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 […]

Pyrrhic victory for fired former Necsa board members

. It was a somewhat hollow victory for former Nuclear Energy Corporation of South Africa (Necsa) board members Kelvin Kemm, Pamela Bosman and Phumzile Tshelane, in a judgement handed down in the North Gauteng High Court by Hon. Justice A J Mtati in Pretoria on Friday 16 August 2019. Phumzile Tshelane and Kelvin Kemm This […]

Little-known tax incentives boost business case for renewable energy

South Africa’s government, energy regulator and Eskom have often been criticised for obstructing the introduction of distributed, small-scale embedded generation (SSEG) which would help businesses to cut costs and ensure the stability of their power supply during load shedding. But, in fact, there are significant and far-sighted tax breaks put in place by National Treasury […]

South African engineering excellence celebrated

The Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) and sponsor Aon hosted the 2019 Engineering Excellence Awards at the Vodacom Dome in Midrand, honour outstanding achievements in the industry. Awards were handed out in the categories Lifetime Industry Achievement Award; Young Engineer of the Year; Engineering Excellence for projects with a value of less than R50-million; projects […]

Position of new Eskom Group chief executive attracts interest

. Mr Andy (Andries) Calitz, a highly respected leader in the global oil and gas energy sector, has confirmed to EE Publishers that he applied for the job of Group CEO of Eskom Holdings to replace outgoing Group CEO Phakamani Hadebe before the closing date of 2 August 2019. “Given the need for due transparent […]

Response to the application for import tariffs on solar panels

BusinessChief.com reports that SegenSolar, a southern African subsidiary of the UK’s Segen group, has offered an opinion on South Africa’s proposed introduction of tariffs on all imported crystaline silicon photovoltaic (PV) solar panels. On 29 March 2019, the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa published an application proposing the introduction of tariffs on all […]