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