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More woes for Medupi and Kusile

Irregular contract modifications have caused both costs and delays to escalate

Paddy Harper: On life in the time of coronavirus

Between load-shedding and the Covid-19 pandemic, things are bleak. At least I’ve stocked up on cannabis

GDP is stuck in the doldrums

The latest economic figures and the effect of the coronavirus on the global economy are bad news for South Africa’s already tepid domestic growth outlook

Dear EFF, it’s time for radical renewable transformation

The party’s vision for Eskom seems to be one designed to benefit vested interests rather than the greater good

Ramaphosa says recession announcement is ‘not a surprise’

President warns of tougher economic times ahead as the world’s leaders plan for a global economic slowdown

South Africa’s economy plunges into a recession

The country’s economy grew by only 0.2% in 2019, after it experienced contractions in both the third and fourth quarter

New load-shedding crisis looms

The treasury’s rejection of South32’s proposal to increase the value of its Eskom contract by R1.2-billion could spark a coal shortage for the parastatal

ANC faction gunning for Gordhan

The ambush will take place at an NEC meeting about Eskom. But the real target is Cyril Ramaphosa

Mr Gordhan, Eishkom isn’t a natural disaster

The blackouts are man-made and the result of corruption, crony politics and mismanagement

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

Why the power was turned off

Eskom workers say they knew two weeks ago that the power crash was coming, but maintenance problems have been consistently overlooked

Economy rebounds but hold the champagne for now

Experts say the increase in GDP is largely a result of a decrease in load-shedding in the second quarter

SA’s GDP slumps to its lowest in a decade

StatsSA released South Africa's economic output on Tuesday with the main contributors to the collapse being manufacturing, mining and agriculture

Depressed? Blame it on governance

It’s perfectly normal for the ongoing stress of load-shedding and water outages to leave you feeling blue

Beware the dangers of blind optimism

Our yearning for good news lets our critical faculties fly into exile, so we need to be grounded

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