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REVENUE: Eskom has budgeted R250m this financial year to instal prepaid electricity meters in Soweto in an effort to curb mounting debt. It will also instal meters in Sandton, Midrand and parts of Ekurhuleni. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Eskom counts on prepaid meters to fix nonpayment

Power utility sets aside R250m to install meters in bid to address the culture of nonpayment in Soweto dating back to apartheid

Fuels sector empowerment under spotlight

Fani Tshifularo. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane is to meet mining companies to discuss the contentious new draft mining charter

Eskom seeks information on SA’s junior uranium producers

Eskom Medupi power station.

Eskom is developing a commercial sourcing strategy for ‘uranium‚ uranium conversion services and uranium enrichment services’ needed for Koeberg from 2018 on

Areva contends it must keep Eskom tender as delays will affect safety


Counsel for the French nuclear specialist argues South Africa needs stable and abundant electricity urgently and Areva has long started work on the project

Eskom’s system outlook tight despite plant maintenance

Eskom Medupi power station.

Eskom says it has started ramping up energy availability for the expected winter peak so it has sufficient capacity to meet demands during its required maintenance


Big nuclear build makes no climate or economic sense

Picture: iStock

A major issue lacking clarity is what effect South Africa’s nuclear investment will have on the price of electricity

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