Phakamani Hadebe

 
A suspect contract blew the fuse
A suspect contract blew the fuse
The treasury in late 2017 blocked the extension of a suspicious contract that possibly could have prevented this week’s crippling load-shedding....
Outages: Problems and solutions
Outages: Problems and solutions
The domino effect of stage four power cuts this week — which stripped consumers not only of electricity, but of water and telecommunications...
Koko leaked emails to ‘demonstrate his capabilities to the captors’ — Mabuza
Koko leaked emails to ‘demonstrate his capabilities to the captors’ — Mabuza
Eskom’s former head of generation Matshela Koko leaked confidential documents to Gupta lieutenant and business associate Salim Essa, in a bid to...
Dissatisfied workers a real threat to power utility and economy
Dissatisfied workers a real threat to power utility and economy
South Africans were forced into a debate about whether it was ageing infrastructure, money woes, incompetence or sabotage that caused the latest...
Eskom CEO says unbundling the utility will make it sustainable
Eskom CEO says unbundling the utility will make it sustainable
Decisions that need to be taken at Eskom might end up being painful, but they have to be taken, the power utility’s chief executive, Phakamani...
Eskom secures a R15bn loan
Eskom secures a R15bn loan
Debt-laden Eskom has secured a R15-billion loan.
Communities say Eskom tariff increase will make the cost of living unbearable
Communities say Eskom tariff increase will make the cost of living unbearable
Communities in Cape Town have made pleas to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) asking it to not grant Eskom annual tariff...
Corruption, state capture behind Eskom's downfall, Nersa hears
Corruption, state capture behind Eskom's downfall, Nersa hears
Political meddling, state capture and corruption at Eskom were among the players leading to the power utility's crisis, the National Energy...
Is the load-shedding holiday over?
Is the load-shedding holiday over?
Eskom intensified its plant maintenance and fast-tracked the recovery of stock levels from December 13 to January 13, when there was a low demand...
Idle watchdogs take a beating
Idle watchdogs take a beating
Assume a corrupt politician somehow managed to get himself into the highest office in the land, holding sway with heavy hitters in the ruling party...
Eskom sweats as Trillian buys time
Eskom sweats as Trillian buys time
A delay in Eskom’s battle to claw back the millions of rands it lost to Gupta-linked Trillian could further hurt the ailing power utility, the...
Eskom aims to shed its debt load
Eskom aims to shed its debt load
Economists say Eskom’s suggestion to shift a portion of its debt on to the government’s balance sheet would do little to solve the structural...

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