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UPDATE 4-South Africa scours state coffers in bid to rescue SAA

16 Jan 2020

* Bigger battle to save state power firm Eskom looms (Adds SAA, rescue practitioners on aircraft tender)

South Africa scours state coffers in bid to rescue SAA

16 Jan 2020

JOHANNESBURG South Africa is scrambling to secure extra funding to rescue South African Airways (SAA), which last month entered a form of bankruptcy protection in a last-ditch bid to save the state-owned company and around 10,000 related jobs.

UPDATE 1-South Africa's Eskom takes energy regulator to court over tariffs

15 Jan 2020

* Several dozen union workers stage picket (Adds context, union picket)

UPDATE 2-Chairman of South Africa's Eskom quits after holiday power cuts

10 Jan 2020

* Financial decline continued on his watch (Adds Ramaphosa, analyst, context)

UPDATE 2-South African power cuts to drag on into Friday

09 Jan 2020

* Outlook shows constrained system for months (Adds energy expert, outlook, context)

South Africa power shake-up looms as ailing Eskom welcomes new CEO

06 Jan 2020

JOHANNESBURG Eskom's new chief executive took charge of the crisis-plagued utility on Monday, embarking sooner than planned on the mammoth task of fixing a national power deficit and restructuring debts that have hobbled South Africa's economy.

Angola hits 'Princess' dos Santos with asset freeze

31 Dec 2019

LISBON/JOHANNESBURG/LAGOS Angola has frozen the assets of Isabel dos Santos, the billionaire daughter of the country's previous leader, in a sign that President João Lourenço is taking a tougher line against the former first family.

South Africa asks industry for options to end power crisis

13 Dec 2019

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's government on Friday asked industry for the cheapest and quickest options to ease a power crunch, as cabinet held an emergency meeting to try and resolve a crisis threatening growth in Africa's most industrialized economy.

UPDATE 3-South Africa asks industry for options to end power crisis

13 Dec 2019

* Government asks industry for solutions (Adds link to factbox, consultation with industry)

South Africa's Eskom aims to stabilise grid by end of March after blackouts: president

11 Dec 2019

JOHANNESBURG State utility Eskom will work to stabilise the power grid by the end of March following South Africa's most severe blackouts in a decade, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday. | Video

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