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ESI Insights: renewables vs. trade unions

This week’s episode of ESI Insights, sponsored by African Utility Week, takes a closer look at wind energy, jobs and trade unions.

Eskom finally reaches wage settlement with trade unions

After months of wage negotiations, the South African national power utility, Eskom, announced that it has reached a three-year wage agreement with its recognised trade unions, ending the impasse. Eskom and its trade unions, the...

Eskom sets the record straight on NUM and NUMSA claims

Eskom has acknowledged the NUM and NUMSA public communications in relation to the failure of Eskom and its union partners to reach an agreement on the protracted wage negotiations. The South African power utility has...

Minister Pravin Gordhan holds meeting over Eskom salary negotiations

The Minister of Department of Public Enterprises, Pravin Gordhan, convened a meeting with the Eskom board and management and the three labour unions, NUM, NUMSA and Solidarity with the intention to bring all parties to...
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South African’s dust off lanterns as Eskom implements load shedding

On Thursday afternoon, the City of Cape Town issued a notice that Phase 1 load shedding would be implemented with immediate effect.  In a public statement, Eskom confirmed that its generation and distribution of electricity...
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Eskom Board suspends agreements with NUMSA

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUMSA) has displayed concerns around the decision made by the new Eskom board to unilaterally suspended the recognition agreement with unions as it prepares for privatisation. "Wage talks opened up...

S.Africa: An occasion for rejoicing – Minister to sign outstanding IPPs

After weeks of what feels like a game of tug and war, between the South African Energy Ministry and the National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (NUMSA), IPPs finally have reason to...

SAWEA responds to NUMSA’s misleading arguments against PPA conclusion

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) is concerned that the arguments cited by NUMSA and Transform SA in their interdict application against renewable power purchase agreement (RE PPA) conclusion, are misleading. The renewable...
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Will renewables impact on future electricity prices? | Ted Blom

With great fanfare, the new cabinet entered into the energy sphere with a blast when newly appointed Minister Jeff Radebe announced that an additional 27 renewable projects would be signed off without further delay. The...

S.Africa: NUM emotions run high over IPP deal

On Wednesday, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has welcomed the decision of the Pretoria high court to postpone the signing of 27 independent power producer (IPP) power purchase agreements. After the much-awaited IPP signing ceremony...