power crisis

 
Power crisis undermines future of Heidelberg farmers
Power crisis undermines future of Heidelberg farmers
Douw Venter struggles to sit comfortably in the stiff, red, Wimpy booth in Heidelberg, a picturesque dorp 60km south of Johannesburg. One arm rests...
Eskom threatens to turn off the lights in Free State towns
Eskom threatens to turn off the lights in Free State towns
Against a backdrop of poor financial management at local government level, and a national electricity grid under severe stress, Eskom has threatened to turn off the electricity supply of four Free State municipalities who have racked up debts of over R700-million combined. ...
Nene skimps on details of assets sale
Nene skimps on details of assets sale
Newbie Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has managed to hold the line on embattled power utility Eskom for now, despite its rampant costs resulting...
The wheels are coming off Eskom's 'skorokoro'
The wheels are coming off Eskom's 'skorokoro'
Eskom reached for several car analogies – and inadvertent anthropomorphism – to explain that its fleet of generators will be punishing South...
Eskom's R7-billion profit not enough to power its future
Eskom's R7-billion profit not enough to power its future
Although Eskom turned a R7-billion profit, according to its results released on Friday, the state-owned entity has warned that this will not be...
Eskom declares power emergency, threatens load shedding
Eskom declares power emergency, threatens load shedding
A power emergency was declared on Wednesday afternoon because of severe constraints on the national power grid, Eskom said.
SA hit by power cuts after Eskom emergency
SA hit by power cuts after Eskom emergency
Various parts of the country experienced blackouts on Thursday after Eskom declared an emergency.
Electricity restored to some areas, says City Power
Electricity restored to some areas, says City Power
Power was restored in Lawley and Lenasia South while other parts of Johannesburg could be left in the dark over the weekend, City Power said...
India suffers second day of power failure
India suffers second day of power failure
Hundreds of miners were trapped underground in the eastern state of West Bengal when the lifts failed, metro services were stopped temporarily in the...
Ballooning debt cuts off the power
Ballooning debt cuts off the power
It is 7.30am in Bulawayo's central business district and a long, winding queue has already formed outside the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority's main offices. James Sibanda (38), a father of three, is at the front of the queue and has been there since 6am. He holds out a crumpled...
Eskom uses tight power supply to defend tariff hike
Eskom uses tight power supply to defend tariff hike
South Africa's power supply is still vulnerable despite the country being in a recession and could worsen if state-owned utility Eskom fails to get...

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