load shedding

 
SA’s electricity issues are fixable but we need political will
SA’s electricity issues are fixable but we need political will
It is not unreasonable to predict that when policy is developed at a grindingly slow pace, it may well be pretty much irrelevant when it finally...
Why the power was turned off
Why the power was turned off
This Wednesday’s breakfast tweet by power utility Eskom that it would be implementing stage 2 load-shedding came 12 months, one day, and a couple...
GDP and the valium economy
GDP and the valium economy
You could almost hear the nation holding its breath this Tuesday as the gross domestic product (GDP) figures for the second quarter were released....
Economy rebounds but hold the champagne for now
Economy rebounds but hold the champagne for now
South Africa’s economy rebounded in the second quarter with Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) recording an increase of 3.1% in gross domestic...
SA’s GDP slumps to its lowest in a decade
SA’s GDP slumps to its lowest in a decade
South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) declined by 3.2% in the first quarter of 2019, the largest quarterly drop in GDP in 10 years, with...
Depressed? Blame it on poor governance
Depressed? Blame it on poor governance
Poor governance is affecting our happiness.
Elemental power is fuelling a new world order
Elemental power is fuelling a new world order
Wars are fought over resources, and there are few resources as important as coal and oil. Burning both of these fossil fuels to generate power has...
Eskom: Is there life after debt?
Eskom: Is there life after debt?
Eskom must roughly halve its debt — reducing it by R250-billion — if it is to get back to an even financial footing based on current...
[Video]Pimples: The Load Shedding mystery
[Video]Pimples: The Load Shedding mystery
Blurb: Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan catches the smoothest of criminals
Load-shedding dooms SA profits
Load-shedding dooms SA profits
It is Tuesday morning and there are no customers in Vero’s Cakes, but the small bakery in Randburg is buzzing with activity as workers fill the...
Bright lights, dark mutterings
Bright lights, dark mutterings
A week or two ago, paging through the Star, I came across an interesting feature. Amid all the stuff about load-shedding, which we were in...
Beware the dangers of blind optimism
Beware the dangers of blind optimism
We love a diet of hope. As much as we are capable of being easily depressed about the state of the nation, we are equally capable of instantly...

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