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Eskom will push up the price of electricity, even though its sales have been dwindling

The law of demand says that the higher the price of a good is, the less people will demand it. But Eskom, sales of electricity have been dropping, yet the utility wants consumers to even pay more for its good

Eskom’s emissions are not compatible with the South African constitution

The government must not cave to Eskom’s demand that it be exempt from air pollution rules. Furthermore, the power utility needs to stay true to the principles of its own just transition strategy

Businesses should use alternative energy sources, industry bodies advise

Business associations are urging companies to continue seeking alternative energy sources in light of Eskom’s court judgement which would allow the utility to bump up electricity prices up to 15% from next year April 2021.

Manage urban transformation to avoid infrastructure blockages

It is possible to urbanise without congestion and the attendant ills through emphasis on better institutions, writes Eddie Rakabe

Kicking coal can improve our water supply to all

South Africa’s dependence on the fossil fuel and burning it in power stations uses 5% of water and pollutes even more

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.

Ahead of WEF, Mboweni will have to assure investors that the country does have power

The finance minister says despite the difficult fiscal environment, structural reforms are under way to put SA on a new growth path

Progress in rolling out of national power grids has stalled across Africa

There has been no progress in expanding national electricity grids in most African countries since 2016

Newcastle residents forego electricity as bills rise

Officials’ explanations make no sense to residents, who mourn the town’s formerly welcoming atmosphere

Small power’s green light gets brighter

Efforts are under way to make it easier for firms, farms and households to sell electricity to the grid

Get ready for full day of Stage 4 load shedding on Monday – Eskom

Eskom says that South Africans will face load shedding all day on Monday because of a capacity shortage

Eskom board convenes ‘marathon’ meeting to deal with power cuts

But the board remains 'uncomfortable' with the stability of the power system

Communities say Eskom tariff increase will make the cost of living unbearable

Nersa kicked off its nationwide public hearings in Cape Town this week to deliberate on Eskom’s tariff applications

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Engineering Research Capacity Development Award: by an individual

African start-ups draw interest after slow start

African high-tech startups are minuscule compared with their US and European peers but they are finally gaining momentum and attention

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