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27 May 2017
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25 May 2017
CC: Latest decision by the Competition Commission
1. Key decisions on Mergers and Acquisitions 1.1  EOH Mthombo (Pty) Ltd v Data World (Pty) Ltd, Data World Information Systems Private Ltd, Evaluations Enhanced Property Appraisals (Pty) Ltd and...
06 Feb 2017
Commodity prices and investment prospects for African countries in a brave new world
How drastically the world has changed since this time last year. The cumulative odds on a Trump electoral win and a ‘yes’ to the Brexit referendum were 20 to 1. This shows how poor we are at...
30 Jan 2017
Eskom: Fourth and last unit of Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme comes into commercial operation
Eskom’s Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme has brought Unit 3 into commercial operation thus effectively adding 333MW into the South African power grid.  All 4 units at Ingula are now commercial and...
17 Jan 2017
"Eskom wrong about renewable energy costs"
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...
12 Jan 2017
Sarec slams Eskom for distorting facts in calculating renewables-related loss
The South African Renewable Energy Council (Sarec) has slammed as a “blatant distortion of facts” Eskom’s claim that the country suffered a net economic loss of R9-billion in 2016 as a result of...
11 Jan 2017
CSIR responds to Eskom claim of R9bn renewables-related economic loss in 2016
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has responded to Eskom’s claim that buying power from the country’s renewable-energy plants resulted in a net economic loss of R9-billion...
22 Nov 2016
Dismissive of 2037 nuclear timeline in IRP base case, Eskom to release RFP by year-end
State-owned power utility Eskom indicated on Tuesday that it planned to move ahead with a controversial request for proposals (RFP) for nuclear before the end of 2016, despite the base case in a...
25 Oct 2016
IEA upscales five-year renewables growth forecast after 2015 ‘turning point’
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has significantly increased its five-year growth forecast for renewable energy in light of what it describes as a “turning point” in 2015, when a record 153 GW...
Eskom: Eskom hosts Hydro Symposium at Ingula
Eskom will be hosting the 28th African Hydro Symposium (AHS) from 25 to 27 October 2016 at Ingula, near Ladysmith in KwaZulu-Natal. Ingula is Eskom’s newest pumped storage scheme under construction...
08 Sep 2016
Medupi Unit 5 synchronised to South African grid
Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown confirmed on Thursday that the second 800 MW unit at the Medupi coal-fired power station project, in Limpopo, had been synchronised to the grid. She said in...
09 Aug 2016
Eskom: Power alert 1 - 365 days of no load shedding
Today Eskom marks exactly one year of no load shedding, this is largely due to the rigorous plant maintenance programme that we have executed over the past 12 months. The adherence to regular...
08 Aug 2016
Eskom: Eskom marks one year of no load shedding
Tomorrow (09 August 2016) Eskom will mark exactly one year of no load shedding, this is largely due to the rigorous plant maintenance programme that we have executed over the past 12 months. The...
29 Jul 2016
Sustainable availability?
At the peak of South Africa’s load-shedding crisis, much emphasis was given to adding new capacity, especially private capacity, as well as to increasing energy efficiency. These remain laudable...
27 Jul 2016
Eskom hints at earlier Ingula completion as it marks start-up of first unit
With the first 333 MW unit, Unit 4, of Eskom’s Ingula pumped-storage scheme officially in commercial operation, the State-owned utility has expressed optimism that the full 1 332 MW, four-unit...
26 Jul 2016
Eskom: Power alert 1 - Eskom meets evening peak demand despite cold snap
Eskom continued to supply electricity to the country without load shedding yesterday, one of the coldest days of the year. Electricity demand is expected to rise sharply over the next few days due...
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