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solar panels China

NEWS

Ramokgopa heads to China to secure solar panels

By: Natasha Archary Image: Pexels Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa will be heading to China to secure solar panels for South Africa. Ramokgopa will visit China in the next few weeks to, according to Bloomberd, strike a deal with China's solar panel manufacturers. The Minister is hoping the procurement on new solar panels will give South Africans alternatives, should they wish to install solar panels to their homes. This after government […]

today14/06/2023

due to loadshedding

Point Of View

Mmusi Maimane to open culpable homicide charge against government for death of 3-year old due to loadshedding

By: Natasha Archary Image: 3-year old Neyamiah Eaton who died after her breathing machine stopped working due to loadshedding Supplied by family Build One South Africa (BOSA) leader, Mmusi Maimane will be laying culpable homicide charges against government following the tragic death of a 3-year old due to loadshedding. On Thursday, 25 May, 3-year old Neyamiah Eaton from Bromhof, Johannesburg, died in her mother's arms en-route to hospital, after the […]

today30/05/2023

Kusile Power Station

NEWS

Ramokgopa says we can’t rule out Stage 8

Dohne Damons Pitso Molemane While addressing the media at Kusile Power Station, Ramokgopa shared that the possibility of South Africans experiencing loadshedding Stage 8 can not be ruled out. The minister said that it would be "very irresponsible to declare by decree that there will be no stage 8." He says that he and the team at Eskom are doing all that they can to reduce the stages of loadshedding […]

today23/05/2023

Is South Africa ready for a state bank?

NEWS

WATCH: Fikile Mbalula promises that load-shedding will come to an end by December

Image | @MbalulaFikile /Twitter Fikile Mbalula promises that load-shedding will come to an end by December. Load-shedding will be eliminated 'decisively' this year, according to the ANC secretary Fikile Mbalula, and will no longer exist in 2024. Mbalula, told JJ Tabane on Power to Truth that the government, through the various department is working on a process to completely eradicate the the ongoing blackout . Since the country heavily relies […]

today19/05/2023

Minister of Electricity update

NEWS

Eskom refutes claims of an imminent collapse of national grid

By: Natasha Archary image: Eskom Eskom refutes claims of an imminent collapse of the national grid, assuring South Africans that there are measures in place to avoid the collapse of the power system. This after Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader, Julius Malema on Monday, 15 May, warned South Africans that the country will be plunged into darkness within the next two weeks. Malema addressed media on Monday, 15 May from […]

today17/05/2023

Malema calls for accountability from non-performing leaders in the EFF

NEWS

Malema says the country will be plunged into darkness in the next two weeks

By: Natasha Archary Puxley Makgatho Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader, Julius Malema has warned that the country will be plunged into darkness in the next two weeks because there will a total grid collapse. Malema addressed media on Monday, 15 May from the party's head offices in the Johannesburg CBD, where he claimed the ANC and Eskom heads don't want to admit to citizens that the grid is collapsing. "A […]

today15/05/2023

snow expected

NEWS

Cold front on the cards for the weekend with snow expected

By: Natasha Archary Image: Taryn Elliot A cold front is on the cards for South Africa over the weekend with snow expected on the mountain peaks in the Western Cape. The first cold front will hit the Cape on Thursday, 11 May, bringing with it high waves, rough seas and windy conditions. Temperatures are expected to drop drastically from Thursday with heavy rains predicted for most of the country on […]

today11/05/2023

outage calls from customers

NEWS

City Power will no longer respond to outage calls from customers with outstanding bills

By: Natasha Archary Image: Skylar Kang Pexels City Power will no longer respond to outage calls from customers with outstanding bills. The decision comes as the Johannesburg electricity supplier says its battling pressure on the grid amid loadshedding, and low revenue collection targets. This includes customers with non-vending meters, non-paying customers or defaulting customers. City Power is now embarking on a city-wide programme to ensure as many citizens as possible […]

today10/05/2023

Kaya Biz

Pick n Pay reveals that load shedding costs them R522m

Image | Pick n Pay store Pick n Pay reveals that load shedding costs them R522m Pick n Pay has share how they too have suffered from the impact of load shedding, which has led to increased operating costs, lost revenue and declining margins, affecting profitability. Despite the negative effects of load shedding on its bottom line, Pick n Pay claims to have delivered a "encouraging performance" in its financial results […]

today05/05/2023

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