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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...
  • Eskom: Load reduction is of little benefit to supply shortage

    Power utility Eskom says the implementation of load reduction in various parts of the country is of little benefit, “a drop in the ocean”, when...

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    Power utility Eskom says the implementation of load reduction in various parts of the country is of little benefit, “a drop in the ocean”, when there is a shortage of electricity supply. Eskom spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha said load reduction was implemented as a way of protecting Eskom infrastructure from the effects of illegal connections, which...
  • Eskom warns of load shedding after tripping of generation units

    Eskom has warned it may implement load shedding after six generation units tripped on Monday. The utility has managed to stave off scheduled power cuts...

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    Eskom has warned it may implement load shedding after six generation units tripped on Monday. The utility has managed to stave off scheduled power cuts for almost two weeks, but it says the situation has changed today because the system is severely constrained. Eskom spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha said technicians were working on returning other units...
  • Eskom says power system is under severe pressure

    Power utility Eskom says it’s power system is under severe pressure but not expecting load-shedding, for now. According to Eskom’s Sikonathi Mantshantsha, the power utility...

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    Power utility Eskom says it’s power system is under severe pressure but not expecting load-shedding, for now. According to Eskom’s Sikonathi Mantshantsha, the power utility has had to switch off electricity in high-density areas with high numbers of illegal connections. “We have been battling, particularly in the residential areas of Gauteng. The high-density areas where...
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