Voice of the Cape


Load shedding cost SA economy at least R59bn in 2019 – CSIR

The cumulative cost of load shedding to South Africa’s economy in 2019 was between R59bn and R118bn, according to a new presentation by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. This presentation was developed by CSIR principal engineer Jarrad Wright and senior engineer Joanne Calitz. The CSIR is a non-partisan[…]

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SAA, Eskom expected to take centre stage at ANC’s NEC meeting

The ANC’s national executive committee (NEC) is expected to hammer out some tough points around SAA and Eskom this coming weekend. Issues concerning SAA were partially discussed at the party’s last meeting shortly before the January 8 celebrations. National spokesperson Pule Mabe said the topic was deferred to this week’s[…]

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Eskom does not expect load shedding on Sunday

Eskom says it does not expect to implement load shedding on Sunday. The power utility says its technicians have successfully returned Koeberg Unit 1 to service after a planned outage, which has added an additional 900 megawatts to the system. Eskom says its teams will continue to work around the[…]

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There was no ill intention on part of Eskom board – Presidency

The Presidency says there was no ill intention on the part of the Eskom board when it told President Cyril Ramaphosa that there would be no load shedding before January the 13th.   The President’s spokesperson Khusela Diko says unforeseen circumstances resulted in renewed power cuts – despite the assurance of the Eskom board.[…]

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Load-shedding is back: Eskom implements stage 2 power cuts

A “conveyor belt failure” has thrust SA back into the load-shedding darkness. At around 8.45pm on Saturday, power utility Eskom announced that stage 2 rotational power cuts would be implemented from 10pm that night until 8am on Sunday. It was the first time in more than three weeks that load-shedding[…]

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