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Eskom suspends load shedding as demand drops

Eskom announced on Friday that it will suspend load shedding as demand declined ahead of the weekend. This after the power utility had implemented stage...

Eskom to begin stage 2 load shedding from Wednesday night

Eskom has announced that it will implement stage 2 load shedding between 10pm and 5am, starting on Wednesday night and continuing Thursday night. According to...

No load shedding planned, but ‘dark Christmas’ not ruled out

Eskom is not planning to implement load shedding this festive season, but it cannot guarantee South Africans will not have a “dark Christmas” due...

Electricity theft a concern in FS

Eskom warns against electricity theft in the Free State. The power utility says it has been auditing customer meters in the towns of Bohlokong and...

Replacement of electrical towers underway

Work is in progress to dismantle and replace two 132 kV towers on the Everest-Welkom Bulk feeder that collapsed yesterday evening due to storms...

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...

Electricity theft still a problem

Electricity theft is still an ongoing problem all over South Africa. It is not only about  illegal connections and meter tampering as Eskom now...

Eskom announces more load reductions in FS

Eskom has announced that areas in Lejweleputswa and Thabo Mofutsanyana districts will experience a load reduction due to the overload of its network. OFM News...

Eskom and Matjhabeng strikes a deal

Eskom has agreed to lift the Matjhabeng Local Municipality’s over R3.4 billion bill with immediate effect. OFM News reports, the power utility and the municipality...

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 to reduce load shedding to Stage 3 today

Due to the reduced demand and the much improved weather, Eskom has announced it will reduce load shedding to Stage 3 starting from 8am...

Eskom implements Stage 2 load shedding

Eskom implemented Stage 2 load shedding from 16:00 this afternoon. The load shedding, which will end at 20:00 tonight, was implemented due to a...

Electricity thief sentenced in FS regional court

An agriculturalist from Petrusburg in the Free State was sentenced to five years imprisonment, suspended for five years, after tampering with the Eskom electricity...

Eskom FS to implements load reduction in Fezile Dabi

Electricity utility, Eskom, will on Sunday 16 August 2020 start implementing load reduction during the morning peak hours in the Fezile Dabi District. According...

Electrocutions rise as illegal connections abound

There has been an increase of illegal power connections since lockdown began. This is reported by Eskom during Electricity Safety Month as the surge...

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...

Eskom reduces load shedding to Stage 1

Eskom has announced that the power generation system has improved and as a result, load shedding will be reduced from Stage 2 to Stage...