From irregular expenditure to energy precarity and deals gone wrong, the power utility is the talk of the town
Eskom’s Jan Oberholzer says South Africans should to prepare for more power cuts over the next year
Earlier this week, the ailing utility’s chief operating officer assured the public it would try to avoid load-shedding as voters head to the polls on Monday
Chief operating officer Jan Oberholzer said the ailing state power utility’s staff would be on standby as South Africans cast their votes on 1 November
Take a look at Germany, which is dismantling its reactors, to see the true cost of an atomic future.
The high cost of Eskom using diesel turbines to provide electricity has to be weighed against the cost of load-shedding to the economy.
But efficiency and sustainability are still at odds with the way in which our cities work when it comes to power.
The US will invest about $7-billion of state funds to double access to electricity for people in sub-Saharan Africa, says US President Barack Obama.
But the strategy to boost industry has a major stumbling block: readily available power.
Supply constraints, double-digit price hikes and power outages are taking their toll on the economy, experts say. And brace for more load-shedding.
Eskom has spent more than R75,5-billion on the capital investment programme since 2005, Transport Minister Sbu Ndebele said on Tuesday.
Mining Minister Susan Shabangu said on Wednesday the government would act if necessary to ensure sufficient coal supplies for power generation.
The World Bank has approved the granting of a $3,75-billion loan to electricity parastatal Eskom