Voice of the Cape


No loadshedding expected this week, says Eskom

No loadshedding was expected this week, but South African power utility, Eskom, warned on Sunday that the possibility that loadshedding may be implemented remained high. “Eskom does not expect to implement loadshedding during the week, but the possibility that loadshedding may be implemented remains. The system remains constrained and vulnerable,”[…]

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Eskom welcomes court ruling against Nersa

Eskom has welcomed the High Court in Pretoria’s ruling against the National Energy Regulator of South Africa, paving the way for the utility to recover R27 billion from consumers. The court set aside Nersa’s tariff decision and granted Eskom leave to apply to Nersa for additional expenses incurred in the[…]

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IPPs do not impact Eskom’s finances negatively: expert

Independent Power Producers comprise less than 5% of Eskom sales, members of Parliament have heard. The Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises was on Wednesday briefed by several stakeholders in the energy industry on measures to solve Eskom’s operational and governance challenges. Among them was UCT Professor Anton Eberhard, who also[…]

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Eskom power cut to PRASA leaves thousands stranded in WCape

As if the province’s transport woes can’t any worse, the entire Western Cape rail network is temporarily suspended with immediate effect due to Eskom disconnecting traction supply.  Its believed the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) owes Eskom millions in unpaid power bills. No trains are operating at present,[…]

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