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23 May 2017
19 May 2017
Eskom wants to keep lights on this winter
Eskom is promising to keep the lights on this winter, it said in a statement issued on Friday afternoon. It undertook to do this despite severe weather conditions that have already started to grip...
18 Aug 2016
Outa investigating possibility of class action against Eskom
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) will be engaging with various experts to assess the viability of a class action law suit against State-owned Eskom, on behalf of the public, to recoup...
17 Aug 2016
OUTA: OUTA investigating possibility of class action against Eskom on behalf of public
OUTA congratulates the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chambers and others with their successful court application to set aside the 9.4% Eskom electricity tariff increase as a result of NERSA and...
17 Jun 2016
OUTA: Carbon Tax an unnecessary burden to South Africa
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) has called on businesses and South Africans to become more participative in scrutinising and interacting with Government on the new proposed Carbon Tax....
01 Jun 2016
Opposition parties welcome eThekwini's R41.6bn budget, with reservations
Opposition parties on Tuesday welcomed, with reservations, eThekwini Municipality’s R41.6-billion budget for the 2016/2017 financial year. Mayor James Nxumalo presented his budget speech at the...
11 Apr 2016
Creamer Media publishes Energy Roundup for April 2016 research report
The April 2016 roundup covers activities across South Africa for March 2016 and includes details of a North Gauteng High Court Judge’s dismissal of a court application to postpone the 9.4%...
01 Apr 2016
Economist warns about impact of inflation spikes
Inflation has shot up to its highest level since the 2008 economic downturn and South Africa should brace itself for further increases, especially in the agriculture sector, said Econometrix chief...
Eskom: Eskom obtains support to implement 9.4% tariff increase
Eskom welcomes the decision by the Gauteng High Court to dismiss with costs the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA’s) urgent application brought to interdict Eskom from implementing the approved...
31 Mar 2016
OUTA: Eskom tariff interdict does not deter us
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA), approached the North Gauteng High Court for an interdict to prohibit Eskom from implementing the electricity tariff increase of 9.4% on the 1st of April...
09 Mar 2016
Latest power tariff rise to nullify benefit of 2015 cost-cutting – Amplats
The latest 9% electricity tariff increase allowed to State power utility Eskom was set to nullify the benefit of the cost-cutting programme that Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) undertook last...
08 Mar 2016
DA: Natasha Mazzone says the Guptas are to be summoned to Parliament
The DA will today write to the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee of Public Enterprises requesting that the Gupta brothers are summoned to Parliament in terms of rule 138(a) of the National...
02 Mar 2016
SACCI: Mr Alan Mukoki notes that Nersa approves 9,4% increase in electricity tariffs for Eskom
SACCI notes that NERSA has approved a 9,4% electricity tariff increase for Eskom for 2016/17. SACCI understands the need for Eskom to recoup some of the costs incurred in avoiding outages by...
01 Mar 2016
CoM: Chamber of Mines notes NERSA's approval of a 9.4% electricity increase for 2016/2017
The Chamber of Mines notes the approval of a 9.4% electricity tariff increase for 2016/17 by the National Electricity Regulator of South Africa (Nersa). This increase is the total granted to Eskom...
20 Jan 2016
Outcry against Zim's 49% proposed electricity hike
The business community in Zimbabwe has added its voice to opposition to a proposed electricity tariff hike of 49% by the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC), saying...
DA: Natasha Mazzone: Address by DA's Shadow Minister of Public Enterprises, following the presentation of a petition to Eskom calling for executives to pay back R73 million in bonuses received since load-shedding began in 2008, Megawatt Park (20/01/2016)
The Democratic Alliance (DA) has come to Megawatt Park today to take a stand against the continued mismanagement and inefficiency of Eskom, which has cost our economy billions in lost revenue and...

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