Eskom

Former Eskom chairperson Ben Ngubane has slammed allegations at the commission of inquiry into state capture that he was part of a so-called Gupta board at Eskom. The commission is continuing to hear Eskom-related evidence today. Ngubane, who resigned in 2017, has been responding to a statement by former Eskom chairperson Zola Tsotsi, who recently […]

Ikhansela lase Sweetwaters eMaritzburg, uSbusiso Mtshali, lithi ukuguga kwengqalasizinda kagesi yikho okwenza ukuthi umphakathi wakulendawo ulokhu uqhubeke njalo nokuba nezinkinga zikagesi. Lomphakathi waseMadwaleni khona eSweetwaters, ubambe isiteleka kusukela izolo njengoba usasiqhuba nanamhlanje, uvale thaqa yonke imigwaqo engenela kulendawo. Kukaningi ukhononda ngokunqamuka kukagesi njalo, kodwa bengatholi ncazelo. UMtshali usekuqinisekisile nokuthi ugesi usulungisiwe futhi wavulwa kuyo lendawo […]

Eskom says it will be implementing stage two load shedding from 12 midday until 10 pm this evening. This is due to a severely constrained generation system as a result of multiple-unit breakdowns. Eskom spokesperson, Sikonathi Mantshantsha, says ten generation units at seven power stations suffered breakdowns in the last 48 hours. Listen here: Podcast […]

Inkampanbi kagesi iEskom ithi izoluxegisela ku stage-1 uhlelo lokunqamula ugesi izikhawu i-loadshedding namhlanje. Lenkampani ithi loluhlelo luzoqala ngo 8 ekseni kuze kuyoshaya u10 ebsuku. Selokhu liqalile lelisonto i-loadsheddinng ibiku stage-2, kanti oyiskhulumi sakwa Eskom, uSikhonathi Mantshantsha, uthi ukuxegiselwa ku stage-1 kulandela ukuthi imishini yabo engu 4 ephehla ugesi isibuyele ekusebenzeni. UMantshantsha uqhuba ngokuthi banethemba lokuthi […]

Researchers are warning that South Africa could experience load shedding for the next two to three years if the department of Mineral Resources fails to speed up its energy projects. Last year saw the worst power cuts the country had ever experienced, at one point reaching stage six load-shedding. The Council for Scientific and Industrial […]

ANC treasurer-general, Paul Mashatile, says extraordinary measures will be needed to save the country’s ailing economy from the impact caused by the covid-19. South Africa currently has a 500-billion-rand stimulus fund to help the recovery of the economy. Mashatile says the government is planning to announce a 357-billion-rand infrastructure programme that will focus on network […]

Power utility Eskom says no load shedding is expected for the whole of this week. It says additional generation units are planned to return to service, which will improve the power system outlook for the week. Eskom says it managed to keep to its word from a notice released on Friday, in which it said […]

Power utility Eskom has announced that there will be no load shedding today. The struggling entity suspended stage 3 load shedding on Sunday night after it had implemented it on Friday citing failure in their systems. Yesterday, the utility announced that their systems had improved. Eskom spokesperson, Sikhonathi Mantshantsa, however says load shedding might be […]

Eskom says extending lifestyle audits to include lower-level staff is imperative to root out corruption at the power utility. During the first phase of lifestyle audits, which began in 2018, Eskom investigated 365 of its most senior employees. After initial investigations by a contracted party, Eskom referred 44 cases of suspected corruption to the Special […]

Power utility Eskom has warned that the country is at a risk of facing another round of load-shedding this evening. In a statements, they say the power system is under a lot of pressure this morning and they are currently using diesel generators to meet the demand. They continue saying some units that were being […]

Energy expert, Ted Blom, says Eskom’s new CEO, Andre De Ruyter, is going to be the man who helps unbundle the power utility and not fix it. He points out that one of the requirements set out by Public Enterprises Minister, Pravin Gordhan, had included that the applicant needed to be an engineer, something the […]

President, Cyril Ramaphosa, says the appointment of a new permanent Group Chief Executive at Eskom is an important step towards restoring stability, and forging a sustainable path at the strategic entity. He says the Eskom board working with government, continues to pursue a turnaround plan to address its huge debt its liquidity problems and its […]

Eskom says its technicians are busy trying to restore power to the 15 thousand customers affected by the storm that hit New Hanover in the Midlands yesterday. Only 3 906 customers, in Mpolweni, still remain without electricity. The power utility says these customers are fed through structures and lines that are down, so restoration will […]

Eskom says the power system remains constrained and vulnerable and the probability of load shedding remains for the week ahead. Good progress has been made over the weekend to replenish diesel for open cycle gas turbines and to increase water levels at the pumped storage schemes. Eskom says although the objective is not to implement […]

Eskom warns that the electricity system is severely constrained today and will remain so until at least Thursday. This is as a result of the unexpected loss of some generation units over the weekend. Load shedding is not expected at this stage, but may be necessary at short notice. Eskom says the system remains vulnerable […]

The Congress of South African Trade Unions says it is not surprised by the rating agency Moody’s decision to downgrade South Africa to negative. The agency changed its outlook on the country’s credit rating from stable to negative but has affirmed the BAA3 long-term foreign and local currency rating. Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni, has acknowledged […]

There’s high expectation for Finance minister, Tito Mboweni’s, medium-term budget statement before parliament this hour. But do you know what the Mid-term budget speech is all about? This budget speech basically sees the government lay out their financial plans for the next three years as well as revisiting issues discussed from the previous year. The […]

Energy expert, Ted Blom, says he is not very optimistic about Eskom. Public Enterprises Minister, Pravin Gordhan, has unveiled government’s long-awaited plan to save the power supplier, including exposing it to greater competition, lowering fuel costs and increasing renewable-energy output. The power utility supplies about 95 per cent of the country’s power and its current […]

By: Lethiwe Mdluli   The Cape Chamber of Commerce says the cost of treating all the 7.9 million people living with HIV in South Africa has become a problem that could soon be a bigger financial burden than the Eskom disaster. It says it costs R3899 to treat each patient for a year and if […]

By: Lindelani Mbatha   Deputy president, David Mabuza, says municipalities must ensure that they collect all debts owed by their residents. Mabuza had been answering questions from MP’s in the National Assembly. According to Eskom’s 2019 Integrated Report, the total debt owed to Eskom by municipalities is R19,9 billion, this indicates 71,7% of invoiced municipal […]

By: Bright Ntuli   Audit firm Deloitte has denied that it benefited from improperly awarded Eskom contracts. The power supplier wants the court to help it recover 207 million Rands paid to Deloitte that relates to contracts it received in 2016. Deloitte was apparently granted contracts when their prices were five times higher than those […]

By: Bright Ntuli   Eskom has issued court papers and filed an affidavit against Deloitte Consulting for the setting aside of contracts and the recovery of funds amounting to more than 207 million Rands. It says this relates to work improperly awarded during 2016. Eskom also calls for its former financial chief, Anoj Singh, and […]

By: Sanelisiwe Dlangamandla   Business Unity South Africa says government urgently needs to procure more electricity from renewable-energy producers. Eskom announced last night that phase one load shedding will be implemented today, but said later that it has to revert to phase two from noon till eleven tonight. More than 270 hours of blackouts contributed […]

By: Lindelani Mbatha Umengameli, uCyril Ramaphosa, uthi izakhamuzi kumele ziwukhokhele ugesi ukuze uEskom naye ezokwazi ukukhokhela izikweletu zakhe. uRamaphosa usho kanje ngenkathi ephendula imibuzo evela kumalunga omkhandlu wezifundazwe ephalamende iNCOP. u Eskom kumanje ukweleta imali elinganiselwa ku-R450 billion kanti baningi nomasipala abawukweleta izindodla zemali, omunye walabomaspala owase eNewcastle kuso lesfundazwe. uRamaphosa uthi imiphakathi kumele ikhokhele […]

By: Lindelani Mbatha Usihlalo webhodi lakwa Eskom, uJabu mabuza, uthi lenkampani ephakela ngogesi kuleli kubalulekile ukuthi ihlakazwe kathathu ukuze izosebenza ngendlela. uMabuza ubethula umbiko wonyaka wakwa Eskom ekomidini elibhekele ukusebenza kwezinkampani zikahulumeni ephalamende. iEskom kulonyaka ilahlekelwe yinzuzo ka-R21 billion wamarandi kanti uMengameli uCyril Ramaphosa wathi kumele ihlazwe kathathu okuzoba yi Generation, Transmission kanye neDistribution. uMabuza […]

By: Zilungile Mkhize Eskom’s Acting Group CEO, Jabu Mabuza, says government’s financial support remains important in addressing short-term liquidity concerns. Mabuza has told parliament’s portfolio committee on Public Enterprises that creating an energy plan for the power utility and the country remains critical in an ever-changing energy landscape. He adds that government’s financial support addresses […]

By: Lindelani Mbatha Eskom chairperson, Jabu Mabuza, says the power utility has made a net loss of R21 billion Rands after tax in the 2018/2019 financial year. Mabuza is briefing the Public Enterprises Committee on the company’s annual report in Parliament. On the 2017/2018 financial year Eskom made a net loss of R2.3 billion. Mabuza […]


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