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Loadshedding: Ramaphosa keeping tabs on Eskom

By Kaya 959 Reporter President Cyril Ramaphosa says the government is keeping tabs on the ongoing electricity crisis in the country. He says loadshedding is having a major impact not only on individuals but also on the economy. Speaking at a media briefing on Monday, Ramaphosa says the issue of electricity is on their radar. "We are looking at precisely what is happening and how the executives and board [are] […]

today09/11/2021

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Loadshedding continues this week

By Kaya 959 Reporter Get set for more loadshedding this week. Eskom announced on Sunday that loadshedding is expected to continue until Saturday at 5am. Eskom says this is due to the ongoing insufficient generation capacity and the inability to replenish emergency reserves over the past weekend. “Despite the implementation of Stage 2 loadshedding, the events on Friday and Saturday have required extensive use of emergency generating reserves, hampering the […]

today08/11/2021

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Stage 4 loadshedding will be implemented from 14:00 on Friday until 05:00 on Saturday

Kaya 959 Reporter Stage 4 load shedding will start at 14:00 on Friday, Eskom announced Three units at the Kendal power station were taken off and it is anticipated that the fourth and remaining unit will also be shut down. The conveyor belts supplying these units are currently not running due to a power fault. "No coal is reaching the station at this point." Eskom said in a statement. Also […]

today05/11/2021

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Loadshedding 4, 3, 2: SA moves back to Stage 2

By Kaya News Reporter Eskom has implemented Stage 2 loadshedding from Friday until 5am on Saturday. Earlier in the week, Eskom announced a move to Stage 4 loadshedding after units tripped at Medupi, Kusile and Matla. Units at Lethabo and Arnot power stations were forced to shut down. Eskom was able to reduce loadshedding to Stage 3 from 9pm on Thursday. They announced that Stage 2 would continue from Friday […]

today29/10/2021

Stage 3

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Eskom pushes SA to Stage 4 loadshedding until Friday

Kaya News Reporter   South Africans should brace for further interruptions to power as Eskom implements Stage 4 loadshedding effective immediately. The power utility announced this Wednesday that Stage 2 will then continue as previously communicated until Saturday. "Some generating units have returned to service and we anticipate another two units to return to service during the day. In addition, Koeberg Unit 1 is expected to return to service today […]

today27/10/2021

City Power

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City Power backtracks and will adhere to loadshedding schedule for Joburg

Kaya News Reporter   Backtracking on its earlier statement, City Power will go ahead with Eskom's loadshedding schedule for Joburg. On Sunday the Johannesburg municipality said there was no reason for loadshedding to be implemented in the city. This after securing an additional 220 MW in electricity from the privately owned Kelvin Power station. The municipality believed this would give residents respite against Eskom's loadshedding. However, on Monday City Power […]

today25/10/2021

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More load shedding on the way, warns Eskom

By Kaya 959 Reporter Load shedding is expected to continue on Monday and Tuesday. Eskom says it has made some progress in replenishing the emergency generation reserves. “However, due to the loss of Koeberg Unit 1 on Sunday, we anticipate the need to utilise emergency reserves extensively during the next few days to avoid load shedding. In order to achieve this, Stage 2 load shedding will be required during Monday […]

today25/10/2021

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SA not out of the load shedding woods just yet

By Kaya 959 Reporter While load shedding was suspended at 5am on Thursday, Eskom warned that the system remains at risk. This means Eskom could implement further load shedding at a moment's notice. "We have used the past six days of load shedding to conduct some repairs to generating units and to continue with the maintenance programme. "Even though we were able to replenish emergency generation reserves, we have had […]

today14/10/2021

Stage 2

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Stage 2 loadshedding continues until Thursday

By: Natasha Archary    Stage 2 loadshedding was implemented on Friday evening due to Eskom loss of energy reserves. According to the power utility, loadshedding will continue until 05h00 on Thursday and will occur on a 24-hour cycle. In a statement, Eskom explained that breakdowns currently amount to 14 760 MW, while planned maintenance has taken 5 200 MW of capacity out of the system. "Whilst still recovering four units […]

today10/10/2021

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