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Why Soweto residents do not owe Eskom R18-billion

This debt should be deemed a subsidy, an external cost that the government must bear for inadequate service delivery.

Lighting up Africa

Engineering Research Capacity Development Award by an individual

Did 34% of households have access to electricity in 1994?

President Jacob Zuma claims that 34% of households had access to electricity in 1994. Available data suggests he is wrong. By 1994 it was about 50%.

SA’s sovereign rating may avoid being downgraded to junk

Things remain stable, assures rating agency Standard & Poor’s – at least for the time being.

Will the Cahora Bassa Dam deal still be renegotiated?

The pact between Pretoria and Portugal over the hydroelectric dam helped the apartheid state extend its empire's tentacles, say researchers.

Eskom is likely to remain in the financial red

Moody's Investors Service are not holding out on Eskom's finances improving any time soon, and neither should the country.

Namibia exporting power to SA

Eskom is receiving approximately 200MW of electricity from its counterpart in Namibia, NamPower, as it struggles to keep the lights on.

Eskom crisis: Government co-owns the problem

After a rescue package from the national treasury last year Eskom's financial woes are far from alleviated, and won't be for years to come.

Gigaba warns of tight electricity supply until winter

Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba says electricity supply will be extremely tight from April to July to complete maintenance.

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A lifeline for the homeless people in eThekwini

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Didiza must investigate ‘paralysed’ Ingonyama Trust Board – Parliament

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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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If your company has these qualified professionals it will help improve efficiencies and accelerate progress by assisting your organisation to perform better

Mining company uses rich seam of technology to gear up for Covid-19

Itec Direct technology provides instant temperature screening of staff returniing to the workplace with no human contact

Covid-19 and Back to School Webinar

If our educators can take care of themselves, they can take care of the children they teach

5G technology is the future

Besides a healthcare problem Covid-19 is also a data issue and 5G technology, with its lightning speed, can help to curb its spread

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