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Eskom gets R15bn rescue facility

The debt-laden Eskom, which is asking for a 15% tariff increase over the next three years, has concluded a R15 billion loan facility with a consortium of local and international banks. ... Full story

Oil, gas exploration expected to boost economy

Minister of Mineral Resources Gwede Mantashe says the Total Exploration and Production Southern Africa's deep sea stavenger rig operations in the Western Cape should boost investor confidence and contribute positively to the oceans economy. ... Full story

Government may consider selling Eskom

The South African government will soon debate whether to split up state power firm Eskom to make it financially viable, Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Tuesday. ... Full story

Transnet secures R12bn loan

Transnet has secured a R12 billion club loan from five lenders to fund its locomotives fleet acquisition programme. ... Full story

Bank backs SA’s renewable energy plan from inception

SA embarks on an ambitious renewable energy programme that will give the country the comfort of having a number of diversified sources of energy. ... Full story

Government to rescue cash-strapped Eskom

South Africa plans to inject $870 million into cash-strapped state utility Eskom as early as around June. ... Full story

Eskom's Medupi unit to be commissioned despite failing tests

The sixth unit of Eskom's Medupi power station is going to be commissioned and connected to the grid, despite tests showing that it is not working as it should. ... Full story

Property Owners urged to work with Eskom amidst SA’s power crisis

The power crisis sparked concern among South African Property Owners over Eskom's capacity to provide electricity needs for the country. ... Full story

Eskom under pressure as the power grid remains constrained

It’s been a tricky few days for South Africa’s electricity grid with Government and Eskom under enormous pressure to come up with an action plan to avoid further power cuts. ... Full story

City Power electricity tariffs to rise 7%

Johannesburg — City Power had no choice but to pass on a 7 percent tariff increase to consumers, it said on Thursday after the National Electricity Regulator of SA (Nersa) approved hikes. ... Full story

SA’s R847bn Infrastructure development plan needs REIPPP process adoption

The success to Government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer (REIPPP) programme, could be key answer to the roll-out of big projects in South Africa’s R847 billion infrastructure development plan which has largely stalled. ... Full story

Eskom report paints bleak power supply picture

As maintenance work at Eskom plants is reduced to ensure electricity supply, South Africa’s power system will remain tight this winter, the company’s acting CEO Collin Matjila said on Thursday. ... Full story

Eskom issues severe power shortage alert

South Africa's power utility, Eskom today warned customers of a “severely constrained” power system due to the unavailability of some of its generating units and said it would implement a new round of load-shedding. ... Full story

Calls reform as South Africa’s infrastructure programme faces setbacks

The head of Pretoria Portland Cement (PPC), CEO Ketso Gordhan called for reforms in South Africa’s infrastructure procurement processes and proposed the creation of professional oversight bodies to fast-track infrastructure projects. ... Full story

Nuclear technology a boon for industry development

Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies has encouraged South African industry to make use of nuclear technology in order to stay competitive and innovative. ... Full story

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