Eskom Mining News

South Africa union threatens Eskom 'shutdown' ahead of vote

The labor group is planning a march to the ruling African National Congress’s Johannesburg headquarters on March 30.

South Africa's Eskom may need more bailouts despite tariff hikes

Eskom supplies more than 90 percent of the power in Africa's most industrialised economy.

Strike over job losses compounds South Africa blackout woes

While South Africa has suffered electricity shortages for more than a decade, the utility is at a crisis point and is seen as the biggest threat to the economy.

Harmony Gold in talks to build solar power plant

Eskom's troubles are a big headache for heavy energy users in South Africa, particularly gold mining companies.

South Africa's Eskom carries out biggest power cuts in years

Splitting Eskom in three doesn't fix the issue that it is in a very dire financial situation.

South African miners want restructuring of power firm Eskom

"We need Eskom to be made into a much more efficient, cost-effective organisation"

South Africa to debate whether to split Eskom – Gordhan

The fiscus doesn’t have space for endless bailouts.

South Africa's economy to grow to 1.3 percent in 2019 -World Bank

The World Bank sees South Africa's gross domestic product growing by 1.3 percent this year, an improvement from a forecast of 0.9 percent for 2018.

Eskom debt swap not an option – South Africa's Ramaphosa

Eskom, which has implemented power cuts due to coal shortages and poor plant performance, said it wants the government to take on $7 billion of its debts.

South Africa's Eskom revises coal contract strategy, seeks supply security

Eskom, which supplies more than 90 percent of the nation's power, has warned of potential power outages amid low coal inventories after a major supplier cut supplies and sought insolvency protection.

Kudu gas project might not be viable for Namibia – Energy Minister

Namibia's long-delayed Kudu gas-to-power project, seen as key to boosting electricity security in the southwest African country, might not be viable.

South Africa's Eskom gets workaround to tackle coal shortages

The state-owned utility is seeking coal for seven of its plants that are facing shortages after supply disruptions from Gupta family-controlled mines.