SA needs policy certainty on energy mix to attract investment - Treasury official

2018-12-11 16:34

A lack of policy certainty on the country's energy mix will deter investment, says Treasury Deputy Director General Anthony Julies.

No load shedding for Tuesday, but risk still high

2018-12-11 09:29

Eskom says there is no load shedding scheduled for Tuesday, but there is still a high risk because the system remains vulnerable.

Cities must be allowed to source energy - Maimane on load shedding

2018-12-08 14:53

Democractic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane says there is a need for independent power producers to play a role as South Africa's electricity crisis deepens with Eskom.

UPDATE: Eskom says 13-hour load shedding risk remains high for Saturday

2018-12-07 21:30

Eskom says it has terminated load shedding at 21:00 on Friday night, but the probability of stage 1 load shedding on Saturday remains high.

Electricity production lifts marginally in October

2018-12-07 06:16

Electricity production increased 0.8% year-on-year, according to data from Statistics South Africa.

Eskom wants state to absorb R100 billion debt, BDay reports

2018-12-05 08:29

Eskom wants the South African government to absorb about R100bn of debt as part of a rescue plan for the state-owned utility, Business Day reported, a move that will put further strain on already stretched state finances.

In the dark? You can thank the Guptas for load shedding

2018-12-04 07:17

In the two years that Gupta-owned mines were under the controversial family’s control they undersupplied Eskom by nearly four million tons of coal – with zero consequences.

UPDATE: Eskom starts stage 2 load shedding on Monday morning

2018-12-02 21:58

The power utility had hoped to have enough generating units functioning to not have to ration electricity at the start of the week.

ANALYSIS: Eskom's deadly cocktail

2018-12-01 12:51

The power utility is facing a deadly cocktail of increasing coal and employment costs, stagnant revenue growth and rising debt.

Eskom to switch to stage 2 load shedding at 16:00

2018-12-01 08:33

The power utility announced on Saturday afternoon that it would have to to up its level of power rationing to keep the national grid stable.


SA will have to assume Eskom debt - Rothschild

2018-12-11 11:37

SA faces no choice but to assume some of the debt of Eskom, said Martin Kingston, the CEO of Rothschild & Co's operations in the country.

Sunday load shedding averted - for now, says Eskom

2018-12-09 08:41

After warning of a high risk of load shedding late on Saturday, Eskom has said the electricity grid is currently stable but remains vulnerable.

UPDATE: Eskom warns high probability of stage 2 load shedding on Sunday

2018-12-08 08:00

Eskom says that increased plant breakdowns have led to a higher probability of stage 2 load shedding being implemented on Sunday.

Eskom announces full day of stage 1 load shedding for Friday

2018-12-07 08:30

This is the first time this week that the power utility has not had to implement stage 2 load shedding.

Eskom confirms another full day of load shedding

2018-12-06 08:39

It looks increasingly likely that load shedding will continue all week, after Eskom on Thursday said its maintenance crews were still struggling to repair broken power generating units.

UPDATE: Eskom confirms 13 hours of stage 2 load shedding for Wednesday

2018-12-05 05:30

South Africans will have to endure another day of load shedding on Wednesday, with Eskom still battling to repair broken power generating units.

UPDATE: Eskom confirms stage 2 load shedding for Tuesday

2018-12-03 22:24

The power utility's spokesperson tweeted on Tuesday morning that stage 2 load shedding would take place between 09:00 and 22:00.

CellC users get 1GB after load shedding interrupts service

2018-12-01 20:22

Cell C has apologised to its users who were unable to access the network for approximately two hours.

SA businesses brace for blackouts - again

2018-12-01 09:00

Concerns over the ripple effect from load shedding has left some members of the business sector taking matters into their own hands in an attempt to minimise impact.

Eskom warns South Africans to plan for weekend of load shedding

2018-11-30 16:04

The power utility said the probability of stage 1 rotational power cuts over the weekend was high due to a shortage of capacity.

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