Articles tagged 'eskom'

Eskom urged to appoint new boss 12 December 2017 SOUTH AFRICA - South Africa's Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown on Friday said the newly appointed board of Eskom should prioritise the appointment of a permanent chief executive and finalise disciplinary action against a number of its executives. The search for a new chief executive com...
Crippling power cuts looming 20 July 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe's power imports for the first quarter of 2017 went up by about 10 percent as local production slumped 23 percent, a development that local energy experts anticipate to result in load shedding if not properly managed. With a local demand of about 1 400 Megawatts (MW), the coun...
Massive load-shedding looms 22 November 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe is set to be plunged into total darkness due to the worsening liquidity crisis in the country that has seen the national power utility failing to import adequate electricity. Zesa chief executive, Josh Chifamba, yesterday told Parliament that the power utility owed suppliers ...
Zim miners in power talks with Eskom 2 December 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwean mines are currently finalising a power import deal with South Africa's power utility Eskom, to relieve pressure on the local electricity demand, the Chamber of Mines Zimbabwe (CoMZ) first vice president, Batirai Manhando has said. Manhando, who is also Bindura Nickel Corpor...
SA threatens to cut Zim power supplies 5 March 2015 JOHANNESBURG - Electricity shortages in Zimbabwe could get worse after South Africa, which often supplies energy to its crisis-ridden northern neighbour, made it clear yesterday that it would now prioritise its own needs. South Africa's Public Enterprises minister Lynne Brown said Zimbabwe, wh...
Eskom workers strike despite court ruling 2 July 2014 JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's largest union is going ahead with plans to picket the country's main energy supplier. This is despite a court order barring it from undertaking strike action at the firm. The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) went on strike on Tuesday to de...
Eskom in R1bn gas investment as Zesa struggles 19 June 2013 HARARE - While Zimbabwe s power utility Zesa Holdings (Zesa) is floundering and increasingly struggling to meet electricity demand, South Africa s Eskom intends on investing R1 billion on diversifying its energy mix. Eskom said the massive capital targeted at underground coal gasification (UCG) r...