Bracing for more blackouts

2020-01-20 10:03

Despite reports that the Eskom grid is stabilising, energy experts have warned that South Africans should prepare themselves for the worst, with regular rolling black-outs and stage 6 load-shedding as a result of continuing problems at the power utility.

No power cuts planned for weekend

2020-01-17 16:53

Eskom says there is currently adequate generation capacity to meet demand.

Eskom: Power grid is stabilising

2020-01-15 20:41

No load shedding is expected for the rest of the week, despite scheduled maintenance of two major generating units on Thursday, Eskom said.

'Forget about state capture': Eskom warns of collapse without higher tariffs as it faces regulator in court

2020-01-15 12:49

Eskom says if it is not granted tariff increases it wants from March this year, its finances might collapse, triggering a national crisis.

As Eskom continues to grapple with unplanned outages, these graphs show why a breakdown at Medupi could cripple South Africa

2020-01-14 14:53

Expect more load shedding this week – these graphs show why it keeps happening.

'It's political theatre': Cosatu slams calls to move Eskom to energy department

2020-01-13 18:01

While trade union Numsa and the ANC Women's League have called for Eskom to be moved to the oversight of the department of mineral resources and energy, Cosatu has said this won't solve the pressing issue - to stabilise the entity and solve the power crisis.

Consolidate Eskom with energy department - ANCWL president Bathabile Dlamini

2020-01-12 11:59

Eskom should be consolidated with the energy department - ANC Women's League president Bathabile Dlamini believes that should be part of government's rescue plan for the power utility.

Eskom crisis, jobs top ANC’s priority list, Ramaphosa vows

2020-01-11 14:59

While President Cyril Ramaphosa has repeatedly given reassurances that energy constraints are being addressed, Eskom has intermittently instituted rolling blackouts to prevent a collapse of the grid.

'The promise you gave to the nation was not met.' Mabuza apologises in resignation letter to Ramaphosa

2020-01-11 10:00

Eskom has confirmed the authenticity of a document purporting to be the resignation letter that outgoing Eskom chair Jabu Mabuza sent to President Cyril Ramaphosa, Deputy President David Mabuza and Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan.

Loadshedding to continue on Friday and Saturday

2020-01-10 20:32

Eskom announced via social media networking site Twitter on Friday evening that stage one loadshedding would end at 23:00 in the evening and that an unspecified category of loadshedding would resume on Saturday morning.


No load shedding expected on Monday - Eskom

2020-01-19 18:46

The utility says while the power system is constrained, available generation capacity continues to be supplemented by some of its emergency generators.

ANALYSIS: 3 things keeping Zim's finance minister awake at night

2020-01-16 22:08

Food, power and currency stability continue to be significant worries for the southern African country.

Eskom appoints first health ombud Prof Makgoba as interim chairperson

2020-01-15 18:32

Professor Malegapuru William Makgoba has been appointed interim chairperson of Eskom, following the shock resignation of Jabu Mabuza last week.

Big power users tell Ramaphosa they want to generate their own electricity

2020-01-14 18:50

Business wants SA’s energy plan to be within direct control of the Presidency.

No, stage 8 load shedding is not imminent - Eskom

2020-01-14 07:26

The utility says the likelihood or reaching stage 8 power cuts is low.

ANALYSIS: 2020 vision to end generation capacity constraints and loadshedding in South Africa

2020-01-13 10:17

Eskom is not too big to fail – it has already failed. The issue now is how we deal with this.

NUMSA slams entire Eskom board as “incompetent” amid ructions

2020-01-12 09:56

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa said Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan appeared to move from one state-owned entity crisis to another but appears unable to provide the necessary required leadership to fix parastatals.

DA calls Mabuza’s resignation a chance to rejig Eskom leadership

2020-01-11 13:31

Member of Parliament for the Democratic Alliance Ghaleb Cachalia said the DA was willing and able to assist in the generation of a list of individuals who could potentially fulfill the key roles he said needed to be dispensed.

Parties concede Mabuza’s “failure” following Eskom resignation

2020-01-10 21:30

Mabuza's resignation was announced on Friday evening, after he wrote to President Cyril Ramaphosa and Deputy President David Mabuza acknowledging that Eskom failed to honour its commitment avoid loadshedding until 13 January.

Ramaphosa looking at changes in Eskom board - Presidency

2020-01-10 11:48

President Cyril Ramaphosa is looking at making changes to the Eskom board as part of the implementation of a rescue plan at the power utility, the Presidency says.

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