Flash Briefing: ActionSA coalition talks; Eskom CEO de Ruyter refuses to ‘fall on his sword’; further Eskom woes
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Flash Briefing: ActionSA coalition talks; Eskom CEO de Ruyter refuses to ‘fall on his sword’; further Eskom woes

Coalition talks between parties continue, with the kingmaker in Gauteng – ActionSA – in active talks with the Democratic Alliance and the Economic Freedom Fighters. ActionSA leader Herman Mashaba left the DA in 2019, citing the election of Helen Zille as Federal Chair as the reason. His concern was reportedly that, under Zille, inequality and…

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Eskom will require R300bn bailout if power price increase is barred

A recent article published on BizNews.com detailed how SAPO (the South African Post Office) has asked the government for a bailout of R8bn. The struggling SOE has put myriad employees in a tough position, with many facing the reality of losing their medical aid cover. Over 15,000 workers are affected, as the Post Office failed…

Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter says carbon capture is under consideration
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Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter says carbon capture is under consideration

Eskom CEO Says Carbon Capture Being Considered in South Africa By Adelaide Changole (Bloomberg) – Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd., South Africa’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, is evaluating the use of carbon capture at power plants as part of decarbonisation plans to transform the coal-burning utility. The process that captures carbon-dioxide emissions would need to…

Eskom explosion at Medupi may see SA facing record-high power outages
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Eskom explosion at Medupi may see SA facing record-high power outages

Following an explosion at the Medupi power station, Eskom has said the blast occurred while carrying out a process to find an external leak. This is according to Bloomberg, who asked the state-owned entity how much the repairs will cost – and how long it will take. While Eskom did not have any details on…

Does Eskom think the public are stupid? – Ted Blom on load shedding in SA
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Does Eskom think the public are stupid? – Ted Blom on load shedding in SA

Energy expert and mining consultant Ted Blom is never one to shirk from controversy and hasn’t been doing so recently. While South African’s shudder at the thought of load shedding, Blom reckons that Eskom isn’t telling us the entire truth. He spoke to BizNews founder Alec Hogg about the reality of load shedding in SA.…