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President Cyril Ramaphosa

Loadshedding: Red tape is holding back more megawatts – Ramaphosa  

By: News24Wire      23rd January 2023 President Cyril Ramaphosa says red tape has hampered Eskom's maintenance and the supply of additional megawatts from other sources. "When we are... 

President Cyril Ramaphosa

Ramaphosa doubles down on Energy Action Plan, but says loadshedding can’t be stopped overnight  

By: Terence Creamer     23rd January 2023 President Cyril Ramaphosa has indicated that there is no intention of overhauling the Energy Action Plan he unveiled in July last year, even while... 

Outgoing Eskom CEO André de Ruyter

Eskom to apply for enviro exemption to allow for earlier restart of Kusile units  

By: Terence Creamer     22nd January 2023 Eskom will approach the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) for an exemption to allow it to temporarily bypass the flue... 

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Electricity pylons

Another weekend of loadshedding – but Stage 2 expected on Sunday

By: News24Wire      20th January 2023 Loadshedding will be maintained at Stage 4 for Friday and Saturday evenings from 16:00 - 05:00. It will be lowered to Stage 3 from 05:00 - 16:00 on... 

DA leader John Steenhuisen

ANC the main reason for SA's energy crisis – Steenhuisen  

20th January 2023 Leader of the opposition party John Steenhuisen said emphatically, on Friday, that blame for the country’s current energy crisis should be placed... 

The roadmap indicates that 6 000 MW could be introduced over the coming two years as a result of an improved performance from Eskom’s coal fleet

Glimpse into NECOM’s proposed ‘roadmap to end loadshedding’  

By: Terence Creamer     20th January 2023 The National Energy Crisis Committee (NECOM), which is overseeing the implementation of the National Energy Plan announced by President Cyril... 

City Power runs out of stock to replace vandalised mini substations

By: News24Wire      20th January 2023 City Power is out of stock needed to replenish 14 mini substations that were vandalised in Johannesburg.  The utility has already replaced more... 

South African banknotes

Rand set for weekly loss on power crisis

By: Reuters     20th January 2023 The South African rand was on the backfoot on Friday and set for a weekly loss against the dollar, as crippling power cuts continued to heighten... 

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe

'I don't build power stations': Mantashe doubles down on claim he's not to blame for loadshedding 

By: News24Wire      19th January 2023 Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe is adamant that he is not to blame for continued loadshedding – even though his department... 

ANC logo

Eskom crisis: ANC MPs call on 'every power station manager to come and account'  

By: News24Wire      18th January 2023 The African National Congress's caucus in Parliament wants every single Eskom power station manager to account for the breakdowns and poor... 

Inkatha Freedom Party

IFP to march in Durban over loadshedding, wants Nersa's 'ludicrous decision' reversed

By: News24Wire      18th January 2023 The Inkatha Freedom Party will hold a protest in Durban next month against the energy crisis engulfing the country. The party has also announced... 

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