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Minister in the Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni

Ntshavheni confirms draft IRP 2023 contains ‘significant’ revisions, but offers no clarity on consultation process 

By: Terence Creamer     11th December 2023 Minister in the Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni has confirmed that the draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) approved by Cabinet for public comment... 

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Govt accepts loadshedding Constitution breach but seeks January deadline legal advice

By: News24Wire      11th December 2023 While the government has accepted a High Court finding that loadshedding undermines South Africans' rights, it has sought legal advice on a... 

The Koeberg nuclear power station behind transmission lines

Koeberg Unit 2 to return in Sept, heightening risk of both units being out simultaneously  

By: Terence Creamer     10th December 2023 Eskom generation head Bheki Nxumalo has indicated that an extended outage at Koeberg Unit 2, which begins on December 11, is currently expected to... 

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Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa has confirmed that the IRP update contains a revised decommissioning schedule for Eskom’s aged coal power stations.

IRP update approved by Cabinet includes new coal decommissioning schedule 

By: Terence Creamer     10th December 2023 Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa reports that Cabinet has approved the release of an updated Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for public... 

The loadshedding schedule for this weekend

Brace for a weekend of loadshedding

By: News24Wire      8th December 2023 Stage 3 load shedding will be implemented from 16:00 on Friday until 05:00 on Saturday, Eskom said on Friday afternoon.  Thereafter, loadshedding... 

The Koeberg nuclear power station

Both Koeberg units to be offline from July unless NNR approves Eskom’s licence decoupling request in Jan  

By: Terence Creamer     4th December 2023 The National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) will decide in January whether to grant Eskom’s request for the Koeberg Unit 1 and Unit 2 licences to be... 

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe

Mantashe says special Cabinet meeting will consider IRP update after Ministers request time to ‘apply their minds’  

By: Terence Creamer     30th November 2023 Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe confirmed that an update of the Integrated Resource Plan, which he has previously dubbed... 

Electricity pylons

Night loadshedding drops to Stage 5

By: News24Wire      30th November 2023 Eskom announced a marginal drop in loadshedding on Thursday due to improved generation recovery and emergency reserves.  Stage 3 loadshedding... 

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Eskom to implement Stage 6 every night until Saturday to replenish emergency reserves 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th November 2023 Power utility Eskom says it will implement Stage 6 loadshedding from 20:00 on Tuesday night until 05:00 on Wednesday morning, to replenish... 

The Newcastle Works

3 500 jobs at risk as ArcelorMittal mulls closure of longs units at Newcastle, Vereeniging  

By: Terence Creamer     28th November 2023 Steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa has indicated that it may close its long-products business, which could result in the loss of 3 500... 

City Power has denied any Stage 8, but reviews schedule for higher stages of loadshedding

As Eskom outlines worsened prognosis, City Power confirms loadshedding schedule review amid ‘Stage 8’ uproar  

By: Terence Creamer     27th November 2023 Having outlined an improving power system prognosis for the working week on Sunday, following the shock implementation of Stage 6 on Friday... 

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