Chinese Assistance Heads to South Africa to Offset Load Shedding Impacts

China Steps Up with Aid to Diminish Power Disruptions Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa recently announced an exciting development: the Chinese government is set to send substantial aid to South Africa, including equipment such as solar panels and generators. These supplies, intended for installation at public institutions, aim to alleviate the effects of power outages. The […]

Eskom’s Struggle Against Corruption: Nearly 2,000 Cases Reported

The Fight Against Corruption As announced by Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, Minister in the Presidency for Electricity, corruption continues to plague Eskom, with 1,952 corruption-related cases reported to the South African Police Service since April 2022. Presented during the ministry’s Budget Vote Debate at Parliament’s Good Hope Chamber, the details of these cases illuminate the struggle […]

Cape Town Proposes ‘Building Hope’ Budget: Infrastructure and Energy in Focus

Record Infrastructure Spending, Doubling Johannesburg and Durban Combined The Cape Town City Council has unveiled its ‘Building Hope’ budget for 2023/24, marking a groundbreaking increase in infrastructure expenditure. An impressive R43 billion is set to be disbursed over the coming three years – a figure that significantly overshadows the combined allocation of Johannesburg and Durban. […]

President Highlights Advances in Energy Action Plan: A Path Towards Ending Load Shedding?

In his recent address to the National Assembly during The Presidency’s Budget Vote, President Cyril Ramaphosa reaffirmed the government’s commitment to solving the ongoing energy crisis and ending load shedding. Last year, Ramaphosa unveiled a detailed Energy Action Plan aimed at achieving energy security. The President created the National Energy Crisis Committee and appointed a […]

Stage 6 Load Shedding Returns: Eskom Ramps Up Power Cuts

Power Cuts Intensify: The Return of Stage 6 Load Shedding On Monday, the 29th of May, power utility giant Eskom has announced an escalation in load shedding to stage 6. The reason behind this drastic shift? A delay in reactivating ten crucial power grid units. Load Shedding Schedule According to Eskom, the schedule for Monday […]