Eskom’s power supply crisis is intensifying. The state-owned power utility has announced stage-4 load shedding from 1pm on Monday until 5am on Friday.
Eskom will implement stage-2 load shedding until at least next Saturday as the state-owned utility continues to struggle with plant breakdowns.
Two Eskom employees and a supplier to the embattled state-owned electricity utility have been arrested and charged with theft, fraud and corruption.
Stellenbosch University’s Thinus Booysen and Arnold Rix explain what the power grid is and what keeps it stable – or not.
Eskom will implement stage-4 load shedding from 2pm on Friday until 5am on Saturday, with the power cuts to continue all weekend.
Since 2015, government has granted waivers from emissions limits to Eskom and Sasol. The impact on people’s health and the environment has been grim.
The US has joined Britain, France, Germany and the EU in a multibillion-dollar partnership to help South Africa finance a quicker transition from coal.
Just a day after South Africa went to the polls in local government elections, Eskom has again said it will implement rolling power cuts.
There is a strong possibility that Eskom will again implement load shedding as soon as Tuesday.
Government has selected 25 preferred bidders in its latest effort to beef up renewable electricity supply as the country grapples with power shortages.