Eskom to pay R20bn for Koeberg’s long-term operation | The Citizen

A whopping R20 billion has been approved for the payment of costs to cover the work around extending the life of the Koeberg Nuclear Power Station in Cape Town. This was announced by Group Chief Operating Officer, Jan Oberholzer, during Eskom’s System Status and Outlook briefing on Tuesday. Koeberg is currently the only nuclear power … Read more

Eskom gets a new acting head of generation | The Citizen

Eskom’s interim group executive for generation, Rhulani Mathebula, is reportedly abandoning his post with immediate affect. Mathebula was appointed in May and began duties in June after Phillip Dukashe resigned on 31 May. News24 revealed that Eskom on Tuesday appointed Thomas Conradie as the power utility’s new acting head of generation. At the time of … Read more

Truck drivers contracted to Eskom arrested for coal theft | The Citizen

Two truck drivers contracted to Eskom have been arrested trying to make off with two truckloads of coal at the Kendal Power Station. Security guards stopped the drivers at the station’s coal gates on Wednesday night. Eskom’s spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha said the truck drivers have insisted the trucks were empty. “With the persistence of a … Read more

Eskom explains why Emfuleni left them no choice but to attach municipality’s assets | The Citizen

Residents of Emfuleni in the south of Johannesburg could soon bear the brunt of a payment impasse between the embattled local municipality and the power utility Eskom. This week Eskom announced that it has obtained a judgment of R1.3 billion against the struggling municipality for its continued failure to settle its current account and accumulated … Read more

Eskom announces stage two until further notice | The Citizen

South Africa will be moved to stage two load shedding from 9 am on Tuesday (8 November 2022) and will continue until further notice.The ailing parastatal’s spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha said the utility would keep the country updated on the load-shedding schedule. “Stage 2 load shedding will be implemented from 9 am this morning until further … Read more

Eskom, Nersa settlement may cost consumers dearly | The Citizen

A settlement reached by Eskom and energy regulator Nersa, related to a crucial element in the determination of the power supplier’s average tariffs, may cost consumers dearly when the regulator finalises what consumers will be paying for electricity in the next two financial years. The tariff determination is on the agenda of a Nersa electricity … Read more

‘BEE must go at Eskom’ sentiments articulated by Solidarity’ – CEE | The Citizen

The Commission for Employment Equity (CEE) said the remarks by Eskom board member Mteto Nyati reported in the Sunday Times does not suggest black economic empowerment (BEE) and affirmative action policies must be dumped to save Eskom. The Sunday Times reported that Nyati believed empowerment rules are hampering Eskom’s performance. “It’s our responsibility as the … Read more

Kenilworth shows Eskom how to do maintenance | The Citizen

Anyone who has seen the Kenilworth racecourse grandstand of late will know the new bosses at Cape Racing means business. The towering structure has been enveloped in scaffolding as it gets a long-overdue makeover. Strangely, racegoers to Kenilworth for Saturday’s Cape Classic race meeting might not notice much new. That’s because a lot of the … Read more

Load shedding set to continue until Monday morning – Eskom | The Citizen

Eskom has announced that rolling blackouts will continue until Monday morning in varying stages. The embattled power utility on Thursday said stage 3 load shedding will be implemented until 5am on Friday morning. Thereafter, stage 3 and 2 power cuts will again be implemented continuously from 4pm on Friday until 5am Monday. “Stage 3 load … Read more