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Daily Maverick
Is nuclear energy really the ‘cheapest source of electricity’?surrounding procurement discussions and the potential costs involved. But Brian
Is nuclear energy really the ‘cheapest source of electricity’?
Daily Maverick / Posted 4 hours ago
surrounding procurement discussions and the potential costs involved. But Brian Molefe, the group chief executive of Eskom – the country’s power utility – maintains that nuclear energy will be the “cheapest source of electricity for the... Read more
13h
AllAfrica.com
Release Coal Docs At Your Own Peril, Guptas Warn TreasuryMinister Pravin Gordhan on a radio station, their company Tegeta threatened Tre
Release Coal Docs At Your Own Peril, Guptas Warn Treasury
AllAfrica.com / Posted 13 hours ago
Minister Pravin Gordhan on a radio station, their company Tegeta threatened Treasury over a report into coal contracts with Eskom. The threat occurred when Democratic Alliance MP David Maynier submitted a request under the Promotion of Access to... Read more
14h
Eye Witness News
Nersa to appeal Eskom tariff hike ruling The High Court in Pretoria ruled that Nersa's decision to approve the tariff
Nersa to appeal Eskom tariff hike ruling
Eye Witness News / Posted 14 hours ago
The High Court in Pretoria ruled that Nersa's decision to approve the tariff hike was unlawful. FILE: Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN. eskom,National Energy Regulator of South Africa NERSA,Nersa,Eskom tariff... Read more
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iafrica.com
Eskom: we complied with nuclear procedureEskom has responded to suggestions that it had failed to comply with regulation
Eskom: we complied with nuclear procedure
iafrica.com / Posted 14 hours ago
Eskom has responded to suggestions that it had failed to comply with regulations when tabling site licences for nuclear plants, saying that it complied with the requirements of the National Nuclear Regulator. “The NNR announced that it had found... Read more
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IAfrica South African Business News
Eskom: we complied with nuclear procedureEskom has responded to suggestions that it had failed to comply with regulation
Eskom: we complied with nuclear procedure
IAfrica South African Business News / Posted 14 hours ago
Eskom has responded to suggestions that it had failed to comply with regulations when tabling site licences for nuclear plants, saying that it complied with the requirements of the National Nuclear Regulator. “The NNR announced that it had found... Read more
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iol.co.za
Nersa to appeal electricity rulingof the third multi-year price determination (MYPD3) period in the 2013/14 finan
Nersa to appeal electricity ruling
iol.co.za / Posted 14 hours ago
of the third multi-year price determination (MYPD3) period in the 2013/14 financial year. The MYPD methodology allows for Eskom, after financial year-end, to submit an RCA application based on audited financial statements. The RCA is a regulatory... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Van Rooyen, Buthelezi, Molefe, Ramokgopa: who might take Gordhan’s role?The most likely candidates are Eskom CEO Brian Molefe, Des Van Rooyen who brief
Van Rooyen, Buthelezi, Molefe, Ramokgopa: who might take Gordhan’s role?
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 16 hours ago
The most likely candidates are Eskom CEO Brian Molefe, Des Van Rooyen who briefly held the position after Zuma ousted Nhlanhla Nene on December 9, mysterious businessman and new member of parliament Sfiso Buthelezi and former Tshwane mayor Kgosientso... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Walter Sisulu University Boycott Heats Up As Students Demand No Fee Increasedoors, and threw water at students who refused to join the protest. The studen
Walter Sisulu University Boycott Heats Up As Students Demand No Fee Increase
AllAfrica.com / Posted 17 hours ago
doors, and threw water at students who refused to join the protest. The students then preceded going down Oxford Street to Eskom House, the main campus where they gathered outside chanting. On Wednesday South African Students' Congress Chairperson... Read more
17h
AllAfrica.com
Nuclear Site Licence Applications Above Board - EskomPretoria — Eskom says it has complied with the set regulations in its applicati
Nuclear Site Licence Applications Above Board - Eskom
AllAfrica.com / Posted 17 hours ago
Pretoria — Eskom says it has complied with the set regulations in its application for nuclear plants in the Eastern Cape and Western Cape. "Eskom has complied with the process of the National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) in its application for the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Use Electricity SafelyPretoria — On the fourth day of Eskom's Electricity Safety Week, the power util
Use Electricity Safely
AllAfrica.com / Posted 17 hours ago
Pretoria — On the fourth day of Eskom's Electricity Safety Week, the power utility has reminded South Africans to use electricity safely. "Eskom wants to remind all South Africans that although electricity is an essential part of life, it can be... Read more
19h
Mail & Guardian
South Africa: It's all about power (and parastatals and tenderpreneurs)were to happen. This is the most pressing issue. Zuma’s faction, we believe, w
South Africa: It's all about power (and parastatals and tenderpreneurs)
Mail & Guardian / Posted 19 hours ago
were to happen. This is the most pressing issue. Zuma’s faction, we believe, wants an end to NT investigations of Prasa, Eskom contracts, and similar issues ongoing or about to start. They also want NT to stop blocking a lack number of tenders... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Gordhan: 'Stop the bloody nonsense'subtly expressed views about more controversial issues. He made a comment on th
Gordhan: 'Stop the bloody nonsense'
Daily Maverick / Posted 19 hours ago
subtly expressed views about more controversial issues. He made a comment on those who have beneficial deals on coal with Eskom, likely a swipe at the Gupta family's alleged dodgy deal with the power provider. He said the ANC can continue to offer... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Ingula's Unit 4 Comes Into Commercial OperationPretoria — Unit 2 of the Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme came into commercial oper
Ingula's Unit 4 Comes Into Commercial Operation
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
Pretoria — Unit 2 of the Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme came into commercial operation on Monday, says Eskom. The pumped storage scheme, which is located on the border of the Free State and KwaZulu-Natal, is one of government's flagship infrastructure... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Dear SG Mantashe and the ANC...nuclear programme, with the Russians? From nothing, to full-blown support from
Dear SG Mantashe and the ANC...
News 24 South Africa / Posted yesterday
nuclear programme, with the Russians? From nothing, to full-blown support from the energy minister and the CEO of Eskom. Bizarre. How can it be that Jacob can appoint a schoolteacher to run the national airline, and when that airline... Read more
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IAfrica South African Business News
Zuma decision 'defies all logic'exclude the powers of Treasury and the Minister of Finance. This will be the la
Zuma decision 'defies all logic'
IAfrica South African Business News / Posted yesterday
exclude the powers of Treasury and the Minister of Finance. This will be the last nail in the coffin for entities such as Eskom, Denel and SAA that have seen their balance sheets heavily impaired by ANC cadre related deals and gross mismanagement... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Meet David Lee Pearson, the Dodgy Businessman Behind Wescapedevelopers will overcome the numerous regulatory loopholes that they need to ju
Meet David Lee Pearson, the Dodgy Businessman Behind Wescape
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
developers will overcome the numerous regulatory loopholes that they need to jump through, including court opposition from Eskom. In a book produced by communiTgrow, which is an association of companies that will be developing Wescape and projects... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Molefe: Ingula plant’s initial budget was subject to changeBlanche' revealed this week that the costs escalated from about R8 billion to o
Molefe: Ingula plant’s initial budget was subject to change
Eye Witness News / Posted yesterday
Blanche' revealed this week that the costs escalated from about R8 billion to over R30 billion. FILE: A screengrab of Eskom Acting CEO Brian Molefe. eskom,Brian Molefe,Ingula Power Station JOHANNESBURG - Eskom CEO Brian Molefe says the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Ingula Boost Proves Eskom's Drive to Solve New Build Sagasynchronisation of a second unit at Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme on Tuesday in
Ingula Boost Proves Eskom's Drive to Solve New Build Saga
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
synchronisation of a second unit at Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme on Tuesday in the space of two months is evidence of Eskom's push to speed up its new build programme that has been beset by cost and time overruns. While all four units at... Read more
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iafrica.com
Ingula 50% online, but Eskom criticisedEskom has announced that a second unit has come online at its Ingula plant in t
Ingula 50% online, but Eskom criticised
iafrica.com / Posted yesterday
Eskom has announced that a second unit has come online at its Ingula plant in the Drakensberg region. “Ingula’s Unit 4 was the first of the pumped storage scheme’s four units to come into commercial operation on 10 June 2016 - six months ahead of... Read more
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IAfrica South African Business News
Ingula 50% online, but Eskom criticisedEskom has announced that a second unit has come online at its Ingula plant in t
Ingula 50% online, but Eskom criticised
IAfrica South African Business News / Posted yesterday
Eskom has announced that a second unit has come online at its Ingula plant in the Drakensberg region. “Ingula’s Unit 4 was the first of the pumped storage scheme’s four units to come into commercial operation on 10 June 2016 - six months ahead of... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Govt Sheds Light On President Zuma's Role As Head of State-Owned Companiesin the narrative of state capture, with allegations of using undue influence to
Govt Sheds Light On President Zuma's Role As Head of State-Owned Companies
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
in the narrative of state capture, with allegations of using undue influence to get preferential treatment at SOCs such as Eskom. They ardently deny such tactics. The Guptas have interest in uranium too, while Zuma is pushing for a 9.6GW nuclear... Read more
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iafrica.com
Zuma decision 'defies all logic'exclude the powers of Treasury and the Minister of Finance. This will be the la
Zuma decision 'defies all logic'
iafrica.com / Posted yesterday
exclude the powers of Treasury and the Minister of Finance. This will be the last nail in the coffin for entities such as Eskom, Denel and SAA that have seen their balance sheets heavily impaired by ANC cadre related deals and gross mismanagement... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Eskom CEO rubbishes claims that Ingula plant over budget According to 'Carte Blanche', costs at the power plant spiralled from about R
Eskom CEO rubbishes claims that Ingula plant over budget
Eye Witness News / Posted yesterday
According to 'Carte Blanche', costs at the power plant spiralled from about R8 billion to over R30 billion. Eskom CEO Brian Molefe. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN eskom,Eskom power... Read more
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iafrica.com
Eskom dismisses Carte Blanche claimsEskom CEO Brian Molefe has rubbished a report suggesting its new Ingula Power S
Eskom dismisses Carte Blanche claims
iafrica.com / Posted yesterday
Eskom CEO Brian Molefe has rubbished a report suggesting its new Ingula Power Station is more than R27 billion over budget. Earlier this week, Carte Blanche revealed the plant allegedly saw costs spiral from about R8 billion to over R30... Read more
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IAfrica South African Business News
Eskom dismisses Carte Blanche claimsEskom CEO Brian Molefe has rubbished a report suggesting its new Ingula Power S
Eskom dismisses Carte Blanche claims
IAfrica South African Business News / Posted yesterday
Eskom CEO Brian Molefe has rubbished a report suggesting its new Ingula Power Station is more than R27 billion over budget. Earlier this week, Carte Blanche revealed the plant allegedly saw costs spiral from about R8 billion to over R30... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Eskom waiting on Nersa before making decision on court ruling The North Gauteng High Court set aside Nersa's decision regarding Eskom's tar
Eskom waiting on Nersa before making decision on court ruling
Eye Witness News / Posted yesterday
The North Gauteng High Court set aside Nersa's decision regarding Eskom's tariff increase. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN. JOHANNESBURG – Eskom says it will wait for the outcome of the... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Gordhan hounding brings back dark days of despaira suspect. The answer surely lies in a wounded Zuma's determination to replace
Gordhan hounding brings back dark days of despair
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted yesterday
a suspect. The answer surely lies in a wounded Zuma's determination to replace Gordhan as finance minister, possibly with Eskom boss Brian Molefe, a proponent of a vast nuclear power deal on which Gordhan has put the brakes. Conveniently for... Read more
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CNBC
Will closer ties to China rescue South Africa’s government?to be to be addressed "as a matter of urgency." Ratings agencies cite South Afr
Will closer ties to China rescue South Africa’s government?
CNBC / Posted yesterday
to be to be addressed "as a matter of urgency." Ratings agencies cite South African state organisations such as energy firm Eskom and South African Airways as potential risks. Martin Plaut, a South African fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
EXCLUSIVE: Sars probes Gordhan era tendersthat Zuma would take charge of 40 priority investment projects and strategy of
EXCLUSIVE: Sars probes Gordhan era tenders
News 24 South Africa / Posted 2 days ago
that Zuma would take charge of 40 priority investment projects and strategy of all state-owned companies, including SAA, Eskom, Transnet and Denel. “The ANC has had a bad elections outcome under Zuma. Treasury is pushing back on SAA, Denel and... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Eskom's Ingula station in commercial operation 'Carte Blanche' revealed the costs of the project has spiralled from around R
Eskom's Ingula station in commercial operation
Eye Witness News / Posted 2 days ago
'Carte Blanche' revealed the costs of the project has spiralled from around R8 billion to over R30 billion. FIL:Medupi Power Station. Picture: GCIS. JOHANNESBURG – Eskom has announced that Unit 2 of... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Government Moves to Set Up Presidential SOCs Councilthe strengthening of leadership to execute the turnaround strategies remains cr
Government Moves to Set Up Presidential SOCs Council
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
the strengthening of leadership to execute the turnaround strategies remains critical. Cabinet noted that power utility Eskom has largely been stabilised, with both operational and financial performance improving. The Lekgotla placed priority... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
DA Demands Answers to Zuma's Parastatal Power Grabexclude the powers of Treasury and the Minister of Finance. This will be the la
DA Demands Answers to Zuma's Parastatal Power Grab
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
exclude the powers of Treasury and the Minister of Finance. This will be the last nail in the coffin for entities such as Eskom, Denel and SAA that have seen their balance sheets heavily impaired by ANC cadre related deals and gross mismanagement... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
‘Zuma has no mandate to directly oversee state entities’in favour of (SAA board chairperson) Dudu Myeni and others. “This will be the
‘Zuma has no mandate to directly oversee state entities’
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 2 days ago
in favour of (SAA board chairperson) Dudu Myeni and others. “This will be the last nail in the coffin for entities such as Eskom‚ Denel and SAA that have seen their balance sheets heavily impaired by ANC cadre related deals and gross mismanagement... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Govt Sticking to Guns On Independent Power Producer Programmeearlier that renewable energy and IPP projects remain part of South Africa's en
Govt Sticking to Guns On Independent Power Producer Programme
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
earlier that renewable energy and IPP projects remain part of South Africa's energy mix. Her comments were made following Eskom CEO Brian Molefe's utterances, questioning the effectiveness of renewables as a panacea to South Africa's energy... Read more
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iol.co.za
DRDGold expects up to 20% drop in earningsto 155 000 ounces from its 11.8 million ounce resource. The company also concl
DRDGold expects up to 20% drop in earnings
iol.co.za / Posted 2 days ago
to 155 000 ounces from its 11.8 million ounce resource. The company also concluded a load-curtailment agreement with Eskom, in terms of which it would reduce power consumption by between 10 percent and 20 percent when the grid was under... Read more
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Mail & Guardian
The aviation authority says a drone licence isn't onerous. What about hidden charges?It crashed near the Koeberg nuclear power station and Eskom had a meltdown, so
The aviation authority says a drone licence isn't onerous. What about hidden charges?
Mail & Guardian / Posted 3 days ago
It crashed near the Koeberg nuclear power station and Eskom had a meltdown, so much so that the safety officer was suspended and the police were called in to investigate. The source of the furore? A drone. Once the sole domain of military special... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Zuma takes charge of state-owned entities – but where does this leave Ramaphosa?locomotive scandal still hangs over the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (
Zuma takes charge of state-owned entities – but where does this leave Ramaphosa?
Daily Maverick / Posted 3 days ago
locomotive scandal still hangs over the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa). There are issues with power utility Eskom and its electricity tariffs. There are board and financial woes at the National Energy Corporation of South Africa... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Eskom Under Fire As Ingula Costs Said to Balloon to R36 BillionEskom's board is facing calls to appear before Parliament with documents relati
Eskom Under Fire As Ingula Costs Said to Balloon to R36 Billion
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
Eskom's board is facing calls to appear before Parliament with documents relating to the Ingula pumped storage scheme, which has allegedly seen costs spiral from R8.9bn to R36bn. On July 27, President Jacob Zuma unveiled the first of four turbines... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Sewage, unemployment and illegal electricity - life in Zandspruitincluding electricity. Almost a year later‚ even though the area is a lot calm
Sewage, unemployment and illegal electricity - life in Zandspruit
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 3 days ago
including electricity. Almost a year later‚ even though the area is a lot calmer‚ the struggle is not yet over. As the Eskom National Safety Week kickstarts on Monday‚ Zandspruit is one the areas identified as having the highest number of... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Poor to take on city, EskomKailene Pillay, The Witness Eskom continues to cut the use of diesel for OCGTs
Poor to take on city, Eskom
News 24 South Africa / Posted 3 days ago
Kailene Pillay, The Witness Eskom continues to cut the use of diesel for OCGTs, which is one of the most expensive ways to generate power. Pietermaritzburg - A group of poor, elderly women are taking on Msunduzi Municipality and Eskom in the... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Eskom says Tshwane outages not sabotagesubstation at around 17h40‚ which resulted in the line being isolated from the
Eskom says Tshwane outages not sabotage
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 3 days ago
substation at around 17h40‚ which resulted in the line being isolated from the Kwagga substation. The second line then tripped due to overloading‚ but power was restored before 20h00 by technical teams from both Eskom and Tshwane Metro,” Eskom... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Nampower and Eskom to Investigate Recent Power Outagenational power utility will during this period carry out maintenance on the lin
Nampower and Eskom to Investigate Recent Power Outage
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
national power utility will during this period carry out maintenance on the line, while South Africa's power utility, Eskom, will investigate the cause of the power outage that occurred on June 28. Eskom is involved in the investigation as... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Statement On the Cabinet Lekgotla of August 2016progressed with varying degrees. Strengthening of leadership to execute the tur
Statement On the Cabinet Lekgotla of August 2016
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
progressed with varying degrees. Strengthening of leadership to execute the turnaround strategies remains critical. 6.2. Eskom has largely been stabilised with both operational and financial performance improving. 6.3. The Inter Ministerial... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Criminal charge laid against municipal officials over child's electrocutiononto the poles that hold up the transformer and while trying to switch on the e
Criminal charge laid against municipal officials over child's electrocution
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 3 days ago
onto the poles that hold up the transformer and while trying to switch on the electricity supply‚ he was electrocuted. Eskom on Monday launched a National Electricity Safety Week to highlight the danger of illegal electricity... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Teenager dies while hooking up illegal electricityin the area. This is also affecting power supply to neighbouring communities on
Teenager dies while hooking up illegal electricity
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 3 days ago
in the area. This is also affecting power supply to neighbouring communities on a regular basis‚" Sonnenberg said. Eskom on Monday launched a National Electricity Safety Week to highlight the danger of illegal electricity... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
SA's worst 4 provinces for dangerous electricity connectionsEskom is highlighting the danger of these connections this week‚ with a roadsho
SA's worst 4 provinces for dangerous electricity connections
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 3 days ago
Eskom is highlighting the danger of these connections this week‚ with a roadshow to key areas in a bid to encourage the community to steer clear of dodgy power. "Public fatalities and injuries due to the unsafe use of electricity remains a major... Read more
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iol.co.za
‘Eskom books must be probed’The South Gauteng High Court was scathing in its criticism of the way the Natio
‘Eskom books must be probed’
iol.co.za / Posted 3 days ago
The South Gauteng High Court was scathing in its criticism of the way the National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) handled Eskom’s request for more revenue, and said the proper procedure was not followed when it granted the request. The court also... Read more
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iol.co.za
Metair secures Daimler dealmiddle of a critical phase of negotiations with Numsa, but highlighted the posi
Metair secures Daimler deal
iol.co.za / Posted 3 days ago
middle of a critical phase of negotiations with Numsa, but highlighted the positive settlements that had been reached with Eskom, where a strike was averted, and the resolution of the dispute and settlement reached in the petrochemical... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Nersa to deliberate on Eskom tariff hike The High Court has found that Nersa’s decision to approve the application for
Nersa to deliberate on Eskom tariff hike
Eye Witness News / Posted 6 days ago
The High Court has found that Nersa’s decision to approve the application for a 9.4% hike was unlawful. Picture: freeimages.com eskom,electricity,National Energy Regulator of South Africa... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Energy Minister to Be Quizzed On Missing Nuclear Documentsstrategy; 5. The phased decision making approach for implementing the nuclear
Energy Minister to Be Quizzed On Missing Nuclear Documents
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
strategy; 5. The phased decision making approach for implementing the nuclear programme ; 6. The designation of Eskom as the owner and operator of nuclear power plants in South Africa; 7. The 2004 Bilateral International Agreement with... Read more
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