The ANC and Cosatu have welcomed the decision not to grant Eskom a tariff increase.
The energy regulator has rejected Eskom's application to raise its electricity prices further this year.
Eskom has asked at public hearings that it be allowed to raise prices to, in part, fuel gas turbines.
But the utility has said it needs to find the "sweet spot" between keeping the lights on and taking 5 500MW off the grid for maintenance this winter.
The ANC has said retirement savings may be the answer to the state-owned power utility's woes.
A labour market report released by the Solidarity Research Institute on Tuesday showed deteriorating levels of job security in South Africa.
After months of scrapping with Eskom at the Labour Court and the CCMA, suspended CEO Tshediso Matona has agreed to go quietly.
Unless suspended chief executive Tshediso Matona goes quietly, there will be an ugly spectacle over who's the boss.
The Local government Association declared a dispute with Treasury to release of R1-billion to 39 municipalities whose funding is being withheld.
Mayor Parks Tau's greatest success is an electricity plan that makes Johannesburg less dependent on Eskom.
Electricity thieves are using cunning methods to ply their trade that not even the police or Eskom can prevent.
Numsa wants full disclosure from Eskom on the so-called "war room", and it believes that the electricity crisis is due to multi-million contracts.
Technological innovation that affects consumer behaviour and a shift to renewable energy are at the heart of the upheaval facing utilities.
Updated: Eight municipalities face mid-winter power cuts if they don't make arrangements with Eskom to pay their overdue electricity bills.