FACT CHECKED: Load shedding - not enough coal or all part of a loan deal?

2018-12-13 13:02

Amid rumours circulating on social media about the cause of load shedding, Fin24 weighs up the facts to get to the bottom of the electricity crisis.

Ensure load shedding stops – alliance political council

2018-12-11 10:11

The alliance political council has resolved to “convene relevant deployees” to consolidate a coherent response on ensuring sustainable energy security, it has said after meeting at Luthuli House in Johannesburg.

Morgan Stanley: Debt-service bailout may ease Eskom's woes

2018-12-10 18:51

Eskom may need a debt-service bailout to survive its liquidity crunch, Morgan Stanley has said, as the state power company struggles under a debt load of R419bn.

UPDATE: Risk of load shedding on Monday still high

2018-12-10 08:37

Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe said that no load shedding would be required on Monday, but the system still remains vulnerable.

Cities must be allowed to source energy - Maimane on load shedding

2018-12-08 14:53

Democractic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane says there is a need for independent power producers to play a role as South Africa's electricity crisis deepens with Eskom.

UPDATE: Eskom says 13-hour load shedding risk remains high for Saturday

2018-12-07 21:30

Eskom says it has terminated load shedding at 21:00 on Friday night, but the probability of stage 1 load shedding on Saturday remains high.

Outages wreak havoc

2018-12-07 15:26

Load shedding is wreaking havoc in the city as it affects not only industry and traffic signals but has also resulted in sewage leaking into the Duzi River.

Eskom announces full day of stage 1 load shedding for Friday

2018-12-07 08:30

This is the first time this week that the power utility has not had to implement stage 2 load shedding.

Gordhan: There will be no 'dark Christmas'

2018-12-06 21:22

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan and the Eskom board says the power utility is working to fix the current power outages.

WATCH LIVE: Pravin Gordhan briefs South Africa on state of Eskom

Eskom is set to hold a media briefing at 14:00 at Megawatt Park to give an update on its operational challenges.

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Load shedding is not a diversion, says Eskom

2018-12-11 16:59

Eskom says it is confident that it can address its current power generation challenges.

No load shedding for Tuesday, but risk still high

2018-12-11 09:29

Eskom says there is no load shedding scheduled for Tuesday, but there is still a high risk because the system remains vulnerable.

Eskom and Sanral are trying to take us for fools

2018-12-10 09:18

Eskom and Sanral, we are not stupid. And we won't be taken for suckers by your Machiavellian tactics.

Sunday load shedding averted - for now, says Eskom

2018-12-09 08:41

After warning of a high risk of load shedding late on Saturday, Eskom has said the electricity grid is currently stable but remains vulnerable.

UPDATE: Eskom warns high probability of stage 2 load shedding on Sunday

2018-12-08 08:00

Eskom says that increased plant breakdowns have led to a higher probability of stage 2 load shedding being implemented on Sunday.

Load shedding hits SA's small businesses hard

2018-12-07 20:20

Though Eskom has promised to turn load shedding around in time for the festive season, small businesses have felt its impact hit hard.

Heavy rain may heighten outage risk, Eskom warns

2018-12-07 12:21

The biggest risk to Eskom being able to avoid load shedding during this weekend is the weather, according to the power utility’s spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe.

Electricity production lifts marginally in October

2018-12-07 06:16

Electricity production increased 0.8% year-on-year, according to data from Statistics South Africa.

‘Load shedding’ into Duzi

2018-12-06 16:17

The cause of fish dying in the Duzi River remains “inconclusive”, according to a statement issued following a meeting between Umgeni Water, Msunduzi Municipality and the Duzi Umgeni Conservation Trust.

WRAP: There are no plans to privatise Eskom - Gordhan

2018-12-06 13:55

The public enterprises minister was briefing the media on the state of the power utility after days of load shedding, power generation unit breakdowns and reports it wants the state to take over R100bn of its R419bn debt.

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