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  • Eskom warns it may escalate power cuts if more breakdowns occur

    South Africans are heading into a weekend of load shedding. Eskom implemented stage two rolling blackouts on Thursday afternoon and this round...

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    South Africans are heading into a weekend of load shedding. Eskom implemented stage two rolling blackouts on Thursday afternoon and this round of power cuts will last until Sunday night. The utility is trying to bring several generating units back online at its power plants which has lead to a significant loss...
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  • Eskom has announced load reduction in Limpopo

    Eskom will be implementing load reduction in Limpopo on Tuesday, to avoid network overloading in high-density areas. The power utility said load...

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    Eskom will be implementing load reduction in Limpopo on Tuesday, to avoid network overloading in high-density areas. The power utility said load reduction will take place between 5 pm and 10 pm. Mopani, Capricorn, and Sekhukhune Districts will be affected by the power cuts. Eskom Load Reduction Notice Date: 12 January 2021#EskomLimpopo...
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  • Top vacancy available at the National Energy Regulator of SA

    The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy has gazetted a call for nominations to fill the position of chief executive officer (CEO) for the National...

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    The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy has gazetted a call for nominations to fill the position of chief executive officer (CEO) for the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa). In publishing the call, Minister Gwede Mantashe said candidates needed to be “strictly South African citizens or holders of [a] permit as permanent residents...
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  • Koeberg Unit 1 taken offline due to increasing leak rate

    Eskom has taken Koeberg Unit 1 offline for repairs after an increasing leak rate was observed on one of its three steam generators on Sunday....

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    Eskom has taken Koeberg Unit 1 offline for repairs after an increasing leak rate was observed on one of its three steam generators on Sunday. Though the leak rate was within safety limits, Eskom says it took the decision to take Koeberg Unit 1 offline for repairs and routine maintenance and refuelling, which was originally...
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  • Lockdown restrictions and load shedding spell double trouble for SA’s employment

    Business and labour are concerned about the crippling double-impact stricter lockdown regulations and load shedding will have on employment in the year to come. Business...

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    Business and labour are concerned about the crippling double-impact stricter lockdown regulations and load shedding will have on employment in the year to come. Business Unity South Africa on Thursday said it understood the decision to move to level three lockdown, but Cosatu maintains it could have been avoided. Eskom implemented stage two load shedding...
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  • Eskom warns load shedding won’t end until SA gets more generating capacity

    Eskom on Wednesday said that although the risk of load shedding would be significantly lower from next year, it would never be completely eliminated. The...

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    Eskom on Wednesday said that although the risk of load shedding would be significantly lower from next year, it would never be completely eliminated. The utility said that it was on track with its planned maintenance programme and was hopeful that it would be completed in September. However, Eskom warned that this did not mean...
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  • Eskom announces load reduction in four provinces

    Eskom will be implementing load reduction in areas of the Free State, Mpumalanga, Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal. The load reduction will take place between 5 pm...

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    Eskom will be implementing load reduction in areas of the Free State, Mpumalanga, Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal. The load reduction will take place between 5 pm and 10 pm on Saturday. In Limpopo, residents in Mopani, Waterberg, and Sekhukhune Districts will be affected. In the Free State, Thabo Mofutsanyana District will be experiencing load reduction. Eskom...
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  • Eskom: Prepare for blackouts in Gauteng, Mpumalanga, KZN, Limpopo and Free State

    Power utility Eskom has announced that it will be implementing load reduction which will impact certain areas in Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, Free State, and KwaZulu-Natal...

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    Power utility Eskom has announced that it will be implementing load reduction which will impact certain areas in Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, Free State, and KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) on Sunday, 20 December 2020. In a statement, Eskom said the implementation of load reduction was due “to avoid network overloading in high-density areas that are prone to illegal...
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  • Eskom announces load reduction in Gauteng

    Eskom will be implementing load reduction in Gauteng on Saturday, to avoid network overloading in high-density areas. The power utility said load reduction will take...

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    Eskom will be implementing load reduction in Gauteng on Saturday, to avoid network overloading in high-density areas. The power utility said load reduction will take place between 5 pm and 10 pm. Soweto, Vaal, and the West Rand will be affected by the power cuts. Eskom Load Reduction Notice Date: 19 December 2020#EskomGauteng Please see...
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  • DA to oppose pension money to cut Eskom’s debt of more than R500 billion

    Opposition party Democratic Alliance (DA) announced on Saturday it plans to oppose a proposal to use public servants’ pensions to cut Eskom’s debt of more...

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    Opposition party Democratic Alliance (DA) announced on Saturday it plans to oppose a proposal to use public servants’ pensions to cut Eskom’s debt of more than R500 billion. DA Shadow Minister Public Enterprises Ghaleb Cachalia said in a statement that even though the holder of Eskom’s debt, Futuregrowth Asset Management, the Public Investment Corporation (PIC)...
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