Night work: Power cuts add to Zimbabwe's mounting woes

2019-06-30 10:27

Zimbabwe's worsening electricity shortages mean power is often only available for a few hours in the middle of the night -- forcing furniture maker Richard Benhura to start work at 11:00 pm.

Mpumalanga municipality taken to court over power interruptions

2017-11-06 22:00

Three chambers of commerce in Mpumalanga have approached the Constitutional Court to intervene in Eskom’s "catastrophic" supply interruptions in the Thaba Chweu municipality because of unpaid accounts.

Six in 10 Zimbabweans live in darkness

2015-09-30 12:07

Six in ten Zimbabweans have no access to electricity, as the country experiences some of its worst power cuts, says a government official.

The health dangers of load shedding

2015-02-03 15:39

South Africa's electricity crisis threatens to cripple the economy, but it can be downright dangerous to your health too. Here's how to protect yourself when darkness falls.


Eskom's debt is now more than SA's total budget for health and education - here are 4 things you should know about its shocking numbers

2018-07-23 15:02

Eskom's debt burden is now much bigger than South Africa's entire budget for healthcare and education.

Hiltonians power on

2017-08-07 14:22

Despite having lost all faith in the powers that be, Hilton residents — a community really showing how nice they can be — are trying to help the municipality help them.

Tech can ‘ease’ load shedding burden

2015-02-16 11:30

Rolling electricity blackouts have become an almost daily occurrence in South Africa, but a technology company says Eskom could manage power cuts better.

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