Rolling blackouts last year had South Africans firing up candles, flashlights and generators after crisis-plagued Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd., which provides most of the country’s electricity, failed to meet demand. The power crunch has since eased thanks to fewer unplanned … Read the rest
Medupi’s Unit 6 has officially gone online.
It was launched by President Jacob Zuma in Limpopo on Sunday.
The unit will pump a much-needed 800 megawatts into the country’s electricity supply.
President Zuma says the economy will benefit from the … Read the rest
The Los Angeles Times reports Israel cut the power to more than 700,000 Palestinians in two of Palestine’s largest urban areas, Nablus and Jenin, for more than 45 minutes “and warned that more outages are coming if Palestinian officials don’t … Read the rest
President Jacob Zuma used the ANC’s January 8 birthday rally to absolve his government from responsibility of the energy crises gripping the country, according to reports from the ANC shindig in Cape Town.
Zuma told over 50 000 of ANC … Read the rest
The global oil market is going through an upheaval, with non-OPEC production led by North American producers surging while OPEC’s traditional price-setting role changes. First, US oil production and proven oil reserve growth over the past several years is astonishing. … Read the rest
South Africa’s energy problems were a product of apartheid and government was not to blame for the current blackouts, President Jacob Zuma said.
“The problem [is] the energy was structured racially to serve a particular race, not the majority,” Zuma … Read the rest
THE country is not experiencing a power supply crisis, Eskom said on Monday.
“There is no crisis at Eskom. I think the way Eskom gets reported on creates the perception of a crisis,” CEO Tshediso Matona told reporters in Johannesburg.… Read the rest
There will not be power cuts as a result of the Majuba power station crisis anywhere in the country, Eskom said.
“There will be no load shedding today . We managed to restore coal supplies to two of the six … Read the rest
The signing in Vienna – at the margins of the 58th session of the International Atomic Energy Agency General Conference – of a strategic nuclear partnership between Russia and South Africa, has met with criticism from the mining sector.
The … Read the rest
Russia and South Africa have signed an intergovernmental agreement on strategic partnership in nuclear energy sector opening the possibility of construction of nuclear reactors in the country using Russian technologies, state nuclear corporation Rosatom said Monday.
“The agreement creates a … Read the rest
As House Minority Whip, Rep. Steny Hoyer made a racist joke about “whip[ping] people” to a group of black African leaders visiting the U.S. for a major diplomatic summit.
“First of all, let me tell my friends from Africa, I … Read the rest
A surprise credit rating downgrade comes on top of higher-than-expected coal prices – which could allow the state-owned energy … Read the rest
“We need to worry about how we are going to go through this winter,” Gigaba … Read the rest