Diesel supplies see load-shedding reduced to stage 3 in the evenings

LOCAL Load-shedding will be reduced to stage 3 during the evenings from Thursday and throughout the weekend, Eskom said after PetroSA provided millions of litres of diesel. On Wednesday, public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan told parliament state-owned PetroSA has made 50-million litres of diesel available to Eskom, which announced last week it[…]

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Fire at Majuba power station extinguished

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[…]

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Police investigating suspected sabotage at Eskom

A case of suspected sabotage at Eskom has been opened at the Standerton police station. The presidency made the announcement after President Cyril Ramaphosa’s keynote address at Reconciliation Day celebrations in KwaZulu-Natal. Last week, Ramaphosa said that sabotage at Eskom had resulted in a loss of 2,000 megawatts which led to power outages[…]

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Venezuelan minister shows scorched power plant, blames ‘terrorists’ for blackout (PHOTOS)

Images of burned-out electricity generation equipment at Venezuela’s biggest hydroelectric power plant were posted by the country’s communications minister on Twitter, as Caracas blamed arsonists for a crippling power blackout. A large-scale blackout hit Caracas and nearly a dozen Venezuelan states on Monday afternoon, bringing public transport to a near-standstill.[…]

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Gaza flotilla ship ‘sabotaged’

One of the ships taking part in a flotilla headed towards Gaza strip was sabotaged south of Crete, an activist aboard one of the ships said Thursday. Israeli-born Swedish activist Dror Feiler told Nazareth-based al-Shams radio that the ship had been sabotaged by professionals, and would have sunk if sailed[…]

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