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In his Sona speech, Ramaphosa must tread the line between promises and reality

South Africa has a slew of service-delivery problems, most notably in the water and electricity sectors. The time for promises is over: what the country needs is action

Eskom needs ‘fire and thunder’

The appointment of a chief restructuring officer is a positive step, but it is not a silver bullet for the power utility’s debt burden

Eskom gets a chief restructuring office amid devastating finance results

SAICA CEO Freeman Nomvalo will head up team to help Eksom reorganise its operational and funding structures

Gordhan appoints Eskom chair, Jabu Mabuza, acting chief executive

The decision comes a day ahead of Eskom’s financial results announcement, which is expected to reveal record-breaking losses

Rumours swirl that key SOEs will report to Mabuza

In the past week, factions have used Jarana’s resignation as a tool in a bid to shake the powers of Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan

Eskom: The art of steering a sinking ship

The utility is once again in need of a leader who must achieve the near impossible

Hadebe resigns from Eskom citing ill health

Phakamani Hadebe is the latest in a series of leaders for the embattled utility, and will bow out at the end of July

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

Outages: Problems and solutions

The government has introduced a range of ways to address Eskom’s woes

Dissatisfied workers a real threat to power utility and economy

While Eskom goes from one controversy to the next, the dissatisfaction of its workforce poses a real danger to Eskom’s ability to keep the lights on

Eskom CEO says unbundling the utility will make it sustainable

Phakamani Hadebe told delegates at the Mining Indaba 2019 that Eskom is just 'too big'

Eskom secures a R15bn loan

But the utility already has a debt burden of almost R420-billion

Communities say Eskom tariff increase will make the cost of living unbearable

Nersa kicked off its nationwide public hearings in Cape Town this week to deliberate on Eskom’s tariff applications

Corruption, state capture behind Eskom’s downfall, Nersa hears

Outa says although Eskom brought about its own downfall, there were other factors, such as corruption and state capture, which worsened the situation

Is the load-shedding holiday over?

"Eskom’s long-term plans are to restore its energy availability factor to 75% by November".

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