‘End of Load Shedding is in Sight’ – President Ramaphosa

The Battle Against Load Shedding In his weekly newsletter, President Cyril Ramaphosa conveyed an optimistic message: the continuous suspension of load shedding suggests that the Energy Action Plan (EAP) unveiled in 2022 is yielding positive results. Energy Action Plan in Motion Back in July 2022, when South Africa’s energy problems were at their peak, President […]

Lighting the Path to Vote: IEC’s Measures Against Load Shedding for 2024 Elections

In preparation for the 2024 general elections, the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) is taking proactive measures to counter potential load shedding disruptions. With the procurement of torches and temporary lighting, the IEC is determined to ensure a smooth voting process. Strategic Discussions: Election Readiness: Ongoing Concerns: Looking Ahead: As South Africa counts down […]

Highlights from Godongwana’s Midterm Budget 2023

Headlines at a Glance: Weathering the Power Storm: A Glimmer of Growth Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana gave a nod to the resilience of the nation’s economy, noting it grew by a modest 0.9% even amidst the most intense load shedding seasons we’ve seen. Quite a feat! Looking Through the Economic Telescope: Godongwana didn’t sugarcoat things. […]

Eskom’s Power Moves: The Upswing in Generation

Highlight of the Day:Eskom is shining brighter these days, and load shedding’s dark days might just be behind us. Taking the National Assembly by Storm Minister in the Presidency for Electricity, Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, took to the floor on October 24th with news we’ve all been waiting to hear. From Dim to Dazzling Introduced in […]

Charting the Green Path: South Africa’s Hydrogen Leap

South Africa is gearing up for a green revolution. In recent news, the Cabinet has officially stamped its approval on the Green Hydrogen Commercialisation Strategy (GHCS). The Big Announcement Minister in the Presidency, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, was effusive about the strategy’s potential, confidently predicting: “Government has identified possible funding for green hydrogen projects and the draft […]

Eskom Transmission Line Expansion Project Calls for R210 Billion Investment

Increasing Grid Capacities for Renewable Energy Projects The South African Minister of Electricity, Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, has highlighted the government’s urgent need to expand transmission lines, aiming to cater to the surge in renewable energy projects in the pipeline. The planned expansion is anticipated to require a significant R210 billion investment. Over the past decade, Eskom […]

Cabinet Applauds Eskom’s Increased Energy Availability Factor

Thursday, July 6, 2023 South Africa’s Cabinet has expressed satisfaction with the considerable improvement in Eskom’s energy availability factor, which has risen to nearly 70%. Grid Enhancement and Improved Maintenance This positive shift comes as approximately 400 megawatts (MW) of power have been incorporated into the grid, coupled with a rapid advancement in planned maintenance […]