South Africa’s Medupi Power Station is up and running

Despite all the constructions delays and labour turmoil, Medupi Power Station went into commercial operation on Sunday, 23 August. It will pump almost 800 megawatts of power into the national grid and will help to alleviate the load shedding that has plagued the country.

Eskom’s Medupi power station produces first electricity

The first of Medupi power station's six units was connected to South Africa's national power grid on Monday, marking "an exciting milestone" toward full commercial power of the Limpopo plant, Eskom boss Tshediso Matona said.

Technical issues push out Medupi date

The first unit at the coal-powered electricity station is close to first synchronisation, with the unit expected to be fully operational by winter - when power usage traditionally increases. Eskom has again turned to load shedding as electricity supply is constrained, highlighting the need for the new station.

End of year statement by President Jacob Zuma

Read South African President Jacob Zuma’s statement to mark the end of 2014.

No outages because of Medupi: Eskom

There will be no load-shedding as a result of delays in the completion of South Africa's new Medupi coal-fired power plant, Eskom CEO Brian Dames said during a presentation of the company's annual results in Johannesburg on Wednesday.

Consultants to get Medupi on track

South African Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba, saying he was "extremely disturbed" by further delays to the completion of Eskom's Medupi coal-fired power station, has brought in independent consultants to get the state company's build programme running efficiently.

SA pushing to complete power station

The construction of the Medupi power station in Lephalale, Limpopo province is on a "tight schedule" to deliver its first electricity to South Africa's national grid by the end of the year, Eskom CEO Brian Dames said following a site inspection by Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba on Thursday.

Eskom clinches $805m US loan for Kusile

South Africa state electricity company Eskom has secured a $805-million (about R5.57-billion) direct loan from the Export-Import Bank of the United States to finance construction of the Kusile coal-fired power plant near Emalahleni in Mpumalanga.

SA scholar named a Charlotte Fellow

A South African researcher, one of five scholars from Africa, has been awarded a place in the African Wildlife Foundation’s (AWF) 2010/11 Charlotte Conservation Fellows Programme.

Green Scorpions in sting operation

South Africa’s Green Scorpions, formerly the Environmental Management Inspectorate, are out in full force to ensure major construction projects comply with environmental regulations.
SA marks Year of Biodiversity