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[…]
Eskom to continue implementing Stage 4 load shedding from 8am until 10pm on Thursday. The power utility says the load shedding is due to continuing severe generation supply constraints caused by multiple unit breakdowns as well as additional demand due to the cold weather. Eskom has urged customers to switch[…]
Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe told reporters on the sidelines of the Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town that the government hoped to create a new power generation entity distinct from Eskom. His remarks came after his opening address at the indaba on Monday morning,[…]
The power system is constrained, but there is a low risk of load shedding on Saturday, according to state-owned power utility Eskom. “While we are currently using some diesel generators to supplement capacity, we are planning to return some units and replenish our emergency reserves for the week ahead,” Eskom[…]
Nicole Dlamini* was locked up in a holding cell and harassed by a police officer when she went to the station to report her abusive lover. Her sin was that the officer, who interrogated and detained her, was a former school buddy of her lover. Dlamini had gone to a[…]
President Cyril Ramaphosa says the government will go after people who stole money from Eskom, promising that “we will get our money back”. Speaking in dialogue with the Hellenic, Italian and Portuguese communities in Germiston on Tuesday evening, Ramaphosa said there was a combination of problems that led to stage[…]
Eskom will implement stage two rotational loadshedding from 8am until 11pm on Friday. The Power utility says this is as a result of a shortage of capacity due to a number of generating units still out of service due to breakdowns. Eskom implemented rotational loadshedding on Thursday from 11 am to[…]
By Anees Teladia “We feel that the moral voice of Islam must be in the corridors of power.” This was the view of the Al Jama-ah political party leader, Ganief Hendricks, who believes smaller political parties can make a meaningful difference in the current political climate. With national and provincial[…]
Power utility Eskom implemented stage 1 load shedding on Thursday morning. “Due to increased electricity demand and a shortage of generation capacity due to power station units being on maintenance, Eskom has implemented stage 1 load shedding and this is likely to continue until 10pm this evening,” Eskom said. “Eskom[…]
Iran has demanded that Israel give up its “nuclear weapons”, as it spoke on behalf of the 120-nation Non-Aligned Movement. Iran’s Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif said the bloc also wants a nuclear free-zone in the Middle East. Mohammad Javad Zarif was speaking at the United Nations for the non-aligned[…]
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