SABC news staff revolt with united ‘blackout’

SABC news journalists, in an open revolt against boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng, donned black on Friday to show their support for their fired #SABC8 colleagues and to protest against the national broadcaster’s censorship policies. The “blackout” was organised without a paper trail and with such secrecy that it caught SABC bigwigs[…]

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Gov dismisses Eskom hoax

Government on Tuesday dismissed a hoax statement saying it had been warned by Eskom the main power grid could crash, plunging the country into darkness for over two weeks, the department of communication said. “The message regarding Eskom is not true and is meant to create unnecessary panic. Load shedding[…]

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More stage 2 blackouts

Stage two rolling power cuts will be implemented on Friday morning, power utility Eskom said. The power outages would be from 8am until 10pm, Eskom said on its official Twitter account. Stage three power cuts were implemented on Thursday from 4pm to around 11pm. Stage one allows for up to[…]

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Blackout risk high, Eskom warns

The risk of power cuts was high on Wednesday after two of Eskom’s generators failed, the power utility said. “Two generators failed and this is part of a number of other challenges within the systems which have exacerbated the situation,” spokesman Khulu Phasiwe said. “We are not saying there will[…]

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