The Dark Days Ahead: Stage 8 Load-Shedding

South Africa has been struggling with power outages for several years now, with Eskom, the state-owned power utility, struggling to meet the country’s electricity demand. Recently, Vally Padayachee from the NRS Association of South Africa has warned that the country could experience even higher levels of load-shedding than the current Stage 8 if necessary steps […]

Manufacturers Suffer as Load Shedding Continues Unabated

South Africa’s ongoing load shedding woes have continued to wreak havoc on the country’s business confidence in the first quarter of 2023. The RMB/BER Business Confidence Index (BCI), released recently, recorded a decline from 38 in the fourth quarter to 36 in the first quarter of 2023. This decline is a consequence of load shedding, […]

The Importance of Water Conservation during Load Shedding

The Department of Water Affairs and Sanitation has called on the public to reduce their water consumption as much as possible during and shortly after load shedding. This is due to the continued long periods of Eskom blackouts, which have put pressure on the infrastructure. The Western Cape’s Department of Water and Sanitation held a […]

New Minister of Electricity appointed by Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Dr Kgosientso Ramokgopa as the Minister in the Presidency for Electricity, a move aimed at resolving South Africa’s energy crisis. Ramokgopa brings extensive experience to the role, having previously served as the head of investment and infrastructure in the Presidency, as well as the former Tshwane mayor and a member […]