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.

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.

Tshwane sending additional work teams to help restore Centurion power

2019-12-08 22:33

Centurion households affected by the spate of electricity outages in the City of Tshwane have been asked to exercise some patience as teams are working to resolve power-related issues.

Passengers fuming as load shedding brings Gautrain to a halt - service since restored

2019-11-08 09:31

Gautrain passengers that were left stranded on Friday morning following load shedding took to social media to vent their anger.


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

2020-01-17 13:30

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

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.

11 ways to stay safe in your home during load shedding – including having frozen water and avoiding carbon monoxide

2019-12-09 10:30

Business Insider asked two experts how South Africans can keep their homes safe during load shedding.

Eskom says load shedding unlikely on Saturday but system is constrained

2019-11-23 11:13

Eskom says there is no load shedding expected on Saturday, but warned that its power generating system remains constrained and is performing at very low levels of reliability

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.

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