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caught in the dark


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 […]


Eskom suspends loadshedding


Eskom suspends loadshedding until Sunday

By: Natasha Archary Image: Thomas Bennie Unsplash Eskom has given South Africans some reprieve by suspending loadshedding until Sunday, 29 October. The power utility said sufficient generation capacity including emergency reserves, means there will no be rolling blackouts during the weekend of the Rugby World Cup finals between the Springboks and the All Blacks. "Due to sufficient generation capacity including emergency reserves, expected units to be returned to service as […]


Eskom loadshedding


Stage 6 is back until further notice

By: Natasha Archary Stage 6 loadshedding is back, and here to stay until further notice, says Eskom due to the loss of a further two generation units. On Monday, 04 September, the power utility pushed the country from Stage 4 and 5 to Stage 6 loadshedding overnight, citing that the Lethabo and Matla power stations would need to be shutdown for repairs. The rolling blackouts that plagued the country for […]


solar panels


Think you’re above loadshedding with solar panels? Think again, as criminals target powered up homes

By: Natasha Archary Homeowners who think they're safeguarded against loadshedding because they've invested in solar panels, should think again. This after private security company Fidelity ADT warned homeowners about a new trend targeting homes with solar panels. According to Fidelity ADT, there's been a rise in solar panels being stolen from homes across the country. This typically happens during the day when thieves suspect there's no one at home. With […]


loadshedding implemented indefinitely


Stage 6 loadshedding implemented indefinitely, and will likely get worse

By: Natasha Archary More breakdowns have been blamed for Eskom implementing Stage 6 loadshedding with an immediate and indefinite effect. On Monday, 20 February, South Africans woke to the news that the rolling blackouts are going to worsen after a further 8 generation units had broken down overnight. Eskom says that the Arnot, Hendrina, Lethabo, and Majuba, as well as two units at Camden had to be taken offline for […]


too broke to buy diesel


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 […]


full effect


Loadshedding here to stay! Stage 3 continues indefinitely

By: Natasha Archary Loadshedding is here to stay, as Eskom announces Stage 3 will continue indefinitely. In what is the country's worst loadshedding spell in history, Eskom attributes its latest inability to keep the power on, to further breakdowns. "The delay in the return to service of a generating unit each at Duvha, Grootvlei, Kendal and two units at Tutuka power stations, as well as breakdowns of a unit each […]


Government urges focus on critical skills to meet growing demand


“No quick fix” for loadshedding says Ramaphosa

By: Natasha Archary After a week of silence, President Cyril Ramaphosa says there's no quick fix to the country's power crisis. In a statement issued by Presidency on Monday, 26 September, Ramaphosa said the significant challenge that Eskom faces is the average age of power stations, and that in the past critical maintenance was not undertaken at the necessary intervals. With loadshedding crippling the South African economy and increasing frustration […]


Stage 3


Rolling blackouts are back as Eskom implements Stage 4 loadshedding

By: Natasha Archary South Africans have to prepare for yet another bout of rolling blackouts, as Eskom implements Stage 4 loadshedding over the next few days. Fluctuating between Stages 2 and 4 from Wednesday, 03 August, a shortage in generation capacity is continuing to plague the power utility. The latest power outages comes on the back of Eskom holding an Energy Crisis Committee last week to determine the way forward […]



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