ARTICLES RELATING TO LOAD SHEDDING

Stage 4 load shedding on Human Rights Day

2019-03-20 20:23

Eskom will implement Stage 4 load shedding on Thursday.

Bulk water supply stable despite load shedding – Rand Water

2019-03-20 18:34

Rand Water says its bulk water supply remains stable despite ongoing load shedding.

It is possible to smile in the dark

2019-03-20 18:00

I believe that South Africans grow up exposed to real adversity and I believe that this is a positive and not a negative, writes Howard Feldman.

Stage 5 and Stage 6 load shedding? Here's what you need to know

2019-03-20 16:55

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan told South Africa on Tuesday about the seriousness of the power crisis facing Eskom, saying it will be a "huge struggle to overcome". This as Fin24 revealed on Tuesday that government and Eskom officials were planning for Stage 5 and Stage 6 load shedding to stave off a national blackout.

Stolen cables cut power to Lenasia, parts of Randburg

2019-03-20 10:45

Eskom protection cables feeding electricity to substations supplying most of Lenasia were stolen during load shedding, City Power has said.

'New dawn' but the rogues are still more popular than clean Pravin

2019-03-20 08:25

What does it say about the ANC – its branches, provincial structures and national leadership – when its prime and most vocal opposer of state capture only made it onto the party list at position 73, asks Adriaan Basson.

SA could hold the key to an energy game changer

2019-03-20 06:30

SA holds two-thirds of the power generation capacity in sub-Saharan Africa and it has abundant resources – including a key component required for a potential game changer in Africa's energy landscape. But it needs to align its focus with what investors want, says Bhavtik Vallabhjee.

Load shedding will hit data prices, cellphone companies warn

2019-03-20 05:42

Stage 4 load shedding places additional strain on cellphone towers as batteries are increasingly unable to recharge.

ANALYSIS: Load shedding - worse than we thought and here to stay

2019-03-19 21:51

“How long? Frankly…I can’t tell you when it will end...we’ll have a better idea in ten days, two weeks’ time,” says a senior government official on Eskom's power crisis that has led to several days of rotational load shedding.

 

Load shedding: A boom for generator sales

2019-03-20 19:40

Generators are flying off the shelves of giant retail stores as a result of load shedding that is unlikely to loosen its grip on the country any time soon.

UPDATE: Tembisa substation fire extinguished

2019-03-20 18:09

The fire at Tembisa substation has been extinguished and they are now cooling of transformers.

Eskom in urgent talks with Petro SA to speed up delivery of critical diesel shipment

2019-03-20 17:55

Eskom is in talks with Petro SA to accelerate the offloading of a shipment of diesel in a bid to ease the need for load shedding. The shipment was expected to arrive earlier this week and be in use by Thursday - and the need for load shedding depends on when it comes.

Maimane: Govt should fast track deals with Motsepe and co IPPs to help ailing Eskom

2019-03-20 16:51

DA leader Mmusi Maimane wants the government to allow billionaire Patrice Motsepe and other independent power producers to contribute to the power grid.

Load shedding threatens jobs, economic recovery, says consumer body

2019-03-20 10:35

Load shedding is posing a significant risk to economic recovery, warns the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa.

Need some light relief? Twitter reacts to Stage 5 and Stage 6 load shedding

2019-03-20 08:30

Need some light relief? Here are some of the best twitter posts on news that government, Eskom had plans for Stage 5 and Stage 6 load shedding.

Moody’s could take dim view on load shedding next week, economists warn

2019-03-20 06:45

Economists have warned that Moody’s Investors Services could change its outlook from stable to negative or even downgrade South Africa to junk status when it reviews the country’s credit rating next week.

'I don't have my normal life anymore' - load shedding has South Africans fuming

2019-03-20 06:18

South Africans are fuming after Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan said there was no magic formula to solve the current load shedding crisis in the country.

Government 'fumbling in the dark' for solutions to Eskom crisis – DA

2019-03-20 05:31

A media briefing on Eskom has only confirmed that the power utility is on the verge of collapse and that this will have a devastating impact on the country, says the DA.

Stage 4 load shedding to continue on Wednesday

2019-03-19 20:21

Eskom has announced in a power alert that stage 4 load shedding will again be implemented on Wednesday as it continues to battle a shortage of available capacity.

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