Eskom Ramps Up to Stage 6 Amid Reserve Shortfall

Urgent Update: Eskom shifts gears into Stage 6 load-shedding starting from 20:00 this evening, aiming to bolster depleted emergency reserves. Revised Schedule: After an intense power cut tonight, the utility will scale back to Stage 4, effective from 05:00 until the evening hours. Consistent Cycles: This alternating pattern between Stage 4 and Stage 6 will […]

Intensified Load Shedding Hits South Africa

Eskom Escalates to Stage 3 CutsAmid a dire shortage of generation capacity, South Africa’s power utility, Eskom, has announced an intensification of load shedding measures, moving to stage 3 until the early hours of Saturday. This comes as the utility grapples with unplanned outages totaling 17,391MW, further hampered by delays in returning units, including the […]

South Africa Grapples with Staggering Economic Losses from Load Shedding, Minister Urges Action

Dire Economic Impact of Power CutsMinister in the Presidency responsible for Electricity, Dr. Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, delivered a stark message to Parliament: the power crisis is not just about keeping the lights on, it’s a threat to the nation’s economic and social fabric. Ramokgopa painted a grim picture, estimating that the economy could hemorrhage up to […]

Eskom’s Leadership Tussle: Minister Ramokgopa’s Enhanced Authority on the Horizon

In a swift response to internal pressures, President Cyril Ramaphosa is reportedly on the verge of resolving the conundrum over the extent of Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa’s authority with Eskom, as per ANC insiders. The African National Congress (ANC) has signaled that the expansion of Minister Ramokgopa’s powers, a key figure in the battle against […]

Eskom Announces Load Shedding Schedule Adjustment

Load Shedding Update: This Week’s Load Shedding Pattern: Analyst Insight: Eskom assures the public of improved generating capacity and is committed to providing updates on the power situation as they evolve. Accessing Load Shedding Schedules We are pleased to inform you that accessing load shedding schedules tailored to your specific area is now simplified, thanks […]

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. […]

Load Shedding in Joburg: City Power Takes Charge

The Handover: The Power Shift: From next Monday, Joburg’s City Power will have their hands on the load shedding button, bringing relief to residents who’ve been under the dark cloud of four-hour power cuts. What’s Changing?: “Areas that are load shed by City Power will remain on a two-hour schedule even during Stages 5 and […]