South Africa’s Electric Vehicle Journey: High Costs & Limited Infrastructure

Even as the world shifts towards greener alternatives, the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) in South Africa faces significant hurdles. The high costs associated with EVs, combined with an underdeveloped charging infrastructure, have left potential customers hesitant. Gasoline vs Electric: Shifting Preferences Deloitte’s 2023 Global Automotive Consumer Study presents an interesting snapshot of the South […]

Questions Raised Over Eskom’s Load Shedding Decisions: Political Workshop Exemption Sparks Controversy

South Africa’s electricity crisis has been a hot topic for some time, with many South Africans feeling the stress of prolonged periods of load shedding. Recently, energy expert Chris Yelland from EE Business Intelligence highlighted another concern: the potential problem of political interference within Eskom’s System Operator. The seaside town of Port Alfred, home to […]

The Difference Between Load Shedding and Load Curtailment

South Africa continues to battle with widespread power outages due to Eskom’s load shedding schedules. Eskom recently implemented stage 6 load shedding, but there are reports that the state-owned electricity supplier may have technically hit stages 7 and 8. However, load curtailment is preventing Eskom from moving past stage 6 – for the time being. […]

Load Shedding Exemption Calls for Generators at Schools and Hospitals Could Cost Taxpayers Millions

Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse CEO Duvenage highlights costly repercussions of preventing load sheddingSouth African citizens are facing an uncertain time as a ruling by the North Gauteng High Court has ordered that hospitals, schools and police stations be spared from load shedding, threatening the provision of regular electricity supply across the country and severely impacting […]

Pick n Pay Blasts Government for Rising Food Prices

Pick n Pay chairman, Gareth Ackerman, has denounced South Africa’s government’s apparent reluctance to fix the ongoing energy crisis. The cost of food prices skyrocketed in April, with food inflation at its peak since 2007. Rising irrigation and additional expenditure on diesel are among the drivers, as retailers risk spoilage if they do not have […]

Surviving Loadshedding: Keeping Food Safe and Fresh

Loadshedding for extended periods is causing temperature fluctuations in our fridges, forcing us to think about food safety and spoilage, our general behaviour in terms of food purchases, storage, managing our fridges, hygiene and the use of leftover food. In this article, we’ll cover some tips and key considerations to help ensure you can avoid […]