Lockdown | Eskom lost a maintenance opportunity, utility admits

2020-04-01 16:34

While Eskom is on track to meet its immediate maintenance needs, the drop in electricity demand that came with the lockdown has been a lost opportunity for the utility to get to grips with its long-term maintenance needs, spokesperson Sikhonathi Mantshantsha told Fin24.

Eskom : No power cuts expected this week, but keep reducing demand

2020-03-22 19:08

SA's electricity system still remains constrained and vulnerable.

Eskom: No load shedding expected on Wednesday, drop in unplanned breakdowns

2020-03-15 17:43

Eskom is not expecting load shedding on Tuesday, the power utility has said.

Steers, Wimpy owner warns of 'intense' price war

2020-03-12 13:33

The company's share price hit levels last seen in 2012.

Surprising things about Koeberg – now at the centre of load shedding – such as drone crashes

2020-03-12 12:37

In 2016, a drone crashed into the Koeberg Power Station site.

Wynberg court plunged into darkness during load shedding but court officials make do

2020-03-11 12:59

Security guards had to whip out their flashlights to assist court attendees at the Wynberg Magistrate's Court as the building was plunged into darkness during load shedding.

SA employment outlook still at record low - but load shedding means energy companies are hiring

2020-03-10 21:49

SA's outlook for job seekers is still at its lowest in five years, according to a survey among 750 employers – but while ongoing load shedding is taking its toll on the economy, it's also sparking job creation in the alternative power generation sector.

Aggressive price cuts from competitors hit owner of Bakers biscuits and Five Roses

2020-03-09 08:53

Food and beverage company AVI battled with a tough trading environment and load shedding which cost its headline earnings.

Eskom warns of 8 000 MW power cuts if maintenance delayed

2020-03-06 16:48

Eskom Holdings warned that its maintenance plan must be supported by the government or South Africa can expect regular blackouts from power cuts of 8 000 megawatts by mid-2021, a move that would cripple the economy.

Eskom: Bigger chance of load shedding on Tuesday

2020-03-02 19:24

Load shedding could be implemented at short notice if there is a change in the generation system's performance.


No load shedding expected during coronavirus lockdown

2020-03-29 08:55

Eskom says it does not expect to implement load shedding during the coronavirus national lockdown.

No power cuts planned for Sunday, says Eskom

2020-03-22 05:30

The cash-strapped utility warned it may be forced to implement cuts at short notice should SA's system performance deteriorate.

Eskom website, customer app still down following 'major' IT incident

2020-03-14 16:31

The utility says it experienced a "major incident" at one of its key IT data centres on Wednesday.

Eskom outages – at 18 000MW – now 'worst I've ever seen', one Eskom source says

2020-03-12 13:26

An internal memo reveals that the utility will have a shortage of 8 891.4 MW to meet Thursday's peak afternoon demand.

Koeberg’s seawater 'pump' problem is fixed – here’s why it’s not back online yet

2020-03-11 13:18

Safety is not affected – but the national grid is.

OPINION | Coronavirus and load shedding: fighting a cruel combination

2020-03-11 10:09

Suffering from a COVID-19 infection in the heart of winter in a confined home at the margins that has been made dark and cold by failing electricity supply is a hellish scenario that no one in any household in our country should have to face, writes Heinrich Cyril Volmink.

Eskom: More stage 4 load shedding on Wednesday - and Koeberg repairs could take days

2020-03-10 19:03

The state-owned power utility said stage 4 load shedding will continue until late on Tuesday night, with a brief drop to Stage 2 on Wednesday morning - after which stage 4 will resume.

No load shedding as Eskom recovers broken units but warns of high probability

2020-03-08 09:20

The power utility says the likelihood remains high that it may have to implement loadshedding at short notice today because of increased breakdowns.

Ramaphosa 'most interested' in possible sale of Eskom power stations

2020-03-03 17:40

President Cyril Ramaphosa says he is open to the idea of selling some of Eskom’s power stations to private companies to run.

Power-cut plans drag SA's factory sentiment to decade low

2020-03-02 11:52

Sentiment in South Africa’s manufacturing industry fell to the lowest level in more than a decade in February.

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