Treasury’s Pieterse: Transnet bailout ‘not inevitable’
/ 22 February 2024

Treasury’s Pieterse: Transnet bailout ‘not inevitable’

The 2024 budget is Duncan Pieterse’s first as director general. And he says the fiscal framework does not constitute a negotiating position

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Experts warn new Eskom boss Dan Marokane to be wary of political interference
/ 20 February 2024

Experts warn new Eskom boss Dan Marokane to be wary of political interference

Political interference has been cited as the reason for the departure of former executives and board members at the power utility

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DA says it will speed up Eskom unbundling
/ 17 February 2024

DA says it will speed up Eskom unbundling

The party’s energy strategy is similar to that of the ANC-led government, which includes liberalising the country’s energy market

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Renewable energy is incapable of solving energy crisis, says Koko
/ 15 February 2024

Renewable energy is incapable of solving energy crisis, says Koko

The former Eskom chief executive believes the answer lies in nuclear power

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Veronica Mente is first EFF leader to throw hat into ring for reelection
/ 14 February 2024

Veronica Mente is first EFF leader to throw hat into ring for reelection

The national chairperson has called on EFF delegates to nominate hard workers for party posts at the December elective conference

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Don’t expect a reprieve in electricity prices anytime soon
/ 8 February 2024

Don’t expect a reprieve in electricity prices anytime soon

Residential consumers pay more than those in most African, Southeast Asian and Brics countries

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State of the nation: Brace for the Ramaphosa ripple effect
/ 6 February 2024

State of the nation: Brace for the Ramaphosa ripple effect

There is a tendency to think of the president as ineffective. But his first term has seen a marked hastening of structural reforms, which could change the economy forever

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Ramokgopa: Load-shedding helps Eskom not to overspend its diesel budget
/ 23 January 2024

Ramokgopa: Load-shedding helps Eskom not to overspend its diesel budget

Diesel is used to run the open cycle gas turbines which have been used to reduce the higher stages of power cuts

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Eskom rejects Mozambique’s power offer
/ 18 January 2024

Eskom rejects Mozambique’s power offer

High tariffs have turned the power utility away

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UN report spells out dim economic outlook for South Africa
/ 14 January 2024

UN report spells out dim economic outlook for South Africa

The United Nations World Economic Situation report said the country’s economy would grow by only 0.5%

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Voting for power: Eskom predicts grim load-shedding scenario until 2025
/ 3 January 2024

Voting for power: Eskom predicts grim load-shedding scenario until 2025

The SOE’s board is under pressure to ensure there are no cuts in May, when provincial and national elections are expected to take place

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No load-shedding expected during summer holiday, says Ramokgopa
/ 21 December 2023

No load-shedding expected during summer holiday, says Ramokgopa

The electricity minister says the grid is much healthier and consequently the use of diesel had reduced

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Eskom reports another dip in sales
/ 14 December 2023

Eskom reports another dip in sales

Profit falls from R3.8bn to R1.6bn as supply constraints and a drop in demand take their toll

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Nuclear energy procurement market to open in 2024
/ 12 December 2023

Nuclear energy procurement market to open in 2024

Nuclear energy is thought to be a solution to the baseload concerns facing the country

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Daniel Marokane appointed chief executive of Eskom
/ 8 December 2023

Daniel Marokane appointed chief executive of Eskom

Marokane takes the position after a year-long search for a new leader for the state power utility

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Special cabinet meeting set to discuss Eskom CEO appointment on Friday
/ 7 December 2023

Special cabinet meeting set to discuss Eskom CEO appointment on Friday

Dan Marokane, the CEO of struggling sugar producer Tongaat Hulett, will be recommended for the post, according to sources

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Black Friday indeed as Eskom implements stage six
/ 24 November 2023

Black Friday indeed as Eskom implements stage six

The announcement comes as businesses look forward to a weekend of increased retail activity

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Koko, or a battle for accountability already lost in advance
/ 24 November 2023

Koko, or a battle for accountability already lost in advance

The National Prosecuting Authority has failed in another state capture case considered only the foothills of the mountain it must climb

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