electricity crisis

 
Did 34% of households have access to electricity in 1994?
Did 34% of households have access to electricity in 1994?
As the lights flicker on and off in South Africa, government has come under increasing pressure to resolve and account for the "electricity...
SA's sovereign rating may avoid being downgraded to junk
SA's sovereign rating may avoid being downgraded to junk
South Africa’s credit rating will probably not be downgraded to junk, at least not for the next two years, said credit ratings agency Standard &...
Will the Cahora Bassa Dam deal still be renegotiated?
Will the Cahora Bassa Dam deal still be renegotiated?
In the 1960s, Portugal, the coloniser of what would become the independent country of Mozambique, and South Africa built the Cahora Bassa Dam along...
Eskom is likely to remain in the financial red
Eskom is likely to remain in the financial red
Beyond a large increase in tariffs, a material improvement in Eskom's financial profile is not expected before new generation capacity comes on...
Namibia exporting power to SA
Namibia exporting power to SA
Namibian power utility NamPower is currently exporting electricity to its South African counterpart Eskom, which is struggling to meet demand, an...
Eskom crisis: Government co-owns the problem
Eskom crisis: Government co-owns the problem
Eskom has asked government for yet another bail out – this time in a cash injection of R3-billion. 
Gigaba warns of tight electricity supply until winter
Gigaba warns of tight electricity supply until winter
Electricity supply will be extremely tight from April to July, Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba said in Johannesburg on Tuesday.
Eskom declares electricity supply emergency
Eskom declares electricity supply emergency
Power utility Eskom on Thursday again declared an emergency to keep the country's lights on.
Wood could bring power to those without electricity
Wood could bring power to those without electricity
The largest renewable source of energy being used in South Africa is one that has been used for millennia – wood. More than 10% of households...
In the township, an electricity gap can always be plugged
In the township, an electricity gap can always be plugged
A funny thing happened to my friend, the late actor and poet John Matshikiza, several years ago: he woke up one morning to discover that the door to...
Energy minister calls for tighter electricity efficiency
Energy minister calls for tighter electricity efficiency
Energy efficiency is the country's best hope in the short term to meet electricity demand in the face of tight supply, Energy Minister Dipuo Peters...

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