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Load Shedding South Africa

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...

How Load Shedding Has Changed the Way We Work & Live

We survived masks and lockdown restrictions during the pandemic, only to be confronted by a new challenge: load shedding. With Eskom’s ageing infrastructure and the slow pace of the transition to renewable energy alternatives, load shedding is likely to...

Cell C Offers Free Data Bundles to Those Affected by Load Shedding

South African telecom Cell C has launched a new solution to help its prepaid customers claim some of the data they may have lost during the country's ongoing rotational blackouts, either as a result of inability to access data...

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...

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. Mobile data prices take the cup this week, as readers rushed to find out which African country has the most...

Eskom Wants to Make Electricity Even More Expensive

Eskom has reportedly asked the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) for a 32.66% tariff increase which will see South Africans pay ridiculously high amounts of money for electricity. This comes at a time when South African citizens are...

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,...

MTN Desperately Seeks Generators to Keep its SA Customers Connected

MTN South Africa is desperately seeking generators to keep its customers connected amid the country's deepening power crisis. "MTN is inviting all businesses that are in possession of generators, to become potential suppliers to MTN. Whether the business has two...

How Loadshedding Can Cause Cyber Security Risks

Work-from-anywhere (WFA) model have greatly expanded in South Africa in recent weeks, as loadshedding forces remote workers to seek power from a multitude of sources, in malls and coffee shops, meaning they may be alternating between mobile phones, tablets and...
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