sikonathi mantshantsha

  1. Jan

    Eskom burning through 9 million litres of diesel per day

    Eskom guzzling enough diesel to fill 200,000 cars per day Eskom is burning through 9 million litres of diesel per day to run its open-cycle gas turbine (OCGT) generating units, chief operating officer Jan Oberholzer has revealed. This volume of diesel is enough to fill the tanks of up to...
  2. 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...
  3. Jan

    CSIR updated load-shedding data for 2021 released

    2021 load-shedding shocker New data released by Jarrad Wright, principal engineer at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), shows that 2021 is the worst year ever for load-shedding in South Africa. And the year is not over yet. Wright’s data, gathered from the Eskom data...
  4. Jan

    Eskom refuses to acknowledge September 2021 promise

    The question Eskom and André de Ruyter refuse to answer Eskom and its CEO André de Ruyter avoid one topic like the plague: What happened to the promise of limiting load-shedding from September 2021? In February 2020, shortly after he was appointed, IOL reported that De Ruyter had set himself a...
  5. Jan

    Eskom warns municipalities - load-shed, or else

    Eskom cracks the whip Eskom has threatened to use its own teams to enforce rotational power cuts in municipalities that do not comply with its instructions to implement the necessary amount of load-shedding. The warning shot came during an update on the state of the utility's generation system...
  6. Jan

    Unions and business council bay for De Ruyter's blood

    André de Ruyter's day of reckoning has arrived The Black Business Council (BBC) and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) have called on Eskom CEO André de Ruyter to resign, but he said he would not resign on of his own accord. De Ruyter has been under fire after South Africa experienced the...
  7. Jan

    Sikonathi Mantshantsha crowdfunding R1 million to defend defamation case brought by former Eskom CEO

    Eskom spokesperson asks for R1 million to fight former Eskom CEO Eskom spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise R1 million for a legal fight with former acting Eskom CEO Matshela Koko.
  8. Jan

    Stopping load-shedding (in the short term) is easy, but it's a bad strategy - Eskom

    Real reason load-shedding is so bad under Andre de Ruyter Eskom says extensive maintenance of its ageing power station infrastructure over the last two years is the main reason why load-shedding has been at its worst during the tenure of its current CEO Andre De Ruyter. This comment comes...
  9. Jan

    Eskom denies lying about load-shedding

    Eskom accused of lying about load-shedding Eskom has denied using load reduction to hide the amount of load-shedding it is implementing in South Africa. Following similar allegations in October 2020 and June 2021, energy analyst Ted Blom has again claimed the power utility is being devious in...
  10. Jan

    7 Eskom managers suspended at Tutuka for alleged negligence

    Eskom managers suspended for alleged misconduct Seven managers at Tutuka power station have been placed on precautionary suspension pending a disciplinary process into alleged misconduct. These suspensions came after Eskom noted possible acts of continued gross negligence in the performance of...
  11. Jan

    Only one arrest so far after 113 criminal charges against Eskom employees

    113 criminal charges against Eskom employees — but only 1 arrest Eskom has laid 113 criminal charges with the police related to corruption at the Medupi and Kusile power stations and across the company. However, only been one arrest related to the Kusile power station has been made, and the...
  12. Jan

    Eskom boss Andre de Ruyter catches Covid-19

    Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter tests positive for Covid-19 Eskom CEO Andre De Ruyter has tested positive for Covid-19, Netwerk24 has reported. The Afrikaans news site confirmed with the utility's spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha that the 52-year-old De Ruyter tested positive for the virus last week.