| ||22/10/2019 - 08:47|
With the increasing dominance of retail chains, small and medium-sized retail businesses are struggling to stay competitive. To protect investments and remain in business, they have to consider all costs and thoroughly assess possible risks and related losses. For example, while it is common to forecast losses due to food spoilage, assessing problems caused by electricity failure is more complicated. read more
| ||04/04/2019 - 11:33|
Gordhan said Eskom’s goal is to ensure there will be no load-shedding from 3rd April 2019 – but admitted there is a lot of hard work ahead for the company.
| ||14/03/2019 - 09:08|
SA’s electricity tariff increases could push the inflation rate up by 0.75 percentage point, Reserve Bank deputy governor Kuben Naidoo said.
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| ||07/04/2016 - 10:17|
Cape Town - Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown said the success in the turnaround at Eskom should be attributed to stable leadership under CEO Brian Molefe, the execution of its maintenance plan, financial stability, and progress with the build programme. read more
| ||10/03/2016 - 11:53|
South Africa aims to issue a request for proposals by the end of March to add 9 600 megawatts of nuclear power to the national grid, according to a report by Reuters. read more
| ||17/02/2016 - 10:02|
Johannesburg – Expect load shedding 20 hours every day if South Africa doesn’t build 20GW of new power stations within a decade, a nuclear energy proponent warned on Tuesday (16 Feb). read more
| ||07/08/2015 - 09:45|
Load shedding will continue for the next 18 months, Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown said on Thursday, once again appealing to South Africans to save electricity. read more
| ||07/01/2015 - 10:19|
Cape Town - There is just about enough electricity to survive next week as the country revs up again with businesses and big industries getting into gear. read more
| ||26/11/2014 - 10:47|
Johannesburg - At least two Eskom employees have been arrested in connection with fraud that could have resulted in the power utility losing billions of rand, the Hawks said on Wednesday. read more
| ||24/06/2014 - 13:36|
The national power system will be tight on Monday evening and is expected to stay that way during peak hours for the rest of the week, Eskom said. read more
| ||12/05/2014 - 09:27|
Johannesburg - Eskom is not getting a handle on the problem of power plants breaking down, said power expert, Chris Yelland, according to City Press. read more
| ||05/07/2013 - 07:54|
Electricity in South Africa is among the most expensive in the world, a new survey from NUS Consulting has shown.
| ||11/02/2013 - 09:11|
Johannesburg - There won’t be food price fireworks this year, but the cost of locally produced fresh produce like fruit and vegetables could potentially soar because of increased labour wages, proposed electricity hikes and surging fuel prices.
| ||08/11/2012 - 07:55|
Harare - Zimbabwe's manufacturing industry is in crisis with firms under-performing due to erratic power supplies and lack of capital, an industry body said on Wednesday. read more
| ||31/08/2012 - 09:13|
Johannesburg - Producer price inflation for July showed a good overall number, but there were signs of a food inflation rise, FNB warned on Thursday.
| ||26/03/2012 - 08:12|
Johannesburg - The Reserve Bank will probably keep its repo rate at its current three decade lows next week to give the struggling economy more leeway, although higher electricity and fuel costs could force it to start tightening policy later in the year. read more
| ||27/02/2012 - 08:57|
South Africans will pay about 73c more for a litre of petrol within two months, according to Azar Jammine, the chief economist of Econometrix. read more
| ||23/02/2012 - 09:08|
Cape Town - The government is looking to introduce a carbon tax next year to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions, although nearly two-thirds of emissions will be tax-exempt until 2020 to lessen the impact on industry, the Treasury said on Wednesday.
| ||05/12/2011 - 08:04|
Cape Town – South Africa's commercial farmers' income has hardly been great, especially for those planting crops. Stock farmers have suffered heavily from stock theft and job opportunities dried up. read more
| ||15/11/2011 - 09:47|
Johannesburg - Fifty-three bids have been received from independent electricity producers for the construction of renewable energy sources, an official said on Monday.
| ||07/11/2011 - 08:20|
Cape Town – The sugar industry in South Africa is seriously ready to make a large contribution to renewable energy, but is not receiving the necessary support from government, say industry leaders. read more