Stage 6 Load Shedding This Week: Schedule Released by Eskom

Eskom, the South African power utility company, has released an updated schedule for load shedding this week. The plan will see the implementation of Stage 6 load shedding, which will continue daily from 4 pm to 5 am until Friday while various stages will be implemented during the day. The breakdowns remain persistently high, with […]

The Winter of Load Shedding: Energy Experts Issue Warning

Energy experts are raising concern about Eskom’s coal fleet Energy Availability Factor (EAF) hovering at around 50%. This means that only half of the available power is being generated by the giant utility firm, and this could lead to higher stages of load shedding this winter. Lungile Mashele, an energy economist, has explained that the […]

Eskom’s Latest Announcement: Brace for Stage 6 Load Shedding

Load shedding, the process through which the power utility Eskom deliberately switches off electricity supply to prevent the grid from collapsing, has been increased to stage 6 this week. Eskom had previously announced that stage 3 load shedding would continue until 5:00 am on Tuesday, however due to “delayed return to service” of several generating […]

Load Shedding at Stage 6 Sweeps Across South Africa

South Africans have once again been plunged into darkness as Eskom announced an all-day stage 6 load shedding until further notice. The move is due to a further breakdown of generating capacity at Medupi power station, which has exacerbated an already critical situation. Load shedding will be pushed to stage 6 from 16h00 this afternoon […]

A Winter of Worry: Eskom Downplays Stage 6, Yet Experts Predict Darker Days Ahead

Eskom’s Load Shedding Forecast The upcoming winter’s load shedding forecast looks rather grim, but Eskom is confident that it will not reach Stage 6. Despite their optimism, independent analyst Clyde Mallinson has a more pessimistic outlook. Eskom’s Expectations Eskom’s projections are based on: In hot weather, Eskom’s coal-fired power stations experience “load losses,” resulting in […]

Reassuring Energy Minister Commits to Keeping SA Load Shedding Below Stage 6 Threshold

Minister’s Assurance: No Power Cuts Beyond Stage 6 Newly appointed Minister of Electricity, Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, calms South African citizens’ fears regarding escalating power cuts this winter. Here’s what you need to know: Kusile Power Station Visit During his visit to the Kusile power station in Mpumalanga, Ramokgopa emphasized: Technical Problems, Not Corruption According to Ramokgopa, […]