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Damned if you do, damned if you don’t

By Chris Hattingh  In its 25 January statement, the South African Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee paints a stark picture of South Africa. “The operation of ports and rail has become a serious...

Eskom lays out on transmission expansion

Eskom Managing Director of Transmission, Segomoco Scheppers, says the power utility is working hard to expand transmission lines and unlock future generation capacity for the power grid “as fast as possible”. He was...

Efforts in full swing to clean up Eskom

Efforts to root out, unravel and disrupt corruption at Eskom are gaining momentum. This is according to President Cyril Ramaphosa through his weekly newsletter. Over the past few months, several operations by law...

Eskom planned maintenance outages aimed at improving performance

Minister in the Presidency for Electricity, Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, says the current intensity of load shedding is due to planned maintenance outages to fix generating units. These maintenance outages are aimed at...

Outsmarting Eskom’s proposed Demand Side Management solution

SOUTH Africa is currently experiencing longer power outages due to components within the transmission and distribution network failing as a result of load shedding, prompting Eskom to suggest replacing the current...

From the Bee in my Bonnet column – Fred Karno’s Circus?

FRED Karno was the stage name of Frederick John Westcott (b 1866 – d 1941) - a theatre impresario and developer of sketch comedy without dialogue to circumvent stage censorship in...

Power grid records improvements

Although the demand for electricity is increasing, Eskom is able to maintain a much lower stage of load shedding due to the improvement of the Energy Availability Factor (EAF), says Minister...

Eskom welcomes DFFE decision on Minimum Emission Standards

Eskom has welcomed the decision by the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment’s National Air Quality Officer to grant the organisation a postponement in terms of the Minimum Emission Standards...

President outlines progress on Energy Action Plan

President Cyril Ramaphosa has reiterated government's commitment to resolving the energy crisis as soon as possible. The President was addressing the National Assembly on Wednesday during the occasion of The Presidency’s Budget...

Cape Chamber welcomes City of Cape Town bid to absorb Eskom clients and infrastructure...

The Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomes news that the City and Eskom are in discussion about the possible transfer of Eskom staff and infrastructure to the City, as reported...

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