Paul Burkhardt

Eskom banks on new board to reopen lending taps

“The board has been given a fresh mandate that they need to move with speed on the issues that Eskom is facing.”

Eskom threatens fastest renewable expansion

Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson and Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown have done little to pull Eskom into line.

Mining companies’ spat with government deepens over revised charter

The Chamber of Mines says proposed taxes on company revenue to fund the Mining Transformation and Development Agency will place burdens on producers.

Treasury disputes Eskom claims on Gupta-linked firm

The department says any legitimate business should have no issues with transparency.

Tesla tech set to buffer rising SA power costs

Enel Green Power is rolling out a version of Tesla Motors’s home-power kit which has the potential to provide self-generated renewable energy.

Solar win in coal country shows cheap way to beat blackouts

Renewable energy is gaining fast in South Africa and may still be the most financially viable way to avoid load-shedding and blackouts.

Eskom’s application for price hike denied

The energy regulator has rejected Eskom's application to raise its electricity prices further this year.

Eskom tariff increase to help buy diesel

Eskom has asked at public hearings that it be allowed to raise prices to, in part, fuel gas turbines.

Billionaire Wiese refunded after unauthorised rhino sale

Christo Wiese is just one of a number of potential buyers who've been refunded their deposits to buy rhino from SANParks.

Nene open to partners for Eskom plants

Treasury will consider partnerships with the private sector to extend some of SA's infrastructure build despite it being politically impossible.

South Africa’s credit rating at risk – Moody’s

Moody's rating agency has warned that the country's credit rating is at risk as the 220 000-strong Numsa strike enters its fifth day.

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