Urgent implementation required on positive Sona messages


POSTED ON: February 19, 2020 IN , , , by Admin

President Cyril Ramaphosa gave a positive SONA 2020 with some real plans to deal with our economic problems. The challenge is implementation.

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It’s about generation …


POSTED ON: January 20, 2020 IN , by Admin

With a new leadership team in Eskom now in place, it’s important that the focus remains firmly on what the crux of our electricity challenges is: the inability to meet power demand. Regardless of the changes that may come to the almost 97-year old parastatal, this is its inescapable truth.

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Capability outside Eskom for power generation is the light at the end of the tunnel


POSTED ON: December 17, 2019 IN by Admin

Here are short-term measures that can be be acted upon immediately to help the energy crisis. They will contribute additional capacity and, importantly, boost sentiment.

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An open letter to Eskom’s new CEO


POSTED ON: November 18, 2019 IN by Admin

Congratulations on your appointment as CEO of Eskom, which is undoubtedly one of the most challenging and important jobs in the country, as we are sure you are well aware.
As organised business, we see your appointment as a vital step towards stabilising the outlook for energy availability in Africa’s largest electricity company after more than a decade of instability in the institution

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Much work ahead


POSTED ON: November 1, 2019 IN , by Admin

Recovery should kick off with allowing state-owned enterprises to be run like businesses

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Gordhan’s Eskom plan a positive step towards sustainability


POSTED ON: October 29, 2019 IN by Admin

All South Africans stand to benefit from a reliable, low-cost electricity supply industry that can support the development of the economy. We look forward to further development of the future scenario for Eskom, including details on the financial plan to stabilise the utility’s balance sheet and the appointment of a permanent CEO to deliver on that the roadmap.

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Integrated Resource Plan: we welcome the certainty, but worry about coal and nuclear hold on ANC politics


POSTED ON: October 20, 2019 IN by Admin

Despite our reservations about the planned coal and nuclear future and further expansions because of cost, environmental and perhaps unavoidable political considerations, we welcome the clear path being set in the IRP for the industry – and for the clear role for investors to play in shaping our energy future. This week’s load-shedding serves no better reminder of the urgency of the matter.

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FNB initiates a dialogue with SA’s township entrepreneurs


POSTED ON: November 14, 2017 IN by Admin

In line with Global Entrepreneurship Week last month, FNB Business conducted a series of engagements with township entrepreneurs across South Africa’s biggest townships. The engagements started in Tembisa and Soweto townships in Gauteng and were followed by uMlazi Township in KwaZulu- Natal and Khayelitsha in the Western Cape. Mike Vacy-Lyle, CEO of FNB Business said…

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