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No more load-shedding - Eskom's plan

No more load-shedding - Eskom's plan

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.  read more
Rise in electricity tariff could spike inflation, says Reserve Bank

Rise in electricity tariff could spike inflation, says Reserve Bank

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.  read more
Eskom responds in detail to Gupta coal contract allegations

Eskom responds in detail to Gupta coal contract allegations

13/06/2016 - 13:06
Load shedding 'a thing of the past', says Brown

Load shedding 'a thing of the past', says Brown

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
SA nuclear power plans going ahead this month

SA nuclear power plans going ahead this month

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
Will scare tactics push SA’s nuclear policy forward?

Will scare tactics push SA’s nuclear policy forward?

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
Load shedding for the next 18 months

Load shedding for the next 18 months

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
Eskom: Lights might still go out

Eskom: Lights might still go out

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
Hawks arrest Eskom employees in sting operation

Hawks arrest Eskom employees in sting operation

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
Eskom issues power warning for the week

Eskom issues power warning for the week

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
 A wet and long winter for Eskom

A wet and long winter for Eskom

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
South Africa’s electricity price shock

South Africa’s electricity price shock

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.  read more
No food price fireworks ahead - economists

No food price fireworks ahead - economists

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.  read more
Zim manufacturers say sector in crisis

Zim manufacturers say sector in crisis

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
FNB: Signs of food price rise

FNB: Signs of food price rise

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.  read more
SA's repo rate seen steady at 5.5%

SA's repo rate seen steady at 5.5%

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
Fuel and electricity prices set to climb

Fuel and electricity prices set to climb

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
Carbon taxes to reduce emissions

Carbon taxes to reduce emissions

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.  read more
Cost increases squeeze commercial farmers

Cost increases squeeze commercial farmers

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
Bids roll in for renewable energy plan

Bids roll in for renewable energy plan

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.  read more
Sugar industry ready for green energy

Sugar industry ready for green energy

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