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[…]
Some peace of mind for South Africans as Eskom promises no load shedding in the build-up to Christmas. The power utility says despite a constrained and vulnerable system, scheduled power cuts are so far not on the cards. It says there is a drop in demand during the holiday period and some[…]
A fire at Eskom’s Majuba power station has been extinguished. There were no injuries reported. READ: Police investigating suspected sabotage at Eskom The power utility said in a statement that coal delivery to the power station has been impacted. The cause of the fire remains unknown. Eskom says the facility has[…]
The City of Cape Town says that although the City faces criticism for wasting electricity, the continued burning of streetlamps during the day serves as a deterrent against vandalism and infrastructural theft. According to the executive director for energy at the City of Cape Town, Kadri Nassiep, it is more[…]
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[…]
Load shedding has been taking its toll on residents across the nation and Capetonians are no exception. While being left in the dark or without water is a huge inconvenience, some locals have reported that their homes burned to the ground, allegedly as a result of load shedding. Recently, a[…]
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.[…]
Partners at law firm Webber Wentzel, Alexandra Felekis and Jason van der Poel, have co-authored an analysis of the 2019 Integrated Resource Plan gazetted by Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe on Friday. The IRP is important because it outlines government’s plan for the future of energy generation. The 100-page[…]
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[…]
Eskom’s Chief Operating Officer has announced that South African can expect load shedding to take place throughout the remainder of the week. This is as a result of constraints to the public enterprise’s power generation system. Speaking to 702, Jan Oberholtzer – Chief Operating Officer – said that power supply[…]
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