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JOHANNESBURG – South African utility Eskom said on Thursday rolling power cuts are unlikely despite coal supply possibly falling below a 20-day requirement at its Hendrina power station. On Thursday investigative news outfit AmaBhungane reported Eskom may be forced into nationwide electricity cuts after a

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CAPE TOWN – Public attendants to the National Electricity Regulator of South Africa public hearing yesterday in Midrand said, Eskom’s proposed 19.9% price hike might fuel electricity theft and non-payment by consumers, especially the poor communities. Nersa has been conducting public hearings on Eskom’s revenue application for the

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If Eskom’s Christmas wish for a 19% electricity increase sounds exorbitant, spare a thought for Australians.   Energy prices in Victoria have gone up by an average of 63% in the year ending June 2017, while a cold storage friend in Melbourne is not relishing

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Cape Town – The proposed 19.9% electricity hike by Eskom will result in job losses in the steel and engineering sector, warned an economist for the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa). Seifsa, which strongly opposes Eskom’s application for electricity tariff increases,

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The City of Tshwane’s controversial electricity metering contractor TUMS has admitted to inaccurately billing some of the 13 000 customers it supplied with electricity since October 2013. Total Utility Management Services (TUMS) is the implementation vehicle of PEU Capital Partners. The contract between Tshwane and

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Talking saving our planet or saving your money; the subject of solar power technology is bound to come up. Both commercial, as well as residential rooftop have many advantages. Photovoltaic technology should not be seen as a short-term solution, but as an investment that will pay off

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Cape Town – The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative attributed 30% of annual carbon emissions to the global building sector, according to Alison Groves, regional director, building services, of engineering professional services firm WSP Africa. She explains that, in response

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y replacing your home’s five most frequently used light fixtures or bulbs with models that have earned the ENERGY STAR, you can save R1200 each year. Compared to traditional incandescents, energy-efficient lightbulbs such as halogen incandescents, compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), and light emitting diodes (LEDs) have the

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In South Africa our poor energy infrastructure has cost us dearly, and continues to do so. According to a savingenergy.co.za article, the price hike this July was even higher than originally intended, “so that Eskom could recover more of the money they lost due to

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This article examines the legal issue of when a disconnection of electricity or water by a municipality will be lawful. Dispelling the Myth Many people think that a municipality is not entitled to disconnect one service if that service is fully paid up (but where

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