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A church in Cape Town has been broken into during load shedding and valuable items worth an approximate R12 000 stolen.
Vodacom said its back-up power at cellular towers have started failing due to continued load shedding.
The utility says it is still in the process of replenishing its emergency reserves.
Residents of Mogale City in Gauteng can breathe a sigh of relief after an internal miscommunication at Eskom left them without power outside of load shedding schedules - in some reported cases for up to 13 hours.
'You will not need a licence for that, you just generate for self-use and you run ahead,” says the minister of mineral resources and energy.
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has a tough task ahead of him, says Mlondi Mdluli.
Eskom says it has depleted its emergency diesel and water reserves.
The utility says it may need to cut power to let it replenish its emergency water and diesel reserves.
Companies would be looking to fork out upwards of R25 million for a 3 megawatt plant – but that's before battery storage.
We chatted to the new spokesperson for Eskom, Sikonathi Mantshantsha, who relates how he became a journalist by accident, years before he began penning devastating exposés about the power utility.
The power utility has warned of an increased likelihood of power cuts over the next 18 months as it takes generating units offline to conduct maintenance.
Mobile operators Vodacom and MTN warn that South Africans could suffer network problems as a result of vandalism on cellphone towers.
Though not written down, the ANC has not made provision for Eskom to participate in the new power generation project. That's because the ANC has given up on Eskom, writes Irvin Jim.
Individual water heaters could be switched on and off centrally at times that would distribute demand for electricity more evenly through the day while ensuring optimal energy savings for all, writes MJ (Thinus) Booysen.
The power utility says it will try to halt rotational load shedding during peak morning and afternoon traffic.
The Eskom CEO says the utility cannot afford to further defer scheduled maintenance at its ageing fleet of power plants.
Find your load shedding schedule for Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town, Nelson Mandela Bay and Polokwane.
Eskom has brought back into the fold a former senior project manager at the company, who left to work at the Redondo Peninsula Energy company in the Philippines in 2017, to manage the Kusile construction project.
'Our forecast shows that the system is tighter than last week,' says the power utility.
While the power system is constrained, there is no load shedding set for Friday, says Eskom.
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