7 Apr

Oracle insists Eskom must cough up in contract tiff

The power utility puts contingency measures in place to ensure minimal power disruptions amid a nasty contractual dispute with the enterprise software giant.

5 Apr

Eskom confirms contractual dispute with Oracle

The power utility says it is involved in a contractual dispute with the enterprise software firm, which it contracted to provide a number of technical services.


SA remodels ageing coal plants with solar technology

Minister Barbara Creecy says climate change and global warming are real, and SA is aware of the risks and knows coal contributes to this effect.

Mar 19, 2021

Mantashe unlocks R45bn renewables investments in SA

The energy minister opens Bid Window 5 of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme, which will procure a further 2 600MW of energy.

Mar 15, 2021

Renewable energy contributed 10% to SA’s grid in 2020

The country has been gradually adding renewable energy to the grid, increasing installed capacity from 467MW in 2013 to 5 027MW in 2020, says the CSIR.

Feb 15, 2021

Renewables industry stands ready for action on energy crisis

The country’s wind and solar energy industries welcome president Cyril Ramaphosa’s drive to boost the renewable energy sector.

Feb 12, 2021

SONA: President sees renewables as answer to load-shedding

As part of the measures to address SA’s power shortfall, government will in the coming weeks issue a request for proposals for 2 600MW from wind and solar energy.

Feb 10, 2021

ICT industry mourns as ‘trailblazer’ Chose Choeu dies

The information and communication technology industry organisations extend heartfelt condolences on the passing of Chose Choeu. 


Green light for two renewable energy mergers in SA

The Competition Tribunal has given the go-ahead for two mergers of companies that supply renewable energy to power utility Eskom.

Dec 11, 2020

Eskom recovers R1.56bn from tech firm ABB

The Swiss company pays back the money as a result of corrupt activities flagged at Kusile Power Station. 

Dec 11, 2020

Amazon to tap into Eskom’s grid in renewable energy project

The local project will see 28GWh of solar energy wheeled via Eskom’s grid from a solar farm in the Northern Cape to Amazon’s facilities each year.

Dec 7, 2020

MTN picks Telkom’s Molefe as new finance chief

Telkom’s current chief financial officer Tsholofelo Molefe is joining Pan-African telecoms group MTN in a similar role.

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