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23 May 2017
                       
 
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19 May 2017
 
 
 
 
Eskom wants to keep lights on this winter
ELECTRICITY
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...
 
 
08 Mar 2017
 
 
 
SACCI: SACCI BCI FEBRUARY 2017
STATEMENT
The SACCI Business Confidence Index (BCI) declined by 2.2 index points from 97.7 in January 2017 to 95.5 in February 2017.  The index nevertheless improved by 2.8 points on the February 2016 level...
 
 
06 Mar 2017
 
West African gold mine signs solar power agreement
GOLD
West African gold mine Iamgold Essakane has signed a 15-year power purchase agreement with renewable-energy providers in a move that will cut its diesel use and lower its carbon footprint.  EREN...
 
 
22 Nov 2016
 
 
 
Why South Africa can't deliver on the social contract set out in its constitution
THE CONVERSATION
South Africa is facing a cluster of crises. There is a crisis of legitimacy around President Jacob Zuma. A crisis around the validity of the pre-1994 settlement which has not delivered on its...
 
 
04 Nov 2016
 
Eskom: Eskom Board is firmly behind Eskom’s executive management team
STATEMENT
The Eskom Board welcomes release of the Public Protector’s report, and the recommendation that a commission of inquiry be established to investigate all the issues using the Public Protector’s...
 
 
11 Oct 2016
 
DA: Gordon Mackay says Minister’s nuke announcement opens door for Zuma’s enrichment
STATEMENT
Minister of Energy, Tina Joemat-Pettersson’s, announcement that Eskom will be the designated procuring agent for the nuclear new build is nothing short of an elaborate sleight of hand aimed at...
 
 
28 Jul 2016
 
OUTA: No nuclear until Medupi et al properly commissioned
STATEMENT
OUTA urges Eskom to provide a commitment that no decision or movement on the Nuclear Energy matter will be taking place until the mega power stations at Medupi, Kusile & Ingula have been...
 
 
17 Jun 2016
 
 
 
Motorists in for stiff petrol price hike
FUEL COST
Ongoing oil strength, with limited support from the exchange rate, has set the stage for further increases in the fuel price, the Automobile Association (AA) warned on Friday. Commenting on...
 
 
26 Apr 2016
 
Nersa seeks to curb Eskom, coal mines
ENERGY
The National Energy Regulator (Nersa) wants to determine a coal benchmark cost - an average rand/tonne cost of coal - as part of its final decision on Eskom's multi-year price determination (MYPD)...
 
 
25 Apr 2016
 
Eskom approves fleet renewal strategy
ENERGY
Eskom's board has approved a new fleet renewal strategy based on the economic viability of a station as opposed to a purely age-based decommissioning of power stations. Eskom said on Monday that to...
 
 
24 Apr 2016
 
Eskom: Power alert 1
STATEMENT
No load shedding is anticipated today as Eskom intends to meet the country’s electricity demands while performing the requisite maintenance on its power generating plants. For Eskom to ensure...
 
 
05 Apr 2016
 
 
 
Govt intent on creating incentives for mines to benefit from platinum fuel-cell investment
PLATINUM
The South African government is intent on creating incentives for mines to derive greater benefit from investing in platinum fuel-cell technology. Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor, who...
 
 
03 Mar 2016
 
Eskom: Eskom’s position on Exxaro’s statement
STATEMENT
Eskom notes Exxaro’s statements in the media, particularly with regard to Arnot Mine and the previous coal supply contract with Exxaro for Arnot Power Station.  Eskom re-iterates that the 40-year...
 
 
01 Mar 2016
 
Eskom: Eskom notes NERSA decision on its RCA submission
STATEMENT
The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) has announced that it would not grant Eskom the R22.8-billion variance it had requested for the costs incurred in the production of electricity...
 
 
04 Feb 2016
 
Chamber of Mines joins opposition to Eskom’s proposed tariff increase
NERSA HEARINGS
The Chamber of Mines (CoM) has joined the ranks of industry stakeholders concerned about State-owned power utility Eskom’s R22-billion Regulatory Clearing Account (RCA) application to the National...
 
 
 
                       
 
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