No day-time load shedding, possibility for evening high

Eskom warned on Thursday that the possibility of evening load shedding is high and is dependent on the performance of Eskom’s power plant. This was the case since Monday, but this time Eskom also omitted its medium “prognosis” for the day. Evening load shedding has started at 17:00 and ended[…]

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Power system constrained

The power grid remained constrained on Monday, Eskom said. Any extra load or faults in the system may require load shedding, the power utility’s media desk said in a statement. “Eskom’s ambition is not to implement load shedding at any given day, but because we are operating an old and[…]

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SA on power alert: Eskom

South Africa is on power alert, Eskom said on Wednesday morning. “The power system remains vulnerable, meaning that any extra load or faults in the system may necessitate load shedding today,” the electricity provider posted on its Twitter feed shortly after 6.15am. A further post minutes later read: “Eskom calls[…]

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No power cuts expected

Eskom was “cautiously confident” that it would not have to implement blackouts over the festive season despite the power system being constrained, it said on Thursday. “The power system is expected to remain constrained but stable this week and the rest of the festive season, and as a result the[…]

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Burkina Faso army says it will cede power

Burkina Faso’s army will cede power to a transitional government and appoint a new head of state, Lieutenant-Colonel Isaac Zida, the country’s interim president, has said. “We are going to move very fast, but be careful not to commit a mistake that might damage our country,” Zida said on Monday.[…]

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Matriculants urged to plan for load shedding

Matriculants will not be affected by loadshedding during their examination period, the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) said on Monday. As nationwide load shedding kicked off on Sunday, the Eskom has reassured that most power outages will occur during the evening. The department said it was satisfied that loadshedding will[…]

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No power cuts on Monday: Eskom

There will not be power cuts as a result of the Majuba power station crisis anywhere in the country on Monday, Eskom said. “There will be no load shedding today [Monday]. We managed to restore coal supplies to two of the six units at the [Majuba] power station. This means[…]

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SA in $50m deal for Russian nuclear reactors

Russia’s atomic energy agency said Monday it will provide up to eight nuclear reactors to South Africa by 2023 in a $50m strategic partnership between the two countries. The delivery of the reactors will enable the foundation of the first nuclear power plant based on Russian technology on the African[…]

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