Helen Joseph Hospital and Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital is surviving on water tankers amidst Gauteng water crisis
We are fixing Eskom, president says of programme to transform the electricity sector for future sustainability, including boosting private input
They have asked Ramaphosa to instruct minister Mantashe to issue determination on additional renewable energy ‘without delay’
After more than 10 years of meddling and the countless executive game of musical chairs, please leave political actors out of Eskom problem-solving. This is a problem to be solved by Andre de Ruyter and the unions and the ‘rogue’ employees working outside the established channels
The power utility says the system continues to be constrained, with an elevated risk of load-shedding over the coming weeks
Rolling blackouts are to last from 5pm until 10pm on Monday
No load-shedding for flood-hit eThekwini metro, because the area is not consuming its daily average of 1 600MW of power
Eskom is in a fix because it has little control over the procurement of alternative sources of energy capacity
South Africa’s biggest polluters but they say they’re turning the ship around, but concerns remain over the use of gas as a fossil fuel in their proposals
Stage four load-shedding rolled out to ensure the polls on Monday 1 November are energy secure
What energy mix will make up for the loss of South Africa’s coal power over the next decade or two? Will renewables alone fill the gap, or is nuclear power needed?
The new plant can’t meet World Bank’s loan conditions or sulphur emissions limits
Tshepo Mokholo’s article on township malls misses some Kasi’s economic and social points
The shift away from the fossil fuel will take time but analysts say it is imperative that South Africa accelerates the process
Any gains made at the beginning of the year could be undone as the protests and the ongoing Covid-19 lockdown threaten business confidence
The minister addresses the future of the country’s state-owned entities and speculation they may be moved from his portfolio
Mineral resources and energy minister Gwede Mantashe said the transition to renewable energy cannot be an overnight accomplishment.
South Africa is once more experiencing periodic power cuts. These typically take the form of scheduled supply interruptions, for two to four hours a day, whenever the country’s electricity system is overloaded. Such overloading currently happens on 40-50 days a year. Eskom, the country’s power utility, recently admitted that such interruptions are likely to persist […]
The South African Reserve Bank cautioned that if it was not for load-shedding, the country’s economy could have been stronger
But 27% of the chief executives canvassed report being ‘not concerned at all’ or ‘not very concerned’ about climate change
There’s a darkness on the streets – and it is not caused by Eskom – as the cops unleash
a new wave of unnecessary violence
Extending the life of an aging nuclear plant, which generates only a small portion of South Africa’s electricity, in an earthquake fault zone is not worth the risk
After a lengthy absence from public life, Deputy President David Mabuza returns to Parliament, providing assurances that rolling blackouts are temporary
Any plans to change from coal-fired power to renewable and affordable electricity must include turning the power utility into a true public entity
The extent and length of the journey depend on a few factors, but a hard landing seems unavoidable
Irregular contract modifications have caused both costs and delays to escalate
Eskom has put plans in place in case several of its generators trip, it said on Tuesday but added the power supply in the country for now was stable.
The City of Johannesburg will have 80 megawatts of electricity reserves by the end of August as a result of recommissioning two gas turbines.