Eskom to implement Stage 2 blackouts from 5pm

Written by on 10 May 2022

Eskom has announced that it will implement stage 2 blackouts from 5pm on Tuesday. The power utility says peak supply constraints are to blame. There is also the possibility of higher stages should any breakdowns happen. Generation units at Kusile and Arnot power stations are expected to return to service on Tuesday. On Monday, a […]

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Written by on 25 April 2022

ANC head of economic transformation Mmamoloko Kubayi says the African National Congress is not responsible for the mess at Eskom, but individuals in the party are. he African National Congress will on Monday meet to process and finalise policy discussion as part of its preparations for the party’s policy conference in December. Clement Manyathela speaks […]

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De Ruyter allays fears of national outage

Written by on 20 April 2022

Eskom says it’s doing everything it can to bring units back into service and will be able to review the power outages by Thursday.    Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter is assuring South Africans there will be no national blackout. The country is on Stage 4 blackouts after the Majuba and Tutuka power stations tripped. De Ruyter […]

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Eskom warns of the possibility of more load-shedding next week as demand returns

Written by on 14 April 2022

Load-shedding will continue until Friday morning, says Eskom. While Eskom says it is still on track to suspend load-shedding at 5am on Friday, it has warned of the possibility of load-shedding next week. The power utility said the power system remains fragile. “And while that holds, Eskom will continue with the current instance of load-shedding […]

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Eskom suspends blackouts, expected to brief the media on system challenges

Written by on 12 November 2021

Eskom has suspended stage two blackouts. The power utility says the suspension is with effect from 5am on Friday after generation capacity recovered enough to enable it to stop the blackouts. On Thursday, Eskom CEO, André de Ruyter, said that improvements in the power system had allowed the power utility to return electricity to normal ahead […]

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Written by on 18 May 2021

The embattled power utility said the offer is conditional on labour representatives accepting amendments to some of the conditions of service.   These changes include transfer benefits, overtime pay rates and travel time. Wage talks with the National Union of Mineworkers, Numsa and Solidarity began earlier this month. The NUM and Numsa are demanding a […]

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