Load shedding: Over 400 organisations, small businesses join class action against Eskom

2019-05-06 20:10

Despite a previous statement by Eskom that a class action against it over load shedding has little basis, the law firm arranging the suit believes that there is a viable case and has been approached by over 400 organisations who want to make a claim against the power utility.

Eskom: Colder weather signals load shedding risk this week

2019-04-08 16:14

Eskom has warned the electricity system is tight this week and is encouraging consumers to use less.

The sewers of SA’s biggest cities risk overflowing if load shedding returns

2019-03-25 05:07

In Ekurhuleni, five sewerage pumps have already overflowed due to power rationing. If the electricity crisis continues, raw sewage will be spilling out in many other places.

SA you are not alone, even Eskom's headquarters are being load shed

2019-03-21 15:00

A note sent to Eskom's staff reveals that the power utility's headquarters are not immune to load shedding either.

Diversify energy supply, do more with renewables - Netherlands Ambassador on Eskom

2019-03-13 07:50

Netherlands Ambassador to SA Han Peters says it is good that government has a plan for Eskom, as energy supply is "vital" - but now we have to see how to implement it.

Ranked: The most powerful countries on earth

2019-03-03 08:20

US News and World Report looked at a country's political and financial influences, international alliances, military, and international leadership.

Is there light after debt? 7 key figures that put Eskom's crisis in perspective

2019-02-20 07:45

Eskom is struggling to service R420bn in debt. Just how serious are its financial problems?

Load shedding: This is how Eskom plans to turn things around

2019-02-16 09:57

A look at the nine-point plan that Eskom hopes will turn its fortunes around.

Ramaphosa: Load shedding a 'hugely damaging reality check'

2019-02-14 15:31

President Cyril Ramaphosa said there is no single solution to Eskom's crisis.

Parliament to schedule urgent debate on Eskom and energy crisis

2019-02-14 10:38

Earlier this week DA MP Natasha Mazzone wrote to Speaker Baleka Mbete requesting an urgent motion for debate on the debt-laden power utility.


New Kusile unit powers up, 8 months ahead of schedule

2019-04-16 13:49

On Sunday, for the first time, Kusile Unit 3 produced power, according to an internal memo to Eskom staff.

This is how much it will cost to take your home off the grid - and avoid load shedding forever

2019-03-27 05:23

The price of electricity keeps going up in South Africa, and the price of home solar installations keep going down. If you can't deal with load shedding anymore, here's the kind of money you'll need to opt out of Eskom.

Eskom to implement Stage 2 load shedding on Friday

2019-03-21 21:42

Eskom will implement Stage 2 load shedding on Friday.

6 quick fixes that can save South Africa from more load shedding

2019-03-18 11:51

It’s going to be another dark week for South Africans, but this expert has six ways to get the country out of the dark sooner rather than later.

Sunday Read: Electricity costs will rocket way beyond 13.8%. Here’s why

2019-03-10 09:27

Eskom was granted only a 13.8% increase for 2019/20 instead of the 15% it had applied for. Don't sigh with relief too quickly, says Ferial Haffajee.

Gordhan: New Eskom board appointments will be made soon to help with turnaround

2019-02-21 17:32

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan told members of Parliament that government will appoint additional members to Eskom's board soon. He said these would be people who have engineering skills and experience in turning around ailing institutions.

American powerlifter heroically lifts car pinned on top of man after accident

2019-02-19 15:52

A weightlifter was hailed a hero last week after he saved a man who was pinned beneath a two-ton SUV.

Maimane: Save Eskom by privatising it

2019-02-14 18:42

DA leader Mmusi Maimane has called for the privatisation of Eskom, while President Cyril Ramaphosa has assured it will remain state-owned.

Emergency diesel imports may finally have reached Eskom

2019-02-14 14:15

This could help put an end to load shedding.

Load shedding: This is an emergency - Gordhan

2019-02-13 15:02

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan said that no one could have anticipated the re-emergence of load shedding four days ago, referring to the present state of Eskom as an "emergency".

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