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Eskom uses tight power supply to defend tariff hike

Eskom said on Monday that power supply is still vulnerable and could worsen if it fails to get a tariff increase to fund its expansion.

Eskom: SA needs 40 new coal mines by 2020

South African power utility Eskom said on Wednesday the country would need to invest up to R110-billion in coal mining by 2020.

SA keen to go green on energy supply

South Africa is confident it can overcome structural and financial challenges to balance a power shortage with climate concerns.

Nersa to review power tariff scheme

Nersa will take into account changes in the economic environment and a decision to guarantee loans for Eskom when deciding the next tarrif rise.

Eskom has enough coal for next few months’ power

South Africa has enough coal to help ensure electricity supply is enough for the next few months, said senior manager Andrew Etzinger.

School shooting puts harsh focus on Finland gun policy

Finland's gun laws are likely to attract criticism after an 18-year-old gunman shot dead seven children and a school principal on Wednesday. The shooter turned the gun on himself and died in hospital. About 56 of every 100 Finns own a gun, according to a study by the Graduate Institute of International Studies.

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