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Stage 6 loadshedding is back

By: Natasha Archary Photo by Matej Novosad from Pexels South Africans should brace for a long, cold weekend, and the inconvenience of having no water, and no power, as Eskom announces Stage 6 loadshedding is back. The power utility says the higher stage of loadshedding is necessary in order to replenish emergency reserves and set a possible path for the reduction in stages of loadshedding for the week ahead. A […]

today14/07/2023

botswana offers mzansi electricity

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Eskom implements Stages 4 and 6 loadshedding until further notice

Katlego Sekhu On Wednesday, July 12, Eskom announced the implementation of Stage 4 loadshedding from 07h00 am until 14h00 this afternoon, and thereafter Stage 6 loadshedding until 05h00 am on Thursday. This pattern will be repeated daily until further notice. Eskom will publish an update as soon as any significant changes occur. The announcement comes after Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa promised South Africans during a media briefing that two-thirds of […]

today12/07/2023

bitter cold snow day

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Eskom implements Stage 4 loadshedding on bitter cold snow day

By: Natasha Archary Image: Mira Kemppainen Unsplash Eskom has just informed South Africans that they can expect Stage 4 loadshedding from 13h00 on Monday, 10 July, until 05h00 on Tuesday morning. The power utility says higher demand and slight reduction in generation capacity as a result of the bitter cold snow day, that is the order of the day for much of the country, is the reason. This despite Electricity […]

today10/07/2023

Minister of Electricity update

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Ramokgopa promises two-thirds of every day with no loadshedding, “we are in recovery”

By: Natasha Archary Electricity Minister, Kgosientsho Ramokgopa has promised South Africans two-thirds of every day will be without loadshedding, as the electricity grid is in "recovery." The Minister was briefing media on Sunday, 02 July on the progress made with government's energy action plan, saying there's now 29 000 MW capacity available on the grid. According to Ramokgopa this is why Eskom has been able to keep loadshedding times to […]

today03/07/2023

Karen Pillay

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Eskom Head of Security Karen Pillay suspended pending outcome of investigation

By: Natasha Archary Image: Screenshot from Carte Blanche interview Eskom has suspended Karen Pillay, the power utility's Head of Security pending the outcome of an investigation, following allegations levelled against her. Pillay was place on precautionary suspension due to her possible involvement in irregularly awarding a R500 million contract to Fidelity Security Services. The contract was reportedly awarded to the security company to investigate coal theft at Eskom in 2022. […]

today23/06/2023

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Mozambique to provide Eskom with 1,000 megawatts of gas-fired electricity

Zuko Komisa Image | @GovernmentZA /Twitter Mozambique to provide even more electricity to South Africa. As part of Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa's strategy to address South Africa's energy problem, Eskom is expected to receive an additional 1,000 megawatts of gas-fired energy from Mozambique. Ramokgopa has asked Mozambique to assist in stabilizing the electricity grid as the nation struggles with frequent power outages. The power company will be able to minimize […]

today13/06/2023

World of Work Summit Geneva

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Ramaphosa: Risk of grid collapse low

By: Natasha Archary Image: Presidency ZA President Cyril Ramaphosa says the risk of a complete grid collapse is low, although the country is in for a bleak winter. The President was speaking at his Budget Vote address in the National Assembly on Wednesday, 31 May, where he shared a roadmap to tackling the country's power crisis. Ramaphosa said the debt that the power utility is facing will be subject to […]

today01/06/2023

Minister of Electricity update

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R21.1 billion projected Eskom financial loss only the tip of the iceberg

By: Natasha Archary Image: Eskom Eskom is in deep financial trouble, reporting a projected R21.1 billion loss in the past financial year. This is a R7.6 billion bigger loss than the embattled power utility had budgeted for. National Treasury was made aware of just how dire the situation is in the Parliamentary Meeting of the Standing Committee of Appropriations on Tuesday, 30 May. Energy expert Tshepo Kgadima however says that […]

today01/06/2023

angry Buccleuch residents

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Angry Buccleuch residents throw rotten food outside Eskom

By: Natasha Archary Image: Kaya News Angry Buccleuch residents drove to Eskom head offices in Megawatt Park to throw their rotten food on the power utility's doorstep. This after both Buccleuch and Munyaka Waterfall residents were left without electricity for 5-days with no end in sight. Frustrated residents showed up in their neighbours driving around Megawatt Park to vent about their struggles without power for almost a week. Residents say […]

today19/05/2023

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