Deputy President David Mabuza says the building of three to four more power stations can help stabilise the country's current energy problems
The rolling blackouts have led to long queues of trucks on the N4 road towards the Lebombo Border Post between Mozambique and South Africa.
The unbundling of Eskom will allow for greater participation of the private sector in the generation of energy.
Eskom has announced that it will suspend stage two of its rolling blackouts at nine o'clock on Thursday evening and reinstate it at five o'clock on Friday morning but at stage one.
Eskom has announce that it will implement Stage 2 rolling blackouts from 2pm on Wednesday afternoon until Saturday morning at 05:00am.
Eskom has warned that it could implement rolling blackouts again.
Business Unity South Africa (Busa), says the Eskom board must move with speed to hold the executives accountable for failing to keep the lights on.
Gas should be used as an energy alternative to mitigate the impact of power challenges currently faced by the country. This came out during the Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources public hearings on the Gas Amendment Bill in Mbombela. The amendment bill is in relation to the Gas Act of 2001.
In the opening days of the COP26 international climate conference, a financing partnership was announced between South Africa and a consortium consisting of France, Germany, the UK, the US and the European Union (EU). The partnership aims to support South Africa’s just transition to a low carbon and climate-resilient economy and society. Essentially a just transition is one where no one is left behind.
Eskom's Group Chief Executive, André de Ruyter, briefs the media on the utility's system challenges amid rolling blackouts in South Africa.
Eskom has suspended planned blackouts in South Africa. The utility is on Friday morning expected to brief the media on system challenges.
Eskom CEO Andre De Ruyter has announced that rolling blackouts will be lifted as early as Friday morning from five o'clock.
Eskom Group Chief Executive, André de Ruyter and management are providing an update on the current system challenges.
Parliament has meanwhile heard that Eskom is facing debt repayments totalling R152 billion over the next five years. The cash-strapped power utility has received a qualified audit opinion from the Auditor General with an irregular expenditure totalling R11 billion.
Chief Executive Officer of the Petroleum Agency of South Africa, Phindile Masangane, says an additional 3 000 megawatts of gas-generated electricity is expected to be added to the national electricity grid early next year.
South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources and Energy recently announced its choice of companies to build and operate a new “batch” of renewable energy projects. This is part of a programme in which the government invites private companies to compete for contracts to produce electricity and sell it to the national utility, Eskom.
Energy analyst Adil Nchabeleng says it will take South Africa at least five years to cross over the current power crisis. He says the 4000 to 6000mw of power needed to be added to the grid that has to be procured from outside sources takes time as these processes can not happen overnight. Nchabeleng adds […]
Eskom Chief Executive Officer Andre de Ruyter says there has been a considerable improvement in generating capacity at Eskom since stage four blackouts were introduced.
Southern Africa's biggest hospital Chris Hani Baragwanath in Soweto is also reeling from the effects of the widespread blackouts.
South Africa's power utility Eskom is holding a media briefing on current blackouts affecting the country. Eskom Chief Executive Officer, Andre de Ruyter is expected to give the latest updates on continuing blackout measures that could have a serious impact on the country's ailing economy.
The Emalahleni Local Municipality is the economic hub of Mpumalanga boasting a number of power generating plants. It is also home to a number of coal mines and industries attracting an influx of people looking for greener pastures.
Security companies in Durban are concerned about the safety, risk and damage to alarm systems at the homes of their clients due to the prolonged rolling blackouts.
Eskom CEO Andre De Ruyter says he remains cautiously optimistic that the blackouts will not continue next week.
Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe says it is unfair to expect developing countries like South Africa to abandon fossil fuels in favour of green energy. He was speaking at the Africa Energy Week Conference in Cape Town.
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) is calling for Eskom's CEO Andre de Ruyter and its COO to be axed. Numsa is also calling for the Eskom Board to step down. South Africa has seen rolling blackouts for about two weeks as Eskom announced ongoing generation capacity shortages.
African People's Convention leader and former chairperson of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, Themba Godi says the current crisis facing power utility Eskom makes it inevitable that the SOE should be privatised.
Some political parties are calling for the resignation of Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan and Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter.
Eskom says some municipalities have not been implementing rolling blackouts and this has contributed to the power utility moving to stage 4 power cuts.
Business Unity South Africa (Busa) has again warned about the dire consequences of rolling blackouts on the economy.
Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter together with the energy supplier's top executives are holding a media briefing to speak on the latest challenges brought on by rolling blackouts in the country. This week the power utility implemented stage 4 blackouts.