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Eskom electricity hikes won’t shock SA’s battered economy — De Ruyter

During a podcast discussion, the ailing power utility’s chief executive said there would be efforts to avoid further hurting distressed businesses

Sona 2021: Ramaphosa accords the climate crisis only a cursory nod

Country can’t lose sight of the threat climate change poses, President Ramaphosa says.

Sona 2021: Ramaphosa’s energy promises are finally catching up to renewable targets

The president’s latest energy commitments were meant to have been met years ago, but he struggled to get Gwede Mantashe on board

Sona: Ramaphosa needs to choose state before party — Steenhuisen

DA leader John Steenhuisen has called for Ramaphosa to throw out what he termed an ‘outdated 20th century ideology of state control’

Renewables will light up the darkness

More than 11 800MW of new electricity capacity from independent power producers will come online in 2022, giving Eskom space to do more maintenance on its unreliable infrastructure

PIC will only act for clients

The fund chairperson says while they may consider Cosatu’s plan to use state pensions to bail out Eskom, the deal has to be within its ambit

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

The path to a zero carbon future

The transition to a decarbonised economy based on water, wind and solar energy will save trillions, plus people’s lives and climate crisis costs

Coal is destroying South Africa. Renewables are the future        

Why are we dithering when independent power producers hold the answer? Ideology, it seems

Two power zombies just won’t die

Despite court cases and financiers pulling out of CO2 producing coal-fuelled power stations, Thabametsi and Khanyisa could still come online

Outages: Problems and solutions

The government has introduced a range of ways to address Eskom’s woes

DA seeks to revive old ANC Bill to end Eskom monopoly

The ANC first introduced this Bill in 2012 but it was withdrawn. Now the DA seeks to give it new life

Regulations may dim a solar dawn

Government believes independent power producers need to be limited and controlled

Eskom secures R1.35bn loan for renewable energy

The power utility on Friday signed the loan facility with the German bank KfW, on behalf of the German government

Angry NUM members vow to boo Cyril over Eskom woes

NUM members also intended to voice their anger at Energy Minister Jeff Radebe, who was meant to address the conference but instead travelled overseas

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