Eskom can turn the corner, despite challenges
While Eskom faces many challenges, newly appointed Eskom interim Group Chief Executive (GCE) Phakamani Hadebe is confident that the power utility can turn the corner. “I am confident that Eskom can turn the corner. The challenges at Eskom are less about core operational issues,” said Hadebe. Briefing reporters at... Read more
Eskom takes action to recover funds paid to McKinsey, Trillian
Eskom is taking action to recover funds that were paid to McKinsey and Trillian. In a statement on Thursday, the power utility said it has written to the two companies explaining the action it would take. Eskom requested their cooperation in the matter. “Eskom sought McKinsey and Trillian’s cooperation... Read more
Minister Brown backs Eskom investigation
A thorough investigation is the only way to lift the cloud shrouding State-owned enterprises stemming from allegations of State capture, says Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown. In a statement on Tuesday, Minister Brown reiterated that she is on record as supporting the investigation of the Directorate for Priority Crime... Read more
Minister orders deep dive Eskom probe
The Minister of Public Enterprises, Lynne Brown, has ordered a ‘deep dive’ independent investigation into Eskom’s affairs over the past ten years, as well as several short-term investigations by the new Eskom interim board. Opening the POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa power sector stakeholder forum in Sandton this morning, the... Read more
New acting CEO for Eskom
Johnny Dladla has been appointed as the acting Group Chief Executive of Eskom with immediate effect. Eskom’s board announced the appointment — which was welcomed by Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown — in a statement on Thursday. “Dladla has sufficient skills to excel in this role. He has 22... Read more
Medupi power station’s unit synchronises to grid
UNIT 4 of Eskom’s Medupi power station was synchronised to the national power grid this week. “Unit 4 of the Medupi power station project in Lephalale, Limpopo, was synchronised to the national power grid on Wednesday, 31 May, becoming the third of the power station’s six units to come... Read more
Eskom Board to act on Minister’s directive
POWER parastatal Eskom has received Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown’s directive to rescind the appointment of Group Chief Executive Brian Molefe. “The Eskom Board has received the directive from the Minister of Public Enterprises and will meet to finalise the way forward on the issues raised by the Minister,”... Read more
Unit 2 of the Koeberg nuclear power station has resumed sending power to the national electricity grid. “Unit 2 of the Koeberg nuclear power station has today resumed sending power onto the national electricity grid after a planned outage that lasted for 36 days. Outage 222 – the twenty-second... Read more
Eskom open to doing more business with Africa
Eskom is open to doing more business with the African continent, the utility said on Tuesday. Speaking at the annual African Utility Week that kicked off in Cape Town, Eskom Chairman Dr Baldwin Ngubane said that over the last 18 months, the power utility has managed to turn its... Read more
Eskom confirms return of former CEO
Former Eskom Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Brian Molefe will return to the power utility next week, the Eskom Board confirmed on Friday. “Mr Molefe will return to Eskom on Monday,” board spokesperson Khulani Qoma said. Molefe’s return to the state entity follows on Public Enterprises’ Minister Lynne Brown declining... Read more