ARTICLES RELATING TO LOAD SHEDDING

MTN says criminal gangs are stealing cellphone tower batteries - and selling them for R5 000

2020-02-18 14:23

703 batteries were stolen from MTN stations in January 2020 from a total of 122 incidents alone.

Thieves break into Cape Town church during load shedding

2020-02-11 16:25

A church in Cape Town has been broken into during load shedding and valuable items worth an approximate R12 000 stolen.

Vodacom and Telkom clients hit by network outages due to load shedding

2020-02-07 14:25

Vodacom said its back-up power at cellular towers have started failing due to continued load shedding.

Eskom says it won't be suspending power cuts for afternoon rush hour

2020-02-05 13:00

The utility says it is still in the process of replenishing its emergency reserves.

Mogale City back on grid after 'crossed wires' at Eskom leave residents in the dark

2020-02-03 13:48

Residents of Mogale City in Gauteng can breathe a sigh of relief after an internal miscommunication at Eskom left them without power outside of load shedding schedules - in some reported cases for up to 13 hours.

Mining companies can generate own power without licences - Mantashe

2020-02-03 10:14

'You will not need a licence for that, you just generate for self-use and you run ahead,” says the minister of mineral resources and energy.

OPINION: Minister Mboweni, Moody's can see the lights going out

2020-02-03 06:30

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has a tough task ahead of him, says Mlondi Mdluli.

Find your load shedding schedule

2020-01-30 10:00

Find your load shedding schedule for Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town, Nelson Mandela Bay and Polokwane.

Here’s how much it will cost to take larger businesses off the grid – if government scraps the ‘red tape’ now limiting self-help electricity

2020-01-27 11:52

Companies would be looking to fork out upwards of R25 million for a 3 megawatt plant – but that's before battery storage.

Q&A with the new spokesperson for Eskom, Sikonathi Mantshantsha

2020-01-24 05:00

We chatted to the new spokesperson for Eskom, Sikonathi Mantshantsha, who relates how he became a journalist by accident, years before he began penning devastating exposés about the power utility.

 

Load shedding is ruining TVs, monitors, routers - and food

2020-02-18 06:50

Food and expensive computers are also at risk.

Power cuts to continue on Sunday - Eskom

2020-02-08 10:49

The power utility has warned of an increased likelihood of power cuts over the next 18 months as it takes generating units offline to conduct maintenance.

Vandalism could destroy SA mobile networks, warn Vodacom and MTN

2020-02-06 05:25

Mobile operators Vodacom and MTN warn that South Africans could suffer network problems as a result of vandalism on cellphone towers.

Irvin Jim: Unnecessary load shedding used to justify Eskom restructuring and its eventual demise

2020-02-04 10:48

Though not written down, the ANC has not made provision for Eskom to participate in the new power generation project. That's because the ANC has given up on Eskom, writes Irvin Jim.

Load shedding: Smart water heating could help in South Africa's energy crisis

2020-02-03 12:49

Individual water heaters could be switched on and off centrally at times that would distribute demand for electricity more evenly through the day while ensuring optimal energy savings for all, writes MJ (Thinus) Booysen.

Eskom aiming to suspend power cuts during peak traffic

2020-02-03 10:00

The power utility says it will try to halt rotational load shedding during peak morning and afternoon traffic.

Brace yourselves for more load shedding, warns De Ruyter

2020-01-31 12:41

The Eskom CEO says the utility cannot afford to further defer scheduled maintenance at its ageing fleet of power plants.

Eskom brings back former manager from Philippines to head Kusile construction

2020-01-28 05:00

Eskom has brought back into the fold a former senior project manager at the company, who left to work at the Redondo Peninsula Energy company in the Philippines in 2017, to manage the Kusile construction project.

Low risk of load shedding on Monday despite volatile grid - Eskom

2020-01-27 11:26

'Our forecast shows that the system is tighter than last week,' says the power utility.

No load shedding set for Friday - Eskom

2020-01-23 22:17

While the power system is constrained, there is no load shedding set for Friday, says Eskom.

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