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Why the power was turned off

Eskom workers say they knew two weeks ago that the power crash was coming, but maintenance problems have been consistently overlooked

Elemental power is fuelling a new world order

Germany and China lead the way, and now South Africa is starting to see that renewable energy could be its ‘saviour’

Eskom is likely to remain in the financial red

Moody's Investors Service are not holding out on Eskom's finances improving any time soon, and neither should the country.

Eskom: Rolling blackouts until generators fixed

The power utility said they apologised for the power cuts, but blackouts would continue until three of its generators are fixed.

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.

SA hit by power cuts after Eskom emergency

Power has been cut in various parts of the country on Thursday after Eskom declared an emergency.

Power play puts Zimbabwe in the dark

The country's electricity crisis worsens as power stations break down and international investors stay away.

Eskom: Power supply to remain tight

Eskom, which provides 95% of the power to SA, says power will remain tight during the summer period as it increases maintenance work on its fleet.

Electricity restored to some areas, says City Power

Power has been restored in Lawley and Lenasia South, while other parts of Jo'burg could be left in the dark over the weekend, says City Power.

M&G Newsroom: How the Medupi delay affects SA

PODCAST: We find out how the setback at Eskom's Medupi power station will affect the country's power supply and economic growth.

Can SA still af ford to keep Eskom?

Privatisation is mooted as the utility's proposed tariff hikes look set to put the squeeze on users. Lynley Donnelly reports.

Zim companies bemoan power woes

Zimbabwe's industry this week appealed to the government to allow private investors into the energy sector to end a perennial power shortage.

Apology after power cut strands World Cup trains

A power cut that crippled trains stranded 2 000 World Cup fans until early on Thursday morning after hosts SA's 3-0 defeat by Uruguay.

Super Eagles plunged into darkness

The Nigerian national team was left in the dark by power cuts at their Bloemfontein hotel ahead of their Soccer World Cup clash against Greece.

World Cup fans asked to save electricity

Authorities are asking foreign fans to join South Africans in saving electricity during the Soccer World Cup to avoid power cuts.

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Fake trafficking news targets migrants

Exaggerated reports on social media of human trafficking syndicates snatching people in broad daylight legitimate xenophobia while deflecting from the real problems in society

Female cops sent for rape counselling

Brigadier Sifiso Cele denies the rape allegations, saying that they are part of a smear campaign and that criminal charges should have been opened if the accusations were true

‘Lost’ PPE: Morar a ‘player and ref’

Roshan Morar, the auditor who supplied the KZN education department with sanitisers has also been tasked with investigating the “disappearance” of millions of rands worth of PPE

Press Releases

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Mental Health

During the pandemic there's been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety and suicides, according to some of the surveys done

Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

What is a virtual card, and how does it work?

A virtual card lets you pay online without ever having to take your card from your wallet or exposing your actual account information

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