De Ruyter refutes claims that Eskom is holding up emergency power procurement process

19 November 2021, 4:34 PM
Eskom Chief Executive Officer Andre de Ruyter has refuted claims made by Mineral Resource and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe that the power utility is holding up the emergency power procurement process.
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Three to four more power stations can help stabilise current energy problems: Mabuza 18 November 2021, 8:00 PM

Deputy President David Mabuza says the building of three to four more power stations can help stabilise the country's current energy problems

Long queues towards Lebombo Boarder Post due to rolling blackouts 18 November 2021, 5:58 PM

The rolling blackouts have led to long queues of trucks on the N4 road towards the Lebombo Border Post between Mozambique and South Africa.

Unbundling of Eskom will allow greater participation of private sector : Gordhan 18 November 2021, 3:00 PM

The unbundling of Eskom will allow for greater participation of the private sector in the generation of energy.

Eskom to suspend rolling blackouts at 9pm 18 November 2021, 10:18 AM

Eskom has announced that it will suspend stage two of its rolling blackouts at nine o'clock on Thursday evening and reinstate it at five o'clock on Friday morning but at stage one.

Eskom to implement Stage 2 rolling blackouts until Saturday 17 November 2021, 11:27 AM

Eskom has announce that it will implement Stage 2 rolling blackouts from 2pm on Wednesday afternoon until Saturday morning at 05:00am.

Eskom warns that rolling blackouts could be implemented at short notice 17 November 2021, 7:29 AM

Eskom has warned that it could implement rolling blackouts again.

Eskom board should hold executives accountable for rolling blackouts: Busa 16 November 2021, 12:45 PM

Business Unity South Africa (Busa), says the Eskom board must move with speed to hold the executives accountable for failing to keep the lights on.

Parliament Portfolio Committee conducts public hearings on the Gas Amendment Bill 13 November 2021, 2:55 PM

Gas should be used as an energy alternative to mitigate the impact of power challenges currently faced by the country. This came out during the Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources public hearings on the Gas Amendment Bill in Mbombela. The amendment bill is in relation to the Gas Act of 2001.

Climate finance for a transition away from coal: a chance to change history in South Africa 13 November 2021, 2:43 PM

In the opening days of the COP26 international climate conference, a financing partnership was announced between South Africa and a consortium consisting of France, Germany, the UK, the US and the European Union (EU). The partnership aims to support South Africa’s just transition to a low carbon and climate-resilient economy and society. Essentially a just transition is one where no one is left behind.

Video: Eskom briefs media on system challenges following rolling blackouts in SA 12 November 2021, 10:03 AM

Eskom's Group Chief Executive, André de Ruyter, briefs the media on the utility's system challenges amid rolling blackouts in South Africa.

Eskom suspends blackouts, expected to brief the media on system challenges 12 November 2021, 9:01 AM

Eskom has suspended planned blackouts in South Africa. The utility is on Friday morning expected to brief the media on system challenges. 

Eskom to reduce rolling blackouts from stage 3 to stage 2 on Thursday 11 November 2021, 10:50 AM

Eskom CEO Andre De Ruyter has announced that rolling blackouts will be lifted as early as Friday morning from five o'clock.

VIDEO: Eskom media briefing on current system challenges 11 November 2021, 9:40 AM

Eskom Group Chief Executive, André de Ruyter and management are providing an update on the current system challenges. 

Eskom faces R152 billion in debt repayments 11 November 2021, 5:42 AM

Parliament has meanwhile heard that Eskom is facing debt repayments totalling R152 billion over the next five years. The cash-strapped power utility has received a qualified audit opinion from the Auditor General with an irregular expenditure totalling R11 billion.

3 000 megawatts gas-generated electricity to be added to grid early next year : Masangane 10 November 2021, 7:14 PM

Chief Executive Officer of the Petroleum Agency of South Africa, Phindile Masangane, says an additional 3 000 megawatts of gas-generated electricity is expected to be added to the national electricity grid early next year.

Myths and truths around South Africa’s recent renewable energy auction 10 November 2021, 6:41 PM

South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources and Energy recently announced its choice of companies to build and operate a new “batch” of renewable energy projects. This is part of a programme in which the government invites private companies to compete for contracts to produce electricity and sell it to the national utility, Eskom.

Current power crisis will take at least five years to sort out : Analyst 10 November 2021, 5:45 PM

Energy analyst Adil Nchabeleng says it will take South Africa at least five years to cross over the current power crisis. He says the 4000 to 6000mw of power needed to be added to the grid that has to be procured from outside sources takes time as these processes can not happen overnight. Nchabeleng adds […]

There has been considerable improvement in generating capacity at Eskom : De Ruyter 10 November 2021, 4:47 PM

Eskom Chief Executive Officer Andre de Ruyter says there has been a considerable improvement in generating capacity at Eskom since stage four blackouts were introduced.

Rolling blackouts forces Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital to cut down on elective cases 10 November 2021, 4:13 PM

Southern Africa's biggest hospital Chris Hani Baragwanath in Soweto is also reeling from the effects of the widespread blackouts.

VIDEO | Eskom media briefing on latest blackout challenges 10 November 2021, 3:00 PM

South Africa's power utility Eskom is holding a media briefing on current blackouts affecting the country. Eskom Chief Executive Officer, Andre de Ruyter is expected to give the latest updates on continuing blackout measures that could have a serious impact on the country's ailing economy.

Rolling blackouts having devastating impact on Emalahleni Municipality residents 10 November 2021, 2:18 PM

The Emalahleni Local Municipality is the economic hub of Mpumalanga boasting a number of power generating plants. It is also home to a number of coal mines and industries attracting an influx of people looking for greener pastures.

Durban security companies concerned about risk rolling blackouts pose 10 November 2021, 12:10 PM

Security companies in Durban are concerned about the safety, risk and damage to alarm systems at the homes of their clients due to the prolonged rolling blackouts.

De Ruyter remains cautiously optimistic blackouts will not continue next week 10 November 2021, 10:24 AM

Eskom CEO Andre De Ruyter says he remains cautiously optimistic that the blackouts will not continue next week.

It’s unfair to expect developing countries to abandon fossil fuels: Mantashe 10 November 2021, 7:30 AM

Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe says it is unfair to expect developing countries like South Africa to abandon fossil fuels in favour of green energy. He was speaking at the Africa Energy Week Conference in Cape Town.

Numsa calls on Eskom CEO to be axed 10 November 2021, 6:02 AM

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) is calling for Eskom's CEO Andre de Ruyter and its COO to be axed. Numsa is also calling for the Eskom Board to step down. South Africa has seen rolling blackouts for about two weeks as Eskom announced ongoing generation capacity shortages.

Only choice is to privatise Eskom: Themba Godi 9 November 2021, 9:24 PM

African People's Convention leader and former chairperson of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, Themba Godi says the current crisis facing power utility Eskom makes it inevitable that the SOE should be privatised.

Some political parties call for Gordhan and Eskom CEO to resign 9 November 2021, 9:10 PM

Some political parties are calling for the resignation of Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan and Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter.

Some municipalities have not been implementing power blackouts: Eskom 9 November 2021, 6:00 PM

Eskom says some municipalities have not been implementing rolling blackouts and this has contributed to the power utility moving to stage 4 power cuts.

Busa warns of dire consequences of rolling blackouts on economy 9 November 2021, 5:04 PM

Business Unity South Africa (Busa) has again warned about the dire consequences of rolling blackouts on the economy.

VIDEO | Eskom media briefing on rolling blackouts 9 November 2021, 4:01 PM

Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter together with the energy supplier's top executives are holding a media briefing to speak on the latest challenges brought on by rolling blackouts in the country. This week the power utility implemented stage 4 blackouts.