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Eskom lifts power emergency

Eskom’s power emergency has been lifted, the power utility said on its Twitter account. “Urgent Notice #Eskom lifted the power emergency at 10pm. Power has been restored in all areas,” it tweeted on Thursday night. On Friday around 7.30am, however, the Eskom load shedding website still bore the warning

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Eskom announces power cuts

Eskom will start power cuts from 9am on Thursday, a spokesman confirmed. “There will be load shedding in different suburbs across the country,” said Eskom spokesman Andrew Etzinger. He said it was likely to continue until 10pm. Municipalities were informed of the need

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Eskom declares new emergency

Power utility Eskom declared a power emergency on Friday between 4pm and 9pm and urged South Africans to use electricity sparingly. “We are going to use the available resources to man the system but there is a risk of load-shedding,” spokesman Andrew

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Consumers score in Eskom LED giveaway

Under ordinary circumstances, Wilmot Prusent only speaks about Eskom to complain. The electricity bill for his five-bedroom home in Summerset Estate, Midrand, has escalated to R2 500 in the average month. “All they ever do is raise our rates, raise our rates,” he grumbled. Recently

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Eskom’s LED giveaway: more details emerge

It emerged last week that Eskom plans to kit out consumers’ homes with expensive but energy-efficient light-emitting diode (LED) downlighters and other power-saving gear free. Now, the utility says the project is set to continue well into next year as it strives