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    Hitachi settlement proves Medupi is ‘rotten to the core’ – DA

    The DA on Monday said reports that power plant contractor Hitachi chose an out of court settlement to quash a corruption case against them justified their suspicions that the company’s securing of the Medupi contract was not above board. The DA said it was clear that things at Medupi were “rotten to the core”. “It’s cases like […]

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    South Africans need Medupi

    Following the recent incidents where police were called in to disperse striking workers, the government’s continued reluctance to intervene and engage with these workers can now only be described as a dereliction of duty. The workers have requested better living conditions in hostels, a renegotiation on the living-out allowance, and a resolution around the issue […]

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    Medupi shut down due to strike action

    Numsa members working at the Medupi power station in Lephalale, Limpopo, marched against Eskom demanding better working conditions,  the union said on Wednesday. “We call on Eskom to respond to the demands of workers,” the union’s collective bargaining head Steve Nhlapo said in a statement. The National Union of Metalworkers of SA’s Medupi members wanted […]

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    More delays at Medupi as South Africa suffers rolling blackouts

    Eskom would not over the weekend confirm increasing reports from its Medupi construction site that the deadline to synchronize its unit 6 to the national grid on 24 December will not be met. Since Friday, Moneyweb has received reports from different sources at Medupi that the Christmas Eve deadline will not be met as it […]

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    ANC to sell stake in Hitachi

    The DA will be writing to the chairperson of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) requesting him to urgently lead an investigation into all Hitachi Power Africa and government contracts and deals in the last five years. The recent revelation that Chancellor House – the ANC’s business wing which partially owns Hitachi – has […]

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    Rolling black outs looming for SA

    Eskom has released a statement pleading with customers to reduce demand due to the “severely constrained” national power system. The state unity also said there were outages across a number of its generating units. This is of great concern. It seems as though South Africa is yet again on the brink of major black-outs which […]

  • Will A Nuke at Thyspunt benefit the J’Bay economy?

    There is much heated debate raging in Jeffreys Bay regarding the proposed building of a nuclear power station about 20 km west of the once small fishing and surfing village. Those who are in favour of the development say that the local economy needs the boost an R 180 billion project will bring. Those against […]

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