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Loadshedding until further notice as 6 generating units break down  

By: News24Wire      2nd December 2022 Eskom will implement continuous stage 2 loadshedding until further notice due to the breakdown of six generating units at five power stations, the... 

Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel

Six-month ban imposed on export of copper scrap as South Africa seeks to combat theft 

By: Terence Creamer     30th November 2022 The South African government has imposed a six-month ban on the export of copper and copper-alloy scrap, as well as most ferrous scrap as part of... 


South Africa central bank flags risks of erratic power, high debt

By: Reuters     29th November 2022 South Africa's unreliable power supply and its high level of government debt are two of the main risks to its financial stability, the country's... 

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President Cyril Ramaphosa

Embedded generation project pipeline stands at 9 GW – Ramaphosa 

By: Terence Creamer     28th November 2022 President Cyril Ramaphosa reports that the pipeline of confirmed private embedded generation projects has increased to 100 with a total combined... 

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Loadshedding to be downgraded thanks to diesel from PetroSA

By: News24Wire      24th November 2022 Thanks to diesel supplied by PetroSA, Eskom will be able to reduce load shedding to Stage 3 from Stage 4 during the night, Eskom said. This is... 

Eskom CEO André de Ruyter

SA sun and wind, unlike Eskom's coal, can't be stolen by 'sophisticated' crooks, says De Ruyter

By: News24Wire      24th November 2022 Eskom CEO André de Ruyter has slammed critics of the utility's move towards renewables, away from coal, arguing that their arguments are not only... 

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Ramaphosa must urgently address critical skills shortage at Eskom – DA

By: Thabi Madiba     23rd November 2022 Democratic Alliance leader John Steenhuisen on Wednesday said President Cyril Ramaphosa must agree to urgently address the critical skills shortage... 

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan

Eskom diesel plan will be announced in the coming days, says Gordhan 

By: News24Wire      23rd November 2022 A plan to deal with Eskom's diesel crisis will be announced in the coming days, Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan told Parliament on... 

Loadshedding downgraded again, for now

By: News24Wire      21st November 2022 Stage 4 loadshedding (instead of Stage 5) will be implemented continuously until 05:00 on Tuesday morning, Eskom said on Monday afternoon.... 

Eskom's logo

Extreme loadshedding ahead as Eskom diesel budget runs dry 

By: News24Wire      21st November 2022 Eskom said on Sunday that it has run out of cash to buy diesel and does not plan to order any more until 1April 1, 2023.  The consequence of this... 

Electricity pylons

Stage 4 to continue until further notice, but beware of 'erratic' loadshedding changes

By: News24Wire      18th November 2022 Eskom announced on Friday afternoon that the Stage 4 loadshedding it implemented in the early hours of the morning will continue until further... 

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