Peaceful start as Soweto prepares for shutdown with residents demanding free electricity

2020-02-25 08:13

Residents of Soweto in Gauteng took to the streets on Tuesday morning in protest against days-long electricity cuts.

5 things on De Ruyter's to-do list as he starts at Eskom

2020-01-06 14:26

As Andre de Ruyter makes his official start at debt-ridden Eskom, energy experts agree that no one person can solve the power utility's problems - and it will require a collective effort by all stakeholders to turn the ship around.

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.


Resilience against Eskom’s power cuts tested

2020-01-15 14:52

Miners have coped with rolling blackouts since 2008. Will they be able to keep this up as Eskom cuts ever-more power from the grid?

WATCH: Zimbabwe blackouts affecting jobs, manufacturing

2019-12-23 20:45

Millions of people in Zimbabwe have been living with severe power cuts for months, affecting services and jobs, while pushing the economy to brink of collapse.

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.

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