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Eskom

Claims of sabotage at Eskom: What we know so far

Dec 12 2019 17:04

According to Eskom's head of generation Bheki Nxumalo, a safety monitoring instrument was disconnected last week at Tutuka power station in Mpumalanga, but a union representative has asked for proof.

Agribusiness

Farmers reeling from latest bout of load shedding

Dec 12 2019 14:04

Eskom's current load shedding has struck as the Western Cape is in the midst of the fruit season, impacting an already subdued agriculture industry.

Economy

Cape Town to Mantashe: Avoid 'costly litigation' by allowing municipalities to buy their own electricity

Dec 12 2019 10:13

The city has written to the minister of mineral resources and energy asking that it and other municipalities be permitted to buy electricity directly from independent power producers, avoiding a pending court case.

 

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Opinion

Wandile Sihlobo: SA's agricultural economy is in recession. Here's how we must adapt

The third quarter 2019 GDP data released by Statistics South Africa this...

Opinion

Sunday Read: Big Telco’s price-gouging led to Big Government over-reach

The data pricing debate is only beginning, says Ferial Haffajee....

Opinion

OPINION: The good news about SA's economy

The economic outlook for 2020 is gloomy for us. And yet 64% of South Africans...

Opinion

Daniel Silke: Ramaphosa's window for reform is closing

South Africa’s third-quarter GDP figures say it all, says Daniel Silke....

Opinion

Solly Moeng: State capture was meant to be over, but we still aren't free

South Africa has failed to send out a message that it considers state...

In other news

JSE holds on to gains

Dec 12 2019 17:48

After having opened and trading mostly firmer in the morning session on Thursday, the local bourse relinquished most of its gains despite eventually closing firmer on the day.

Ramaphosa: 'There has been a measure of sabotage' behind power cuts

Dec 11 2019 15:31

The president briefed the media on Eskom after cutting short an official visit to Egypt.

Eskom: We have 'non-firm' power contracts with Zim and Zambia

Dec 11 2019 19:57

Eskom chief operations officer Jan Oberholzer has said that Eskom has contracts with Zimbabwe and Zambia to supply power - but only when it can.

Taste share price falls on poor earnings forecast

Dec 11 2019 21:16

The group announced it expects to make losses for the half-year ended August 31.

Eskom: Multiple systems failures but grid remains stable and ‘won’t collapse’

Dec 11 2019 06:30

The national power grid is not currently in danger of collapse, according to three sources with access to discussions at senior levels in Eskom.

Absa appoints Cheryl Buss to head up international unit

Dec 11 2019 18:38

Absa has put forward one of its long-standing female executives, Cheryl Buss, to lead its recently-established international unit as it expands its global footprint beyond the UK.

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