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Six ways to keep boredom at bay during load shedding

With the on-going load shedding, people have been cracking their heads on how long this quandary will go on for and there’s been a...

A solution to load-shedding

As load-shedding can result in profit loss for many businesses, Christiaan Hattingh, MD for AWPower, has shared a wide range of affordable backup solutions...

Eskom will try not to ruin your weekend with load shedding

Eskom says it does not anticipate having to implement load shedding this weekend. The utility’s spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha on Friday told The Citizen this was because the...

Heat your home safely this winter

As the temperature starts dropping, Miranda Moahlodi, Eskom’s senior manager for health and safety, encourages South Africans to warm their homes safely. “Eskom comes across...

Stage is set for substantial inflation leap

Statistics SA on Wednesday announced the annual consumer price index (CPI) increased by 0.7% in March to 3.2% from 2.9% in February, paving the...

Electricity reductions in Welkom, Ficksburg

Eskom will implement load reduction during the morning peak hours in parts of Welkom and Ficksburg tomorrow. According to Free State spokesperson, Stefanie Jansen...

Stage 2 loadshedding throughout the weekend

Eskom will implement Stage 2 loadshedding between 08:00 and 22:00 on Saturday and Sunday. This is necessary to replenish the emergency generation reserves, which were...

Eskom urges the public to reduce electricity usage

In a statement last night, Eskom has requested the public to reduce electricity usage as the power generation system is severely constrained. The full statement...

Protect your appliances during load shedding: Here’s how

South Africa’s number one enemy, namely load shedding, has returned. With load shedding comes possible damages to electrical appliances which can cost you a...

Possibility of load shedding increases as Eskom removes 5 generating units

Eskom has stated that five of its generating units have been taken of the grid which means that the power system is severely constrained...

Qwaqwa residents protest demanding water, electricity

Another incident of public unrest has broken out in Maluti-A-Phofung in Qwaqwa with some of the irate residents reportedly barricading roads with stones and...

Maluti-a-Phofung municipality finally elects mayor

The struggling municipality of Maluti-a-Phofung finally has a mayor. This, after the council sitting was eventually successfully held with the purpose of electing the mayor,...

Stage 4 load shedding to continue throughout Wednesday

Eskom said on Wednesday it would press on with rotating blackouts, suppressing 2,000 MW of demand at a given time until 9 am, before...

#SkoolKrisis: Nóg skole kan nie vir krag betaal

Nóg skole in die Vrystaat is in ‘n kragkrisis gedompel weens munisipale skuld, aangesien die Vrystaatse Departement van Onderwys nog nie subsidies aan skole...

#SchoolCrisis: Electricity disconnected

A Primary School in Rocklands, Free State, has been without electricity for almost a month now. This, after OFM News received the service disconnection notice...

9 tips to help you be energy efficient this winter

Cutting down on the amount of electricity used per month does not mean turning your home into a freezer. Consider implementing the following helpful...

Taking on Izinyoka single-handedly

One man from Caleb Motshabi in Mangaung is hell-bent on making a difference in his community by reducing the number of illegal electric connections...