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SADC says it can end power shortages by 2019
SADC says it can end power shortages by 2019
The Southern African Development Community (SADC), which groups 15 countries with 277-million people, said there are enough power...
Eskom silent on contingency plan for a national blackout
Eskom silent on contingency plan for a national blackout
This was after Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille warned in her SA Today column that a nationwide power blackout would result in...
Zuma: Electricity infrastructure cannot serve expanded citizenry
Zuma: Electricity infrastructure cannot serve expanded citizenry
Zuma said at the World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland on Wednesday, that South Africa was currently considering options to increase...
High risk of power failures, warns Eskom
High risk of power failures, warns Eskom
The risk of power cuts was high on Wednesday after two of Eskom's generators failed, the power utility said.
Does South Africa face an electricity grid collapse?
Does South Africa face an electricity grid collapse?
South Africa is facing its worst power crisis since 2008. As the country’s struggling power utility, Eskom, battles to cope with demand for...
Eskom: Rolling blackouts until generators fixed
Eskom: Rolling blackouts until generators fixed
Eskom announced on Monday that it would implement rolling blackouts until three of its generators are fixed.
Congo freezes mining expansion projects amid electricity shortage
Congo freezes mining expansion projects amid electricity shortage
The Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa's biggest copper producer, told miners to halt any project expansion requiring more power amid a...
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.
Lights out in Jo'burg as City Power employees strike
Lights out in Jo'burg as City Power employees strike
TimesLive reported on Thursday that Johannesburg City Power employees went on strike late on Wednesday afternoon.
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...
Fedusa raises concerns about Eskom's blackouts
Fedusa raises concerns about Eskom's blackouts
The Federation of Unions of South Africa (Fedusa) says it is "very concerned" by Eskom's recent announcement that there is a very high risk of...
Municipalities cash in on power
Municipalities cash in on power
Municipal electricity costs are coming under fire as the state gears up to review South Africa's electricity pricing policy.

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