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12 Days of Christmas & 12 Days Without Power Cuts in 2023

As we approach the 12 days of Christmas towards the end of December, we have the collective opportunity to reflect on the fact that we’ve only had 12 days with no power cuts this year. The latest insights from...

Harnessing IoT and solar power for smarter energy management

When Eskom first implemented load shedding in 2007, electricity changed overnight from a resource every company could take for granted into one of the most urgent challenges in South African boardrooms. Since then, the imperative of facing up to...

Load Shedding is Not Made in SA: A Broader Perspective on Africa’s Energy Crisis

The energy crisis extends far beyond the boarders of Eskom's grid inefficiency, and the temporary 3-6 hour load shedding disruptions. Africa's energy crisis is not just a local one but a continental disaster resulting in slowed economic growth. It is...

How to Keep Your Internet on During Loadshedding

That great black Friday deal was once something to get excited about, nowadays having the lights come on has got you jumping for joy. Whilst many have taken an alternative route to secure their power supply, some of us...

Vodacom Signs Virtual Wheeling Agreement with Eskom to Solve Energy Crisis

Vodacom and Eskom signed a Virtual Wheeling agreement today, aiming to alleviate South Africa's energy crisis. This innovation aligns with Vodacom's goal of sourcing all electricity from renewables by 2025. This agreement allows Vodacom to proceed with the next phase:...

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...

You Can Now Rent Solar Power in SA with MetroWatt & Huawei

Johannesburg, South Africa-based renewable energy solution provider MetroWatt is now offering simple hybrid solar and battery-powered solutions for rent from as much as R2,800 ($164.51) a month as part of a new partnership with Huawei. The company says that these...

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. Xiaomi releases two new affordable smartphones in South Africa, Safaricom goes on a hiring spree, a new hyperscale data centre...

SA Load Shedding: Eskom Turns to Asia for Battery Power

South Africa's public energy utility Eskom has today announced that it has appointed two service providers to begin its battery energy storage project. According to Eskom, the project is focused on alleviating some of the pressure off of South Africa's...

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...
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