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Kit Kat goes solar at Benoni Cash & Carry site

Kit Kat goes solar at Benoni Cash & Carry site

15/08/2019 - 09:11
In a bid to reduce its carbon footprint, mitigate load shedding and become less reliant on the national grid, the Kit Kat group has completed a solar power installation at its Benoni Cash & Carry store. read more
Facial recognition combats load-shedding shoplifting

Facial recognition combats load-shedding shoplifting

26/03/2019 - 08:39
South Africa’s load-shedding woes are not limited to the inconvenience suffered by consumers. The country’s retailers are set for a dramatic spike in shoplifting, warns one facial recognition for business specialist. read more
Eskom's woes could impact economic growth, with small businesses the hardest hit

Eskom's woes could impact economic growth, with small businesses the hardest hit

18/02/2019 - 11:32
There are warnings that continued load shedding will hamper South Africa’s economic growth, projected to modestly improve in 2019.  read more
No winter power cuts, vows Eskom

No winter power cuts, vows Eskom

11/03/2016 - 09:38
Cape Town - There might finally be light at the end of the country’s dark load shedding tunnel, with a new promise from Eskom that there will be no power cuts this winter. read more
Load shedding could return because of low price hike: Eskom CEO

Load shedding could return because of low price hike: Eskom CEO

02/03/2016 - 09:48
The risk of load shedding could increase because of energy regulator Nersa’s decision to give Eskom only half of their required tariff increase on Tuesday (1 March). read more
You will pay 9.4% more for electricity

You will pay 9.4% more for electricity

02/03/2016 - 09:19
Johannesburg - The National Energy Regulator (Nersa) said on Tuesday (1 March) it has approved a 9.4 percent electricity tariff increase for power utility Eskom for the 2016/2017 financial year. read more
Will scare tactics push SA’s nuclear policy forward?

Will scare tactics push SA’s nuclear policy forward?

17/02/2016 - 10:02
Johannesburg – Expect load shedding 20 hours every day if South Africa doesn’t build 20GW of new power stations within a decade, a nuclear energy proponent warned on Tuesday (16 Feb). read more
Eskom on track for a summer without load shedding

Eskom on track for a summer without load shedding

16/10/2015 - 08:20
Cape Town – A month into Eskom’s annual summer maintenance programme and there has been no sign of load shedding, but any major power plant breakdown will change that. read more
SA growth too low to cut poverty, says World Bank

SA growth too low to cut poverty, says World Bank

06/10/2015 - 08:48
The World Bank on Monday joined the South African Reserve Bank in revising SA’s economic growth forecasts down, warning that poverty and unemployment remained stubbornly high. read more
Load shedding for the next 18 months

Load shedding for the next 18 months

07/08/2015 - 09:45
Load shedding will continue for the next 18 months, Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown said on Thursday, once again appealing to South Africans to save electricity. read more
Cape Town wants to make its own electricity

Cape Town wants to make its own electricity

12/03/2015 - 10:40
The City of Cape Town’s executive deputy mayor, Ian Neilson, says that the city wants to generate its own electricity to become less reliant on power utility, Eskom. read more
Load shedding dents business confidence

Load shedding dents business confidence

11/03/2015 - 09:11
Johannesburg - The quarterly business confidence index stumbled in the first quarter of 2015 due to the negative impact of load shedding, which was slightly offset by lower fuel prices and inflation, a survey showed on Tuesday. read more
Eskom has too many white employees

Eskom has too many white employees

09/03/2015 - 10:24
Eskom is set to axe as many as 3 389 skilled white employees, including 1 081 white engineers and managers, as it ramps up its affirmative action policy. read more
Power crisis negatively affecting precious metals sector

Power crisis negatively affecting precious metals sector

25/02/2015 - 10:48
Cape Town - Load shedding, the impact of the ongoing power crisis on South Africa’s mining, and metal extracting sectors featured high on the agenda during the 2015 Africa Mining Indaba.  read more
Peak hour electricity price hike coming

Peak hour electricity price hike coming

25/02/2015 - 10:22
Johannesburg’s City Power is set to charge household more for electricity during peak periods in a bid to lessen the need for load shedding. This is according to a report in the Rand Daily Mail. read more
Blackouts due to economic growth: ANC

Blackouts due to economic growth: ANC

30/01/2015 - 10:58
The strain on the power grid is due to economic growth and development, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe said on Wednesday. read more
Eskom load shedding just got worse

Eskom load shedding just got worse

27/01/2015 - 10:13
Eskom has announced that it has moved from Stage 1 load shedding, to Stage 2 in some areas. read more
When to expect Eskom’s next load shedding

When to expect Eskom’s next load shedding

14/01/2015 - 09:14
Eskom says it is monitoring its power availability every hour, making short-term predictions on the health of supply very difficult. read more
Another Eskom load shedding warning

Another Eskom load shedding warning

17/12/2014 - 11:25
Power utility, Eskom has warned of further load shedding after it lost four power-generating units on Tuesday (16 December). read more
Eskom load shedding schedule to March 2015

Eskom load shedding schedule to March 2015

09/12/2014 - 09:39
Eskom says that the week ahead will be “tight with a medium risk of load shedding” and a high risk on Thursday and Friday, 11-12 December. read more
Power crisis is likely to worsen

Power crisis is likely to worsen

08/12/2014 - 09:33
Cape Town - The national power crisis that has seen repeated blackouts daily around the country is likely to worsen, an energy analyst has warned.  read more
Eskom issues power warning for the week

Eskom issues power warning for the week

24/06/2014 - 13:36
The national power system will be tight on Monday evening and is expected to stay that way during peak hours for the rest of the week, Eskom said. read more
Weather to test Eskom’s resolve

Weather to test Eskom’s resolve

20/06/2014 - 12:22
As a cold front settles in across the country, set to reach Johannesburg on Thursday, Eskom faces a difficult task to “protect the national grid from a total shutdown”. read more
Eskom declares emergency as blackouts loom

Eskom declares emergency as blackouts loom

13/06/2014 - 09:59
Johannesburg - Eskom has asked large industrial customers to reduce their electricity usage by 10 percent, as it seeks to avert a second evening of rolling blackouts read more
Eskom imposes first blackouts in six years

Eskom imposes first blackouts in six years

07/03/2014 - 08:35
Johannesburg - The South African state power utility Eskom imposed rolling blackouts for the first time since 2008 on Thursday, forcing rail networks and banks to switch to emergency generators after heavy rains soaked power station coal supplies. read more