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Medupi explosion

NEWS

Medupi explosion sets Eskom back R2 billion

By: Kaya News Reporter While Eskom investigates the cause of the explosion at the Medupi power station which occurred on Sunday, the damage is estimated to set Eskom back between R1.5 to R2 billion and repairs could take a further 2-years. Preliminary investigations showed staff who were on-site at the time of the incident had deviated from procedure and 2 operators and 4 managers have since been suspended. According to […]

today12/08/2021

Medupi power station

NEWS

Eskom staff suspended over Medupi explosion

By Kaya 959 News Eskom has suspended several employers following an explosion at the Medupi Power Station. Eskom spokesperson, Sikonathi Mantshantsha, said the explosion occurred on the Unit 4 generator just before 11pm on Sunday. He said a generator was extensively damaged. "Fortunately no injuries were sustained by personnel who were on-site during the unfortunate incidents," he said. The incident comes less than a week after Eskom announced the completion […]

today10/08/2021

Candles

NEWS

Completion of Eskom’s Medupi plant set to boost SA’s power supply

By Kaya 959 News Eskom has announced the completion of the Medupi Power Station Project. The last six generation units sustained commercial operation status and were handed over to the generation division. "This milestone marks the completion of all building activities on the 4 764MW project which began in May 2007. The planned operational life of the station is 50 years," said Bheki Nxumalo, Group Executive for Eskom’s Group Capital […]

today04/08/2021

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LIFESTYLE

7 Ways to navigate the roads at night during loadshedding

By Kaya 959 Lifestyle South Africans have become accustomed to hearing about the implementation of loadshedding at a moment's notice. But what happens when you don't see the notification and now you're stuck driving back home in the dark? CEO of MasterDrive, Eugene Herbert, says the key to managing the added stress that the outages contribute to daily trips is to remain calm. He advises motorists to familiarise themselves with […]

today15/06/2021

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NEWS

Brace for more loadshedding this week, warns Eskom

By Kaya959 News South Africans are urged to brace for more loadshedding for the rest of the week. Eskom announced that the likelihood of loadshedding is high for the rest of the week as the power system remains constrained and vulnerable. "Eskom will communicate promptly should there be any changes.  These capacity constraints will continue for the foreseeable future and all South Africans are urged to reduce their use of […]

today08/06/2021

Candles

NEWS

Eskom implements stage 2 loadshedding

By Kaya 959 News South Africans have once again been hit with load shedding.  Stage 2 kicked off at 4 pm on Monday and will last until 5 am on Tuesday. But Eskom officials warn that load shedding could continue all week. "This load-shedding has been caused by the higher demand as a result of the cold front setting in much earlier than expected as well as high breakdowns of […]

today31/05/2021

Candle load shedding

NEWS

Stage 2 loadshedding likely unless public reduces electricity consumption

Eskom has issued a statement alerting South Africans that the possibility of Stage 2 loadshedding remains high unless the public reduces electricity consumption. The power utility remains severely constrained as the shortage of generation capacity persists. The heavy strain on the power grid caused by breakdowns to several units and high winter demand could mean Stage 2 loadshedding resumes from Sunday evening. While no loadshedding is anticipated at this point, […]

today30/05/2021

Candle load shedding

NEWS

Darkness falls as Eskom warns of loadshedding tonight

The probability of loadshedding remains high this evening as power utility Eskom warns South Africans to reduce their electricity consumption. This after their strained grid comes under pressure due to a shortage of generation capacity. With many generation units breaking down and delays in others returning to service, the possibility of impending blackouts is likely to occur between 17h00 and 22h00 this evening. #POWERALERT1 Eskom requests the public to reduce […]

today25/05/2021

Eskom loadshedding

NEWS

Eskom to resume loadshedding from 5pm

Loadshedding has been temporarily suspended until 17h00, Tuesday afternoon. This after power utility Eskom issued a statement that seven generating units had returned to service, which helped ease power supply constraints. Rolling blackouts hit the country on Sunday, leaving many South Africans frustrated without prior notification. Loadshedding will resume between 17h00 and 22h00 tonight, with the rest of the week expected to improve as more units are brought online. Eskom […]

today18/05/2021

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POPIA ActTo promote the protection of personal information processed by public and private bodies; to introduce certain conditions so as to establish minimum requirements for the processing of personal information; to provide for the establishment of an Information Regulator to exercise certain powers and to perform certain duties and functions in terms of this Act and the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000; to provide for the issuing of codes of conduct; to provide for the rights of persons regarding unsolicited electronic communications and automated decision making; to regulate the flow of personal information across the borders of the Republic; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

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