Eskom has triggered a dispute process with unions over pay, leaving a government-affiliated mediator to try to forge an agreement and avert potential disruption to power supplies.
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Eskom has said it’s urgently seeking new providers of technical support after Oracle’s South African unit withdrew its services over a payment dispute.
State-owned power monopoly Eskom cannot say how long a new round of power cuts that began on Friday will last, its spokesman Sikonathi Mantshantsha said.
Eskom has told operators of some independent wind-power plants that it won’t need their power at certain times of day due to lower demand amid a national shutdown.
Sikonathi Mantshantsha, a fierce media critic of Eskom, has been appointed as the company’s new national spokesman.