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 […]

South Africa’s electricity crisis: A look at the minister’s plans to end load-shedding.

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed the country’s first-ever minister of electricity, Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, to tackle the worst-ever electricity crisis being experienced in the country. Millions of people are without lights daily for up to 10 hours in cities and towns across South Africa, which has caused much frustration, not least on the roads […]

Energy Shortages Wreak Havoc on South Africa’s GDP

The South African economy has experienced a decline of 1.3% in the fourth quarter of 2022, surpassing the anticipated decrease of 0.4%. Various sectors including finance, trade, mining, agriculture, manufacturing, and general government services contributed to the decrease in gross domestic product (GDP). Notably, the finance, real estate & business services industry contracted by 2.3%, […]

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 […]