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Daily Maverick
What Brian Molefe did NOT say in his defence of the Guptas and nuclearRecently, at Eskom’s press conference on their financial results early in July
What Brian Molefe did NOT say in his defence of the Guptas and nuclear
Daily Maverick / Posted 6 hours ago
Recently, at Eskom’s press conference on their financial results early in July 2016, Brian Molefe posed two important questions to the media: These questions, which have been on the minds of many a concerned South African citizen, presented Molefe... Read more
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iol.co.za
Eskom postpones signing IPP agreementsupplier said the postponement was purely on certain conditions precedent not b
Eskom postpones signing IPP agreement
iol.co.za / Posted 9 hours ago
supplier said the postponement was purely on certain conditions precedent not being met. The agreement would have seen Eskom buy 100MW from the project for an estimated R50 billion for the duration of the contract. This comes as Eskom recently... Read more
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iol.co.za
Eskom review threatens green powerinvestment bank, said by phone. “There’s a definite chilling effect on long-ter
Eskom review threatens green power
iol.co.za / Posted 15 hours ago
investment bank, said by phone. “There’s a definite chilling effect on long-term interest in South Africa” as a result of Eskom’s position, he said. Through R194 billion ($13.6 billion) of investment in the renewable program, South Africa has... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Ingula Progress an Indication of SA's LegacyLadysmith — Progress made at Eskom's Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme plant is evid
Ingula Progress an Indication of SA's Legacy
AllAfrica.com / Posted 15 hours ago
Ladysmith — Progress made at Eskom's Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme plant is evident of South Africa's democratic legacy that supports economic growth and development, says President Jacob Zuma. "Ingula represents a legacy of a democratic South... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
a Citizen's Guide to Electricity Generation Technologyescaped anyone's notice that the future of our electricity supply system is onc
a Citizen's Guide to Electricity Generation Technology
AllAfrica.com / Posted 21 hours ago
escaped anyone's notice that the future of our electricity supply system is once again the focus of strenuous debate, with Eskom now criticising the role of Independent Power Producers. Part of the problem is that the planning function, under the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Gauteng Government Assesses Tornado Damagefor 24 hours a day until the situation has been normalised. Various government
Gauteng Government Assesses Tornado Damage
AllAfrica.com / Posted 21 hours ago
for 24 hours a day until the situation has been normalised. Various government teams are on the ground. This includes Eskom and the city's Energy Department working on restoring power outage in area. The city's Disaster and Emergency Services... Read more
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iol.co.za
Zuma praises R25bn Ingula power stationelectrical motors. The new Ingula power station, on the border between KwaZulu
Zuma praises R25bn Ingula power station
iol.co.za / Posted 22 hours ago
electrical motors. The new Ingula power station, on the border between KwaZulu-Natal and the Free State, was put on the Eskom design boards 31 years ago. Construction of the R25 billion pumped storage power scheme near Ladysmith began 11 years... Read more
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Daily Maverick
A citizen’s guide to electricity generation technologyescaped anyone’s notice that the future of our electricity supply system is onc
A citizen’s guide to electricity generation technology
Daily Maverick / Posted yesterday
escaped anyone’s notice that the future of our electricity supply system is once again the focus of strenuous debate, with Eskom now criticising the role of Independent Power Producers. Part of the problem is that the planning function, under the... Read more
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Daily Maverick
South Africa | Daily MaverickThe roles of private sector IPPs and Eskom in renewable energy: An interview wi
South Africa | Daily Maverick
Daily Maverick / Posted yesterday
The roles of private sector IPPs and Eskom in renewable energy: An interview with the South African Renewable Energy Council EE Publishers initially proposed an interview with Eskom on its position and role in respect of renewable energy in South... Read more
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iol.co.za
Ingula power station fires upEskom spokesman Khulu Phasiwe told The Star that the addition to the national p
Ingula power station fires up
iol.co.za / Posted yesterday
Eskom spokesman Khulu Phasiwe told The Star that the addition to the national power grid should also ease the country’s troubled finances. “Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said recently, in order for the economy to grow, there needs to be a stable... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
We have enough electricityUnit 4 at the Ingula Pump Storage power station in Ladysmith‚ KwaZulu-Natal on
We have enough electricity
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted yesterday
Unit 4 at the Ingula Pump Storage power station in Ladysmith‚ KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday. Phasiwe said that not only was Eskom generating enough power to exceed demand‚ it had also ensured better and more regular maintenance of power... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Government Mobilises Help for Tornado-Hit Ekurhulenialso deploy social workers and mobile clinics to provide counselling and other
Government Mobilises Help for Tornado-Hit Ekurhuleni
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
also deploy social workers and mobile clinics to provide counselling and other health services. Various Ekurhuleni teams, which include Eskom and the City's Energy Department, are also on the ground working on restoring power in the affected a... Read more
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iol.co.za
Ingula power station fires upIt is the first of the massive new power stations being built to be finished ah
Ingula power station fires up
iol.co.za / Posted yesterday
It is the first of the massive new power stations being built to be finished ahead of schedule, but over budget. Eskom spokesman Khulu Phasiwe told The Star that the addition to the national power grid should also ease the country’s troubled... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Independent power producers need rescuing from EskomIts CEO, Brian Molefe, a strong proponent of coal and nuclear power, is upfront
Independent power producers need rescuing from Eskom
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted yesterday
Its CEO, Brian Molefe, a strong proponent of coal and nuclear power, is upfront about why Eskom wants to jettison its erstwhile friends in need: renewable energy is neither cost-effective nor practical, he says. ''On any given day I will need about... Read more
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iol.co.za
Tembisa tornado: 400 people displacedof the thunderstorm may call the JOC on 011-458-0911. He said various Ekurhule
Tembisa tornado: 400 people displaced
iol.co.za / Posted 2 days ago
of the thunderstorm may call the JOC on 011-458-0911. He said various Ekurhuleni teams were on the ground, including Eskom and the city’s energy department, who were working on restoring power outages in the area. The nearest Rabasotho and... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Stats SA capital expenditure figures – food for voters’ thoughts as polling day loomsat R272-billion, about R14-billion more than a year earlier. Stats SA shows tha
Stats SA capital expenditure figures – food for voters’ thoughts as polling day looms
Daily Maverick / Posted 2 days ago
at R272-billion, about R14-billion more than a year earlier. Stats SA shows that state-owned entities such as power utility Eskom, roads agency Sanral and Transnet lead spending at R149.5-billion, or just short of 54% of the total expenditure. The... Read more
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Daily Maverick
LGE 2016: In Protea South church, Maimane puts on a show under flickering lightsThe church, the only structure of significance in the area, had not had electri
LGE 2016: In Protea South church, Maimane puts on a show under flickering lights
Daily Maverick / Posted 2 days ago
The church, the only structure of significance in the area, had not had electricity until recently. "When we approached Eskom they came and made an inferior connection, which is why we still do not have electricity. Their cables are small and... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
A Tale of Two Winters in South Africanoisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in t
A Tale of Two Winters in South Africa
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only." #Eskom has warned that it expects electricity demand to increase sharply due to the cold front. https://t.co/EvNsZYd7Uv --... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
DA Challenges ANC Metros to Follow Cape Town's Lead in Rejecting Eskom DecisionThe DA today challenges ANC metros to follow the DA-run City of Cape Town's lea
DA Challenges ANC Metros to Follow Cape Town's Lead in Rejecting Eskom Decision
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
The DA today challenges ANC metros to follow the DA-run City of Cape Town's lead to reject the decision by Eskom CEO, Brian Molefe, to discontinue the signing of power purchase agreements with the Independent Power Produces. Mr Molefe's decision,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Eskom to Keep the Lights On Despite Cold SnapPretoria — With the current cold snap gripping the country, Eskom is confident
Eskom to Keep the Lights On Despite Cold Snap
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
Pretoria — With the current cold snap gripping the country, Eskom is confident that it will be able to keep the lights on as cold weather conditions persist. "Electricity demand is expected to rise sharply over the next few days due to the cold... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
SA Minister to Visit China for Focac Follow26 agreements, to the value of R94 billion, include a US$500 million loan facil
SA Minister to Visit China for Focac Follow
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
26 agreements, to the value of R94 billion, include a US$500 million loan facility to South Africa's power utility Eskom; a US$2.5 billion funding guarantee for SA's transport and logistics parastal, Transnet, from the China Development... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Public institutions identified as biggest spenderssector over the last five years and what we’ve seen here is R1,1 trillion and w
Public institutions identified as biggest spenders
Eye Witness News / Posted 2 days ago
sector over the last five years and what we’ve seen here is R1,1 trillion and we see with public institutions such as Eskom, Transnet and those being the biggest spenders (sic).” He says this spending goes towards service delivery projects... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Government will look into Eskom independent power decision after electionsFinance Minister Pravin Gordhan says the government will look into Eskom’s deci
Government will look into Eskom independent power decision after elections
Daily Dispatch / Posted 2 days ago
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says the government will look into Eskom’s decision to cut its purchase of independent producer electricity after the elections. Last week‚ Eskom sent shock waves through the energy sector when it said it would not... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Snow cuts power to thousands in KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, Drakensbergget power restored in some places. "Several roads were closed which prevented
Snow cuts power to thousands in KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, Drakensberg
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 2 days ago
get power restored in some places. "Several roads were closed which prevented staff from accessing some of the networks. Eskom staff have been working around the clock to determine the extent of damage and restore the lines back to service‚ in... Read more
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iol.co.za
More deluge danger in KZN24 hours classified by the weather service as extremely heavy rain. After Sund
More deluge danger in KZN
iol.co.za / Posted 2 days ago
24 hours classified by the weather service as extremely heavy rain. After Sunday’s snowfall, there were faults on the Eskom networks. Eighteen networks were affected resulting in the supply to about 19 029 customers being interrupted in... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Nation Can Expect No Growth, Problems Largely Homemadeto flourish. But they are held ransom by moribund state owned enterprises such
Nation Can Expect No Growth, Problems Largely Homemade
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
to flourish. But they are held ransom by moribund state owned enterprises such as Transnet and the power utility, Eskom. As a result we have become a high cost economy. The Reserve Bank governor focused on external factors. What about... Read more
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iol.co.za
eThekwini under waterresidents had to be accommodated in a hall after their homes flooded. After Su
eThekwini under water
iol.co.za / Posted 2 days ago
residents had to be accommodated in a hall after their homes flooded. After Sunday’s snowfall, there were faults on the Eskom networks. Eighteen networks were affected resulting in the supply to about 19 029 customers being interrupted in... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Joburg to be Brics Bank regional centre: Gordhanoperation by announcing its executive management and signing its first agreemen
Joburg to be Brics Bank regional centre: Gordhan
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 2 days ago
operation by announcing its executive management and signing its first agreements‚ which included a $180-million loan to Eskom. Gordhan said the Brics countries were already looking for other nation partners who would join the organisation to... Read more
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iol.co.za
Eskom feels the heat in cold weatherdemand is expected to rise sharply this evening and over the next few days due
Eskom feels the heat in cold weather
iol.co.za / Posted 2 days ago
demand is expected to rise sharply this evening and over the next few days due to the cold weather conditions, but Eskom does have adequate power supply to meet the demand,” Phasiwe said. “We urge customers across the nation to continue to... Read more
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iol.co.za
Weaker rand boosts Hulaminto electricity and gas supplies impacting negatively on manufacturing output.
Weaker rand boosts Hulamin
iol.co.za / Posted 3 days ago
to electricity and gas supplies impacting negatively on manufacturing output. “The supply has been very positive from Eskom in this period as we didn’t experience any load shedding. “We hope it will remain the same throughout as electricity... Read more
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iol.co.za
Kusile residents march for power plant jobsto take alternative routes as the protest became violent, with protesters alleg
Kusile residents march for power plant jobs
iol.co.za / Posted 3 days ago
to take alternative routes as the protest became violent, with protesters allegedly throwing rocks at passing vehicles. Eskom spokesman Khulu Phasiwe said: “They want to be hired, but we can’t hire everyone. “The power station is still being... Read more
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New Zimbabwe
Power: Zim pays SA $7m upfront monthlyPOWER utility Eskom has said its northern neighbour, Zimbabwe, is under no comp
Power: Zim pays SA $7m upfront monthly
New Zimbabwe / Posted 3 days ago
POWER utility Eskom has said its northern neighbour, Zimbabwe, is under no compulsion to continue buying electricity from it, amid indications that Zimbabwe might struggle to keep up with tariffs. Zimbabwe is spending $6.6m a month to buy... Read more
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iol.co.za
Solar industry’s market not so sunnyIn order to be placed on the list of Eskom-certified installers and suppliers,
Solar industry’s market not so sunny
iol.co.za / Posted 3 days ago
In order to be placed on the list of Eskom-certified installers and suppliers, companies were required to be registered with the Sustainable Energy Society of Southern Africa (Sessa), which acted as the solar industry watchdog. Then, it was stopped... Read more
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iafrica.com
Eskom vows to keep power onare no expected issues with electricity for the coming days as the country expe
Eskom vows to keep power on
iafrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
are no expected issues with electricity for the coming days as the country experiences a drop in temperatures, according to Eskom. Eyewitness news reported that Eskom also emphasised that their machines are working at optimum level. Khulu Phasiwe... Read more
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IAfrica South African Business News
Eskom vows to keep power onare no expected issues with electricity for the coming days as the country expe
Eskom vows to keep power on
IAfrica South African Business News / Posted 3 days ago
are no expected issues with electricity for the coming days as the country experiences a drop in temperatures, according to Eskom. Eyewitness news reported that Eskom also emphasised that their machines are working at optimum level. Khulu Phasiwe... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Eskom vows to keep the lights on as temperatures continue to drop The power utility has given the assurance that its machines are working at op
Eskom vows to keep the lights on as temperatures continue to drop
Eye Witness News / Posted 3 days ago
The power utility has given the assurance that its machines are working at optimum level. Picture: Freeimages.com. eskom,Cold Front,Gauteng cold front,power outages JOHANNESBURG -... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Molefe Is Pulling a Fast Onemeeting base load demands. They must be encouraged to do so. Ever since the In
Molefe Is Pulling a Fast One
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
meeting base load demands. They must be encouraged to do so. Ever since the Independent Power Producers came on stream, Eskom has been able to keep the lights on. It will be disingenuous of Molefe to pretend that he has kept the lights on... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Don't Use Electricity Structures for Campaign PostersPretoria — With South Africans due to cast their votes in the Local Government
Don't Use Electricity Structures for Campaign Posters
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
Pretoria — With South Africans due to cast their votes in the Local Government Elections next week, Eskom has appealed to political parties not to place their campaign posters on electricity poles and mini substations. "Eskom has noted a very... Read more
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iol.co.za
Warnings as wild weather hits SAthe minimums will stay cold, possibly the coldest of the week, and temperatures
Warnings as wild weather hits SA
iol.co.za / Posted 3 days ago
the minimums will stay cold, possibly the coldest of the week, and temperatures will start to recover by Thursday,” she said. Eskom warned that illegal connections and cable theft were straining the grid. The Star, Cape Argus, Daily News... Read more
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iol.co.za
What parties are promising the Capewould lobby for the deregulation of the energy sector in a way that benefits th
What parties are promising the Cape
iol.co.za / Posted 3 days ago
would lobby for the deregulation of the energy sector in a way that benefits the poor. The party envisions a future where Eskom pays residents for generating electricity they feed into the grid, not the other way around. An EFF-run municipality... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Third Blackout in Windhoeksecond power outage this year in June when the Aries/Kokerboom 400 kV line, whi
Third Blackout in Windhoek
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
second power outage this year in June when the Aries/Kokerboom 400 kV line, which is the main line feeding electricity from Eskom in South Africa, tripped. The Aries/Kokerboom trip affected other transmission lines and two generators at Ruacana and... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Illegal electricity connections life-threatening and straining power supplyhousehold per stand. Also‚ customers who are not paying for their electricity t
Illegal electricity connections life-threatening and straining power supply
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 4 days ago
household per stand. Also‚ customers who are not paying for their electricity tend to be wasteful in the way they use it. “Eskom install fuses or Circuit Breakers that switch off when the load gets to dangerous levels‚ thus preventing the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Power Outage Plunges Parts of Namibia Into Darknessfor 20 minutes when the Aries/Kokerboom line - Namibia's main route for electri
Power Outage Plunges Parts of Namibia Into Darkness
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
for 20 minutes when the Aries/Kokerboom line - Namibia's main route for electricity from South African power utility Eskom - tripped. In April, most parts of the country also experienced a power outage for about two hours during the... Read more
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iol.co.za
Don’t use electricity poles for posters, Eskom warns“Eskom would like to remind all political parties of the dangers associated wit
Don’t use electricity poles for posters, Eskom warns
iol.co.za / Posted 5 days ago
“Eskom would like to remind all political parties of the dangers associated with putting up election posters on electrical structures. These structures are carrying live electrical equipment and conductors. When someone gets close to them or touches... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
SABC news staff revolt with united ‘blackout’public broadcaster said: "What crisis is there? I never saw SABC off air. Why y
SABC news staff revolt with united ‘blackout’
News 24 South Africa / Posted 5 days ago
public broadcaster said: "What crisis is there? I never saw SABC off air. Why you telling this company is in crisis? If Eskom is on crisis, there's what? load-shedding. So if the SABC is in crisis, we must be off air. Have you ever seen that... Read more
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Daily Dispatch
Radebe promises to intervenearea,” said Radebe. “The main problem is the issue of housing. Another major pr
Radebe promises to intervene
Daily Dispatch / Posted 5 days ago
area,” said Radebe. “The main problem is the issue of housing. Another major problem is that the place is in a flood area. Eskom is unable to provide electricity in the area because the land is not conducive. “The second problem is that this area... Read more
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iol.co.za
DA’s Trollip in tears over farm abuse claimsas pumping water became more and more available. There was no electricity at fi
DA’s Trollip in tears over farm abuse claims
iol.co.za / Posted 6 days ago
as pumping water became more and more available. There was no electricity at first, I grew up with a generator. When we got Eskom electricity I put electricity into the houses, I paid for all of it,” he said. Meanwhile, 63-year old Mabel Skhepe who... Read more
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iol.co.za
DA’s Trollop in tears over farm abuse claimsas pumping water became more and more available. There was no electricity at fi
DA’s Trollop in tears over farm abuse claims
iol.co.za / Posted 6 days ago
as pumping water became more and more available. There was no electricity at first, I grew up with a generator. When we got Eskom electricity I put electricity into the houses, I paid for all of it,” he said. Meanwhile, 63-year old Mabel Skhepe who... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
DA Challenges Eskom Execs to Reject R18.3 Million BonusThe DA today challenges Eskom bosses to do the right thing and reject R18.3 mil
DA Challenges Eskom Execs to Reject R18.3 Million Bonus
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
The DA today challenges Eskom bosses to do the right thing and reject R18.3 million in short and long term performance bonuses thereby doing their part to mitigate South Africans having to foot the bill for the 9.4% electricity tariff hike. This all... Read more
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iol.co.za
Lights OutBurke and Maria Bello CLASSIFICATION: PG13VH RUNNING TIME: 81 minutes RATING
Lights Out
iol.co.za / Posted 6 days ago
Burke and Maria Bello CLASSIFICATION: PG13VH RUNNING TIME: 81 minutes RATING: 2 stars (out of 5) Debashine Thangevelo ESKOM would love this movie – it’s shot largely in the dark. Sadly, the potholes in the narrative leave the audience stuck... Read more
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