Selected SA Electricity And Water Related News

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DATESTAMP: 25 june 2019

Still in the dark...

4 months and workers still in the dark...

Trade unions have said that there have been no formal meetings with Eskom to discuss what the unbundling of the power utility will mean for workers - four months since it was first announced....

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DATESTAMP: 4 june 2019

Avoiding recession...

SA may avoid a recession...

South Africa's economy, which contracted the most in a decade in the first quarter as the nation suffered the deepest power outages since 2008, may avert a recession if the electricity utility is...

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DATESTAMP: 20 june 2019

More electricity usage...

Townships to use more electricity

Informal settlements may get one free unit of electricity for every unit purchased in a bid to increase power usage and reduce air pollution in townships. In its strategy to address air pollution in dense low-income...

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DATESTAMP: 20 june 2019

Municipality debt...

The Municipality debt has grown

Eskom told Fin24 on Monday that the debt crisis that it was locked in with various municipalities around the country had not improved since last year, despite the establishment of an inter-ministerial task...

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DATESTAMP: 17 May 2019

Getting it right...

'We'll get it right in year or two'

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan announced on Tuesday that Eskom's unbundling would go ahead and that there was no deviation from that plan. Gordhan was speaking during the ...

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DATESTAMP: 1 july 2019

Tariff hike kicks in...

Electricity tariff hike kicks in...

JOHANNESBURG - The price of petrol is expected to drop this week, but residents in some municipalities won't be celebrating much. The price of electricity goes up on Monday. "The National energy regulator...

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DATESTAMP: 2 july 2019

SA will be saved...

Eskom: World Bank says SA will save it

The risk of South Africa's struggling state power utility going bust doesn't appear to faze one of its biggest creditors: the World Bank. The Washington-based lender agreed to lend Eskom $4bn (about...

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DATESTAMP: 3 july 2019

Eskom funding...

Eskom: R17bn emergency funding

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni authorised a R17.6bn allocation to Eskom in April as the power utility faced difficulty in servicing its debts, members of Parliament have heard. Treasury...

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DATESTAMP: 2 july 2019

Zimbabewe owing...

Eskom: Zim paid back some money

Eskom has confirmed that payment from Zimbabwe regarding outstanding debt is reflecting in the power utility's account. Earlier on Tuesday, Fin24 reported that Zimbabwe Energy minister Fortune Chasi...

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DATESTAMP: 10 May 2019

Eskoms grid status...

Eskom - Grid stable as winter begins

No loadshedding is foreseen in the immediate future, but as demand rises in winter, the national power grid will inevitably be put under pressure, Eskom spokesperson on load shedding, Andrew Etzingner, told...

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DATESTAMP: 17 May 2019

Against shedding...

Organisations against shedding

A law firm believes that its plans to launch a class action against Eskom over load shedding are viable, despite a previous statement from the power utility that there are limited grounds...

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DATESTAMP: 3 May 2019

China Loan status...

China loan facility not in jeopardy

The Department of Public Enterprises says that power utility Eskom's multi-billion rand loan facility with the China Development Bank is not in jeopardy, despite concerns sparked by a delay in the release of a R7bn tranche...

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DATESTAMP: 11 April 2019

Low-carbon future...

South Africa's low-carbon future

Power shortages and a transition to a lower-carbon future, in line with SA's Paris Agreement commitments, will require the country to harness new technologies. Energy storage, which will be a critical...

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DATESTAMP: 8 October 2018

Smart Summit...

Smart water management in focus

The organisers of the African Real Estate & Infrastructure Summit have announced the gold sponsorship of Utility Systems, an industry leader in the field of remote communicating electronic...

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DATESTAMP: 20 june 2019

Solar power is it ...

South Africa: Investing in solar power

The recent strengthening of the Rand against the US dollar and the Euro has reduced the cost of solar installations for businesses substantially, making the business case for solar energy an even more attractive...

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