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Move to renewables already here

The electricity crisis has spurred the government on to use independent power producers to boost the grid

Cosatu suggests an Eskom solution

The union federation offers unprecedented concessions on job protections

Whatever happened to Ramaphoria?

“Overall it seems not only is Ramaphoria dead [it was never alive] but the long arc of reform potential is being lost in the discourse."

Women are fixing the planet

Female bosses at the IMF, ECB and EU are putting climate at the heart of policymaking

SAA rescue ‘least of worst options’

Government has taken the business rescue route in a bid to halt an ‘uncontrolled implosion’ of the airline

King Coal defies his energy plan

Gwede Mantashe needs to shift from costly, climate crisis-inducing fossil fuels to renewables

Is your cash fuelling the climate crisis?

The record of South Africa’s banks and its top 10 carbon emitters in disclosing steps to mitigate climate-related risks is poor

Ground zero with Eskom’s De Ruyter

The former head of stressed Nampak has been brought in to set right the floundering utility

SA, like others, flunks emissions report card

The latest report card on how we are doing as a country to reduce emissions is in — and we’re not doing well

Bankrupt Eskom to fund new coal

But analysts say that cost-plus mines would mean ‘a subsidy for private investors’

SA escapes Moody’s junk guillotine — for now

South Africa's credit rating outlook is revised from stable to negative, but not downgraded to junk status at this stage

Mboweni weaponises ‘mini-budget’

SA’s economic prospects have declined rapidly since Feburary, with Eskom being one of the biggest drains. It’s time for some difficult choices

2019 budget policy statement: Debt, debt, debt

Eskom and weaker growth play havoc on the public purse

Sasol executive pay to be linked to emissions?

The petrochemical giant has issued a report on its climate plans, but do they go far enough?

SA’s electricity issues are fixable but we need political will

The need for electricity is so dire that there are suggestions for power station ships be brought into South African ports and plugged into the grid

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