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High-tech multimedia centre for special needs students opens at Vhembe TVET College
High-tech multimedia centre for special needs students opens at Vhembe TVET CollegeArticle

The MTN SA Foundation has launched a state-of-the-art multimedia centre for students with disabilities at Vhembe TVET in Makwarele Campus, Limpopo...

4 May 2021

Kusile Power Station
Lomas arrested in Eskom corruption caseArticle

Former Eskom contractor, Michael Lomas, was arrested by the United Kingdom authorities on 15 April in connection with R745m Kusile power station corruption case...

26 Apr 2021

Eskom hopes to raise R2bn by selling non-core properties
Eskom hopes to raise R2bn by selling non-core propertiesArticle

Eskom has sold off two of its non-core properties to the Department of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation as part of its efforts to raise more than R2bn.

13 Apr 2021

Eskom head office
Kusile and Medupi design defects rectified, yet load shedding goes onArticle

Although the design defects at five units at Medupi and Kusile power stations been corrected, this has not done much to relieve the current state of load shedding in country...

18 Mar 2021

Image: Eskom
Eskom plans to ramp up maintenanceArticle

Eskom has downgraded the current load shedding from stage 2 to stage 1, saying four generation units at Kusile, Grootvlei, Kriel and Matla, as well as the Cahora Bassa line from Mozambique have been restored.

17 Mar 2021

Image source: Getty/Gallo
Eskom improves performance despite challengesArticle

The risk of load shedding will be significantly reduced after the completion of the reliability maintenance by September 2021, but until then the power grid remains volatile and vulnerable to disruptions...

16 Mar 2021

Infrastructure spend, project execution - don't write the public sector off just yet
Infrastructure spend, project execution - don't write the public sector off just yetArticle

There is no question that the public sector and the state-owned companies (SOC) cluster in South Africa has come under enormous scrutiny from all sides...

Bakang Letshwiti 4 Mar 2021

Government urged to delay procurement of new nuclear power generation until after 2030
Government urged to delay procurement of new nuclear power generation until after 2030Article

The debate around procuring new nuclear capacity for South Africa's unreliable power grid carries on...

26 Feb 2021

Grand Inga 3. Photo: Congo Research Group
South Africa can't afford hydropower from Inga 3Article

As finance minister Tito Mboweni prepares to deliver his budget in Parliament this week, it is imperative that he unshackles South Africans from the financial calamity that is the Inga 3 hydropower project..

Siziwe Mota 23 Feb 2021

BREAKING l Stage 2 load shedding from noon today till 11pm Sunday
BREAKING l Stage 2 load shedding from noon today till 11pm SundayArticle

Eskom has announced that stage 2 load shedding will start today at 12pm and will continue until 11 pm on Sunday...

14 Jan 2021

Kusile Power Station
Kusile's unit 2 attains its commercial operation statusArticle

Unit 2 at Kusile Power Station in eMalahleni, Mpumalanga, has been brought into full commercial operation status to further stabilise the power system...

30 Oct 2020

De Ruyter's plan to fix Eskom - part 2
De Ruyter's plan to fix Eskom - part 2Article

Business should support the just energy transition as it could be the pivot to drive new industrial activity in South Africa, André de Ruyter . Eskom CEO, told The Directors' Event webinar.

Nicci Botha 22 Oct 2020

Andre de Ruyter, CEO, Eskom
De Ruyter's plan to fix Eskom - part 1Article

Ten months into the job, Eskom's newish boss, André de Ruyter, jokes that he is a veteran compared to the longevity of CEOs past. And nobody envies him the task of putting a debt-ridden, plundered and neglected business back together again...

Nicci Botha 21 Oct 2020

Mpumelelo Mkhabela, chairperson of Menar
Coal miners should take lead in being ethical suppliersArticle

In the interest of transformation and transparency, coal producers should develop a code of ethics to regulate contractual arrangements that ensure commercial viability to both the supplier and purchaser of coal...

9 Oct 2020

How we should be fighting Eskom's massive debt
How we should be fighting Eskom's massive debtArticle

The effective end of South Africa's Covid-19 lockdown has been compounded by the resumption of rolling blackouts, or load shedding to use the government's double speak...

7 Sep 2020

Image: Wikipedia
Negotiating a just transition from coalArticle

It has been over three years since Eskom announced the imminent closure of five of its coal-fired power stations...

10 Jul 2020

South Africa can’t afford new nuclear infrastructure with state funds in these times of budget shortfalls and ballooning debt. GettyImages
Interpreting the South African government's mixed messages on nuclear powerArticle

On 14 June the South African Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy issued a controversial statement initiating a process that could lead to the construction of new nuclear power station...

Hartmut Winkler 2 Jul 2020

Medupi Power Station
Eskom commits to complete Medupi power station this yearArticle

Deputy President David Mabuza says Eskom has committed to completing the construction of Medupi power station this year, while Kusile will be completed by 2023...

29 Jun 2020

The first two of 24 new solar and wind farms under construction were completed in February but there’s still a long way to go to boost electricity supply. GettyImages
Power shortages will remain a big challenge in a post-Covid-19 South AfricaArticle

The decline in economic activity precipitated by the spread of Covid-19 and ensuing lockdown in South Africa is also affecting the country's electricity supply dynamics...

Hartmut Winkler 24 Apr 2020

4 major digital trends in construction for 2020
4 major digital trends in construction for 2020Article

From cloud computing and artificial intelligence (AI), to 5G and mobility, a key trend in 2020 is the accelerated digitisation of construction companies...

Andrew Skudder 28 Feb 2020

Most proposed solutions don’t address the systemic problems facing Eskom, in particular its parlous finances. Shutterstock
South Africa's energy crisis has triggered lots of ideas: why most are wrongArticle

Since late last year South Africans have, once again, been subjected to power cuts by the power utility, Eskom. The need for what's called loadshedding - planned power outages - led to the recent resignation of Eskom's chairperson and a flurry of concern about the current and future reliability of electricity supply...

Seán Mfundza Muller & Mike Muller 23 Jan 2020

Former Eskom senior managers granted bail
Former Eskom senior managers granted bailArticle

Two former Eskom senior managers and two businessmen who were arrested for alleged fraud and corruption committed at Eskom's Kusile power station have been granted R300,000 bail each...

23 Dec 2019

Former Eskom employees nabbed for fraud
Former Eskom employees nabbed for fraudArticle

Two former Eskom senior managers are among those arrested for alleged fraud, corruption and money laundering worth R745 million...

20 Dec 2019

#16DaysofActivism: Leveraging corporate resources in the fight against GBV
#16DaysofActivism: Leveraging corporate resources in the fight against GBVArticle

It is disheartening that South Africa is a country where the rate of femicide is five times higher than the global average, according to the UN's World Health Organisation...

Kusile Mtunzi-Hairwadzi 6 Dec 2019

MTN Foundation recognises non-profits for good M&E practice in sector
MTN Foundation recognises non-profits for good M&E practice in sectorArticle

This year, to encourage and reward good monitoring and evaluation (M&E) practice in the non-profit sector, MTN Foundation, in partnership with Trialogue, launched the MTN Awards for Social Change...

28 Nov 2019

President Cyril Ramaphosa
Eskom unbundling is not a step to privatisationArticle

Reconfiguring and spliting Eskom into three divisions is not aimed at privatising the embattled power utility, but these measures are rather aimed at stabilising the utility and getting it back on its feet...

26 Nov 2019

Panic over water in South Africa's economic hub is misplaced
Panic over water in South Africa's economic hub is misplacedArticle

It has been a hot, dry October in much of the interior of South Africa. And the rains have started later than usual...

Mike Muller 28 Oct 2019

President Cyril Ramaphosa
Eskom is looking for smart partnershipsArticle

There are no plans to privatise Eskom, but during the process of unbundling, the power utility will start looking at partnerships to manage the coal-powered entity in a sustainable manner while the state retains full control over transmission and parts of generation...

11 Oct 2019

Youth in Mining opposes coal deal
Youth in Mining opposes coal dealArticle

South African Youth in Mining (Sayim) is strongly opposed to South32's exclusive sale negotiations of its subsidiary, South African Energy Coal (Saec), to Seriti Resources...

17 Sep 2019

Jabu Mabuza
Eskom hopes to dodge load shedding this summerArticle

Eskom is hoping to avoid load shedding this summer, and if it becomes necessary it will not advance beyond Stage 1, promised the power utility's acting Group Chief Executive and Interim Executive chair Jabu Mabuza...

4 Sep 2019

Medupi's last unit produces first power
Medupi's last unit produces first powerArticle

Medupi's Unit 1 has produced its first power attaining 190MW, making it the last of the six units of Medupi Power Station to be synchronised to the national grid...

29 Aug 2019

Medupi Power Station. Photo: Wikipedia
Medupi's fourth unit is ready for commercial operation. But at what cost?Article

While Eskom hails Medupi's Unit 3 attaining commercial operation status as a major milestone, it cannot be forgotten that the power station's construction programme has been a litany of corruption, technical failures and mounting costs...

1 Jul 2019

Eskom chief executive, Phakamani Hadebe
#AUW2019: Investors won't fund fossil fuelsArticle

Even if the country remained committed to long-term coal-fired energy in a world rapidly transforming to green energy, it would have difficulty finding investors to build the infrastructure...

Nicci Botha 17 May 2019

Professor Makgopa Tshehla
Can South Africa learn lessons from the mega mistakes of Eskom's mega projects?Article

Kusile and Medupi power stations continue to come under fire as poorly managed and ill-designed, remaining years behind completion dates amidst drastically rising costs that now stand at R300bn...

Makgopa Tshehla 15 Apr 2019

Eskom implements winter plan, but urges SA to use power sparingly
Eskom implements winter plan, but urges SA to use power sparinglyArticle

Eskom has reviewed its winter plan, but has cautioned the country to use electricity sparingly as the demand for power is expected to increase this week as cold weather gets a grip on parts of South Africa...

9 Apr 2019

Consumers should generate their own electricity and become 'prosumers'
Consumers should generate their own electricity and become 'prosumers'Article

South Africans should be allowed, and in fact encouraged, to generate their own electricity...

Prof Wikus van Niekerk 2 Apr 2019

A barman using candle light as another rolling blackout affects large parts of South Africa’s biggest city, Johannesburg. Epa/Kim Ludbrook
Why restructuring South Africa's power utility won't end the blackoutsArticle

Recent poweer cuts and the announcement that South Africa's power utility Eskom will be receiving R23bn a year in government support for the foreseeable future are symptomatic of operational and financial crises at the utility...

29 Mar 2019

Eskom blames corruption and ageing infrastructure for load shedding
Eskom blames corruption and ageing infrastructure for load sheddingArticle

Malfeasance, coupled with ageing infrastructure and decreasing expenditure on maintenance, have been blamed for Eskom implementing load shedding over the past five days...

19 Mar 2019

Eskom team to submit report in month's time
Eskom team to submit report in month's timeArticle

Eskom's Technical Review Team is expected to produce a preliminary report within four weeks, Cabinet said...

14 Mar 2019

Image source: Getty/Gallo
Renewable energy programme will not collapse EskomArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the financial and operational challenges faced by power utility Eskom are not caused by the independent power producer (IPP) programme...

8 Mar 2019

Unique computer lab gives hope to dyslexic learners
Unique computer lab gives hope to dyslexic learnersArticle

Learners with dyslexia from Tlhokomelo Special School in Meadowlands, in Soweto, have been given a chance in their academic life with the launch of the country's first-of-its-kind multimedia centre on Friday...

4 Mar 2019

Over 90% of South Africa’s electricity comes from coal-fired power stations. Shutterstock
South Africa must end its coal habit. But it's at odds about when and howArticle

South Africa's power utility Eskom is in crisis. In recent weeks, this has been brought home to South Africa's 58 million citizens as major power cuts hit the country...

Jacklyn Cock 28 Feb 2019

Damning report on Eskom air pollution
Damning report on Eskom air pollutionArticle

Over a period of 21 months, Eskom's coal-fired power plants belched pollutants that exceeded South Africa's already weak air quality standards close to 3,200 times...

John Yeld 27 Feb 2019

Keeping South Africa’s lights on will come at a cost. Shutterstock
South Africa takes important next steps to solving its power crisisArticle

In his maiden budget speech, South Africa's Finance Minister Tito Mboweni, confirmed the depth of the financial crisis at South Africa's power utility Eskom...

Catrina Godinho & Lauren Hermanus 22 Feb 2019

Public Enterprises Minister, Pravin Gordhan
Panel of experts to assess Eskom's challengesArticle

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

There’s no painless way for South Africans to deal with the power utility crisis. Shutterstock
Explainer: why South Africa's energy generator is in so much troubleArticle

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...

Rod Crompton 13 Feb 2019

Eskom leaves the country in the dark
Eskom leaves the country in the darkArticle

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

12 Feb 2019

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No leave for Eskom managers till load shedding is sortedArticle

All senior Eskom managers have been ordered to cancel their holiday leave to meet Public Enterprises Minister, Pravin Gordhan's 10-day deadline to sort out the causes of the current load shedding crisis...

6 Dec 2018

Plan to address Eskom challenges afoot
Plan to address Eskom challenges afootArticle

A 9-point plan is set to go a long way in turning the fortunes of Eskom around at a time when the utility is facing major challenges, says Phakamani Hadebe, group chief executive officer...

19 Nov 2018

Lesley Jeffrey, principal geologist (coal), SRK Consulting (SA)
SA's energy economy must look ahead to replace coal jobsArticle

As South Africa's largest mining contributor to gross domestic product, the coal sector may be facing considerable job losses as the country's latest energy plan looks to cleaner power generation options...

1 Nov 2018

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