Eskom to take ‘extraordinary measures’ to avoid load-shedding for elections
/ 27 October 2021

Eskom to take ‘extraordinary measures’ to avoid load-shedding for elections

Stage four load-shedding rolled out to ensure the polls on Monday 1 November are energy secure

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/ 23 May 2008

Pahad decides to throw in the towel

Minister in the Presidency Essop Pahad will not be available to serve in public office after next year’s elections, a media report said on Friday. Pahad is the latest government figure to announce his intentions after Public Enterprises Minister Alec Erwin went public about his resignation, also planned for after next year’s elections.

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/ 19 May 2008

Alec Erwin to quit

Public Enterprises Minister Alec Erwin would retire after the elections next year, a media report said on Monday. ”The minister would like to confirm that he would not be serving another term. His decision was taken long before the change in African National Congress leadership,” said his spokesperson Vimla Maistry.

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/ 17 May 2008

Eskom tariff blow may be softened

Any increase in electricity prices should occur gradually over five years, Eskom was told on Friday at a summit in Sandton on the electricity crisis, South African Broadcasting Corporation news reported. The government, labour, the African National Congress and community forums were represented at the summit.

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/ 14 May 2008

Erwin defends SA’s electricity exports

Demands from various quarters that South Africa stop its electricity exports to neighbouring countries amounted to ”economic xenophobia”, Public Enterprises Minister Alec Erwin said on Wednesday. Eskom’s customers outside South Africa would be treated exactly like any other customer with the same rights, and this would remain so.

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/ 8 May 2008

Power saving: So far, so good, say Erwin

Power cuts in the winter months ahead are unlikely if the present power-saving trends continue, according to Public Enterprises Minister Alec Erwin. The overall savings target remains 10%, and the key factor is the behavioural changes that are crucial in the short-term, he told a media briefing at Parliament on Thursday.

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/ 21 April 2008

ANC calls for urgent energy-crisis summit

A national energy summit must be convened with immediate effect to address the current electricity crisis, the African National Congress (ANC) said after a national working committee meeting on Monday. The meeting — which was also attended by Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka — was held to discuss the crisis and proposals for a tariff increase.

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/ 16 April 2008

Denel needs another R1,7bn for turnaround strategy

Arms manufacturer Denel still needs R1,7-billion promised by the government to complete its turnaround, outgoing CEO Shaun Liebenberg said on Wednesday. ”When Denel reached technical insolvency in June 2005, the shareholder faced three options: to close Denel; to retain it on a subsidy basis; or to turn it into a commercially viable business,” Liebenberg said.