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23 January 2017
                       
 
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20 Jan 2017
 
 
Afriforum: AfriForum creates legal fund to hold municipalities and Nersa accountable for Eskom debt
STATEMENT
The civil rights organisation AfriForum will today announce its extensive strategy concerning the Eskom debt in excess of R10,2 billion that are detrimental to innocent South African citizens....
 
 
DA: DA demands full briefing by Eskom on electricity crisis
STATEMENT
The DA demands that power utility Eskom urgently clarify its plan to recoup the R10.2 billion debt it is owed after Public Enterprises Minister, Lynne Brown, secured a temporary reprieve for...
 
 
 
 
Daily Podcast – January 20, 2017
podcast
Making headlines: The Presidency says Zuma is still considering ANC Women’s League SAA commission of inquiry proposal IPID conducts raid on acting top police chief's home And, Municipalities given...
 
 
Municipalities given until month end to clear electricity arrears
ELECTRICITY
Eskom has been asked to give municipalities with outstanding bills until the end of the month to settle their accounts before switching off the lights, Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown...
 
 
Power battle lines
ELECTRICITY
The delicate balancing of the factional interests within the African National Congress (ANC) was a significant feature of the National Executive Committee’s 105th anniversary statement. It was even...
 
 
19 Jan 2017
 
DA: Natasha Mazzone says meeting on electricity crisis cancelled by ANC warped priorities
STATEMENT
A vital briefing by Eskom on the electricity cuts to certain municipalities to the Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises together with the Select Committee on Co-operative Governance and...
 
 
Eskom: Eskom welcomes the request by the Minister of Public Enterprises on municipalities
STATEMENT
Granting municipalities until the end of January to settle their arrear amounts, as asked by the Minister of Public Enterprises Ms Lynne Brown, is consistent with the compassion Eskom has...
 
 
18 Jan 2017
 
Davos boosts platinum fuel cell outlook with hydrogen council launch
PLATINUM
Hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) offer the most natural solution for emission-free vehicles, discharging only water and requiring negligible change to current driving and...
 
 
 
 
IPPs ‘entitled’ to approach courts to force Eskom to sign PPAs
RENEWABLE ENERGY
A legal opinion secured by the South African Renewable Energy Council (Sarec) relating to the refusal by Eskom to conclude contracts with 37 independent power producers (IPPs) selected as preferred...
 
 
SA: Select Committee on Cooperative Governance intervenes in Eskom and defaulting municipalities matter
STATEMENT
The Select Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) has expressed concern with what is happening between Eskom and the defaulting municipalities. As such, it has...
 
 
Eskom: Eskom continues with its revenue collection efforts against non-paying municipalities
STATEMENT
Eskom’s debt collection efforts continue today with the interruptions of bulk electricity supply to the North West municipalities of Naledi, Lekwa-Teemane and Kgetlengrivier, affecting the towns of...
 
 
17 Jan 2017
 
 
 
DA: Kevin Mileham says DA requests Auditor-General investigation into mismanagement at non-paying municipalities
STATEMENT
The DA will request that the Auditor-General, Thembekile Makwetu,  launches an independent investigation into the gross mismanagement of funds at municipalities that have failed to pay Eskom in the...
 
 
 
 
Cosatu calls on govt to help municipalities indebted to Eskom
ELECTRICITY
National government has a duty to intervene and help municipalities owing billions of rands to Eskom, the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) said on Tuesday. The federation urged government to...
 
 
DA NW: Joe McGluwa says Supra must end his deafening silence on electricity crisis in North West
STATEMENT
The Democratic Alliance in North West is astonished by the deafening silence from North West Premier, Supra Mahumapelo, as numerous municipalities face electricity cuts by Eskom. Some of the worst...
 
 
 
 
"Eskom wrong about renewable energy costs"
OPINION
Eskom claims that renewable energy is causing a “net loss to the economy”, but if we look into the future and beyond vested interests, it is easy to see that renewable energy is now the cheapest...
 
 
 
                       
 
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