a way off

South Africans have been battered by power shortages for several years. These have worsened to the point that towards the end of 2022 the country’s electricity utility, Eskom, had only half of its power generation capacity operational.

Hartmut Winkler Professor of Physics, University of Johannesburg·about 1 year ago

Eskom Halts Loadshedding Starting From This Afternoon.

Eskom has canceled load shedding. The power utility made this announcement through a public statement stating that it will cancel load shedding starting from Friday midday and will use the long weekend to conduct short-term maintenance. ...

Phumzile Mavimbela·about 3 years ago

Ramaphosa Addresses the Struggle for Affordable Electricity in Weekly Newsletter

The recent announcement of an increase in electricity tariffs comes at an extremely difficult time for citizens and businesses alike, who are already contending with the high costs of fuel, food and other essentials.It is in this context...

President Cyril Ramaphosa·about 1 year ago

Eskom Suspends Power Cuts

Load shedding will be suspended between noon and 5pm on Friday to allow Parliament to pass a series of Appropriation Bills, Eskom said Spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha said: “Eskom will also be required to utilise some emergency ...

Phumzile Mavimbela ·almost 3 years ago

What's On Everyone's Lips: Eskom Announces Another Power Cut For Monday Evening.

Eskom has announced the implementation of Stage 1 loadshedding between 17:00 and 22:00 Monday night tonight due to the loss of two-generation units at Kusile, and one each at Kendal and Tutuka Power Stations. These constraints have been...

Phumzile Mavimbela·almost 3 years ago

Eskom Implements Stage 4 Load- Shedding From Wednesday Afternoon

Due to the continued delays in returning generation units to service at Kusile, Tutuka, Duvha, Kendal and Koeberg Power Stations, Stage 2 loadshedding was be implemented from 10:00 on Wednesday morning and will gountil 22:00 on Sunday ni...

Phumzile Mavimbela·almost 3 years ago

Stage 2 loadshedding might be implemented at short notice between 16:00 and 24:00 over the next three days

The power utility says the delay in returning a generation unit to service each at Arnot, Kusile and the Koeberg power stations, as well as the failure of a generation unit each at Medupi, Hendrina, Camden and two units at Majuba Power...

Joburg Post·over 1 year ago

All hands on deck as City Power battles Stage 6 load-shedding

State-owned power entity Eskom announced scheduled blackouts to up to 12 hours a day as energy capacity drops due to lagging repairs at their fleet of failing power stations

City of Joburg Media·over 1 year ago

Response to media reports on ESKOM request for funding to purchase diesel

"Eskom did not apply for funding through the budget process and Eskom management should therefore take all necessary steps to ensure they secure the diesel needed to avert severe loadshedding", National Treasury

National Treasury·over 1 year ago

DA Marches to End Load Shedding and Calls For ANC-shedding

The battle between the blue and green-yellow, and black took form once again, this time at the ANC’s home, Luthuli house. In what was declared as the National Day of Action by the Democratic Alliance, the official opposition took to the ...

Tshegofatso Makola·about 1 year ago

There's hope at the end of tunnel, as Eskom de-escalates load shedding

Load shedding has been de-escalulated for this weekend. This following Eskom's announcement explaining that announced that load shedding would alternate between stages one and two on Saturday and be suspended on Sunday.Following what has...

Tshegofatso Makola·about 1 year ago

The City of Tshwane owes Eskom R1.9 Billion

Tshwane Mayor Cilliers Brink has revealed that the metro is working hard on rebuilding its debt collection.

Neo Poho·10 months ago

Eskom to implement varying stages of load shedding due to unit breakdowns

Eskom has revealed it will implement varying stages of load shedding on Monday the 21st of August 2023 following a breakdown of some generating units.

Neo Poho·8 months ago

Eskom Municipal Debt Relief Support Programme – Date for Applications Extended

On 31 March 2023, National Treasury’s Intergovernmental Relations unit issued MFMA Circular No. 124 (https://bit.ly/43DcphL) as part of the Eskom Municipal Debt Relief.

National Treasury·6 months ago

Tourists are returning to South Africa – but the sector will need to go green to deal with the country’s electricity crisis

If tourism businesses are to literally and figuratively keep the lights on they must transition towards renewable electricity generation.

Professor Gijsbert Hoogendoorn, Dr Irma Booyens, and Professor Kristy Langerman·5 months ago

South Africa power outages: some improvement but a long way to go before the grid is stable

Throughout most of this year South Africa experienced prolonged and damaging electricity shortages, making 2023 the worst year to date. The power utility Eskom confirmed this in its annual results presentation, in which it said: “Eskom’s...

Hartmut Winkler - Professor of Physics, University of Johannesburg·5 months ago

Minister of Electricity to visit Eskom power stations, 07-14 November 2023.

Minister Ramakgopa will be engaging with management, unions and workers.

Ministry in the Presidency for Electricity·5 months ago

There's a lack of morale among Eskom workers, says Ramokgopa

Minister of Electricity, Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa has pointed at corruption exposed during the Zondo commission as well as the workers' lack of morale as among the top causes for the issues of Eskom.Speaking to the media, Ramokgopa gave ...

Tshegofatso Makola·about 1 year ago

BREAKING NEWS: Godongwana gives in to pressure, withdrawing Eskom's exemption

Finance Minister, Enoch Godongwana has given in to mounting pressure placed on him to retract the controversial exemption given to Eskom. This is following criticism from different corners of politics and the public raising concerns of  ...

Tshegofatso Makola·about 1 year ago

Eskom's exemption from National Treasury receives wide-range criticism

Following the release of the government gazette that saw the exemption of embattled power utility, Eskom from declaring all wasteful expenditure, many have since come out to criticise the Minister of Finance, Enoch Godongwana as well as ...

Tshegofatso Makola·about 1 year ago

Meet the new acting CEO of Eskom: Calib Cassim

It has been just over a day since the immediate resignation of the former CEO of Eskom, Andre de Ruyter was announced, and the power utility has since announced Calim Cassim as its interim CEO.Following the scandalous departure of Andre ...

Tshegofatso Makola·about 1 year ago

Eskom CEO steps away from the embattled power utility a month early

Following what has been a harrowing week for Eskom, the CEO of the utility, Andre de Ruyter will leave Eskom with immediate effect. With de Ruyter supposed to have served until 31 March 2023, the search for his replacement will certainly...

Tshegofatso Makola·about 1 year ago

Eskom blames everything but themselves as households spend hours on end in the dark

“Infrastructure theft”, “corruption”, and “heavy rainfall”. The list of excuses for Eskom seems to be never-ending as the attempt to battle the scourge of load shedding.The woes of Eskom seem to be far from over as consumers spend hours ...

Tshegofatso Makola·about 1 year ago

President Cyril Ramaphosa Addresses Loadshedding in Weekly Presidential Newsletter

President Cyril Ramaphosa has used the first issue of his newsletter for the year to speak about South Africa’s energy crisis. This, amid hours on end of load shedding, and a negative impact on various industries.President Cyril Ramaphos...

Tshegofatso Makola·about 1 year ago

Minister of Electricity to brief Media on the implementation of the energy action plan

The Minister in the Presidency responsible for Electricity, Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa will tomorrow, 23 January 2024, brief the media on the implementation of the Energy Action Plan.

The Ministry in the Presidency for Electricity·3 months ago

Johannesburg council approves 20-year plan with independent power producers

The City of Johannesburg’s council has given approval for a plan to go into a 20-year deal with independent power producers (IPPs) for new generation capacity however, the plan has a lot of boxes that still need to be checked before it b...

Neo Poho·2 months ago

Gauteng Provincial Government unpacks the province's plans to move away from Eskom

The Gauteng Provincial Government has revealed that it is progressing with its plans to reduce the country’s economic hub’s dependence on Eskom.

Neo Poho·about 2 months ago

South Africa on high alert for winter Load Shedding

As South Africa braces itself for the approaching winter months, the nation's electricity minister, Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, has issued a call for urgent action to address potential challenges in meeting electricity demand.

Neo Poho·18 days ago