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Modise “hopeful” DPE will pay for Eskom deployment

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SA National Defence Force (SANDF) personnel have been part of “securing critical infrastructure” in the form of Eskom power stations and ancillary equipment for...

SARS leads efforts to ‘break the back’ of coal syndicates

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An inter-governmental search and seizure operation across five provinces was carried out on Thursday 12 October to ‘break the back of a sophisticated criminal...

Soldiers again called on to protect power infrastructure

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It’s once more unto the breach, to use Shakespeare, for the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) with Commander-in-Chief President Cyril Ramaphosa again authorising “employment”...

Electricity SOD lifted

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The deployment of 442 soldiers allocated to Eskom protection duty authorised by Commander-in-Chief President Cyril Ramaphosa as part of the national electricity state of...

Soldiers nab cable theft suspect at Camden power station

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That foot patrols remain integral to military operations and taskings is shown again by part-time soldiers temporarily stationed at Camden power station outside Ermelo...

Soldiers making Eskom “less vulnerable”

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The deployment of SA National Defence Force (SANDF) soldiers to some Eskom power stations is paying dividends with 48 arrests since mid-December. Johannesburg headquartered Eyewitness...

Four hundred soldiers on duty at six power stations

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While Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thandi Modise approved and gazetted the deployment of up to 2 700 soldiers to protect Eskom infrastructure, the...

2 700 soldiers authorised to protect Eskom facilities

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A Government Gazette dated 27 January brings into effect what was made public by the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) in mid-December on deploying...

Soldiers “scaling up” Eskom security welcomed as questions remain

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“Scaling up security” at certain Eskom power stations by deploying soldiers is a welcome move according to Sahlulele Luzipo who chairs Parliament’s Portfolio Committee...

Soldiers guard Eskom power stations

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Just on a month after Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thandi Modise indicated soldiers could be deployed to protect power and rail infrastructure it’s...

Andre de Ruyter bug reveals intensified power struggle for Eskom energy...

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As a bugging device found in Eskom chief Andre de Ruyter’s car gets analysed by a top South African forensic outfit, emerging details indicate...

Attacks on Eskom technicians condemned

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State power utility Eskom says it is concerned with violent attacks on its technicians carrying out critical inspections and repairs in public spaces. At least...

Eskom security officer killed during attempted copper cable theft

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Police are investigating after an Eskom contracted security officer was shot dead after him and six of his colleagues foiled a copper cable theft...

Sabotage claims by Eskom CEO

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Eskom chief executive Andre de Ruyter said South Africa could have been plunged into Stage Six load shedding or worse had alleged saboteurs succeeded...

Army protects Eskom workers in Khayelitsha

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“The army is here to intimidate us” says Qandu-qandu informal settlement resident. About a month ago, the South African National Defence Force was deployed to...

Heightened security at Eskom facilities rests with NATJOINTS

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Fears of possible sabotage at Eskom power stations are being dealt with by NATJOINTS, the co-ordinating structure for national security and law enforcement operations. Last...

Eskom power station hit by protests

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South African power utility Eskom said one coal-fired unit at its Arnot power station was not working but denied trade union claims...

Public Enterprises Minister denies contact with Guptas

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Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown, whose portfolio includes the state-owned entities (SOEs) Denel and Eskom, told a Parliamentary enquiry into mismanagement of...

Drone crashes into Eskom’s nuclear plant

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Power utility Eskom on Wednesday revealed a drone crashed at its Koeberg Power Station in contravention of the nuclear safety regulations. Koeberg Power...

South Africa police fire rubber bullets to disperse power protesters

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South African police fired rubber bullets on Wednesday to disperse angry demonstrators who set tyres alight while protesting against what they called...

SA power supply a concern from 2011: Eskom

South Africa's power supply is seen as a serious concern from 2011 onwards until new power stations come onstream and as the...

Zuma orders review of troubled state firms

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South African President Jacob Zuma has ordered an external audit of state companies, following persistent reports of mismanagement and political meddling, and...

SA business confidence down on recovery worries

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South Africa's business confidence index fell in December on concerns that an economic recovery from a recession will be weak, sponsor South...

Eskom to spend R10 bln on road repairs: paper

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South African power utility Eskom plans to spend about R10 billion to repair roads servicing its power stations between 2011 and 2015,...