State electricity provider Eskom has said it is to postpone seven billion rand worth of new power projects this year due to a funding shortfall. The deferral comes as the utility reported a full-year loss of R9.7 billion for the 2008/2009 financial year against R168 million in 2007/2008, due to a combination of higher coal maintenance and labour costs. However, Eskom chief executive Jacob Magoga told the