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Editorial: Crocodile tears from the coalface

Pumping limited resources into a project that is predominantly meant to extend dirty coal energy in South Africa is not what local communities and the climate needs.

Eskom cancels dodgy R100m tender linked to Mabuza’s niece

An internal investigation revealed ‘irregularities’ in the process of awarding the contract

The story of SA’s biggest power plant, and its little town

Before Big Coal, Lephalale was a small town with little water and few jobs. Two power plants have changed it

Build infrastructure to support the fourth industrial revolution

Technology has the potential to solve many of the country’s social problems such as electricity production and the eradication of pit latrines

Polluting power plant faces closure

The environment department has lost patience with Eskom’s defiance of air pollution regulations

Coal divestment hits South Africa

COMMENT If you’re a global mining giant, you want out of coal quick sticks for the simple reason...

Cancel Eskom’s odious debt to the World Bank

It was never in the public interest to incur a debt of $3.75-billion to build coal-burning Medupi

Eskom: From fail to bail to auction block

A Greenpeace report outlines ways Eskom can adopt green technology and save itself financially

Jozi’s biogas plant goes to waste

The Northern Works sewage plant could generate 4.2MW of power but is operating at 20% capacity

Hadebe tries to allay fears of job losses in internal Eskom memo

"One of the questions that I hear being asked most often, is: ‘Will I still have a job in this turnaround of Eskom?’," the memo from Hadebe read

Utility vows to complete Medupi and Kusile stations

The power plants have come in over budget and way behind schedule

Eskom’s Medupi and Kusile to cost R36bn to complete, will not be halted — Mabuza

​Construction on the issue-ridden Medupi and Kusile power stations, which began in 2007 and 2008, will go ahead

Eskom cannot rule out more rolling blackouts in coming months

The power utility is facing a myriad of problems, warning it cannot rule out the continued possibility of load-shedding for the coming 6-12 months

Energy sector favours home-grown help for Eskom

​Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan had been forced to give up his plan to import technical assistance for Eskom from Rome

More power to greenfield thinking

Eskom put its future into just two megaplants, a handful of contractors and a single energy coal which some of our banks will no longer finance.

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