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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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Ramaphosa issues instruction on Western Cape Covid-19 numbers

President Cyril Ramaphosa has issued an instruction to the Western Cape government to recruit more staff to stem the Covid-19 tide

Capture claims plague new private-security bargaining council

Unhappy members of the National Bargaining Council for the Private Security Sector say corporate governance standards are being flouted

A lifeline for the homeless people in eThekwini

eThekwini plans to retain permanent and safe open spaces for people with nowhere to sleep

Press Releases

Automotive Industry and Covid-19

Many rental fleets are no longer operational and their usually well-maintained cars are entering the market in big numbers

The fourth industrial revolution: It works for UJ

Huge advances in technology make training and the application of medical knowledge better, faster and more widely accessible

PPS Webinar 4: Asset Protection in Times of Uncertainty

The Covid-19 crisis means people are spending more time at home, so they expect different packages from their insurance companies

International Partnerships are key for Africa during Covid-19

Perhaps this pandemic is the jolt that we needed to strengthen intra-country collaboration and revive international friendships

Auditor-General of South Africa seeks request for information

Suitably qualified and experienced vendors are sought to supply tools to assist in the support of financial statement audits

Former bursary student hits a six and lands top job at WPCA

Thuthuka Bursary recipient Tennyson Botes decided to make a difference in his community — and he's doing exactly that

SANRAL to professionalise its finance division with world-class professional accounting designations

'It is about how I can get my staff to acquire more skills and sharpen those skills that they already have,' says SANRAL CFO Inge Mulder

Empowering his people to unleash their potential

'Being registered as an AGA(SA) means you are capable of engineering an idea and turning it into money,' says Raymond Mayekisa

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