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
Tortuous public sector wage negotiations are underway, as another deadlock has been reached which could mean a damaging strike.
As Mugwena Maluleke, convenor of the Cosatu public sector unions has warned: “If the negotiations reach a breaking point, they will … Read the rest
Executive director of the Free Market Foundation, Leon Louw says the return of nuclear power run by the current government will be a ‘catastrophe’.
“This government has shown conclusively that it is unable to manage electricity … Nuclear will make … Read the rest
Allegations of massive fraud related to Eskom’s ill-starred Medupi and Kusile power station projects have begun to emerge from the collapse of First Strut, the Mail & Guardian reported.
Central to the claims is steel fabrication company Cosira, which construction … Read the rest
The announcement by national utility Eskom that the first unit of its disaster-prone 4,764MW Medupi coal power plant is now unlikely to be commissioned until the latter half of 2014 means South Africa could face 700MW gap in its 2014… Read the rest