How Eskom is managing to keep load shedding suspended in South Africa

In recent weeks, South Africa has experienced an unexpected respite from the scourge of load shedding, a phenomenon that has perplexed citizens and industry observers alike. Despite Eskom’s Energy Availability Factor (EAF) plummeting to a two-decade low, the nation has enjoyed nearly two uninterrupted weeks of stable electricity supply. However, contrary to popular belief, this […]

Fuel prices to take a hike in South-Africa next week

The most recent data from the Central Energy Fund indicates an imminent increase in petrol prices for April, while diesel users can expect a slight alleviation, with prices projected to rise by approximately 35 cents per litre for both fuel types. According to the CEF data, the under-recoveries for petrol have reduced from over R1.00 […]

Eskom Debt Relief Amendment Bill Sparks Heated Debate in National Assembly

In a contentious session at the National Assembly, the passing of the Eskom Debt Relief Amendment Bill has ignited a fierce debate among political parties. The bill, which mandates the power utility Eskom to pay interest on government loans, has drawn criticism from opposition members who view the R254 billion Eskom loan as a mere […]

Financial Challenges Threaten Electricity Supply to Johannesburg Hospitals

In the heart of Johannesburg, a critical healthcare facility, Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital, faces a dire predicament. The threat of an imminent electricity cutoff looms large unless the hospital can muster R40 million to settle its outstanding electricity bill. City Power, the electricity provider, cites commitments from the provincial government to address the debts, but […]

A Comprehensive Overview of Load Shedding in Recent Days

In recent days, the electricity landscape in the country has been marred by challenges, leading to the implementation of load shedding. Load shedding, a measure to balance electricity supply and demand, has become a focal point of public concern. The Electricity Minister, Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, recently addressed the media in Pretoria to provide insights into the […]

Boosting Morale and Performance at Eskom

In a bid to uplift the spirits of a demoralized workforce at Eskom, South Africa’s Electricity Minister, Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, introduced performance bonuses as a strategic measure. Ramokgopa recently briefed Parliament’s public enterprises committee on Wednesday, shedding light on the energy action plan and the transformative steps taken to enhance employee morale and, consequently, the efficiency […]

The biggest risk of grid collapse in South Africa

Electricity minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa said this week that bottlenecks on Eskom’s transmission grid are the biggest risk to South Africa’s energy future, and they need to be addressed urgently. Briefing the media on the state of the grid on Sunday (5 November), the minister said that if there is any risk of even remotely approaching […]

Challenges Persist as South Africa’s Electricity Minister Seeks Solutions for Eskom

South Africa’s struggle with an unstable electricity supply, plagued by rolling blackouts, remains a grave concern for the nation. The electricity crisis, predominantly centered around Eskom, the state-owned power utility, has sparked significant frustrations and debates. In this article, we will dissect the challenges and developments surrounding this issue, focusing on the role and concerns […]

The Soaring Municipal Debt Crisis at Eskom

Eskom, South Africa’s state-owned power utility, has been grappling with a mounting municipal debt crisis, which poses significant challenges to its financial stability. This article examines the growing debt crisis, its impact on Eskom, and the efforts to address this issue.   The Escalating Municipal Debt: Eskom’s municipal debt has skyrocketed to approximately R60 billion, […]

Former Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter scores R7 million payday

Eskom has published its consolidated annual financial results, which revealed the remuneration package of former CEO Andre de Ruyter. In its full-year financials for the 12 months ending 31 March 2023 on Tuesday (31 October), Eskom reported a massive loss of R23.9 billion for the 2022/23 financial year, exacerbated by a huge escalation in load […]

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