Plan for further load shedding, warns Eskom

2018-06-18 21:29

While consumers were spared load shedding on Monday, the power utility has cautioned South Africans to remain on the alert for further power cuts.

UPDATE: Saturday night load shedding ends

2018-06-16 17:04

Eskom announced at 21:20 that electricity had been restored in all areas after a third consecutive day of load shedding.

Review debt structure between municipalities and Eskom, says Mkhize

2018-06-15 13:26

It is necessary to review the debt structure and payment plans between Eskom and defaulting municipalities, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Zweli Mkhize has told Parliament.

Why we can't pay Eskom: Top ten defaulting councils share financial horror stories

2018-06-13 13:55

The top ten municipalities indebted to Eskom have told Parliament’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts why they continually struggle to settle their debts.

Angry community chokes Eskom coal supply

2018-06-10 06:00

Unhappy locals say a short-term contract between the parastatal and Exxaro excludes them.

Less electricity produced and distributed in SA y-o-y, says Stats SA

2018-06-01 16:31

There has been a decrease in distribution and production of electricity in South Africa, says Stats SA.

Energy experts say Eskom must go

2018-05-20 06:06

Buckling under the weight of debt, Eskom is the biggest stumbling block to developing affordable, clean power in South Africa, and it should be unbundled, experts say.

Mkhize slams municipal debt to Eskom as unacceptable

2018-05-16 10:05

In December, municipalities owed Eskom and water boards over R23bn. Scopa met Eskom, CoGTA, SALGA and National Treasury to discuss the problem.

Eskom's Phakamani Hadebe soothes load shedding fears

2018-05-03 17:24

While the risk of load shedding always exists it is not likely to occur this winter, says Eskom acting CEO Phakamani Hadebe.

Under new draft rules every solar panel on every house – and backup generators too – will have to be registered with the government

2018-05-03 05:23

As it stands: no exceptions. A single electricity-generating solar panel, or anything else that can generate power, will have to be registered – whether or not it is connected to the national grid.


City Power issues alert of load shedding in Joburg suburbs

2018-06-17 13:58

Eskom stage one load shedding on Sunday will affect a number of Johannesburg suburbs, according to City Power.

What is load shedding anyway? Energy analyst weighs in

2018-06-16 09:00

Energy analyst Chris Yelland says that Eskom’s “selective definition” of load shedding allowed the utility to get away with claiming that it had not implemented load shedding in years.

Eskom says Thursday evening load shedding has ended

2018-06-14 18:01

News that load shedding would again be instituted sent South Africans scrambling to find schedules online, with some websites crashing under the strain.

Eskom challenges energy regulator's 5.23% tariff increase

2018-06-12 19:59

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa has confirmed Eskom is challenging its decision to grant the power utility a 5.23% tariff increase, through the courts.

Saftu's Vavi: Renewable energy needed, but not at expense of jobs

2018-06-02 22:00

The South African Federation of Trade Unions has condemned the privatisation of energy generation to "capitalist companies" and has expressed its support for a call for social ownership of the renewable energy project.

17 district municipalities in 'financial distress' - Treasury

2018-05-22 13:40

Treasury’s state of local government and financial management report for 2016/17 revealed that 17 district municipalities were identified as being in financial distress.

Municipal debt to Eskom worsens significantly, execs tell Parliament

2018-05-16 10:55

The outstanding debt municipalities owe Eskom has grown to R13.88bn, reflecting a worsening situation, Parliament has heard.

The world's set for failure on energy goals as millions of people still struggle without electricity

2018-05-04 10:19

The world is not on track to meet global energy targets set as part of the Sustainable Development Goals, leaving many vulnerable to the effects of pollution.

Load shedding or not? SA will hear today about state of Eskom's system

2018-05-03 08:59

South Africans will learn if load shedding will be a reality this winter as Eskom Acting CEO Phakamani Hadebe is expected to brief the public on the state of the system from Megawatt Park later this morning.

Eskom: 'Electricity grid is stable'

2018-04-26 14:31

As SA heads into the winter months when electricity usage increases, the state power utility has said the grid is stable, although some power stations have low coal stockpiles.

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