rolling blackouts

ANC to blame for rolling blackouts: EFF

The ANC and not apartheid is to blame for South Africa’s energy problems, the EFF said on Tuesday. “The ANC is shifting responsibility again. It shows that from the beginning, the ANC was not ready [to govern],” Economic Freedom Fighters’ deputy president Floyd Shivambu told reporters in Johannesburg. He was[…]

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Eskom hopes to avoid rolling blackouts

Eskom hopes the need for rolling blackouts will not arise on Monday as most businesses resume operations after the festive season. “The power system is currently constrained but stable,” the power utility’s spokesman Khulu Phasiwe said just after 10am. “At this stage, Eskom is able to meet the rising electricity[…]

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Rolling blackouts start on Thursday: Eskom

Eskom will start rolling blackouts countrywide at 4pm on Thursday because of low diesel reserves, the parastatal said. “Unfortunately it is necessary to implement stage two load shedding from 4pm to 10pm,” spokesman Andrew Etzinger said. “Diesel reserves… are basically depleted and we are therefore experiencing a difficult situation.” Diesel[…]

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