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Govt brings forward Eskom bailout to avert default

19 April 2019, 4:00 PM

South Africa’s government has had to bring forward the bailout of state power firm Eskom, after it rushed 5 billion rand to the struggling utility earlier in April to avert a default and said more cash could be needed soon.

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Increased risk of load shedding, warns Eskom

9 April 2019, 8:02 AM

Eskom says cold and wet weather conditions could drive up the demand for electricity, increasing the risk of load shedding.

Gordhan ill-advised on electricity issue: Blom

4 April 2019, 9:40 AM

Mining and Energy adviser Ted Blom says Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan is putting the country at a risk of a total power shutdown.

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SA saves 600MW during Earth Hour

31 March 2019, 9:14 PM

South African saved almost 600 megawatts of electricity during this 2019’s Earth Hour celebrations.

No load shedding anticipated this coming week

24 March 2019, 9:38 PM

Eskom says it does not anticipate implementing load shedding this coming week because the electricity system is gradually improving.

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