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‘We are in deep trouble,’ says economist after repo rate increase...

The repo rate is now 8.25% after the latest increase of 50 basis points that sent the rand crashing to R19.73, far worse than...

Stage 4 load shedding followed by stage 5

SA must brace for daily power outages this week as Eskom starts stage 4 load shedding will be implemented from 5 am to 4...

Load-shedding stages 1, 2 and 3 to continue

Eskom announced that stage 2 load-shedding will be implemented from 05:00 on Monday (3/27) until 16:00, followed by stage 3 load-shedding until 05:00 on...

Free State municipality is Eskom’s top debtor

The Qwaqwa-based Maluti-a-Phofung Municipality in the Free State happens to be the power utility Eskom's top debtor in South Africa. According to data sourced from...

Load shedding to alternate between stage 4 and 5 this week

Eskom has announced that it will ramp up load shedding to stage 4 from 4pm on Sunday. Load shedding The struggling power utility said stage 4...

Load shedding to alternate between stages 3 and 4 this week

South Africa’s load shedding is practically permanent now with the only change being what stage of load shedding the country finds itself in at...

Which appliances use the most electricity in your home?

For the past three months, Eskom has instituted almost continuous daily load-shedding because of a shortage of power grid capacity. Energy experts agree that Eskom’s...

Only three of Eskom’s coal plants are consistently producing over 2...

So far this year, only three of Eskom’s coal power stations are consistently generating more than 2 000 megawatts (MW) of power, on average. It...

From the desk of the President: Load-shedding cannot end overnight

President Cyril Ramaphosa said in this week’s letter to the nation that the only way to end load-shedding is if it is done together....

‘Change government to save SA from load shedding’ – Holomisa

President Cyril Ramaphosa has cancelled his working visit to the World Economic Forum in Davos, due to the ongoing energy crisis. His spokesperson Vincent Magwenya...

NERSA approves an 18.65% electricity tariff increase for Eskom

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) on Thursday announced that Eskom will be allowed to increase electricity tariffs by 18.65%. The new revised...

Ramaphosa: ANC’s top priority is to end load shedding

As the country continues to suffer from excruciating and deliberate load shedding, African National Congress (ANC) President Cyril Ramaphosa has vowed to end the...

How Eskom kept the lights on for Christmas, but not New...

Contrary to what many assume, Eskom didn’t burn a single litre of diesel on Christmas Day to avoid load shedding. In an announcement on...

Load-shedding reduced to Stage 3

Stage 4 load-shedding was implemented until 05:00 on Monday, whereafter it was reduced to Stage 3 until 05:00 on Tuesday. Eskom announced that from Tuesday...

What is the likelihood of stage 6 load shedding?

With severe power constraints and a shortage of diesel, Eskom has announced that stage 4 load shedding, instead of stage 5, will be implemented...

Load shedding: Eskom and government promise to ‘find’ money for diesel

As the country continues to suffer with chronic load shedding at even higher stages, Eskom and government have pledged to find money for diesel...

Eskom announces stage four load shedding until further notice

Ailing parastatal Eskom has ramped up load shedding to stage 4 as it battles to keep the lights on. Eskom increased the load shedding after...

Does Eskom really share South Africans’ pain of load shedding?

With the country suffering with chronic load shedding, questions have been raised about why Eskom continues to supply other countries with electricity when it...