ARTICLES RELATING TO ELECTRICITY

Tshwane blackouts due to cable faults

2014-08-28 18:55

Power supply has been interrupted in some suburbs west of Pretoria due to cable faults.

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Cable fault leaves Pretoria in the dark

2014-08-19 21:13

Residents of Equestria in Pretoria are without power because of cable faults.

The reason for Emalahleni's R300m Eskom debt

2014-08-19 06:00

Co-operative Governance Minister Pravin Gordhan has blamed low electricity tariffs, illegal connections and vandalism for Emalahleni municipality's debt to Eskom.

Electricity: Municipalities R2.7bn in arrears

2014-08-14 06:00

Municipalities owe Eskom a total of R11.4bn and R2.7bn of this is in arrears, but the power utility is threatening cut-offs over outstanding bills.

SA not prepared for total blackout - Eskom

2014-08-14 05:00
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It will take two weeks for the power system to recover if there is a total nationwide blackout and the impact will be severe, a senior Eskom official says.

Power outages in Joburg's northern suburbs

2014-08-12 10:02

A "line fault" has caused widespread power outages in Johannesburg's northern suburbs, City Power says.

Brown douses talks of privatising Eskom

2014-08-06 07:00

It would be a grave mistake to privatise Eskom, which is a critical player in the economy, says Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown.

Privatise Eskom now, urges DA

2014-08-05 18:41
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The DA has thrown its weight behind Cabinet ministers who are reported to be pushing for the privatisation of Eskom.

More gloom amid bigger electricity hikes

2014-08-01 13:51

An additional increase in electricity tariffs on top of the 8% already granted to Eskom is unlikely to aid economic growth, says an expert.

Go solar and save

2014-07-31 09:23

Households may have to examine alternative forms of energy after Eskom has been given permission to raise electricity prices above the 8% previously granted.

More power failures in Tshwane

2014-07-30 20:50

The City of Tshwane is battling with power outages as Valhalla has once again been plunged into darkness less than a day after power has been restored.

Cape Town business feeds power into grid

2014-07-30 17:24

Private solar plant becomes the first to legally transmit electricity back into the City of Cape Town’s electrical distribution network.

Collapsed pylon not yet rebuilt - Eskom

2014-07-29 19:44

Eskom says an electricity pylon that collapsed in Slovoville, Soweto, may only be reconstructed by the end of the week, and power cuts will continue until then.

Silverton power failure after cable theft

2014-07-28 16:31

Power failures in Silverton and Silvertondale are due to vandalism and theft of feeder cables, the City of Tshwane says.

Police monitor Thembelihle after violent protest

2014-07-25 08:52

Police are keeping a close eye on an informal settlement near Lenasia after a violent protest over the removal of illegal electricity connections.

Power restored in parts of Johannesburg

2014-07-11 22:25

Power has been restored in parts of Johannesburg that experienced a power outage at about 16:00, City Power says.

Power failure in parts of Pretoria

2014-07-10 13:09

A power failure in Eersterust, Pretoria, is due to four faulty feeder cables, the City of Tshwane says.

Electricity restored to parts of Soweto

2014-07-08 08:28

Electricity has been restored in several areas in Soweto following a power outage, Eskom says.

Kempton Park power restored after blast

2014-07-07 10:15

Electricity supply has been restored in Kempton Park following an explosion at a power station, the Ekurhuleni municipality says.

Power outage caused by cable fault

2014-07-05 17:55

An explosion at a power station in Kempton Park, east of Johannesburg, has possibly been caused by cable faults, Ekurhuleni metro municipality says.

Power cuts hit parts of Greece

2014-07-04 11:38

Parts of Greece have been hit by power cuts after electricity workers began one of a series of 48-hour strikes.

Pretoria blackouts work of saboteurs - mayor

2014-07-02 19:27

Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa says electricity blackouts in Centurion, south of Pretoria, have been caused by saboteurs.

Vandals cause Centurion power failure

2014-06-29 20:15

Large parts of Centurion are without electricitydue to the Brakfontein substation being vandalised, the City of Tshwane says.

Eskom warns of tight electricity system

2014-06-26 16:46

Eskom has urged all customers to save at least 10% of their electricity usage because the system will be heavily constrained.

 

Eskom is in good hands - Cesa

2014-08-25 05:00

Newly-appointed Eskom boss Tshediso Matona is the right man to resuscitate the ailing state power utility, says an engineering body.

Power problems

2014-08-21 07:20

It is like an iron law: no electricity, no modern economy, says Leopold Scholtz.

Power restored to Tshwane

2014-08-19 16:39

Power has been restored to areas in and around the Highveld area in Tshwane following power outages due to attempted cable theft.

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.

Municipality to re-connect illegal power - report

2014-08-14 05:00
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Mossel Bay municipality has agreed to re-connect illegal electricity in Kwanonqaba after three days of protests.

Power system remains tight - Eskom

2014-08-13 14:41

The power system remains tight and will be for some time, but it is manageable, says Eskom.

Cosatu vows to fight Eskom privatisation

2014-08-06 17:20

The Congress of SA Trade Unions says is not surprised by moves within government to privatise Eskom, adding that it will fight it "to the bitter end".

World first: Fuel cells light up SA town

2014-08-06 05:00

A community in the Free State is the first in the world to be powered by fuel cell mini-grid technology, which is a cheaper alternative to grid electrification.

Blackouts expected in Soweto

2014-08-01 18:12

A number of power cuts are expected in Soweto in the coming weeks due to maintenance on Eskom infrastructure.

Man burnt at KZN substation

2014-07-31 13:26

A man has been severely burnt at an electricity substation in Edendale, Pietermaritzburg.

Eskom rebuilds collapsed pylons

2014-07-31 07:49

Eskom says the electricity pylons that collapsed in Soweto as a result of the theft of structural components have been rebuilt, with damage estimated to have cost R2.5m.

Eskom welcomes decision

2014-07-30 19:45

Eskom has welcomed a decision by the National Energy Regulator to allow it to recover close to R8bn in losses and increase prices.

Power cut in Pretoria due to cable faults

2014-07-30 12:35

Power supply was interrupted in Eersterust and Murrayfield, Pretoria due to cable faults, the Tshwane municipality says.

Power disruptions in Tshwane caused by vandalism

2014-07-29 14:05

The City of Tshwane says power is expected to be restored in Silverton and Silvertondale.

Thembelihle electricity protest flares up

2014-07-25 09:11

About 100 residents in Thembelihle, south of Johannesburg, have re-started a protest over electricity problems.

Switch off and save electricity - Eskom

2014-07-15 16:35

Eskom says that it is possible to avoid power cuts if everybody saves electricity, adding that people should also report illegal electricity connections.

Eskom posts R7.1bn profit

2014-07-11 14:56
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Eskom has reported a first-quarter net profit of R7.1bn, up from R5.2bn the previous year, but says revenues and profits are traditionally higher in winter.

Power blackout in parts of Soweto

2014-07-07 22:09

Various areas of Soweto have been hit by power outages, Eskom says, adding that there is no indication as to when the electricity will be back on.

Greece threatens to arrest striking workers

2014-07-06 12:30

Greece has ordered electricity workers back to their jobs, threatening them with arrest if they continue with strikes that have caused power cuts across the country.

Power restored to Soweto

2014-07-04 17:51

Electricity supply to Pimville and Nancefield in Soweto has been restored following cable thefts.

Protesters burn cars at Eskom depot

2014-07-03 12:37
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Residents have allegedly damaged 22 cars at Eskom's Soweto depot during a protest over the lack of electricity in the area, police say.

Numsa threatens 'total blackout'

2014-07-02 13:04
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South Africa could face a complete blackout in response to a court interdict against a strike at Eskom, warns the National Union of Metalworkers of SA.

Will Eskom call Numsa’s bluff?

2014-06-29 11:20

Numsa says about 9 000 of its members are ready to hold a protest march to demand higher wages and salaries.

No load-shedding, says Eskom

2014-06-20 17:44

Eskom says national power grid is stable and would remain stable over the weekend, following a spell of electricity cuts.

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