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Western Cape High Court declares nuclear deals unlawful and unconstitutional

CAPE TOWN – Earthlife activists celebrated outside the Western Cape High Court after it found government’s nuclear procurement processes to be unlawful and unconstitutional. Judge Lee Bozalek delivered judgement on Wednesday to a packed courtroom. The case was brought by Earthlife Africa and the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute against government in 2015. The […]

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Eskom confirms it has requested certain procurement exemptions for proposed nuclear build

CAPE TOWN – Eskom has confirmed asking National Treasury to grant it exemptions from procurement regulations for its nuclear power expansion programme. Dave Nicholls, the utility’s chief nuclear officer, said he submitted a request to the office of the Chief Procurement Officer to waive certain requirements in terms of Public Finance Management Act regulations relating […]

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NUM welcomes sale of Anglo’s Eskom-tied coal ops to Seriti

JOHANNESBURG, April 11 – The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Tuesday welcomed the sale of Anglo American plc’s Eskom-tied domestic thermal coal operations to a wholly-owned subsidiary of Seriti Resources, a company majority owned by historically disadvantaged South Africans. This comes after Anglo American announced on Monday that it had sold its Eskom-tied domestic […]

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Eskom’s Medupi Unit 5 achieves Commercial Operation ahead of schedule

OHANNESBURG, April 3 – Eskom, on Monday said they were pleased to announce that Unit 5 at its Medupi Power Station Project in Lephalale, Limpopo, has attained Commercial Operation status. The unit was officially declared commercial after the completion of control performance and the 72-hour reliability tests, putting all performance guarantees to effect. ” Unit […]

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Sanco wants public protector to probe Eskom acting CEO

JOHANNESBURG – The public protector should investigate allegations of corruption against acting Eskom CEO Matshela Koko, the South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) said on Sunday. This follows a newspaper report alleging that Koko’s stepdaughter had scored contracts worth R1 billion for her company from the parastatal. “Public confidence in state institutions is eroded by […]