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Cape’s bright young minds address renewable energy, grey water at Eskom Expo for Young Scientists

CAPE TOWN, August 12 – Hundreds of school pupils are presenting their projects to judges at this year’s Eskom Expo for Young Scientists regional science fair in Cape Town, the power utility said on Saturday. “This year’s Eskom Expo boasts 732 entrants – a combination of individual and group projects – across 24 categories from […]

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Nersa turns down Eskom’s request to deviate from MYPD methodology

JOHANNESBURG, August 11 – The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) announced on Friday that it had refused Eskom’s request to deviate from meeting certain requirements of the Multi-Year Price Determination (MYPD) methodology which will set electricity prices for 2018. Nersa also declined to grant Eskom condonation for the Minimum Information Requirements for Tariff Application (MIRTA), […]

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Parliament dismisses DA ‘concerns’, says inquiry into SOEs will be properly resourced

  Sello Theletsane Parliament has responded to a statement released by the DA claiming that committees investigating state capture would be strangled by a lack of resources, saying it has every intention of providing everything the committees need, including obtaining a competent evidence leader. “Parliament has no intention of limiting resources available to committees to […]

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Eskom ‘galloping’ towards financial distress, says NUM

JOHANNESBURG, July 20 – The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Thursday said Eskom was heading for financial distress despite the power utility’s assurances this week that it was on firm financial footing. Eskom released its 2016/17 financial results on Wednesday in which it said earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) surged 14.4 percent to […]

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Eskom refutes allegations that it is ‘broke’

JOHANNESBURG, July 16 – Electricity parastatal Eskom on Sunday denied media reports that the state-owned company (SOC) is facing a cash crisis. Eskom had noted weekend media reports concerning its financial sustainability, Eskom said in a statement. “Due to limitations around disclosing financial information before the official announcement which is scheduled for Wednesday 19 July […]