Stage 2 load shedding to continue until Sunday as breakdowns increase

2020-02-21 06:30

The power utility says it lost two more generating units on Thursday evening.

How to prep 5 basic dishes for when loadshedding ruins your day

2020-02-03 15:36

Have these ready to eat - no cooking required!

OPINION: Eskom’s Janu-worry just refuses to end. And yes, it is your problem.

2020-01-30 17:24

Every debtor should honour their payments and every sinner must repent. But why does it seem like when Eskom is wielding the stick, the most vulnerable are struck first and hardest?

Gordhan says govt will keep Eskom’s generation after unbundling

2020-01-17 14:06

Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan told Parliament through a written reply to questions from Members of Parliament that Eskom's Generation Entity would remain completely state-owed function.

Your essential loadshedding grocery list: Make these 11 recipes from your pantry

2020-01-13 11:34

Shop these items today and always have a guaranteed meal on hand!

Load shedding now looks inevitable next week, with Eskom’s breakdowns worse than in early December

2020-01-03 13:34

Breakdowns in the Eskom fleet stood at 14,096 MW on Friday, slightly less than the 14,200 MW in breakdowns on December 9 – when Eskom implemented load shedding stage 4.

Wet coal (five years ago) and Cahora Bassa: here are all the reasons Eskom has volunteered for load shedding since 2014

2019-12-11 18:48

Since February 2014 Eskom has offered a lot of explanations for load shedding. Here are all the major excuses.

DA calls for Mantashe's head over electricity crisis

2019-12-10 18:33

The Democratic Alliance has called for the minister of energy and mineral resources, to be fired over the power crisis gripping the country.

Stage 6 load shedding a major blow to growth, tax revenue - economists

2019-12-10 05:00

Projections for SA's economic growth in 2019 have been repeatedly downgraded, with the SA Reserve Bank now anticipating a rise of just 0.5% in GDP.

'There aren't even six stages of grief' - Twitter users react to stage 6 load shedding

2019-12-09 20:30

South Africans have responded with typical humour on Twitter to the news that power utility Eskom has implemented stage 6 load shedding.


No load shedding planned for Friday; no news yet for the weekend

2020-02-13 07:30

Despite the loss of some generating units, no power cuts were expected on Friday.

Protests over power cuts disrupt morning traffic in Soweto

2020-02-03 09:03

Soweto residents have taken to the streets to protest against power cuts in the area.

25 Easy loadshedding recipes you can cook with just one gas ring

2020-01-30 09:30

Don't let the loadshedding schedule catch you off guard! If you have one gas ring, you can cook these 25 delicious dinners.

No loadshedding is anticipated for Wednesday

2020-01-14 20:53

There is still sufficient capacity available from its emergency reserves to meet Wednesday's forecasted demand, says Eskom.

Eskom announces stage two loadshedding from Wednesday evening to Thursday morning

2020-01-08 18:38

Stage 2 loadshedding will start at 21:00 on Wednesday evening.

Cape Town to Mantashe: Avoid 'costly litigation' by allowing municipalities to buy their own electricity

2019-12-12 10:13

The city has written to the minister of mineral resources and energy asking that it and other municipalities be permitted to buy electricity directly from independent power producers, avoiding a pending court case.

City of Cape Town seeks court permission to buy electricity directly from IPPs as energy crisis reaches 'new peak'

2019-12-10 21:54

The City of Cape Town is seeking court permission to buy electricity directly from independent power producers due to the ongoing blackouts in the country.

Police helplines, ATMs and public services take strain during load shedding

2019-12-10 16:56

Rolling blackouts in South Africa have affected some public services over the last few days, including the police's emergency phone line in Port Elizabeth, and some ATMs.

Ramaphosa: Public anger over 'devastating' power cuts is understandable

2019-12-09 22:53

"Our immediate priority is to get as much generating capacity back online within the shortest possible time," said the president.

Eskom is now rationing electricity at stage 6 – here's what that means

2019-12-09 19:47

At stage 8 Eskom expects to be providing electricity to the average South African for 12 hours out of every 24.

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