Zuma appoints ex City Power boss as 'energy advisor'

2015-06-28 14:58

Presidency Jacob Zuma has appointed Silus Zimu as a special advisor on energy, as South Africa deals with yet another day of load shedding.

City Power keeps lights on amid load shedding

2015-05-06 14:06

Johannesburg City Power has implemented a long-term strategy to keep the lights on when Eskom implements load shedding.

Johannesburg gears up for ‘load limiting’

2015-04-14 21:10

A different kind of power saving initiative dubbed ‘load limiting’ is set to affect the city in coming months.

Emergency electricity maintenance to cut Lenasia power

2015-02-21 19:35

Parts of Lenasia will have no power between midnight and 05:00 due to emergency maintenance work, City Power says.

Power surges, stolen cables and insurance claims

2015-01-23 17:27

A Fin24 user wants to know how power surges due to stolen cables impact her ability to claim from her insurance.

Joburg to switch off geysers

2014-12-05 13:38

Johannesburg says it will remotely switch off geyser control systems to certain areas at specific times to manage electricity.

90% of power back in Joburg

2014-11-04 14:10

Electricity supply has been restored to 90% of the areas in Johannesburg that experienced power cuts.

Joburg outage due to technical fault

2014-11-04 06:59

A technical fault at one of the transformers at Prospect substation near City Deep has resulted in an unplanned outage in Johannesburg, City Power says.

Parts of Joburg without power

2014-09-26 09:02

Parts of Johannesburg are without electricity, City Power has tweeted.

City Power employees nabbed for cable theft

2014-08-19 11:42

It may be one of the most lucrative operations in South Africa, but it is illegal, as cable thieves working within Johannesburg’s power operator recently learned.


City Power's Sicelo Xulu wins top African Utility award

2015-05-14 06:44

City Power Managing Director, Sicelo Xulu has added another feather in his cap when he scooped the coveted African Utility Executive of the Year Award.

Power cuts after fire breaks out at Joburg substation

2015-04-20 14:48

A fire broke out at the Roosevelt substation in Johannesburg, causing power interruptions in some northern suburbs, City Power says.

JHB’s smart meter plan could ease load shedding

2015-02-24 12:59

City Power will implement the “time of use” tariff system to reduce pressure on the grid in Johannesburg and pass on savings to residential customers.

Joburg City Power website struggles with high traffic

2015-01-26 12:58

High internet visitor numbers have put a strain on the Johannesburg City Power website after power utility Eskom announced countrywide load shedding on Monday.

Joburg gearing up to cope with future power cuts

2015-01-02 16:20

City Power is working on new technologies to mitigate the effects of power cuts, including installing smart meters, which would enable efficient management.

Breakthrough on cable theft

2014-11-14 19:13

The masterminds behind the theft of electricity cables that led to water outages in Gauteng have been arrested, City Power says.

City Power, Eskom probing Joburg outage

2014-11-04 13:16

City Power says it is working with Eskom to investigate a technical problem that left Johannesburg in the dark.

Mokonyane: Cable theft economic sabotage

2014-09-29 17:57

Water Minister Nomvula Mokonyane says copper cable theft must be classified as an economic crime following a water shortage that hit parts of Johannesburg.

Electricity hike unfair, says AfriForum

2014-09-16 16:09

Hiking the electricity tariffs will be unfair and a burden on taxpayers because municipalities owe Eskom more that R3.2bn, says AfriForum.

City Power not in arrears with Eskom

2014-08-14 18:22

City Power has rejected reports that it is in arrears with its electricity bill with Eskom, following a report that municipalities are R2.7bn overdue in payments.

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