JOHANNESBURG South African markets are on edge about an impending ratings review by Moody's, with some economists fearful that a power crisis will cost the country its last investment-grade rating and lead to outflows of billions of dollars.
* Ramaphosa says power cuts worrying
(Adds comments from businesses, ordinary people, writes
* South African power firm Eskom gets 23 bln rand a year
CAPE TOWN South Africa will bail out state utility Eskom with 69 billion rand ($4.9 billion) over three years, the centrepiece of a budget that exposed the limited room President Cyril Ramaphosa has to fix the economy ahead of an election in May. | Video
* Ramaphosa struggles with divided party before May vote
(Adds Moody's, market reaction, Eskom chair, more Mboweni)
* In talks with govt to sell majority stake in Air Chefs
(Recasts with debt rollover talks)
JOHANNESBURG/CAPE TOWN South African power utility Eskom needs a cash injection by April to survive, the country's public enterprises ministry warned in a presentation on Wednesday, although it later changed its wording to say the firm was "facing liquidity challenges".
* PIC is Africa's biggest pension fund
(Adds Treasury comment, details)
JOHANNESBURG South Africa's cash-strapped power utility Eskom is evaluating bids for its mortgage lending business, a spokesman said on Friday, as the company works to shore up its balance sheet against a backdrop of operational woes.
* Ramaphosa appoints task team to advise government on Eskom
(Adds Ramaphosa appointing Eskom task team)