Latest articles on Blackouts

​‘Eskom is not the Vatican so pay up or get cut off’

The electricity generator is done with compassion and, backed by a court ruling, could do more than interrupt power in non-paying municipalities.

Eskom blackouts were good for SA

Energy efficiency programmes have saved more than R1.5-billion in the past five years, dramatically cutting South Africa's power bill.

Eskom CEO challenges suspension

The power utility's chief executive, Tshediso Matona, is challenging his suspension in the Labour Court in Johannesburg.

High risk of power failures, warns Eskom

Two of the power utility's generators have failed, pushing up the risk of blackouts as engineers attempt to determine the cause of the breakdowns.

End of the world and we’re… nooit!

Eskom's rolling power blackouts aren't the problem, it's the discontent many in South Africa are all too familiar with.

Hello darkness, my old friend

The latest electricity blackouts could spur renewed interest in going off the grid for our power supply and reducing our reliance on Eskom.

Eskom declares emergency as blackouts loom

The power utility has asked industry to cut energy use and declared an emergency, noting load shedding as a virtual certainty.

Eskom asks more big customers to cut power use

The utility is looking to save a further 1000 megawatts through reduced use by both large and residential customers.

Keeping your gadgets safe during load-shedding

Most South Africans have become used to electricty blackouts, but might not know how to keep their gadgets and appliances safe before it happens.

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Demolition of hope in Hangberg

The City of Cape Town in June twice knocked down structures on land allocated for other purposes. The city says these were not evictions; residents ask why no police are available for rapes and murders

Corruption allegations: It’s a family affair at Dihlabeng municipality

The mayor, her relatives and their friends keep landing lucrative tenders and using state resources. Yet Lindiwe Makhalema has failed to declare the list of her relationships with people and companies benefiting from the municipality

AG’s report reveals the municipalities where money goes to waste

Municipalities are in complete disarray, with many of them flagged by the auditor-general for deliberate lack of accountability and tolerance for transgressions by political and administrative leadership while billions are squandered.

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Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

Security and Compliance Evolution in the Data Revolution

Organisations must adopt a risk-based approach to compliance and rely on technology to mitigate that risk and on people and process controls as well

Covid-19 vs Child Nutrition

Children are being impacted severely across the world because of things such as reduced immunisation as health services prioritise treating Covid-19 cases

MTN’s network innovation sees 5G launched at 100 sites countrywide

MTN South Africa has launched its widely accessible 5G network – the first of MTN’s 21 operations across Africa and the Middle East

Economic ramifications of Covid-19

There is an opportunity for business and government in collaboration to galvanise and work together, and present ourselves as a viable destination for investment

BCX empowers its finance staff with professional accounting qualifications

'For the finance function to go beyond the numbers we need to be professional and we cannot leave out the financial control experts'

Ensuring no prospective CA(SA) is left behind

Sizwe Nxasana talks about the macro-economic impact our country will suffer if the accountancy profession fails to transform its pipeline in the pandemic

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