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Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa

Corruption not at the heart of Eskom's operational troubles, says new electricity minister

By: News24Wire      23rd March 2023 Engagements with management at five of Eskom's coal-fired power plants so far suggest it is technical and investment issues, and not corruption,... 

Electricity pylons

Loadshedding returns on Wednesday

By: News24Wire      22nd March 2023 Loadshedding will remain suspended until 05:00 on Wednesday morning when Stage 2 loadshedding will be implemented, Eskom announced on Tuesday... 

Power lines

Large industrial customers face 19.09% electricity hike on April 1 

By: Terence Creamer     17th March 2023 The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has published retail tariff adjustments for 2023/24 that include a 10% increase for poor... 

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Exxaro CEO Dr Nombasa Tsengwa.

Coal miner Exxaro to build 68 MW solar power plant in Limpopo 

By: Martin Creamer     16th March 2023 Financial close is expected at the end of this month for construction in the second quarter of this year of a 68 MW solar power plant at a cost of... 

Eskom sign

Eskom’s 18.65% hike has been tabled in Parliament opening way for April implementation 

By: Terence Creamer     16th March 2023 The average tariff increase for various categories of Eskom customers arising from the National Energy Regulator of South Africa’s (Nersa’s) recent... 

Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy

Eskom granted exemption to operate temporary stacks at Kusile for 13 months 

By: Terence Creamer     15th March 2023 Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy has granted Eskom exemption that will enable it to operate temporary stacks at the... 

African National Congress supporter

Outages fuel voter antipathy to South Africa’s ANC, poll shows

By: Bloomberg     15th March 2023 More than half of South African taxpayers want to vote the governing party out of power in next year’s elections because of rolling blackouts, a... 

Power line

Loadshedding downgraded from Wednesday

By: News24Wire      14th March 2023 Due to some recovery in generation capacity over the past 48 hours, loadshedding will be reduced to Stage 3 from 05:00 on Wednesday until 16:00.... 

Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel

DTIC’s new energy one-stop shop to include ‘unblocking teams’ to speed up electricity investments 

By: Terence Creamer     14th March 2023 Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel reports that that energy one-stop-shop to speed up the regulatory processes required for... 

Dilley Naidoo, Director of Business Development, Rifle-Shot Performance.

Re-pursue exploration to help re-build South Africa’s economy, says business booster 

By: Martin Creamer     13th March 2023 Let us re-pursue the exploration investment that catalysed South Africa’s economic growth more than a century ago as a means of helping to rebuild... 

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde

W Cape appoints former Eskom exec to tackle energy issues in the province

By: Sane Dhlamini     10th March 2023 Western Cape Premier Alan Winde said following his last meeting with Andre de Ruyter, where the former Eskom CEO painted a bleak picture of South... 

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