Seven things the new Eskom CEO will need to do

At the end of July debt-laden power utility Eskom advertised for a new CEO after Phakamani Hadebe stepped down citing the “unimaginable” demands of the job and its impact on his health. The power utility has had ten CEOs in as many years. The job ad said at the time that the new head would oversee […]

Unleashing renewable power for African economic development

South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers’ Procurement Programme (REIPPPP), demonstrates the country’s commitment to a more sustainable future growth path. The State’s support of renewable energy and energy efficiency measures simultaneously aims to encourage skills development and stimulate job creation. The Windaba conference and exhibition (8 – 9 October 2019, CTICC, Cape Town) under […]

Analysis: Eskom unveils next stage of restructuring and turnaround plan

. A leaked Eskom vision and strategy document, apparently prepared by the Boston Consulting Group for Eskom, has revealed the next steps of a long-awaited restructuring and turnaround plan for the embattled utility.  The document was presented on 22 August 2019 to the Eskom Executive Forum, a group of about 600 senior Eskom managers and […]

Invitation to attend SANEA’s Carbon Tax Colloquium

The South African National Energy Association (SANEA) extends an invitation to attend its Carbon Tax Colloquium which is to be held at Johannesburg’s Glenhove events hub from 07h00 to 15h30 on Thursday 19 September 2019. On the 1 June 2019 the Carbon Tax Act came into law. This was a huge step as it represents […]

SA biogas conference generates renewed interest

The Southern African Biogas Industry Association (SABIA) hosted its fourth National Biogas Conference at the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) in Hatfield, Pretoria recently. Under the general theme of “Building a Market for Biogas”, the conference discussed green energy, market development, the environment and climate change, and drivers for innovation in the biogas industry, with particular […]

Corpses block main gate to Eskom’s HQ

There were amazing scenes at Eskom’s head office in Johannesburg this morning. In a protest action arranged by Greenpeace Africa, the main entrance was littered with “corpses” on cots, and chained together to prevent security personnel from removing them. When EE Publishers’ investigative editor and cub reporter, Chris Yelland, arrived to attend a prearranged meeting […]