Cope says government should review the 15% electricity tariff increase that kicked in on Thursday. The party’s spokesperson Dennis Bloem has condemned the electricity hike. He says it will further kill the economy and hit the poor and unemployed the hardest: “Government can never justify this increase. Millions of people[…]
The City of Cape Town has welcomed the news that South African municipalities now can source their own power as opposed to buying electricity from Eskom. It comes after Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe gazetted amendments to the Electricity Regulations on New Generation Capacity last week. It also[…]
State electricity company Eskom said on Monday it did not expect to implement rotational blackouts as a result of a drop in demand during the holiday period and a return of some generating units to service. The utility, however, cautioned that the power system remained vulnerable and unpredictable, leaving the[…]
Botswana’s former President Ian Khama says he’s doesn’t doubt President Cyril Ramaphosa’s commitment to solving the country’s power crisis. Eskom also supplies electricity to South Africa’s neighbours. The cash-strapped power utility has resorted to load shedding as it battles to meet demand for electricity. On Monday, Eskom implemented Stage 6[…]
As Eskom load shedding continues to drain the morale of Capetonians, the City of Cape Town is now seeking permission for an expedited hearing on its case with the national Minister of Energy and the National Energy Regulator of South Africa in hopes that the hearing will result in the[…]
Eskom has announced stage two load-shedding for Friday, starting at 9am. The embattled power utility says the load-shedding will last until at least 6am on Saturday. WATCH: Eskom: Pay up or face dark Christmas Eskom terminated its stage 2 rotational load-shedding at 5am Friday morning, 6 hours after the initial planned outage time.[…]
Eskom says the system is still extremely constrained and vulnerable, with generating plants performing at very low levels of reliability. The power utility says no loadshedding is planned for Tuesday – but the probability remains if there’s any unexpected shift on the system. Eskom has not implemented any loadshedding since Friday last week,[…]
Here’s what is happening in and affecting South Africa today: Eskom’s management team will attend an urgent meeting today to assess the current power situation, after the company was forced to implement stage 2 load shedding late last night. The company has been using its emergency reserves to keep the[…]
Despite a constrained and vulnerable power system, no loadshedding is expected on Monday and the probability of further power cuts remains low for the rest of the week, says Eskom. Eskom said in a statement that the system’s improvement was largely as a result of several units being returned to[…]
Capetonians have noticed that the city seems to have an inconsistent street light schedule, as some areas have lights burning throughout the day and night, while others have their lights out completely. As reported by IOL, a Plumstead resident laid a complaint to the City of Cape Town as he[…]
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