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Load shedding looms as Eskom admits to coal crisis

Eskom says the risk of load shedding is inevitable. This comes after the utility recently announced that four of its power stations have less than 10 days of coal supply left. In total 10 of the utility’s power stations are running below margin...

Eskom scraps billion rand CSP plant in Northern Cape

Eskom has decided to scrap its plans to construct a 100MW concentrating solar power (CSP) plant near Upington in the Northern Cape because of its costs. The decision, which has the blessing of the project’s financiers, comes after prolonged...
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Eskom rubbishes load shedding rumours

Power utility Eskom has laid load shedding rumours to rest after messages circulating on social media suggested there would be power cuts this week as a result of impending strike action. In a statement released on Tuesday the utility said that...

Another Eskom executive throws in the towel

The acting head of group capital at South Africa’s Eskom has resigned, the state-owned power utility said on Tuesday, adding to a growing list of executives leaving the company. Spokesman Khulu Phasiwe said Prish Govender did not give a reason for...

Eskom banks on new board to help secure R20 billion

Eskom has wasted no time in displaying its high hopes for its new board by announcing plans to ask banks to reopen lending facilities which were suspended last year. The move according to Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe is part of the utility’s...