Power Outages

Get out of the way, Eskom

There’s only one option for South Africa and that is to scrap the flailing power utility

Offline horrors hit home affairs

One of the department’s centres was unavailable for 130 out of SA’s 248 working days in the past year

Nine and a half weeks in Vodahell

'For a communications company, Vodacom is exceptionally bad at communicating'

Eskom coal silo under stress since January – Union

A coal storage silo that collapsed at Majuba power station in Mpumalanga had been showing signs of stress since January, says trade union Solidarity.

Eskom: Majuba coal silo collapse has ‘significant consequences’

South Africans are to brace themselves for more rolling blackouts while Eskom struggles to keep the lights on as a coal storage silo collapses.

Baragwanath blames power cuts on two employees

The Gauteng department of health has given warning letters to two employees over power outages at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto.

Eskom says power supply is tight during maintenance

Eskom says its power system is expected to be constrained for two weeks as generators are being maintained.

Power play casts Zim in the dark

Electricity crisis has worsened as power stations break down and international investors stay away from Zimbabwe.

City Power: Shifts had to change

Johannesburg electricity utility City Power has said it had to change workers' shifts because they were irregular and illegal.

City Power outages ‘equal to an act of terrorism’

The actions of employees involved in turning off power at substations is equal to terrorism, says Gauteng safety minister Faith Mazibuko.

Parts of northern Jo’burg without power

Power to northern Johannesburg suburbs would be partly restored by Thursday evening after an explosion inside a sub-station, an official said.


Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it