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Eskom promises few power cuts

Rotational power cuts are expected to decrease by Sunday evening, Eskom said. “We are expecting to restore the load between 8pm and 10 [on Sunday],” spokesman Andrew Etzinger said. Improvements to the power grid comes as the dams that the

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Eskom speaks out on Lethabo crisis

High ash emissions from the Lethabo power station in the Vaal Triangle due to conveyer belt failure was not caused by a lack of maintenance, Eskom said on Thursday. “It is an operational matter rather than a lack of maintenance,” spokesman Andrew Etzinger said. “The power station is an old

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Eskom seeks to reduce staff complement

Eskom has asked its staff to consider voluntary retrenchment packages, a spokesman confirmed on Wednesday. “We can confirm that we have announced the process by which employees can apply for voluntary separation packages,” spokesman Andrew Etzinger said. The applications, due in

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Power supply tight all week

The electricity supply is expected to be constrained during the week, Eskom said on Monday. “There is no scheduled load shedding at this stage, but the second half of the week is expected to be very tight,” said spokesman Andrew Etzinger. Eskom’s diesel generators were under

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Eskom coping under the strain

The power system was tight but manageable with no rolling blackouts expected, Eskom said on Wednesday. “No load shedding [is] expected as things stand,” spokesman Andrew Etzinger said. “We are taking this week one day at a time

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No power cuts on Monday: Eskom

There will not be power cuts as a result of the Majuba power station crisis anywhere in the country on Monday, Eskom said. “There will be no load shedding today [Monday]. We managed to restore coal supplies to two of the six units

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Eskom ‘not here to make money’

Power utility Eskom was not there to make money, but to supply electricity, senior GM Andrew Etzinger said on Thursday. “We provide electricity to our customers, we are not here to make money,” he said at the Powering African Industry conference at Nasrec

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No blackouts in Eskom’s forecast

The national power grid was stable on Friday and would remain stable over the weekend, Eskom said. “The power grid is stable and we expect the peak this evening will be lower than previous evenings so we are not anticipating a shortfall,” spokesman Andrew Etzinger said. “There is no need for load

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Eskom defends R500m office upgrade

Eskom on Sunday defended its proposed upgrades to Megawatt Park, its head office in Johannesburg, as a necessity despite the utility being under financial constraints. “This are essential, they aren’t lavish upgrades,” spokesman Andrew Etzinger said. He said the upgrades were necessary for the health and safety of staff, data