All hands needed on deck to turn Eskom around: President

With Eskom facing myriad challenges that have affected its ability to meet demand, President Cyril Ramaphosa pulled no punches when he detailed what needs to be done to get the power parastatal back on track...

15 Feb 2019

What a major offshore gas find means for South Africa's energy future

Many South African politicians, economists and specialists in the energy sector are celebrating the news that a promising show of natural gas has been discovered in deep water south of Mossel Bay...

14 Feb 2019

Panel of experts to assess Eskom's challenges

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan says the Eskom board will appoint a panel of experts to do an assessment of all the power supply challenges that the utility has encountered over the past few days...

14 Feb 2019

Explainer: why South Africa's energy generator is in so much trouble

Eskom is by far the largest of South Africa's many state owned companies. This near monopoly power utility is in crisis. It's the single largest threat to South Africa's economy...

By Rod Crompton 13 Feb 2019

SAWEA welcomes investor clarity on SA energy sector

Brenda Martin, CEO of the South African Wind Energy Association, has welcomed the investor clarity for the SA energy sector provided by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his recent State of the Nation Address...

13 Feb 2019

Eskom leaves the country in the dark

Eskom is this morning implementing rotational load shedding for a third consecutive day...

12 Feb 2019

Eskom to split in three

To ensure the countries power security, Eskom will be split into three separate entities - generation, transmission and distribution - under Eskom Holdings...

8 Feb 2019

Total makes significant gas find off Mossel Bay

Total has made a significant gas condensate discovery on the Brulpadda prospects in the Outeniqua Basin, 175 kms off the southern coast of South Africa...

8 Feb 2019

Eskom met with strong opposition in its latest attempt to avoid pollution standards

Earlier this week, the Life After Coal/Impilo Ngaphandle Kwamalahle Campaign submitted strongly worded opposition to Eskom's latest round of applications for more time to comply with pollution standards...

7 Feb 2019

Eskom concludes R15bn loan facility

Eskom has concluded a R15bn loan facility with a consortium of local and international banks...

4 Feb 2019

Renewables cut costs at remote mines

Despite concerns that intermittent renewables such as solar and wind could affect the reliability of power supply, mining companies are adopting wind and solar to reduce their energy costs at remote off-grid mines...

1 Feb 2019

Developing the skills for Africa's energy boom

According to The World Bank Energy project portfolio, there are currently 48 projects lined up for Africa, totalling $3bn, which will create jobs and an associated need to develop skills to match these positions...

30 Jan 2019

Can SA solve its energy crisis?

Policy debates in SA's energy sector are becoming increasingly polarised, but it is critical to ensure broad participation if we want to re-imagine the energy sector and solve SA's energy crisis...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 28 Jan 2019

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