Load Shedding Reprieve Presents New Challenges for Eskom, Says Ramokgopa

Fixing Eskom’s Issues In a recent statement, Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa highlighted an unexpected problem arising from Eskom’s recent success. While South Africa has enjoyed over 50 days without load shedding, fixing Eskom’s generation issues has led to new engineering challenges. New Engineering Problems The surplus electricity is causing new issues for Eskom. Engagement with […]

Load Shedding Remains Suspended Amid Improved Generation Reliability

Eskom’s Milestone Achievement On Friday, May 17, 2024, Eskom announced that load shedding remains suspended for 51 consecutive days, a notable achievement reflecting the steady improvement in the reliability of its generation fleet. This period of stability is the longest since the stretch from December 5, 2021, to February 2, 2022. Generation Operational Recovery Plan […]

Eskom Celebrates 50 Days Without Load Shedding but Cautions on Future Challenges

Milestone Achievement South Africa’s power utility, Eskom, marked a significant milestone on Thursday: 50 consecutive days without load shedding. This has been a welcome relief for citizens and businesses alike, providing a much-needed break from the frequent power outages. Eskom’s Strategy and Progress Eskom board chairperson Mteto Nyati spoke to Newzroom Africa, expressing cautious optimism. […]

‘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 […]

No Election Influence on Load Shedding, Eskom Chairman Affirms

In a clarifying stance, Eskom chairman Mteto Nyati has firmly rebutted the circulating speculations that the current cessation of load shedding, which marked 45 consecutive days without power cuts, is linked to the upcoming general elections. Debunking Theories Persistent Rumors: Amid a significant lapse in power outages—a rarity given the tumultuous past nineteen months where […]

André de Ruyter’s Legacy: The Unseen Hand in Eskom’s Recent Stability

As South Africa witnesses an unprecedented stretch of load-shedding-free days, continuing into early May, questions swirl around the sudden stability in the nation’s power supply. Amidst varied speculations—from electoral tactics to increased diesel use—some industry experts are pointing to foundational strategies laid down by former Eskom CEO André de Ruyter. Unraveling the No Outage Phenomenon […]

Stability, Not Strategy: South Africa’s Power Surge Explained

South Africa has marked an unprecedented 41 consecutive days without load shedding, sparking debates across the nation about the timing as the election approaches. Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa addressed these concerns directly, dispelling rumors that the lack of power cuts is linked to the upcoming May 29 elections. Election Speculations Refuted Ministerial Clarifications: Achieving Power […]

Eskom Achieves Milestone: 40 Days Without Load Shedding

JOHANNESBURG, May 2, 2024 — Eskom, South Africa’s main electricity provider, has reported a significant improvement in its operational performance, marking 40 consecutive days without load shedding. This progress comes after the utility ramped up its Generation Operational Recovery Plan, which was initiated in March 2023 amid escalating crisis levels. Key Developments in Eskom’s Recovery […]

Eskom Edges Closer to Ending Load Shedding, Reaches 65.5% EAF

CAPE TOWN, May 2, 2024— Eskom, South Africa’s main electricity provider, has made a substantial stride towards resolving the nation’s prolonged energy crisis, achieving an Energy Availability Factor (EAF) of 65.5% on Wednesday, a performance level last seen in 2021. This milestone indicates a significant turn in the battle against load shedding, which has plagued […]

Western Cape Aims to End Load Shedding Under DA Leadership

April 30, 2024, Cape Town — Alan Winde, the Democratic Alliance’s (DA) Premier candidate for the Western Cape, today vowed to make the province the first in South Africa to eliminate load shedding. Addressing a gathering at the University of Johannesburg’s School of Public Management, Governance, and Public Policy, Winde presented a robust plan to […]