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The great Eskom privatisation debate

File picture: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters Inclusion of independent power producers is not in Num’s interests Luphet Chilwane The entrance of independent power producers (IPPs) to the energy sphere is pure privatisation brought to Eskom through the back door.

IOL , South Africa Mar 2, 2019

More meetings with labour planned on Eskom

The recognised unions are Num, the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) and Solidarity.

IOL , South Africa Feb 28, 2019

Eskom unbundling: Numsa threatens strike action against IPPs

Photo: Phando Jikelo/African News Agency(ANA) JOHANNESBURG – The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) said on Thursday that it has decided to embark on a rolling mass action through a declaration of Section 77 in defence of Eskom.

IOL , South Africa Feb 21, 2019

Solidarity says Amcu members 'striking themselves into poverty'

Du Plessis said that Solidarity, together with the National Union of Mineworkers (Num) and Uasa, had signed a wage agreement with Sibanye-Stillwater with the purpose of increasing job security for mineworkers, including Amcu members, at a time when the mining industry was under severe pressure.

IOL , South Africa Feb 20, 2019

#Budget2019: Cosatu demands that Mboweni preserve jobs at ailing parastatals

The call comes after the National Union of Mineworkers (Num) threatened last week to withhold its support for the ruling African National Congress in national elections in May should the government push ahead with the plan President Cyril Ramaphosa announced to unbundle power utility Eskom.

IOL , South Africa Feb 19, 2019

Amcu calls on Sibanye Stillwater shareholders to disinvest

Amcu has accused the National Union of Mineworkers (Num) of colluding with Sibanye Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman to rob the working class of economic freedom.

EWN , South Africa Feb 18, 2019

Concerns around rating agency reactions to Mboweni's Eskom plan in budget speech

Num, Cosatu and others after the elections, they will sit around the table and they won't buck in [sic]."

EWN , South Africa Feb 17, 2019

ANC: ‘We’ve learnt from mistake of not consulting alliance partners on Eskom’

The comment follows a veiled threat from an affiliate of the National Union of Mineworkers (Num) to withdraw its support for the governing party in the upcoming general elections.

EWN , South Africa Feb 15, 2019

S.Africa's Gold Fields FY profit slumps as production drops

In response, the National Union of Mineworkers (Num) went on strike at the mine on Nov. 2.

Reuters , Africa Feb 15, 2019

Ramaphosa's SONA glow turns to load shedding darkness

This 'unbundling' was immediately seized upon by Cosatu and the Num as tantamount to the wholesale privatisation of the parastatal.

News 24 , South Africa Feb 15, 2019