WATCH: Zimbabwe outages plunge businesses into darkness

2019-05-23 10:02

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa promised a 'brighter tomorrow' when he was sworn in, vowing to revive the country's economy. But this week Zimbabwe is firmly in the dark, as it endures the worst power cuts in three years.

Eskom 'too big to fail' and won't be privatised, Ramaphosa tells investors

2019-05-15 14:31

Ramaphosa was delivering his first major post-election economic address at a conference hosted by the Goldman Sachs Group.

How Zim is implementing load shedding as power cuts continue

2019-05-15 05:30

Zimbabwe has instituted rotational power cuts, following low water levels at Kariba Dam, generation constraints at Hwange Power Station and limited imports from neighbouring countries.

Grid stable as winter begins - Eskom

2019-05-10 16:25

No loadshedding is likely in the immediate future, but as demand rises, the national grid will be put under pressure, Eskom has said.

Load shedding: Over 400 organisations, small businesses join class action against Eskom

2019-05-06 20:10

Despite a previous statement by Eskom that a class action against it over load shedding has little basis, the law firm arranging the suit believes that there is a viable case and has been approached by over 400 organisations who want to make a claim against the power utility.

Mashaba vows to end Joburg's crippling blackouts, eyes energy from Kelvin Power Station

2019-04-30 13:56

City of Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba intends to negotiate a contract with independent coal-fired power station Kelvin near OR Tambo International Airport as a possible solution for the City's rolling blackouts.

Low risk of load shedding on Election Day, says Eskom

2019-04-29 16:53

Eskom’s spokesperson on matters related to station capacity and load shedding, Andrew Etzinger, has told Fin24 the power utility remains vigilant for risks to grid stability.

Cosatu wants facts before talks on Eskom job cuts

2019-04-26 07:55

South Africa’s largest labour federation is prepared to discuss reducing workers at the nation’s power utility if it’s given proof of over-staffing and that job cuts would save Eskom.

Load shedding blues? The Baby Turtle's got your back

2019-04-22 07:45

Baby Shark? No, it's Baby Turtle. These portable fold-away solar energy kiosks can be used to charge batteries, access Wi-Fi and be used for other power-related services, even in remote areas - and they're geared to create business opportunities for budding entrepreneurs.

Health & beauty gives Clicks a boost - despite the cost of load shedding

2019-04-17 13:28

Clicks Group's core health and beauty markets have been resilient despite load shedding making a negative impact trade sentiment, says CEO Vikesh Ramsunder.


Eskom keeps investors in the dark as debt speculation mounts

2019-05-22 07:36

As speculation swirls about plans to deal with Eskom’s crippling debt load, one group of stakeholders hasn’t been consulted: owners of the company’s R243bn bonds.

New energy minister for Zimbabwe as load shedding continues

2019-05-15 11:02

Zimbabwe started implementing load shedding on Monday, given low water levels at the Kariba Dam's hydroelectric power plant, generation constraints at local power stations and limited foreign imports.

Zimbabwe starts load shedding as drought hits Kariba Dam power station

2019-05-13 10:01

Zimbabwe has started to implement load shedding, after the government announced it was facing critical power shortfalls.

Dark winter ahead as Zimbabwe readies for load shedding

2019-05-10 09:35

Low water levels in Kariba Dam, ageing power stations and expectations of a cold winter mean that Zimbabwe's power generation system will come under strain.

Ramaphosa promises no job losses at Eskom

2019-05-03 10:22

President Cyril Ramaphosa has said the government won’t cut jobs at state power utility, Eskom, as it divides the company into three separate businesses.

Eskom reduced unplanned plant failure by more than half over Easter, says COO

2019-04-29 18:04

Eskom teams have been working overtime to reduce the risk of load shedding, conducting daily planned maintenance in excess of 7 000 MW over the Easter weekend, along with improvements at a number of stations, says COO Jan Oberholzer.

Most South Africans want investment in renewables, not coal – survey

2019-04-25 05:00

Most South Africans want foreign investment in electricity generation to focus on renewable energy and not on coal, according to an international survey released on Wednesday.

Eskom a 'black hole' - DA on bailout billions

2019-04-21 14:17

The DA has slammed Eskom as an unviable "black hole", while other reports claim the entity has an ambitious rescue plan.

New Kusile unit powers up, 8 months ahead of schedule

2019-04-16 13:49

On Sunday, for the first time, Kusile Unit 3 produced power, according to an internal memo to Eskom staff.

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