andré de ruyter

  1. Jan

    Eskom said to offer workers 7% increase after illegal protests

    Eskom offers workers 7% increase — Report Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. is offering workers a 7% wage increase, after the utility lost units during illegal protests that plunged South Africa into the worst blackouts since 2019, according to people familiar with the information. The offer is for one...
  2. Jan

    Violent Eskom protestors are being allowed to hold South Africa ransom

    Illegal strikes at Eskom holding South Africa ransom Unprotected strikes at various Eskom power stations have intensified, and protestors attacked the homes of several plant operators with petrol bombs overnight. Eskom CEO André de Ruyter provided details on the affected power stations during...
  3. Jan

    Eskom loses 10 generating units - brace for Stage 6 power cuts

    Eskom warns Stage 6 power cuts are likely after 10 generators go down State-owned power utility Eskom has warned that South Africa could see load-shedding escalate to Stage 6 by Tuesday evening unless its situation improves drastically. This is after ten generating units went offline...
  4. Jan

    Eskom warns Stage 3 or higher could be needed as cold front hits Gauteng

    Eskom load-shedding update — Stage 3 or higher possible as cold front hits Eskom has revealed that a shortage of generating capacity and low backup generation reserves was behind it having to implement all-day load-shedding from 10:00 on Wednesday, 22 June 2022. Eskom's COO, Jan Oberholzer...
  5. Jan

    Eskom's plan to stop load-shedding needs government to play ball

    Our plan to fix load-shedding cannot work if government does not get us capacity — Eskom Eskom cannot execute its plan to end load-shedding unless the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy procures the generating capacity headroom needed to perform maintenance on its ageing coal power...
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    Eskom explains its record load-shedding in 2020 and 2021

    Eskom explains its record load-shedding in 2020 and 2021 Eskom has had to implement record power cuts since André De Ruyter became its CEO. The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) recently published its annual statistics for power generation in South Africa. The data...
  7. Jan

    Eskom's generating capacity destroyed - from 2018 to 2022

    How Eskom's generating capacity was destroyed Eskom's power plant fleet is performing at its worst level ever, and there appears to be nothing the utility can do about it until government speeds up power procurement. One of the best indicators of Eskom's overall plant performance, and the...
  8. Jan

    Tutuka update - 3 Eskom employees arrested and 20 suspended

    Eskom's criminal millionaires — three employees arrested and 20 suspended at Tutuka Eskom has suspended 20 employees relating to theft and collusion at its Tutuka power station following the theft of R1.3 billion in spares at the plant during the 2020/21 financial year. In addition, three...
  9. Jan

    Eskom's R300-billion Medupi and Kusile woes

    Medupi and Kusile — eight years late and R300 billion over budget Eskom's Medupi and Kusile power station projects have been fraught with challenges ranging from corruption and negligence to a flawed design process. This has resulted in ongoing delays and both projects exceeding their budgets...
  10. Jan

    DA - Gwede Mantashe's supporters want De Ruyter fired

    Gwede Mantashe supporters want Eskom CEO André de Ruyter fired Political allies of energy minister Gwede Mantashe want Eskom CEO André de Ruyter and COO Jan Oberholzer fired. That is according to the DA member Benedicta van Minnen, who spoke to Rapport following a heated exchange between the...
  11. Jan

    Even load-shedding "easy fixes" will take two years

    Total Eskom blackout danger — insurance companies calculating the costs The state of Eskom's generation fleet has insurers worried about a potential total blackout. However, there are several short-term solutions government can implement swiftly to bring the utility back from the brink. That...
  12. Jan

    Showdown over Eskom board member's answer to Scopa - "This is the ANC's mess"

    Eskom showdown — "This is the ANC's mess" Eskom board member Busisiwe Mavuso stands by her statement that the power utility's current management team cannot be the "fall guy" for the ANC-led government's mess. During an interview with 702's Bongani Bingwa, Mavuso said that she would not allow...
  13. Jan

    Eskom went through 48.5 million litres of diesel in 20 days

    Eskom burnt R626 million in diesel in 20 days — enough to fill a million VW Polos Eskom has burnt 48.5 million litres of diesel for R626 million, running open-cycle gas turbine power plants to meet peak power demands this month. This volume of diesel is enough to fill the tanks of 1,077,777...
  14. Jan

    Criminals still plundering Eskom - make off with R1.3 billion

    How to steal a billion from Eskom — and leave South Africa in darkness Eskom employees and contractors at the Tutuka power station managed to steal spares worth R1.3 billion and got away with it. Eskom CEO André de Ruyter revealed the power utility had to write off the spares as they could not...
  15. Jan

    Andre de Ruyter - What a total power blackout looks like

    What a total Eskom power blackout in South Africa would look like During a media briefing on Tuesday, Eskom CEO André de Ruyter reminded South Africans what a total blackout of the electrical grid would mean. The state-owned power utility announced a sudden increase to stage 4 load-shedding...
  16. Jan

    Eskom's worst-case scenario for winter - 100 days of load-shedding

    Worst-case scenario for Eskom blackouts this winter Eskom's National Control Manager, Gavin Hurford, indicated that South Africa could see up to 100 days of rotational power cuts over the winter period in the worst-case scenario. During an Eskom Media briefing held on Tuesday, 12 April 2022...
  17. Jan

    Eskom CEO holds talks on potential projects with World Bank

    Eskom CEO André de Ruyter in Washington D.C. to meet with World Bank The head of South Africa’s state power utility held discussions with the World Bank as it explores options for transitioning from coal-fired stations to cleaner sources of energy. Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. Chief Executive...
  18. Jan

    Load-shedding under De Ruyter vs other Eskom CEOs - 2007 to 2021

    Load-shedding from 2007 to 2021 — De Ruyter vs other Eskom CEOs South Africa has endured more load-shedding under current Eskom CEO André De Ruyter than all his predecessors combined. This is based on data from the Council for Scientific Research (CSIR), which has tracked the amount of...
  19. Jan

    Eskom and the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Unit swoop on a cable theft syndicate in Mpumalanga

    Eskom and Hawks nail copper thieves Eskom, the Hawks, and Vosman police raided premises suspected to be linked to cable theft incidents on Tuesday, 8 March, resulting in the arrest of 14 suspects. "Large volumes of cables, comprising of aluminium and copper were found stored on multiple...
  20. Jan

    Eskom can't take back white engineers without jumping through hoops

    Eskom can't bring back the skills to stop load-shedding — here's why Eskom can’t simply accept the offers of 70 skilled pensioners to return to the power utility and work for free, chief executive André de Ruyter has said. Responding to questions during a recent media briefing, De Ruyter said...
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