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Social media users are unimpressed with Fikile Mbalula’s tweet

By Zuko Komisa Social media users are unimpressed with Fikile Mbalula's tweet. Hundreds of Twitter users have taken to the platform to complain about African National Congress's Secretary General and Minster of Transport Fikile Mbalula's latest tweet where he made fun of the electricity crisis in the country. In the tweet, Mbalula is seen with a photoshopped image of himself, caption "Ndimlo", which means "This is me" with laughing emojis. […]

today13/02/2023

President Cyril Ramaphosa

NEWS

SONA 2023: Loadshedding declared a National State of Disaster

By: Natasha Archary President Cyril Ramaphosa has opened his State of the Nation Address (SONA) 2023 by declaring loadshedding a National State of Disaster with immediate effect. The decision had been gazetted by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) on Thursday, 09 February. Ramaphosa said the decision was made to lessen the impact the energy crisis is having on farmers, small businesses, on the country's water infrastructure and […]

today09/02/2023

Loadshedding Alert

NEWS

Eskom downgrades loadshedding for the weekend

By: Natasha Archary Eskom expects to downgrade loadshedding over the weekend from Stage 5, gradually to Stage 4 and 3. The power utility says the ease on loadshedding is due to an improvement in generation capacity. However, there is still a high degree of uncertainty which could change at any time. Since Thursday, 02 February, the state-owned entity said two generation units at Duvha, a unit each at Arnot, Camden, […]

today03/02/2023

NEWS

WATCH: A dairy farmer in KZN lost 12,000 litres of milk due to load shedding

By Zuko Komisa More and more farmers are reporting losses in food production on social media, with the most recent case being of a dairy farmer in KZN who lost 12,000 litres of milk due to load shedding. Alan Stratford tweeted that there was no electricity, which caused the milk to spoil. He blamed Eskom for his misfortune, while he discarded thousands of litres of milk. Times Live reports that although […]

today24/01/2023

loadshedding resumes

NEWS

From Stage 4 to 6, rolling blackouts persist

By: Natasha Archary Eskom has ramped up loadshedding from Stage 4 to 6 which will be in place indefinitely according to the power utility. The power utility says the higher stage of loadshedding will be in effect immediately, due to a number of breakdowns which took place since midnight. No further details has been given as the state-owned entity says a full statement will be released in due course. Stage […]

today07/12/2022

too broke to buy diesel

NEWS

South Africa’s power crisis worsens as Eskom too broke to buy diesel

By: Natasha Archary While President Cyril Ramaphosa is enjoying a cup of royal tea, government is scrambling around to find the money for Eskom's diesel demands. The failing power utility which has already received a $24 billion government bailout, is now too broke to buy diesel which is reportedly necessary to keep the lights on. As a result, experts say the country is at risk of a total blackout if […]

today23/11/2022

word of the year

NEWS

Loadshedding declared 2022 ‘Word of the Year’ beating Phala Phala

By: Natasha Archary Loadshedding has been declared South Africa's 'Word of the Year' 2022, beating Phala Phala to top spot. The Pan South African Lanaguage Board(PanSALB) put up a poll to determine which word ranked high on the country's vocabulary and it seems Eskoms' torturous blackouts was it. Drawing in 40% of the votes, loadshedding knocked of other short-listed words such as, Inganekwane, Phala Phala, and Xenophobia. https://twitter.com/PanSALB/status/1580840443469713409?s=20&t=zE9s5EpwBd7rTwwojQl4GQ South Africans […]

today11/11/2022

Indoor fun

LIFESTYLE

7 Indoor fun activities for kids during loadshedding

By: Natasha Archary    With loadshedding here to stay, it's going to take some creativity to keep the kids occupied, entertained and learning at the same time, during prolonged periods without power.  Eskom just announced that the cold weekend ahead will alternate between Stages 1 and 2 until Monday, and the rolling blackouts are most likely going to be a South African's reality for a long time.  So, maybe give […]

today04/11/2022

Candles

NEWS

Stage 2 loadshedding continues all week

By: Natasha Archary After a weekend free from Eskom's rolling blackouts, the power utility hit South Africa with the notification that Stage 2 will continue all week. Despite units at Kendal, Kusile, Matla and Tutuka returning to service, the failing state-owned entity says its under generation capacity and has no choice but to continue the incessant loadshedding. In a statement issued on Sunday, 30 October, Eskom said Stage 2 will […]

today31/10/2022

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