According to the department of energy "there is no need to panic at this stage" as petrol is still cheaper than a year ago.
After a three hour board meeting Eskom chairperson Zola Tsotsi has resigned.
The metalworkers union says workers at the Medupi power station were partaking in a peaceful protest after which Eskom decided to shut down the plant.
Eskom contractors fired over 1 000 workers for taking part in an "illegal" strike at the Medupi power station in Limpopo, the power utility said.
Eskom chairperson Zola Tsotsi says the President backed him when he said he wanted to set up an inquiry to investigate "rot" at the power utility.
Animosity boils over after battle for control of crucial commercial procurement division
Critical decisions are on hold as top bosses battle it out and other employees fear layoffs.
Winter is coming and the House of Eskom struggles to ward off the darkness.
The power utility's chief executive, Tshediso Matona, is challenging his suspension in the Labour Court in Johannesburg.
While deputy president Ramaphosa assures the country that the Eskom boardroom shenanigans "are not squabbles", Eskom's controversial chair stays put.
The Companies Act prevents public enterprises's Lynne Brown from involvement in the utility's operations, but she thinks the board is united.
If minister Lynne Brown doesn't fire Eskom chair Tsotsi and he doesn't voluntarily step down either, the mineworkers' union will remove him by force.
Amid another Eskom power battle, public enterprises minister Lynne Brown says all she's interested in is finding a solution to the power crisis.
The Eskom board has tabled a vote of no confidence in its chairperson Zola Tsotsi after he was forced to leave a heated board meeting.
The inquiry has just three months to diagnose the complex ills of the crippled giant and lay the foundation for a turnaround.
Power utility Eskom is racing to recruit as many skilled people as possible, regardless of their skin colour, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said.
Geyser companies faced ruin over the energy department's failure to handle rebates, but Eskom has moved to keep the factories open.
And the Cabinet’s ‘war room’ has lost patience with the utility’s handling of the crisis it faces.
Three municipalities face power cuts over unpaid Eskom bills, while one acting municipal manager is sentenced to six months for contempt of court.