Showing posts with category "energy"

How South Africa’s petrol price is set

South Africa’s latest fuel price increase, which came into effect on 1 December, put the cost of petrol over the R20 per litre mark (about $1.25) in parts of the country for the first time.

December 17, 2021
tags
energy

Eskom reports interim profit as chief executive warns of ‘unreliable and unpredictable’ power system

Eskom published interim results for the six months ended September 2021, showing a net profit after tax of R9.2 billion – up from R216 million, despite supply constraints and South Africa’s ongoing national lockdown.

December 15, 2021
tags
energy

Eskom to auction off land for private renewable energy projects

Power utility Eskom says it will make some of its land available to private investors for renewable energy generation projects. This is in a bid to boost energy availability and generation capacity for the country.

December 15, 2021
tags
energy

‘All or nothing’ petrol price changes needed for South Africa: union

Trade union Solidarity has warned that half-hearted reforms to South Africa’s fuel price formula could hinder, rather than help motorists.

December 14, 2021
tags
energy

Eskom warns it could be forced to take 16,000MW off the grid

Embattled power utility Eskom has warned that the imposition of minimum emissions standards earlier than expected will lead to an energy crisis as it would be forced to take power plants offline.

December 14, 2021
tags
energy

Government is looking at changes to South Africa’s petrol price – here are 4 options

Finance minister Enoch Godongwana has called for changes to the way the fuel price is calculated in South Africa as the country’s motorists pay record-high prices.

December 13, 2021
tags
energy

Petrol price changes being considered for South Africa: minister

South African finance minister Enoch Godongwana called for changes to the way the fuel price is calculated, after the cost of petrol rose to a record this month.

December 10, 2021
tags
energy

Eskom applies for 20.5% electricity price hike in 2022

Eskom chief financial officer Calib Cassim has confirmed that the state-owned power utility has applied for an electricity price increase of 20.5% for its 2023 financial year, set to take effect from 1 April 2022.

December 8, 2021
tags
energy

Shell faces fresh court test in South Africa

Royal Dutch Shell Plc faces a fresh legal challenge to its planned seismic survey off South Africa’s eastern coastline with local communities seeking to halt the program.

December 7, 2021
tags
energy

Eskom to suspend load shedding on Sunday

Power utility Eskom says that emergency generation reserves have adequately recovered, allowing load shedding to be suspended from 21:00 on Sunday evening.

December 5, 2021
tags
energy

Stage 2 load shedding until Monday – check your schedule

Eskom has announced that stage 2 load shedding will be implemented on Saturday due to constrained generation capacity.

December 4, 2021
tags
energy

How much you now pay in tax when filling up on petrol in South Africa

Civil society group Outa has written to finance minister Enoch Godongwana, calling for a halt to the annual increase in the fuel levies. The levy increases are announced in February every year in the national budget and typically take effect on 1 April.

December 2, 2021
tags
energy