Despite the loss of a 600 megawatt unit at Duvha power station after a boiler incident, Eskom says it will not start load-shedding.
Air pollution is responsible for one in eight deaths worldwide, says the WHO, and is now regarded as the biggest environmental health risk.
The Nkangala municipality won't allow Eskom's Kriel power station to exceed its emissions cap. But this could be its only way to save power and money.
Medupi delays have led to the utility forking out nearly R2-billion in penalties to supplier Exxaro.
Eskom could ease its energy woes by setting up a proper procurement process for more cogeneration
Emissions obligations weigh as heavily on the state-owned power firm's bottom line as its customers' health and safety.
AfriForum claims that certain municipalities owe Eskom over R2.3-billion, which, according to it, "adds to the country's electricity woes".
At first we were told unit one of Medupi was vital to Eskom's capacity issues. But now government says its contribution would have been negligible.
Power utility Eskom has assured consumers that it does not expect further power cuts despite continuing strain on its supply system.
Power has been cut in various parts of the country on Thursday after Eskom declared an emergency.
After a week of rain left coal stocks wet, Eskom says the country could experience power cuts after declaring an emergency.
If it goes ahead it will be SA’s largest contract ever, yet Pravin Gordhan failed to mention it
Capital expenditure by major state-owned companies has been projected to reach R381.9-billion over the next three years, says the national treasury.
Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba says electricity supply will be extremely tight from April to July to complete maintenance.
Reports claim Eskom is diverting electricity to Botswana while South Africans face rolling blackouts and appeals to reduce power consumption.
The parastatal must not be allowed to defer its commitment to reducing emissions any further, write Robyn Hugo and Sylvia Kamanja.
Power utility Eskom has again declared an emergency as four generating units developed "technical problems".
Eskom has urged South Africans to cut down on their electricity use as supply will be tight over the next few days.