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  1. Hanno Labuschagne

    Eskom's average salary is R737,000 per year - but workers want 15% more

    Eskom's average salary is R737,000 per year - but workers want 15% more Eskom workers want a 15% salary increase despite earning significantly more than most of their counterparts in the private sector. The power utility is currently in talks with the National Union of Metalworkers of South...
  2. Chris

    Eskom unable to agree to salary increase demands

    Eskom unable to agree to salary increase demands Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. said the South African state utility is unable to agree to certain union demands over wage increases and declined to make an offer on basic salary until labor groups respond. The loss-making electricity provider “cannot...
  3. Chris

    High Court granted order to freeze R1.4 billion of assets from former Eskom executives

    High Court granted order to freeze R1.4 billion of assets from former Eskom executives The North Gauteng High Court has awarded the the National Prosecuting Authority’s Investigating Directorate (ID) a restraint order valued at R1.4 billion against former Eskom executives and former Tubular...
  4. Hanno Labuschagne

    Good news for businesses who want to get off Eskom's grid

    Good news for businesses who want to get off Eskom's grid Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe has published new embedded generation regulations which could help businesses and private individuals reduce their reliance on Eskom. In the regulations, the government has...
  5. Hanno Labuschagne

    Eskom pulls services from Orlando East after attacks

    Eskom pulls services from Orlando East after attacks Eskom has temporarily withdrawn its services in Orlando East in Soweto after violent attacks and damage cause to Eskom vehicles on Thursday. "Our employees were conducting disconnections for non-payment in the area when they were attacked by...
  6. Hanno Labuschagne

    Eskom CEO says procurement boss suspension is about competence, not race

    Eskom CEO says procurement boss suspension is about competence, not race Eskom CEO Andre De Ruyter has hit back at accusations of racism and abuse by suspended Eskom chief procurement officer (CPO) Solly Tshitangano, labelling them as “spurious” and “defamatory”. These comments were contained...
  7. Hanno Labuschagne

    R26.00 for one-ply toilet rolls which cost R3.99 - How Eskom's suspended procurement boss failed to curb spending

    R26.00 for one-ply toilet rolls which cost R3.99 - How Eskom's suspended procurement boss failed to curb spending Eskom's suspended chief procurement officer Solly Tshitangano's failure to curb excessive spending led to the utility paying R26 per single one-ply toilet paper roll and R51 per...
  8. Hanno Labuschagne

    Parliament gives Eskom 90 days to finish racism probe of De Ruyter

    Parliament gives Eskom 90 days to finish racism probe of De Ruyter Parliament’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) has suspended its inquiry into allegations of racism and impropriety against Eskom CEO Andre De Ruyter. These accusations were brought to the committee by Eskom’s...
  9. Chris

    Fuel provider for Eskom paid ANC to acquire R15-billion contract

    Fuel provider for Eskom paid ANC to acquire R15-billion contract An oil blending and storage company secured deals to supply South Africa’s state power utility with fuel oil worth more than R15 billion ($1 billion) at inflated prices by paying inducements, including donations to the ruling...
  10. Hanno Labuschagne

    Eskom must pay up - Oracle

    Eskom must pay up - Oracle Eskom should pay the pending dues for the software that they use, Oracle South Africa said amidst a payment spat between the two companies. The Johannesburg High Court last week dismissed Eskom’s application to prevent Oracle from withdrawing its services over a...
  11. Hanno Labuschagne

    Kusile power station is now half-finished

    Kusile power station is now half-finished Eskom has announced that another unit at its coal-powered Kusile Power Station in Mpumalanaga has achieved commercial operation status, bringing the completion of the power plant to its halfway mark. Commercial operation means that the unit has now...
  12. Hanno Labuschagne

    Powership contract will cost South Africa R218 billion - CSIR

    Powership contract will cost South Africa R218 billion - CSIR Karpowership, a unit of the Turkish Karadeniz Energy Group, is on track for its longest contract to date to supply power from vessels to South Africa in a deal worth as much as R218 billion ($15 billion). The company that advertises...
  13. Hanno Labuschagne

    Government faces tough choices on Eskom debt

    Government faces tough choices on Eskom debt South Africa’s National Treasury is considering whether it would be better to move a chunk of Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd.’s R464 billion ($31 billion) of debt into a special-purpose vehicle or have the state take over responsibility for it directly...
  14. Hanno Labuschagne

    What you will pay to wave goodbye to load-shedding

    What you will pay to wave goodbye to load-shedding Load-shedding will remain a reality for South Africans for the foreseeable future. This has been confirmed by the CEO of Eskom, Andre De Ruyter, during his recent update on the state of the power utility’s generation system. De Ruyter painted...
  15. Hanno Labuschagne

    This is how much Eskom spent to stop load-shedding during Zulu King’s memorial service

    This is how much Eskom spent to stop load-shedding during Zulu King’s memorial service Power utility Eskom spent over R20 million on additional generation capacity in order to suspend load-shedding for the memorial service of King Goodwill Zwelithini. Eskom ceased load-shedding for four hours...
  16. Hanno Labuschagne

    This is the Western Cape’s plan to protect municipalities against load-shedding

    This is the Western Cape’s plan to protect municipalities against load-shedding The Western Cape has launched a Municipal Energy Resilience (MER) project which will help municipalities to generate, procure, and sell their own power and protect against load-shedding. Western Cape Finance...
  17. Hanno Labuschagne

    Year from hell for Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter

    Year from hell for Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter Andre De Ruyter’s first year in office was a baptism of fire. South Africa experienced the worst load-shedding in history, he battled corruption and incompetence and was accused of racism. De Ruyter took the reins at Eskom on 1 January 2020 after a...
  18. Hanno Labuschagne

    Eskom will stop load-shedding during Zulu King's memorial service

    Eskom will stop load-shedding during Zulu King's memorial service Eskom has announced it will completely suspend load-shedding for four hours on Thursday in order for South Africans to bear witness to the memorial service of King Goodwill Zwelithini. "In order to allow the nation to...
  19. Hanno Labuschagne

    Eskom increases load-shedding to Stage 2

    Eskom increases load-shedding to Stage 2 Eskom has announced it will move back to Stage 2 load-shedding from Wednesday evening until Saturday. "Eskom regrets to inform the public that due to further loss of generation capacity, load-shedding will increase to Stage 2 from 21:00 tonight and will...
  20. Jamie McKane

    Eskom produces less electricity now than in 2010, but it costs 3-times more to make

    Eskom produces less electricity now than in 2010, but it costs 3-times more to make New research from the CSIR revealed that Eskom produced less electricity in 2020 than it did in 2010, but the cost to produce this electricity has tripled. The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research...
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