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Hello darkness, my old friend

What did South Africans use before candles? Electricity. In the beginning, God separated darkness and light and said they would be called night and day. Eskom created lasting darkness and called it load shedding. These were just two of the jokes

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No rolling blackouts this weekend

Despite a vulnerable power system, no rolling blackouts are expected over the weekend and next week, Eskom said on Friday. “While the system remains vulnerable, the probability of load shedding is low over the weekend

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Eskom moved to prevent nationwide blackout

Load shedding occurred on Sunday to ensure South Africa’s power grid did not suffer a blackout, Eskom said. This followed the collapse of a coal silo, silo number 20, at the Majuba power station early Saturday afternoon, thereby severely

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Executive departures a big blow for Eskom

The resignations of Steve Lennon and Erica Johnson from Eskom have dealt a blow to the troubled state utility’s already overburdened executive committee. The announcement that they’re leaving comes just before the new CEO takes his place. In a notice circulated to staff on Tuesday, Eskom acting CEO

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Top executives quit Eskom

Two of Eskom’s top executives have resigned, the parastatal confirmed on Wednesday. Eskom’s group executive for sustainability Steve Lennon would leave at the end of March next year and group executive enterprise development and acting group

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What if SA’s power system collapsed?

It would take two weeks for the South African power system to recover if there was a total nationwide blackout, Eskom said on Tuesday. “The entire country’s blackout recovery time is two weeks, assuming that everything goes smoothly,” Eskom group executive for sustainability Steve Lennon told reporters in Johannesburg. He said if the country had to experience

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Eskom bosses must pay back bonuses: DA

The Democratic Alliance is demanding that R31m in bonuses paid to Eskom “directors” be “returned” to national treasury following Thursday’s rolling blackouts, the first since 2008’s power crisis. The DA says it wants the money paid back so that it can be used to buy generators for hospitals and emergency