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Eskom subcontractor, accomplices to appear for copper cable theft

An Eskom subcontractor employee and his two accomplices arrested for alleged copper cable theft at Medupi power station will on Monday appear before the Lephalale magistrate’s court in Limpopo. Police say a fourth suspect has evaded arrest. Police Spokesperson Malesela Ledwaba says the suspects allegedly stole copper cables estimated at[…]

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Workers linked Medupi explosion suspended- Eskom

NATIONAL Eskom has confirmed that workers responsible for the explosion at Medupi’s Unit four has been placed on precautionary suspension. According to the power utility, the explosion resulted in extensive damage to the Unit’s generator. The incident happened while workers were looking for an external leak. Eskom’s spokesperson, Sikonathi Mantshantsha,[…]

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Ancestors delaying Medupi: CRL Commission

The reason the Medupi power station is suffering delays is because graves were disturbed during construction, upsetting the ancestors, the CRL Rights Commission said on Tuesday. “How come this Medupi never comes together?” asked commission chairperson Thoko Mkhwanazi in Johannesburg at the release of a report on the re-use of[…]

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SMS dismissals for Eskom workers: Union

Workers at the Medupi power station in Lephalale, Limpopo are being threatened with disciplinary action through text messages, their trade union said on Friday. “We reject this reckless and provocative stance taken by Eskom’s sub-contracted companies to threaten workers with disciplinary actions via smses,” the National Union of Metalworkers of[…]

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Numsa protests against Medupi

Numsa members working at the Medupi power station in Lephalale, Limpopo, marched against Eskom demanding better working conditions, the union said on Wednesday. “We call on Eskom to respond to the demands of workers,” the union’s collective bargaining head Steve Nhlapo said in a statement. The National Union of Metalworkers[…]

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Power system constrained: Eskom

The power grid will be severely constrained for the rest of the week, parastatal Eskom said on Tuesday. “It is possible that we may go through today [Tuesday] without implementing any load shedding,” spokesman Khulu Phasiwe said. “If any of our generating units break down we might be forced to[…]

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Medupi produces power for the first time

Unit six at Eskom’s newly-built Medupi power station in Limpopo produced power for the first time on Monday, the parastatal said. “The electricity flowing into the grid marks a new beginning,” Eskom chief executive Tshediso Matona said in a statement. “Within the next three months, South Africa will see Medupi[…]

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What’s going on with electricity?: DA

The Democratic Alliance on Sunday said it was concerned with a lack of clarity about the current state of South Africa’s power supply system as the new year took off. “The power utility and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa must… let us know exactly what the current state of affairs is,[…]

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‘Crisis’ confusion over blackouts

While the government and Eskom tried to explain the country’s latest round of rolling blackouts, 13,000 workers at Eskom’s Medupi power station headed home for the December holidays, reported the Sunday Times. A core set of 150 employees were left at the Medupi station near Laphalale, Limpopo, after the bulk[…]

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