Will South Africa’s electricity grid collapse, plunging the country into weeks of darkness? Experts say it is possible, but unlikely.
The DA's parliamentary leader also said that government should follow a "World Cup approach" to completing the Medupi and Kusile power stations.
The latest electricity blackouts could spur renewed interest in going off the grid for our power supply and reducing our reliance on Eskom.
The state has announced a rescue package for struggling power supplier Eskom. But experts fear it could mean further credit rating downgrades for SA.
The power utility says load shedding may worsen this winter as it battles with electricity outages attributed to its antiquated power stations.
Eskom has declared a power emergency as a result of severe constraints on the national power grid.
The power utility has asked industry to cut energy use and declared an emergency, noting load shedding as a virtual certainty.
Ahead of winter, the power utility says it will continue with its maintenance strategy and will see a reduction in the maintenance schedule.
Eskom has released two warnings within hours: switch off non-essential appliances or face load shedding; and prepare for another rate hike.
After a week of rain left coal stocks wet, Eskom says the country could experience power cuts after declaring an emergency.
Eskom has declared an electricity supply emergency and is urging customers to curtail power usage.
PODCAST: We find out how the setback at Eskom's Medupi power station will affect the country's power supply and economic growth.
Eskom had to briefly cut supply to one of BHP Billiton's aluminium smelters on Monday night after nationwide demand outstripped supply.
The power supplier has no idea how to manipulate its customers: peak pricing is what's needed.
It was "too risky a commitment to make" to say there would be no load shedding in the coming months, says Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane.