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Stuck between solar and theft, municipalities founder on electricity

Local governments are losing income to theft of electricity, unpaid bills and renewable energy.

SADC says it can end power shortages by 2019

Southern Africa completed building nearly 2 000 megawatts of generation since 2014. It will finish a further 2 763 megawatts in 2015.

Eskom declares electricity supply emergency

Power utility Eskom has again declared an emergency as four generating units developed "technical problems".

Gas could satisfy most of South Africa’s power needs

Eskom's recent application for price increases is a watershed - it marks the point at which South Africa's electricity is no longer cheap.

Eskom gets cracking on to-do list

Eskom chief executive Brian Dames has to overcome numerous hurdles. He needs the public to save energy and municipalities to lower profit margins.

Eskom ‘must put SA’s needs first’

In the face of the threat of load shedding, Eskom is being challenged to cut back on exports.

Municipalities cash in on power

Municipal electricity costs are coming under fire as the state gears up to review South Africa's electricity pricing policy.

‘Pet’ power project under fire

Despite criticism the department of energy appears determined to go ahead with the building of two peaking power plants at a cost of R8-billion.

How much is the internet’s electricity bill?

The internet, with few exceptions, is free. That makes it easy to overlook the biggest hidden cost of the net: electricity.

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Court must declare Cape Town’s ‘inhuman’ demolitions, evictions illegal, says law centre

The city argues that it is not carrying out evictions, but is acting against land invasions

Back in time to meals on wheels

Cape Town’s oldest roadhouse is hoping to make a comeback during the coronavirus lockdown. Nostalgia is the biggest seller

People’s behaviour stoking Gauteng pandemic

The active case count of Gauteng surpasses that of whole countries. Workers at clinics report a ‘concerning’ relaxation of basic health protocols

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Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

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