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Business · Johannesburg

Eskom implements stage 4 loadshedding

Coverage: 6 sources
Eskom announced Stage 2 would begin on Sunday and rise to Stage 3 on Monday and Tuesday. The power cuts will take place between 5pm and 10pm. Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter said the entity suffered 11,852MW in full losses of generational capacity. Partial losses stood at 4,455MW.See the Story

Stage 2 load shedding continues this weekend

Coverage: 2 sources
load shedding will be implemented from 5pm until 10pm on Friday night. Eskom spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha said it will be repeated on Saturday and Sunday evenings. The electricity grid is likely to be under pressure as South Africans try to keep warm. The weather service issued a level 2 warning of bitterly cold conditions with the possibility of disruptive rain.See the Story

More sabotage at Eskom’s plants – Gordhan confirms incident at Hendrina

This is the third sabotage incident reported at the power utility's facilities in the past few days. Public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan on Friday confirmed an incident of sabotage at Eskom's Hendrina power station in Mpumalanga. An important cable which is required to start a unit that was undergoing repairs and to get it synchronised with the rest of the system was cut.See the Story
Africa · South Africa

Get the blankets out as power cuts will persist through the weekend

100% Right coverage: 1 sources
With a cold weekend in store for the country, electric heaters will not be an option after Eskom confirmed rolling power cuts will be enforced.See the Story
Africa · South Africa

Eskom announces stage 2 load shedding for Sat, Sun from 8 am until 10 pm

The battling state owned utility said it needs to preserve its emergency reserves.See the Story

Gordhan announces new shareholder model for SOEs as Eskom reduces debt by millions

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan announced a shake-up of state-owned companies (SOEs) He said a "centralised shareholder model" under a state- owned holding company. The holding company will embrace government's commercial entities that engage in business activities, such as Eskom.See the Story
Eskom · South Africa

Saboteurs threaten South Africa's power supply

Eskom reported that a cable required to start and synchronise a unit was vandalised at the Hendrina coal-fired station. Power cuts have become a daily occurrence over the last two weeks as South Africa heads for a record year of outages. Similar incidents at another plant and corruption around oil supply have directly caused recent power cuts.See the Story
Africa · South Africa

Eskom announces changes to weekend load shedding schedule – The Citizen

100% Right coverage: 1 sources
Power will be switched off from 08:00 until 22:00 on Saturday and Sunday. This is to preserve the current diesel stocks and an attempt to contain the amount of load shedding. A ship containing diesel supplies is expected to dock on Monday and will offload its cargothrough Tuesday. A unit at the Duvha Power Station tripped on Friday afternoon.See the Story
Africa · South Africa

Gordhan: Sabotage and maintenance are issues facing Eskom

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan delivered his department's budget vote for the 2022/2023 financial year in a virtual address on Friday morning. Gordhan said Eskom's poor generation performance was receiving urgent attention. Eskom released a statement announcing that stage 2 load shedding would continue between 5 and 10 pm until Sunday.See the Story

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