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In today's news headlines: Eskom generators are running again, Pakistan’s military vows to intensify efforts to counter extremists following a school attack and the Australian government admits security systems failed to track the siege gunman. Watch.

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DA: Ramaphosa must answer over power cut threats

2014-12-16 22:01

The Democratic Alliance has called on Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to clarify Eskom's latest threat of further rolling blackouts.

New listings in 2014 highest in seven years

2014-12-15 15:30

The JSE’s final new listing will take 2014’s debutants to 23, the most in any year since 2007 and just one behind 2011 and 2012 combined, says Alec Hogg.

No power cuts for Zuma

2014-12-14 11:21
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A report says the president's official residence in Pretoria and the Acacia Park parliamentary village are spared from power cuts.

Govt could announce more energy projects

2014-12-13 15:51

A source says the government will announce a series of renewable energy projects that will add more power into the constrained electricity grid.

Zuma blames apartheid for power problems

2014-12-12 22:20
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South Africa's energy problems are a product of apartheid and the government is not to blame for the current blackouts, says President Jacob Zuma.

2015 survival kit

2014-12-12 18:06

Economist Cees Bruggemans' guide on how to survive Eskom and other tests in 2015.

Are you prepared for load shedding this weekend?

2014-12-12 15:10

You don't have to be hurling insults at Eskom when load shedding occurs. Keep your cool by being prepared.

Cees Bruggemans: How to survive Eskom (and other challenges) in 2015

2014-12-12 13:32

Our favourite economist Cees Bruggemans has compiled his “Skinny Dipper’s Survival Kit” for 2015. Something we all need, but especially those without generators.

Power grid doing well, says Eskom

2014-12-12 07:57

There is a low probability of load shedding as the grid is in good shape and unless something happens, the power will be fine, says Eskom.

Tshabalala left off Transnet board

2014-12-11 13:19

The members of the Transnet and Eskom boards have been approved and the embattled SABC chair Ellen Tshabalala has been excluded from the new Transnet board.

Transparency key in Eskom plan - expert

2014-12-11 12:58

It does seem like all this flurry of activity around Eskom, SAA and the SA Post Office is done on the back foot; aimed at putting off short-term fires, a reputation expert says.

Cabinet sets up 'war room' for Eskom

2014-12-11 11:45

Cabinet has devised a five-point plan to deal with the electricity crisis and set up a "war room" to implement it, says Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe.

Ramaphosa to oversee Eskom, SAA turnaround

2014-12-11 10:55
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Eskom has been instructed to work with the private sector as Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will oversee the turnaround of Eskom, SAA and the Post Office.

Load shedding fears for small business

2014-12-11 06:13

Eskom’s forecast of planned load shedding in 2015 does not bode well for growth in the small and medium enterprise sector, according to Business Partners Limited.

Thriving in darkness

2014-12-10 20:05

Rudi Massyn tells a short tale abut a family who have had to get used to living in darkness.

ANALYST: We must involve the private sector in electricity production

2014-12-10 13:41

Political economist Daniel Silke believes South Africans have been fed a diet of anti-privatisation rhetoric. It's privatisation, Silke says, that will see the country's economy recover from its current slump.

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While South Africa requires a minimum of a 3% increase in GDP to keep the State ticking over, the country's current GDP is no where near this figure. We speak to political economist Daniel Silke who says the ANC must implement tough policies - which could lose them votes - in order to boost the ailing economy. Watch.

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SA fears 'dark days' ahead as power cuts bite

2014-12-10 07:36
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Businesses have shut up shop, generators have sold out and cars play cat-and-mouse at road junctions in SA, where power cuts have suddenly become a daily reality.

Load shedding: alternative power sources 101

2014-12-10 05:05

You don't have to be hurling insults at Eskom when load shedding occurs. Keep your cool by being prepared.

Eskom has SA going "eish", but where is Zuma?

2014-12-09 19:51

Both Eskom and our President are simply refusing to tell us the truth and instead hide behind mediocre and mostly inexcusable excuses, writes Marck Maphori.

Eskom power cuts hit agriculture

2014-12-09 16:18

Agriculture, with a large component of seasonal workers, is suffering from inadequate electricity supply and load shedding.

Eskom is missing the point, consumers say

2014-12-09 14:29

Consumers have expressed concern amid fears of continued load shedding in 2015, while others have come up with innovative ideas to solve the problem.

Load shedding: alternative power sources 101

2014-12-09 13:56

You don't have to be hurling insults at Eskom when load shedding occurs. Keep your cool by being prepared.

Call for Eskom to declare national power crisis

2014-12-09 13:02

Eskom must declare the rolling blackouts a national crisis, says DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane.

 

Eskom generators running again

2014-12-17 07:52

Four Eskom generators, that have stopped working at three power stations, are functional again, an official says.

Power cut risk high - Eskom

2014-12-16 13:23
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The risk of rolling blackouts was high after four generators stopped working at three power stations, says Eskom.

Medupi workers given Christmas break

2014-12-14 16:23

Nearly 13 000 workers at Eskom's Medupi power station have headed home for the December holidays while the country underwent rolling blackouts, a report says.

Eskom’s bungles and lies exposed

2014-12-14 07:52
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Eskom's top brass have reportedly tripped over their own words.

Apartheid to blame for blackouts - Zuma

2014-12-12 22:26
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South Africa's energy problems are a product of apartheid and government was not to blame for the current blackouts, President Jacob Zuma says.

SA electricity compared to other countries

2014-12-12 21:15

Many households suffering blackouts have little sympathy as they face a further 12.69% rise in electricity prices next year.

SA asks tenders for coal-fired power plants

2014-12-12 15:17
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As part of a string of initiatives, the government has asked for bidders to submit proposals to build coal-fired power plants.

How to survive Eskom (and other tests) in 2015

2014-12-12 13:38

Economist Cees Bruggemans has compiled his “Skinny Dipper’s Survival Kit” for 2015. Something we all need, but especially those without generators.

No power cuts until January - Eskom

2014-12-12 10:09

As South Africans prepare for the summer holiday with lazy days of parties and fine food, Eskom says there will not be any disturbances caused by power cuts.

Eskom says risk of load shedding is low

2014-12-11 21:15

Eskom says the electricity supply is expected to be tight for the next few days, but the risk of load shedding is low.

Parly questions top Cabinet concerns

2014-12-11 13:01

Cabinet concerns over President Jacob Zuma answering questions in Parliament has topped the agenda at a media briefing in Pretoria, relegating the country's electricity crisis to second place.

Govt's 5-point plan for Eskom

2014-12-11 12:38

Government is leaning strongly on the private sector to help it achieve a five-point turnaround plan for the embattled power monopoly Eskom.

We must involve the private sector in electricity production - analyst

2014-12-11 11:24

Political economist Daniel Silke believes South Africans have been fed a diet of anti-privatisation rhetoric. It's privatisation, Silke says, that will see the country's economy recover from its current slump.

No power cuts, but things could change

2014-12-11 09:08

As much as there is no plan for load shedding, any disturbances that may occur might lead to us load shedding, says Eskom.

Solar power runs home, office

2014-12-10 21:15

While frustrations mount because of Eskom's energy crisis, a Fin24 user shares how solar power is running his home and office - even leaving power to spare.

Prevent load shedding from spoiling your holiday

2014-12-10 20:00

A little planning and creativity can alleviate a lot of the unpleasantness of load shedding during the holidays, says an expert.

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Political economist Daniel Silke believes South Africans have been fed a diet of anti-privatisation rhetoric. It's privatisation, Silke says, that will see the country's economy recover from its current slump.

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Load shedding: how to keep your lights on

2014-12-10 09:25

You don't have to be hurling insults at Eskom when load shedding occurs. Keep your cool by being prepared.

SA in deeper electricity crises than we think

2014-12-10 06:15

Even the introduction of the two new power plants in 12-18 months time is only likely to get us back to 2010 levels. Dwaine van Vuuren explains the troubles Eskom is in.

Chamber of Mines worried over blackouts

2014-12-10 05:00

The Chamber of Mines has expressed concern that Eskom's rolling blackouts will have a negative impact on the mining sector and the economy.

Impact of load shedding on insurance claims

2014-12-09 17:01

Deliberate withdrawals of power that cause power surges may not be covered by insurance policies, warns an expert.

Crisis plan for Eskom

2014-12-09 16:13

Energy expert Chris Yelland's15-point plan for Eskom to help solve the electricity crisis.

Power cuts cause water shortages

2014-12-09 14:20

The Polokwane municipality in Limpopo has appealed to residents to use water sparingly as Eskom's power cuts have caused water shortages in some areas.

ANC urges Eskom to improve load shedding plan

2014-12-09 13:10
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The ANC has urged Eskom to communicate load shedding schedules better to minimize the inconvenience and inevitable disruptions to businesses and households.

Groping in the dark: the price of incompetence

2014-12-09 10:07

Is the fiasco at Eskom symptoms of a more general problem in South Africa – the price of incompetence? asks Rennie Naidoo.

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