Safety last, and no power to the people…

  The general public is regularly encouraged to report illegal electricity connections, and while some may choose to turn a blind eye and let the poor steal what government has not yet provided, other citizens do what they are asked to do and call the designated municipal and Eskom hotlines. In a growing city such […]

Do engineers have the key to solve South Africa’s energy crisis?

As the power and energy debate in South Africa continues to draw attention from world-wide players and sparks contest between industries seeking solutions to the situation, we should look to the past to determine our future. There is no one-size-fits-all universal solution to South Africa’s energy deficiency challenge as each country has its own unique […]

To prepay or not to prepay Eskom – that is the question…

  In the first two weeks since his appointment, some questionable public statements made by Eskom’s new acting CEO, Mr. Brian Molefe, make one wonder whether he is receiving sound information from his executive team. The minister of Public Enterprises, Hon. Lynne Brown, seems to have had similar problems. After a presentation to the Public […]