Confirmed: Electricity Rates to Soar by Nearly 19% in April, Despite Presidential Request

In a recent announcement, South Africa’s energy regulator, the National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa), confirmed that the proposed 18.65% tariff increase would go ahead, despite President Cyril Ramaphosa’s plea for reconsideration. The news comes as a disappointment to many South Africans struggling with ongoing load shedding and rising electricity costs. Breaking Down the Tariff […]

Fighting Load Shedding Restrictions for Hospitals, Police Stations, and Schools

Load-shedding, a method of power reduction used by Eskom, has been a frequent occurrence in South Africa. It has severely affected essential services, including hospitals, police stations, and schools. In response, nineteen organisations, such as civil society organisations, trade unions, and political parties, have taken legal action to exempt these critical sectors from rotational power […]

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 […]