Cape Towns Koeberg News

S.Africa seeks to reopen costly renewables deals to help Eskom

Labour unions and some conservative sections of the ruling African National Congress blame Eskom’s financial woes on 20-year agreements it signed to purchase power from renewable energy projects launched in 2011 and 2012.

Reuters , Africa Feb 17, 2019

South Africa's Eskom suspends power cuts but warns system vulnerable

President Cyril Ramaphosa, who faces a parliamentary election in May, has pledged to reform the utility by splitting it up and providing financial support but has ruled out privatisation.

Reuters , Africa Feb 15, 2019

South Africa's Eskom carries out biggest power cuts in years

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa’s Eskom implemented the most severe power cuts in years on Monday after seven generating units unexpectedly went offline, underscoring the challenge President Cyril Ramaphosa faces to fix the struggling state-...

Reuters , Africa Feb 12, 2019

South Africa's Eskom to cut power over shortage of generating capacity

The logo of state power utility Eskom is seen outside Cape Town's Koeberg nuclear power plant in this picture taken March 20, 2016.

Reuters , Africa Feb 11, 2019

Staff picket HQ of South Africa's Eskom over potential job cuts

A task team appointed by Ramaphosa to advise him on ways to save Eskom has proposed splitting it into different entities for generation, transmission and distribution, sources have told Reuters.

Reuters , Africa Feb 7, 2019

South African unions oppose potential split of power firm Eskom

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African trade union federation COSATU said on Tuesday that it opposed a proposal to split up Eskom into three different entities, adding that it would not solve the struggling utility’s governance and debt problems.

Reuters , Africa Feb 5, 2019

South Africa's Eskom forecasts higher loss in 2018/19 - CFO

The logo of state power utility Eskom is seen outside Cape Town's Koeberg nuclear power plant in this picture taken March 20, 2016.

Reuters , Africa Feb 4, 2019