Water, power cuts and neglect are taking their toll on South Africa’s top hospitals

A fire at one of the biggest public hospitals in Johannesburg, the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, and the delay in reopening the facility has brought infrastructural issues into sharp focus. The fire broke out in mid-Ap...

Professor Daynia Ballot·over 1 year ago

What's On Everyone's Lips : Eskom Implements Stage Two Loadshedding

Eskom informs the public that due to a loss of ten generating units at seven power stations. They have implemented Stage 2 load shedding which started on Sunday at 17:00 and will go until 22:00 on Tuesday night. Failure of three-gene...

Phumzile Mavimbela·almost 2 years ago

The DA Wants Eskom To Come Clean On Loadshedding And The Impact It Will Have On Vaccine Rollout.

The DA is calling on Eskom to provide an urgent state-of-the-system update and explain how its loadshedding schedule will be managed to ensure that it does not affect the vaccine rollout process. The latest announcement of loadsheddi...

Phumzile Mavimbela·almost 2 years ago

Ramaphosa's action plan to tackle the electricity crisis

This is a call for all South Africans to be part of the solution; to contribute in whatever way they can to ending energy scarcity in South Africa

President Cyril Ramaphosa·8 months ago

Why South Africa’s electricity blackouts are set to continue for the next five years.

South Africa is once more experiencing periodic power cuts. These typically take the form of scheduled supply interruptions, for two to four hours a day, whenever the country’s electricity system is overloaded. Such overloading curren...

Hartmut Winkler·almost 2 years ago

South Africa’s troubled power utility is being reset: CEO sets out how

Eskom, South Africa’s state-owned power utility, is facing a litany of challenges. The Conversation Africa asked Professor Anton Eberhard, director of the Power Futures Lab at the University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business, to...

Anton Eberhard·over 1 year ago

Stay vigilant during Loadshedding

The Environment and Infrastructure Services Department (EISD) cautions residents of Johannesburg to stay vigilant as Loadshedding returns to keep South Africans in the dark

City of Joburg media·7 months ago

Stage 2 loadshedding will be implemented daily at 16:00-00:00 on Monday to Wednesday

The loadshedding will be used to replenish emergency generation reserves during the night to bolster generation capacity

Eskom·6 months ago

Eskom urges all employees to return to their workstations immediately to relieve pressure on the system

Eskom confirms it has agreed in-principle with labour Unions to end strike

Joburg Post·9 months ago

Shortage of generation capacity results in Stage 4 loadshedding

Continuation of loadshedding at Stage 4 until Sunday at 05:00

Joburg Post ·6 months ago

City of Joburg makes urgent call to be exempt from Loadshedding

“It is a simple fact that power lines and infrastructure cannot be worked on when there is no power, and cable theft increases exponentially during blackouts"

City of Joburg media·4 months ago

What's On Everyone's Lips: Stage Two LoadShedding

Eskom has released a statement informing the public that loadshedding will be implemented from 22:00 tonight until 05:00 tomorrow morning. In the statement they said loadshedding is necessary in order to preserve and replenish the emerg...

Phumzile Mavimbela·about 2 years ago

Eskom Suspends Power Cuts

Load shedding will be suspended between noon and 5pm on Friday to allow Parliament to pass a series of Appropriation Bills, Eskom said Spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha said: “Eskom will also be required to utilise some emergency ...

Phumzile Mavimbela ·almost 2 years ago

What's On Everyone's Lips: Eskom Announces Another Power Cut For Monday Evening.

Eskom has announced the implementation of Stage 1 loadshedding between 17:00 and 22:00 Monday night tonight due to the loss of two-generation units at Kusile, and one each at Kendal and Tutuka Power Stations. These constraints have been...

Phumzile Mavimbela·almost 2 years ago

Unequal pay case in South Africa puts spotlight on how boards run their affairs

Businessman Andile Ngcaba, the former chairperson of South African-based technology company Dimension Data, has brought a lawsuit against the company for over R400 million for unequal remuneration. The case raises interesting question...

Rehana Cassim·over 1 year ago

Stage 2 loadshedding might be implemented at short notice between 16:00 and 24:00 over the next three days

The power utility says the delay in returning a generation unit to service each at Arnot, Kusile and the Koeberg power stations, as well as the failure of a generation unit each at Medupi, Hendrina, Camden and two units at Majuba Power...

Joburg Post·8 months ago