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 […]

Load shedding may lead to food shedding, which could result in tough times ahead for South Africans

In a recent article published on the Daily Maverick website, author Christo van der Rheede highlights the devastating impact that rolling blackouts have had on South Africa’s agriculture sector and its potential impact on food security. While load shedding has affected every sector of the economy, agriculture has been hit particularly hard, with numerous commodities […]

State-Owned Oil Company PetroSA Joins Fight Against Load-Shedding

South Africa’s state-owned oil company, PetroSA, is planning to construct a network of gas-fired power plants to tackle the country’s energy crisis, according to a report by the Sunday Times. The project could add 180MW of generation capacity to the national grid, and board chairperson Nkululeko Poya estimates that it could be ready within two […]

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 […]