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With households around South Africa already under strain after the recent petrol hike, Eskom is predicted to add onto those financial woes as it reports electricity hikes are estimated to rise by 110% in the next three years. Eskom’s irregular expenditure increased from R3 billion to R19.6 billion in 2018. The state owned entity is now…..

Eskom confirms price increase

Pretoria – Eskom has confirmed that a price increase will be implemented on 1 April 2015. “Eskom confirms that the price increase to be implemented on 1 April 2015 to Eskom direct customers is still 12.69% and for municipalities will be 14.25% from 1 July 2015 as approved by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa…..

Eskom to commission an inquiry

Johannesburg – Eskom is to commission an independent inquiry into the running of its business, Eskom Chairman Zola Tsotsi said on Thursday. “The Eskom board has today resolved to commission an independent inquiry on the current state of the business and its challenges. We have deemed it prudent to seek an independent view of the status…..

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Electricity war room focused on keeping the lights on

Cape Town – The “electricity war room” is focusing all its energy towards implementing government’s five-point plan, Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti said on Tuesday. The Minister said this during a briefing by the Economic Sectors, Employment and Infrastructure Development Cluster at the Imbizo Centre in Cape Town, which he chairs. Government’s various…..

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Electricity supply vulnerable this week

Pretoria – The electricity supply system will remain vulnerable for the rest of the week due to a shortage of generating capacity, says power utility Eskom. “… Several units are currently out of service due to planned and unplanned outages. Due to the unavailability of a reserve margin (spare capacity), any extra load or faults in…..