Metro Centre Meltdown: Joburg Council Stalls Amidst Utilities Crisis

The Unlit Saga of Johannesburg’s Council Venue In an unexpected turn of events, the scheduled City of Johannesburg council gathering couldn’t proceed this Wednesday. The culprits? A combination of electrical glitches and a water shut-off at Johannesburg Metro Centre located in Braamfontein. No Virtual Rescue in Sight Load Shedding Darkens Alternative Paths The council’s decision […]

From Floodwaters to Power Lines: The Electricity Struggle in Western Cape

Pretoria – In a press briefing earlier this week, Electricity Minister Dr. Kgosientsho Ramokgopa provided insights into the Western Cape power situation following the province’s devastating floods. Of the 82,000 residents affected, a mere 15,000 still await reconnection. Briefing Rescheduled Although these briefings typically occupy weekends, the recent public holiday led to its shift to […]

Tech to the Rescue: Load Shedding Around the World

Power outages, or ‘load shedding‘ as it’s commonly known in South Africa, is not an issue unique to the Rainbow Nation. Countries around the globe, from developed to developing, have grappled with energy crises. While the causes vary, from infrastructure challenges to natural disasters, the innovative solutions that emerge are a testament to human resilience […]