Rumours of Eskom debt swap irresponsible – Treasury

2019-10-22 16:01

Speculation that government is considering a debt for equity swap to help plug Eskom's debt gap are "irresponsible", warns Treasury director-general Dondo Mogajane.

Load shedding: How series of failures, design flaws brought Medupi to its knees

2019-10-22 11:59

South Africa was forced to deal with rotational power outages last week following major problems at the massive coal-fired power station.

Medupi manager resigns, but it's not about load shedding, says Eskom

2019-10-21 18:23

But Eskom said the power system remains constrained, and load shedding may be implemented at short notice.

Eskom: No loadshedding for Monday, rest of the week

2019-10-20 22:02

Despite a constrained and vulnerable power system, no loadshedding is expected on Monday and the probability of further power cuts remains low for the rest of the week, says Eskom.

Corrected version of SA's energy blueprint published in govt gazette

2019-10-19 16:14

A wrong version of the Integrated Resource Plan was published on Friday morning.

Eskom confirms load shedding for Saturday

2019-10-18 17:09

Eskom spokesperson, Dikatso Mothae, has confirmed to Fin24 that Stage 1 load shedding will be implemented on Saturday.

Gauteng matric exams proceed amid load shedding and bomb scare

2019-10-17 16:18

The Gauteng Department of Education says matric examinations have proceeded successfully, regardless of minor delays in some areas due to load shedding and a bomb scare in Vereeniging.

Cosatu wants heads to roll at Eskom over load shedding

2019-10-17 13:11

The trade union federation wants Eskom's senior management, plus the board, to be dismissed after stage two load shedding was announced on Wednesday.

Mashaba to Eskom: ‘free us from load shedding and let us self-generate’

2019-10-16 21:07

Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality Executive Mayor Herman Mashaba urged the country’s large cities to do all that they could to ensure that they were not overly dependent on Eskom and the national grid for power.

Load shedding could last for days

2019-10-16 18:13

A number of problems have hit Eskom's plants.


Load shedding could trip up investment, warns Ramaphosa's advisor ahead of conference

2019-10-22 15:10

Security of energy supply can be an advantage in securing investment, but in SA, load shedding is a "significant investment constraint," says Trudi Makhaya.

9 ways the latest energy plan aims to solve load shedding

2019-10-22 05:00

The Integrated Resource Plan for 2019 outlines nine interventions to improve electricity supply, including making provision for a nuclear build programme and immediately working on increasing reserve capacity.

Ramaphosa on load shedding: If you don't pay, you're part of the problem

2019-10-21 08:40

While President Cyril Ramaphosa said government and Eskom were working to prevent a case where South Africans were "plunged in darkness without warning", he stressed that "tough decisions" would have to be made.

System constrained, but no load shedding expected on Monday

2019-10-20 21:00

While the system remains constrained and vulnerable, no loadshedding is expected on Monday and the probability of loadshedding is low for the week, according to an update from Eskom.

Still no clarity around load shedding for Sunday's World Cup quarter-final

2019-10-19 08:57

On Sunday South Africa will take on Japan in a Rugby World Cup quarter-final match at Tokyo Stadium.

ANC to DA: Back off and let government fix Eskom

2019-10-17 18:26

A DA petition to support a plan for saving Eskom had over 69 000 signatures by early on Thursday evening. But the ANC called this "desperate measures" by the DA to "hijack the electricity situation in the country for political point scoring".

'I believe in that plan': Mabuza endorses Eskom reforms as load shedding strikes

2019-10-17 15:54

Deputy President David Mabuza told Parliament that stabilising the power utility and curbing load shedding was the most important thing government could do to avoid a downgrade in the country’s credit rating.

Load shedding: Bulldozers now used to transport coal

2019-10-17 12:10

Eskom is investigating why a conveyor belt carrying coal from the Grootgeluk Coal Mine to Medupi Power Station in Limpopo has failed, a spokesperson confirmed.

Load shedding caused havoc on Cape Town and Joburg roads – and it won't get better soon

2019-10-16 19:07

Eskom said load shedding will likely continue for the rest of the week.

OPINION: Why Melbourne's weather is the key to surviving load shedding

2019-10-16 18:00

Over the last few weeks, I have had the sense that the pendulum of emotion has swung from extreme negativity to intentional and deliberate positivity. But that was before load shedding, writes Howard Feldman.

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