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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...

De Ruyter clarifies ‘load shedding disappointment’ statement

As winter continues alongside escalating Covid-19 infections, load shedding has become a recurring constant this week, with Eskom highlighting various technical issues as an...

Stage 2 load shedding starts again from 9am

Power utility Eskom has said that it would resume Stage 2 load shedding at 9am this morning until 10pm in the evening. On Friday Eskom...

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...

FS town without electricity due to illegal connections

The residents of C-Hostel in Welkom in the Free State might be without electricity for a while. OFM News reports, this comes after a transformer...