WATCH: In Zimbabwe, power cuts turn nights into days

2019-08-02 15:50

Zimbabwe's worsening electricity shortages have effectively turned night into day for many businesses and families, with most work happening after dark, when lights flicker on for a few hours.

Free State municipalities avert Eskom power cuts with payment deals

2018-07-17 21:57

Eskom said it will not cut power at three Free State municipalities which have new payment agreements with the power utility.

Bitcoin's cheap energy feast won't last much longer - Gadfly

2018-01-05 07:19

Bitcoin has proved to be a boon for energy generators in China, but this may come to an end through curtailment.

Eskom wants to keep lights on this winter

2017-05-19 15:57

Eskom is promising to keep the lights on this winter, despite severe weather conditions that have already started to grip the country.

Three more municipalities avert power cuts

2017-01-16 11:40

Eskom has suspended planned supply interruptions to three more municipalities after reaching payment agreements with them.

Gordhan to act against municipalities which owe Eskom money

2017-01-11 19:51

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says National Treasury will act against municipalities which have failed to settle their debt to Eskom.

Premier saves towns from Christmas load shedding

2015-12-23 07:11

Eskom has heaped praise on Eastern Cape Premier Phumulo Masualle and his provincial government for intervening in a power battle of a different kind.

Power cuts hit Sibanye first quarter output

2015-05-04 17:49

Sibanye Gold says power shortages and a delayed start-up after the festive season has cut its first quarter bullion output by 5%, sending its shares lower.

MAP: Is your municipality in Eskom's cut off plans

2015-04-10 14:53

See the defaulting municipalities that Eskom plans to interrupt bulk electricity supply to because they owe the utility R3.68bn in total arrears debt greater than 30 days.

Israel begins power cuts over Palestine debt

2015-02-24 09:19

Israel's state-owned electric company has briefly cut power to two Palestinian cities to press for payment of what it said was $492m owed.


Power cuts affect March business activity negatively, says PMI report

2019-04-03 09:49

Business activity in the private sector deteriorated in March as businesses were affected by load shedding, SA firms said.

Electricity theft causes power cuts - Eskom

2018-07-03 20:05

Embattled power utility Eskom has warned consumers about infrastructure and electricity theft, which it says causes power outages.

Eskom gives EC municipalities 48hrs to pay up or face power cuts

2017-09-13 07:28

Eskom has delayed planned interruptions of bulk electricity supply to three Eastern Cape municipalities, but says plans must be made before Friday for outstanding payments.

Companies secure Eskom vow to not cut electricity

2017-01-18 10:55

Eight companies with extensive industrial operations have filed an urgent court application to stop Eskom from cutting North West municipality Madibeng's electricity.

Eskom threat of power cuts works as 5 municipalities pay

2017-01-16 06:44

Eskom has suspended power cuts to five municipalities, who together with others, owe Eskom R10.2bn in debt.

Judge to determine urgency of bid to stop Eskom cutting power

2017-01-03 14:06

A high court judge will soon reveal whether AfriForum's bid is urgent after it approached the court to block Eskom from cutting power to eight municipalities this week.

Eskom on track for a summer without load shedding

2015-10-16 07:57

A month into Eskom’s annual summer maintenance programme and there has been no sign of load shedding, but any major power plant breakdown will change that.

Load shedding: 5 tips to protect your PC

2015-04-14 15:07

As Eskom struggles to cope with electricity demand, computer equipment is also at risk of being negatively disrupted.

Power restored after outage hits Amsterdam

2015-03-27 13:00

Power has been restored at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport after a major outage hit the Dutch capital and surroundings.

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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