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Medupi Unit 4 comes online

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Eskom’s unit 4 at the Medupi Power Station in Limpopo has come online. Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe said the power utility is very happy with what was announced at the power station. “Eskom is pleased to announce that Unit 4 at its Medupi Power Station Project in Lephalale, Limpopo, has attained commercial operation status. The
Source: The New Age

Concerns over electricity debt

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COMMUNITIES around the Northern Cape have started to raise concerns over the huge debt owed by municipalities to the power utility Eskom. Reportedly municipalities have a collective debt of R400m to Eskom. Residents of Siyancuma local municipality participated in a peaceful march over the high Eskom bill that the municipality owes. The municipality’s outstanding debt
Source: The New Age

Eskom whistleblower takes centre stage

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THE first in-camera hearing of the parliamentary inquiry into Eskom is due to take place today when a unnamed witness will give evidence without being present in the Old Assembly where the investigation will resume. The witness, a whistleblower, will give evidence about corporate governance at Eskom specifically with regards to the relationship between the
Source: The New Age

Lynne Brown exposes real Eskom capture

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Brown rescues municipalities

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Municipalities in the Northern Cape breathed easier over the weekend after Public Enterprises Minister, Lynne Brown, has come to the rescue of indebted municipalities, instructing Eskom to afford them time until the end of this month to clear their outstanding arrears before switching off the lights. “Turning off the power supply does not only impact
Source: The New Age

Matshela Koko appointed acting Eskom CEO 

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Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown has on Thursday appointed Matshela Koko as Eskom’s Acting Group CEO. Brown has approved the power utility board’s recommendation to appoint the current Group Executive Generation Koko to take over at the power utility in the interim. “I approved the Board’s request to appoint Mr Koko as acting Group Chief
Source: The New Age

Molefe suicide attempt, a hoax: Eskom

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The South African power utility Eskom dismissed claims of failed suicide attempt and arrest by its Chief Executive Officer Brian Molefe as hoax. On Friday the utility said the rumours that emanated from a fake new site called News24-TV. Eskom said the website used the company’s logo to try and attract unsuspecting readers. “Upon contacting
Source: The New Age

“Our democracy ‘s being abused,” says Manyi

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Decolonisation Foundation Leader Mzwanele Manyi says South Africa’s democracy is being abused by people in high positions who have the ability to tarnish reputations without providing facts. The comments come following the surprise resignation of Eskom Chief Executive Officer Brian Molefe on Friday. Manyi believes due to Molefe’s integrity being called into question following the
Source: The New Age

Another eventful political week ahead

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Today’s ANC national working committee meeting promises to be eventful following the release of the State of Capture report, the demand by ANC veterans for President Jaocb Zuma and the party’s NEC to step down and reports that the Hawks are poised to swoop on secretary-general Gwede Mantashe and treasurer-general Zweli Mkhize. The ANC Youth
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Oakbay rejects Business Rescue prepayment claims

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Oakbay Investments said media reports alleging that prepayments from Eskom were used to help in paying the acquisition of Optimum Coal Mine by Tegeta Exploration & Resources are factually incorrect and misleading. In a statement, the Group said it received media questions on speculation that the Business Rescue Practitioners for Optimum Coal Mine may have
Source: The New Age

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