MPS Suggest ESKOM Write Off Municipalities’ “Historical” Debt

A dispute over whether municipalities should bear the responsibility of maintaining the country’s electricity distribution network has been debated in Parliament. A dispute over whether municipalities should bear the responsibility of maintaining the country’s electricity distribution network has been debated in Parliament. It’s a battle that’s raged between local councils and Eskom for years. Parliamentarians say the matter can’t […]
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Just in SA – Power tariffs increase, municipalities do not pay

Eskom has tried to explain their request for a tariff increase of almost 20 percent to Nersa, but it seems that several municipalities simply do not pay for Eskom services. Direct consumers of Eskom Power, such as farmers and industries, will be severely affected by the requested tariff increase. Now it appears that Eskom does […]
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Business Leadership South Africa suspends Eskom and Transnet

Business Leadership South Africa on Thursday booted out state-owned entities Eskom and Transnet for their involvement in corruption and state capture with immediate effect. The announcement comes as BLSA launched its #BusinessBelieves campaign in Cape Town, where it signed a “contract” with South Africa, pledging to do even more to create jobs and grow and […]
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Cash strapped Government requests that consumers pay Nersa for personal generators and solar panels

When the amended Electricity Regulation Act (ERA) comes into force, it will regulate the use of small scale electricity generators by requiring registration with the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa). This is according to Lizel Oberholzer and Jarrett Whitehead, attorneys at Norton Rose Fulbright, who say that the regulation will likely have far-reaching […]
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Court grants interdict to freeze R1.7-billion Gupta mine rehab funds

Anti-corruption advocacy group the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) on Tuesday won an urgent interim interdict to freeze some R1.75-billion in mine rehabilitation funds from two Gupta-owned coal mines. The group’s urgent application was heard in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. In a media statement, Outa said their action was not opposed. The […]
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ConCourt rules on new owners’ historical debt.

The Constitutional Court on Tuesday ruled that new home owners are not liable for historical debt taken over from previous owners. Municipalities such as Tshwane, eThekwini and Ekurhuleni — as well as the cooperative and governance minister — argued against a landmark high court judgment in 2016, which made a similar ruling. The high court […]
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Eskom tariff increase expected – Hmm for Molefe R11-million golden handshake?

After the Constitutional Court’s ruling that Nersa can give Eskom approval for the increase in electricity prices, economists are worried that the power utility may increase the rate by as much as 20%. Eskom has an estimated R61 billion shortfall to surpass, but any significant increases will cause an already stumbling economy to come to […]
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Are the Guptas starting to feel the heat?

Gupta-owned Oakbay Investments has sold Tegeta Exploration and Resources to Swiss-based Charles King SA for R2.97-billion, it announced on Wednesday. The firm is at the centre of former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s State of Capture report, which found irregularities with its dealings with Eskom. Brian Molefe stepped down as a result of the report in […]
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Energy fund faces ruin if state mining company moves to Zwane’s department.

The Central Energy Fund (CEF) faces financial ruin when Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi hands the state’s mining company, African Exploration Mining and Finance Corporation, to the department of mineral resources. This will take place in the few months left of this financial year. Sources in the department have told the Mail & Guardian it will […]
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Gupta-linked finance chief of Eskom Anoj Singh- suspended

State-owned power utility Eskom has suspended its chief financial officer Anoj Singh on a precautionary basis‚ pending the outcome of a forensic investigation. The suspension‚ The Times has learned‚ follows an urgent intervention by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba and his counterpart at Public Enterprises Lynne Brown. This comes after Eskom was faced with a threat […]
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