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Court orders former Eskom boss Brian Molefe to pay back R10 million to pension fund

6th July 2022 Brian Molefe, the former CEO of Eskom, has been directed to pay back just under R10-million, plus interest, to the power utility's pension fund.  This follows a drawn-out legal process that dates back to 2018, when the same court set aside all Molefe's pension payouts. But the former Eskom boss... 

Day Zero: Govt diverts water from Gariep Dam to 'red zone' regions of Nelson Mandela Bay

6th July 2022 The 109 western suburbs in the Nelson Mandela Bay metro, which are set to run dry when Day Zero kicks in, have been thrown a temporary lifeline after Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu on Monday connected the area to the Kwanobuhle pump station. The pump station is supplied by the... 

Unions sign 7% Eskom wage offer

5th July 2022 The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) have accepted Eskom's one-year 7% wage deal have signed an agreement to this effect. This comes after a several-week deadlock in wage talks at the Central Bargaining Forum, which triggered... 

Eskom crisis: ANC NEC hears calls for state of emergency, moving power utility to energy dept

5th July 2022 The African National Congress's national executive committee heard wide-ranging and spirited calls for intervention in response to the Eskom energy crisis, which ranged from the declaration of a state of emergency to immediately moving Eskom from the Department of Public Enterprises to the... 

Eskom rejects Tshwane's debt repayment plan

4th July 2022 Eskom has rejected the City of Tshwane Municipality's offer to enter into payment settlement arrangements for R878-million owed to the power utility. Tshwane failed to pay Eskom a total amount of R908-million, which was due and payable by 17 June 2022. The municipality only made a payment of... 

Load-shedding back for eThekwini in coming weeks

4th July 2022 Durban residents will experience load-shedding in coming weeks, this after eThekwini Metro's electricity infrastructure was so heavily compromised during the April floods that the City could not produce enough power to load shed. In a joint statement released on Monday, Eskom and the City of... 

After week of bedlam and more Stage 6, unions' wage decision expected on Tuesday

4th July 2022 After a weekend of marathon meetings with Eskom leadership to reach a wage agreement with unions, labour is likely to emerge with a position on whether to accept the power utility's latest wage offer on Tuesday. The unions - the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), the National Union of... 

Police have opened two cases of intimidation related to Eskom protests

1st July 2022 Police say they have opened two cases of intimidation related to the unlawful strikes at Eskom, which the power utility has blamed for Stage 6 load-shedding. "One was registered at Belfast Police Station while the other was registered at Hendrina Police Station. Both matters are still under... 

Mbalula promises e-toll solution 'for sure' this time

30th June 2022 Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula says that a solution to e-tolls will be announced in October, this time "for sure".  Mbalula has been promising an announcement on e-tolls since he took office in May 2019 with several deadlines come and gone. Speaking at a press briefing in Pretoria on... 

Eskom: NUM, Numsa deal with divisions, allege 'fake news' as members reject 7% increase

30th June 2022 After a week of protests at Eskom operations that no one has claimed responsibility for plunged the country into Stage 6 load-shedding, two unions are now dealing with members who are pushing for an outright rejection of a new wage offer. The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, the... 

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