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Power Crisis: Eskom Announces 3 Initiatives to Try Stop SA’s Loadshedding

As part of the broad measures to address South Africa's power outage crisis, public energy utility Eskom has announced the launch of three initiatives to procure much-needed power for the national grid. Initially, the programmes will focus on generators capable...

Botswana Steps Up to Help South Africa with Load Shedding Woes

The Botswana Power Corporation (BCP) says that it wants to sell its excess electricity to South Africa's embattled power utility Eskom. In an announcement, the BCP says that it has started engaging with Eskom to begin the exporting process. This...

“The Plan to Fix Load Shedding” – 8 Changes Announced by Ramaphosa

During a state of the nation address last evening, South African president Cyril Ramaphosa outlined a new set of plans in the hopes of addressing South Africa's ongoing energy crisis, which has led to widespread blackouts affecting the nation...

South Africa’s Government is Keeping its Ministers Load-Shedding Free

South Africa's government has spent R1,981,000.00 ($116,147.34) on the procurement and installation of electricity generators at the homes of its Ministers since 2021 and a further R652,750.00 ($38,211.82) since the first half of 2022 to keep these generators running,...

New Load Shedding Warnings for SA After Short Weekend Reprieve

South Africa's state-owned electricity utility Eskom has issued a warning urging South Africans to reduce their power usage and switch off unnecessary appliances such as swimming pool pumps and geysers as the country's electricity system is "severely constrained." According to...

South Africa to Face Yet Another Increase in Electricity Tariffs

South Africa is expected to face another increase in electricity tariffs from state-owned sole electricity supplier Eskom from April 2022. This latest round will see tariffs increase by 9.61%, according to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA). However,...

Stage 2 Load Shedding Just Announced for South Africa – But For How Long?

Eskom has announced that load shedding will be implemented in South Africa from 14:00 today until 05:00 on Saturday. The embattled power utility had yesterday warned South Africans that load shedding was back on the cards after a brief period...

Top 4 Most Trending Stories – Week in Review

As this week comes to a close we take a look at the stories that resonated most with our readers. This week, load shedding in South Africa, Microsoft launches its new Surface Laptop model, Safaricom evacuates its staff as the...

A Whole Week of Stage 4 Blackouts as SA Falls Deeper Into Power Crisis

The ending weeks of October and most of November so far has been marked by on-again off-again load shedding from South Africa's power utility Eskom as a renewed power crisis takes hold of the Rainbow Nation. While SA had been...

Eskom: Stage 2 Load Shedding for SA & It Will Get Worse on the Weekend

Eskom, South Africa's power utility, announced that the country will be put under Stage 2 load shedding at 11:00, the announcement came about an hour before the load shedding was to begin. According to Eskom, three generating units at its...
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