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Irvin Jim. Picture: THULANI MBELE

Numsa wants representation on Eskom board

National Union of Metalworkers of SA says workers have right to know inner workings of embattled utility, it is ‘suicidal’ for workers to sit outside, looking in

Eskom says two new coal plants ready by 2021

Eskom Medupi power station.

Eskom expects Medupi and Kusile to be fully operational by 2021, and announces ‘maintenance festival’ in bid to improve performance of power-generating units ahead of winter

Workers expected to meet to discuss way forward at Medupi

Eskom's Medupi power plant.  Picture: SOWETAN

National Union of Metalworkers of SA says all unions represented at construction site continued to consult members amid labour disruptions

Molefe aims to end blackouts by year end

Eskom acting CEO Brian Molefe addresses the portfolio committee on public enterprises in Parliament on Wednesday. He told MPs the country’s electricity predicament had been overstated. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

While African National Congress MPs praised Mr Molefe’s optimism, opposition MPs made it clear they did not buy his positive story

VIDEO: Eskom maintenance is not negotiable, says Molefe

Eskom has enough electricity to meet the needs of the country but the utility has a maintenance backlog that leads to load-shedding, said acting CEO Brian Molefe


THE LAST WORD: Eskom fluffs its lines as bosses lose the plot

With a power grid that lost 45% of its available capacity on Tuesday, an executive suite with tumbleweeds blowing through it and rolling blackouts every few hours, Eskom seems to have stopped bothering trying to communicate

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