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Minister Brown backs Eskom investigation
Minister Brown backs Eskom investigation

A thorough investigation is the only way to lift the cloud shrouding State-owned enterprises stemming from allegations of State capture, says Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown...

1 day ago

Former Nigerian oil minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke. Photo: Premium Times Nigeria
Nigeria's ex-oil minister battles slew of graft cases

Nigeria's former oil minister's name crops up in a growing number of international cases of alleged corruption in the country's oil sector...

2 days ago

Libya's NOC sees 1.25m bpd oil output by year-end
Libya's NOC sees 1.25m bpd oil output by year-end

The head of Libya's National Oil Company announced that oil production is expected to reach 1.25m barrels per day by the end of 2017...

20 Jul 2017

Matshela Koko, former CEO: Eskom. Photo: Buzz South Africa
Eskom board to take disciplinary action against Koko

The Eskom board has decided to take disciplinary action against executive Matshela Koko, the utility's interim chairperson said...

19 Jul 2017

Matshela Koko, former acting CEO: Eskom
Eskom plans to take action against Koko

The Eskom board is taking disciplinary measures against its former acting CE in a bid by the power utility to clean up its corruption-tainted image...

11 Jul 2017

Once tax-free, Saudi Arabia starts expat levy
Once tax-free, Saudi Arabia starts expat levy

Saudi Arabia said it had begun taxing foreigners working in the private sector as part of fiscal reforms...

7 Jul 2017

Investigators conclude probes of Matshela Koko's alleged conflicts of interest at Eskom
Investigators conclude probes of Matshela Koko's alleged conflicts of interest at Eskom

The legal and forensic investigations of allegations against former Eskom interim CE Matshela Koko have been completed and the board is considering the report...

By Linda Ensor 3 Jul 2017

Getting the energy balance right
Getting the energy balance right

With the very real challenge of keeping the lights on, African countries are pursuing diversified energy portfolios to deliver universal access to electricity...

30 Jun 2017

DA, EFF to join Molefe Labour Court case
DA, EFF to join Molefe Labour Court case

The EFF and the DA have succeeded in their application to be admitted as interested parties in former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe's bid to have the Labour Court set aside his firing...

28 Jun 2017

SOLA Future Energy launches Joburg branch
SOLA Future Energy launches Joburg branch

SOLA Future Energy will launch its Johannesburg branch on Thursday, 29 June, servicing clients in the Gauteng region, as well as neighbouring African countries...

28 Jun 2017

Exxaro eyes black ownership cut
Exxaro eyes black ownership cut

Exxaro will hold discussions with Eskom's new CEO Johnny Dladla as soon as possible to discuss its R8.7bn, 30% BEE transaction...

28 Jun 2017

Nuclear and coal lobbies threaten to scupper renewables in South Africa
Nuclear and coal lobbies threaten to scupper renewables in South Africa

South African power utility Eskom recently repeated that it will not conclude supply contracts with the developers of new renewable energy power stations...

By Hartmut Winkler 28 Jun 2017

DA to intervene in 'forum shopping' Brian Molefe's Labour Court bid
DA to intervene in 'forum shopping' Brian Molefe's Labour Court bid

The DA will on Tuesday apply to the Labour Court in Johannesburg to intervene as an interested party in an application brought by former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe...

27 Jun 2017

Chad leader says Glencore oil contract was irresponsible
Chad leader says Glencore oil contract was irresponsible

PARIS - Chad President Idriss Deby said on Sunday his country had been "irresponsible" in striking oil for cash deals with Swiss commodities giant Glencore...

27 Jun 2017

Eskom veteran Johnny Dladla named acting CE
Eskom veteran Johnny Dladla named acting CE

Eskom has appointed Johnny Dladla as the acting group CE, following the removal of Brian Molefe...

By Genevieve Quintal 23 Jun 2017

Dutch designers use human waste to make electricity
Dutch designers use human waste to make electricity

The Compost Kliko Toilet could lead to people getting away from flushing potential down the toilet...

By Bongani Shweni 20 Jun 2017

SA joins in 2017 Global Wind Day celebrations
SA joins in 2017 Global Wind Day celebrations

Thursday, 15 June marked Global Wind Day 2017 - a day for re-considering wind, and the power it holds to reshape energy systems, decarbonise our economy and boost jobs and growth...

15 Jun 2017

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DRC seeks joint Chinese-Spanish offer to build dam

The Democratic Republic of Congo said on Tuesday, 13 June, it has asked Chinese and Spanish bidders of a colossal dam project to join forces and submit a joint bid...

15 Jun 2017

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Tenders to open for second phase of Lesotho water project

Construction tenders worth between R1m and R1bn will be advertised shortly for the second phase of the R25bn Lesotho Highlands Water Project, the executive manager of the project, Mark Matchett, says...

By Charlotte Mathews 14 Jun 2017

Energy for Africa must include renewable options
Energy for Africa must include renewable options

The role of renewable energy in generating Africa's power was the topic of discussion in a panel at the TXF Africa Trade Finance Conference in Nairobi, Kenya...

14 Jun 2017

Former Eskom chairman, Ben Ngubane
Ngubane jumps ship

It seems that Eskom is losing its top brass at a rapid rate of knots...

13 Jun 2017

Chad settles tax dispute with foreign oil firms
Chad settles tax dispute with foreign oil firms

N'DJAMENA - Chad, one of the African countries hit hardest by the drop in oil prices, announced that it had reached an accord with a group of foreign energy companies ending a tax dispute...

12 Jun 2017

High Court bars Brian Molefe from reporting for work
High Court bars Brian Molefe from reporting for work

The High Court in Pretoria has granted an order brought by the DA and EFF that prevents Brian Molefe from reporting for work at Eskom while his Labour Court matter is pending...

By Genevieve Quintal 6 Jun 2017

Brian Molefe
DA seeks Eskom ban on Molefe

Former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe must not be allowed to perform any duty at the power utility until the completion of his labour court case, the DA said...

6 Jun 2017

Molefe heads to court to fight his dismissal
Molefe heads to court to fight his dismissal

Former Eskom CE Brian Molefe has turned to the courts to fight his dismissal...

By Sikonathi Mantshantsha 5 Jun 2017

Powering up Africa with technology
Powering up Africa with technology

Technology and the impact it will inevitably have on the sector is at the forefront of all the conversations in the African utilities space...

5 Jun 2017

Sandisiwe Helebe
Chevron SA programme helping people with disabilities acquire work experience

The 12-month programme is designed to create a pipeline of people living with disabilities who can compete for positions within different departments at Chevron South Africa and across the industry...

2 Jun 2017

Zimbabwe makes plans to upgrade power supply
Zimbabwe makes plans to upgrade power supply

In Zimbabwe, the gap between installed electricity capacity and peak demand is approximately 1,200MW...

2 Jun 2017

Lynne Brown, minister of public enterprises. Photo: [[http://www.sabreakingnews.co.za SA Breaking News
Calls for Brown and board of Eskom to quit

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown's capitulation over the removal of Eskom CEO Brian Molefe and the bungling of the Eskom board over his reinstatement have prompted calls for the removal of both the minister and the board.

2 Jun 2017

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