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Stage 5 loadshedding

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Stage 5 loadshedding implemented indefinitely

By: Natasha Archary Image: Adobe Stock Stage 5 loadshedding has been implemented indefinitely, after 10 generation units were taken out of service over the weekend. On Saturday, 10 February loadshedding was ramped up to Stage 6 and on Sunday, 11 February, Eskom said a few of these units returned to service. As a result the embattled power utility reduced loadshedding to Stage 5, with no end in sight. Eskom says […]

today12/02/2024

Eskom loadshedding

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Under control? Loadshedding pushed to Stage 4 despite Ramaphosa’s SONA promise

By: Natasha Archary Just a few hours after President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered his 2024 State of the Nation Address (SONA), loadshedding was pushed from Stage 2 to Stage 4. This begs the question, is everything really under control as the President says? During his SONA speech, Ramaphosa promised South Africans that the end of loadshedding is finally within reach. Ramaphosa's SONA promise "We set out a clear plan to end […]

today09/02/2024

from Tuesday until further notice

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Stage 2 loadshedding from Tuesday until further notice

By: Natasha Archary Image: Adobe Stock Eskom has announced that Stage 1 and 2 loadshedding will be implemented from Tuesday evening, 09 January until further notice. The power utility suspended loadshedding on Sunday, 07 January ahead of the ANC's 112th birthday celebrations on Monday, 08 January. In a statement on Tuesday afternoon, Eskom said there had been several setbacks owing to the loss of 3 generating units which has necessitated […]

today09/01/2024

caught in the dark

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Don’t get caught in the dark! Stage 4 is back!

By: Natasha Archary Image: Adobe Stock #LoadsheddingUpdateWednesday, 22 November 2023:Due to insufficient emergency reserves and generation capacity as a result of four units not returning to service as planned, Stage 4 loadshedding was implemented this morning at 02:31until further notice. Eskom will monitor… — Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) November 22, 2023 #LoadsheddingUpdateWednesday, 22 November 2023:Due to insufficient emergency reserves and generation capacity as a result of four units not […]

today22/11/2023

weekly grid update

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Ramokgopa to embark on follow-up visits to power stations

By: Natasha Archary Image: Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramakgopa Electricity Minister, Dr Kgosienthso Ramokgopa will embark on several follow-up visits to power stations this November. Ramokgopa will from Monday, 06 November be visiting Eskom power stations to acquire more insights into the challenges facing the power utility. The visits are follow-up visits to power stations that the Minister first embarked on when he was appointed as Minister in the Presidency in […]

today06/11/2023

Eskom loadshedding

NEWS

Eskom has suspended load shedding until 4 pm 

Zuko Komisa Eskom has suspended load shedding until 4pm. Following an increase in the amount of available generation capacity, Eskom has decided to halt load shedding till this afternoon at 4pm. On Tuesday morning, the power utility made this announcement on social media. “With the improved available generation capacity and breakdowns significantly reduced to 13 577MW of generation capacity, load shedding will be suspended at 09:00 today until 16:00. “Thereafter, […]

today19/09/2023

Stage 6

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Stage 6 is back for the rest of the week

By: Natasha Archary Image: iStock images Eskom has ramped up loadshedding between Stages 5 and 6 for the rest of the week, owing to the loss of a further 4 generating units. On Tuesday, 12 September, the power utility says the higher stages of loadshedding is needed to replenish the emergency generation reserves and increase planned maintenance. As a result Stage 5 loadshedding will be implemented until 16h00 on Tuesday, […]

today12/09/2023

Andre De Ruyter at Parliament on Eskom Corruption

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Watch live: The SIU and Hawks respond to Andre De Ruyters Eskom claims

In April this year, Andre De Ruyter appeared before the South African Standing Committee, SCOPA to discuss the allegations he made in an interview with Annika Larson. In the interview De Ruyter expressed his lack of confidence in the South African government to end corruption at Eskom. One of the biggest claims made in the interview was that Eskom serves as a feeding trough for the ANC. The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) […]

today12/09/2023

Our bench has more power than Eskom

ENTERTAINMENT

Fans joke: “Our bench has more power than Eskom”

Dohne Damons Eskom announced that South Africans can expect stages 4 and 6 loadshedding until the end of the year. A thrilling performance by the Springboks displayed the trademark resilience of South African by securing an 18-3 victory over Scotland at Stade de Marseille on Sunday, September 10th. With this impressive victory, South Africa currently stands second in Pool B, behind leaders Ireland who defeated Romania on Saturday. Beyond the […]

today11/09/2023

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