ARTICLES RELATING TO LOAD SHEDDING

'I am not the minister responsible for Eskom' - Mantashe says he is not to blame for blackouts

36 minutes ago

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe says South Africans should not blame him for Eskom's woes, pointing out that the power utility is actually part of Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan's area of responsibility.

Harmony resumes underground shifts after load shedding level falls

2019-12-11 09:37

The mining group says is its resuming underground shifts at its nine mines.

Gordhan, Mantashe out of touch with South Africa's frustration over Eskom - Cosatu

2019-12-11 07:58

Gwede Mantashe and Pravin Gordhan have demonstrated they do not understand the degree of frustration faced by South Africans, Cosatu general-secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali has said on the sidelines of the SACP's special national congress.

Eskom: Multiple systems failures but grid remains stable and ‘won’t collapse’

2019-12-11 06:30

The national power grid is not currently in danger of collapse, according to three sources with access to discussions at senior levels in Eskom.

POWER UPDATE: Stage 2 load shedding set to continue until 11pm on Wednesday

2019-12-11 06:00

The power utility has warned that cuts are likely to continue for the rest of the week.

Melanie Verwoerd: My f*k, Eskom!

2019-12-11 05:00

If it wasn't so sad, it would be rather funny to note that the emissions from these coal power plants are contributing to climate change which causes these extreme weather events which causes the wet coal which results in the coal power stations to grind to a halt, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

It is our own failure that led to load shedding - Blade Nzimande

2019-12-10 20:31

SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande says the tripartite alliance must take responsibility for recent load shedding.

Zimbabwe escalates power cuts up to 24 hours as Eskom impact hits

2019-12-10 20:15

Zimbabwe’s state-owned Zesa Holdings escalated power cuts to as long as 24 hours after losing regional power imports, while local generation capacity remains critically constrained.

Ramaphosa set to meet Eskom leadership after decision to cut Egypt trip short

2019-12-10 19:19

The Presidency has confirmed to News24 President Cyril Ramaphosa will cut his trip to Egypt short, returning home to deal with the ongoing power crisis.

Mantashe announces 'immediate measures' to aid energy supply

2019-12-10 16:22

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy has announced short- and medium-term interventions to meet South Africa’s energy demands and address its electricity and energy challenges, including steps to allow Independent Power Producers to come on stream sooner.

 

#LoadShedding LIVE | Ramaphosa, Mabuza, Gordhan and Mantashe prepare to engage with Eskom board to address crisis

53 minutes ago

While Eskom has announced the grid remains stable and won't collapse despite multiple systems failures, President Cyril Ramaphosa arrived at Megawatt Park to engage with the power utility's board and management.

Eskom’s Oberholzer: ‘Grid has been abused for far too long and we’re now reaping the reward’

2019-12-11 09:05

'For at least ten years the approach has been to provide electricity at all costs', says the struggling power utility's chief operating officer.

WATCH | Joburg's small businesses feeling the pinch from Eskom's rolling blackouts

2019-12-11 06:50

Small businesses in Johannesburg are feeling the pinch from the rolling blackouts that have hit the country as Eskom continues with load shedding.

Christmas food, stokvels and romance: It seems nothing is sacred with load shedding

2019-12-11 06:01

For many, the festive season is about making memories with family, enjoying meals together and spending quality time with your better half.

Deep in the heart of Eskom: Union tells of long hours, plummeting morale

2019-12-11 05:00

The National Union of Mineworkers energy coordinator Paris Mashego says working conditions have become gruelling at Eskom, and employee morale has plummeted alongside energy supply.

AS IT HAPPENED: Load shedding downgraded to stage 3 but 24-hour blackouts hit Zim

2019-12-10 21:00

South Africans are being hit hard by rolling blackouts across the country in the guise of load shedding by Eskom, further exacerbated by extreme weather conditions.

WATCH | 'It has never been like this' - small business owners in Cape Town slam load shedding 'mess'

2019-12-10 20:24

As South Africans continue to grapple with load shedding - currently at stage 4 - it would appear many small business owners are taking strain because of the latest round of "ridiculous" power outages.

Unpopular decisions must be made to fix ailing SOEs - Mabuza

2019-12-10 19:51

Unpopular decisions will have to be made to fix ailing state-owned enterprises, said Deputy President David Mabuza who also apologised for load shedding during his address at the SACP's special national congress.

Medupi and Kusile performing worse than some of Eskom's older power stations

2019-12-10 18:11

The multi-billion rand mega power stations Eskom commissioned in 2007, Medupi and Kusile, should take a large portion of the blame for the power utility's failure to keep the country supplied with electricity.

'It’s us who messed up Eskom' – former deputy finance minister Mondli Gungubele

2019-12-10 16:08

ANC national executive committee member and former deputy finance minister Mondli Gungubele says the blame for the state of Eskom lies squarely with the governing party.

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