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It’s déjà vu all over again

It’s déjà vu all over again

By: Terence Creamer     2nd February 2018 For those of us in the media, Eskom is the gift that keeps on giving. For ten years, hardly a week has gone by without the embattled power utility... 

Surgery not a Band-Aid

Surgery not a Band-Aid

By: Terence Creamer     26th January 2018 Eskom’s debt refinancing is undoubtedly a critical burning platform. The clock is most definitely ticking and the consequences of not closing the... 

Fix or fail

Fix or fail

By: Terence Creamer     19th January 2018 2018 is set to be yet another big year for the South African electricity utility, which has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons for... 

More Real Economy
2017: Good, bad, ugly?

2017: Good, bad, ugly?

By: Terence Creamer     15th December 2017 By this time next week, our general dismal assessment of 2017 will either have been confirmed, or entirely overhauled. If Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma... 

Forced self-correction

Forced self-correction

By: Terence Creamer     8th December 2017 I could not agree more with Energy Minister David Mahlobo’s recent Parliamentary reply, in which he stated that there was no longer a need to build... 

Eskom’s tin ear

Eskom’s tin ear

By: Terence Creamer     1st December 2017 There very were few sharp exchanges during the National Energy Regulator of South Africa’s (Nersa’s) public hearings into Eskom’s 2018/19 revenue... 

Game Changers

Game Changers

By: Terence Creamer     24th November 2017 Without doubt, the problems at Eskom, together with the ongoing debate over nuclear, are making it extremely difficult for South Africans to pay... 

We have a demand  problem, Minister

We have a demand problem, Minister 

By: Terence Creamer     17th November 2017 National Energy Regulator of South Africa and Eskom executives will naturally be relieved that hearings into the State-owned utility’s revenue... 

Supply shadow makes way for demand cloud

Supply shadow makes way for demand cloud

By: Terence Creamer     10th November 2017 As public hearings into Eskom’s application for allowable revenue in 2018/19 of R219.5-billion enter their final stretch, resistance to the... 

Eskom an enormous  risk indeed

Eskom an enormous risk indeed

By: Terence Creamer     3rd November 2017 While there are very few positives to draw from Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s maiden Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS), his... 

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