Vodacom Partners with Johannesburg Roads Agency to Power Traffic Signals Amid Load Shedding

In the latest attempt to mitigate the impact of load shedding, Vodacom South Africa (VSA) is joining forces with the Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA). The partnership, underpinned by a Service Level Agreement (SLA), aims to keep traffic lights operational at key intersections by harnessing electricity from Vodacom’s nearby buildings. Key Intersections Near Vodacom Campus to […]

Eskom’s Proposed Grid Regulations: A Misstep or a Strategic Play?

South Africa’s dominant power supplier, Eskom, has recently tabled new regulations concerning private access to the national electricity grid, triggering a wave of dissent from various sectors, including the Democratic Alliance (DA). The DA plans to urge the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) to scrutinize and ultimately dismiss these regulations. Eskom’s Controversial Proposal […]

Eskom Ramps Up Load-Shedding: Here’s What You Need to Know

Eskom, South Africa’s dominant power supplier, has announced a surge in load-shedding measures, beginning from Wednesday, 5 July 2023. This comes in response to an alarming increase in generator breakdowns. Eskom promises further updates as significant changes transpire in the load-shedding situation. This content was generated by artificial intelligence – more information

An Elusive Relief: SARB Sees No Load Shedding Respite till 2024

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has acknowledged that energy reforms could bring some relief to the country’s power constraints and ease its economic burden – albeit not until 2024 or later. 2023: A Year of Unprecedented Load Shedding In an economic analysis titled ‘Reflections on load shedding and potential GDP‘ by economists Theo Janse […]

Private Power’s High Stakes: New Grid Connection Rules Could Deter Investors

In what seems to be a daunting curveball to potential investors, recent regulations for large-scale private power connections to the grid could significantly escalate the initial investment outlay, warns the South African Independent Power Producers Association (Saippa). Stricter Regulatory Landscape Eskom, South Africa’s principal electricity supplier, recently rolled out a set of new rules for […]

Partial Respite from Load Shedding: New Eskom Schedule Released

South African power corporation Eskom has ushered in a minor respite for its customers this week, suspending load shedding for a significant part of the day until further notice. The New Load Shedding Regime Eskom, buoyed by a steady generation capacity, will continue to suspend load shedding from midnight to 4 p.m., following which Stage […]

Government’s Relentless Pursuit to Eradicate Load Shedding

With the mandate to obliterate the recurring issue of load shedding, Dr. Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, Minister in the Presidency responsible for Electricity, exudes confidence about the government’s commitment to resolving the matter. A Steady Stride Towards a Load Shedding-Free Nation Speaking about the progress in implementing the Energy Action Plan during a press briefing in Pretoria, […]