De Ruyter refutes claims that Eskom is holding up emergency power procurement process

19 November 2021, 4:34 PM
Eskom Chief Executive Officer Andre de Ruyter has refuted claims made by Mineral Resource and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe that the power utility is holding up the emergency power procurement process.
Rolling blackouts causing inconvenience in Nelson Mandela Bay 9 November 2021, 3:50 PM

Rolling power blackouts continue to cause inconvenience in the lives of Nelson Mandela Bay residents.

Blackouts unbearable to the SA economy: Mantashe 9 November 2021, 2:10 PM

Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe says the cost of the ongoing blackouts in the country is unbearable to the economy. He was speaking at the African Energy Week Conference at the Waterfront in Cape Town.

‘Eskom’s failure to address rolling blackouts has led to SA’s lowest business confidence’ 9 November 2021, 10:30 AM

Business Unity South Africa (Busa) says Eskom's failure to address the ongoing rolling blackouts has led to the country's lowest business confidence in 13 years.

Criminals are using power blackouts to their advantage: ISS 9 November 2021, 8:27 AM

The Institute for Security Studies(ISS) has warned that the current high level of crime may increase to greater proportions, as criminals are using power blackouts to their advantage.

Black Business Council calls for heads to roll at Eskom 8 November 2021, 9:39 PM

The Black Business Council says Eskom's leadership is completely overwhelmed, inept, and out of its depth and is calling for its CEO Andre de Ruyter and the Board to step down over the rolling blackouts.

Durban Chamber of Commerce concerned about negative effect of blackouts 8 November 2021, 4:35 PM

The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry has warned that Eskom's blackouts can cripple or even destroy business in KwaZulu-Natal. This is as Eskom announced Stage 4 blackouts for the second time in less than a week.

South Africa’s power grid is under pressure: the how and the why 8 November 2021, 4:06 PM

South Africans are facing another round of power cuts despite promises from South Africa’s power utility, Eskom, that it would keep the lights on. Unexpected breakdowns and scheduled maintenance at various generation plants have been blamed for reduced generation capacity.

Eskom implements Stage 4 load shedding until Friday morning 8 November 2021, 2:03 PM

Eskom has announced that it has started implementing Stage 4 load shedding until 05:00 on Friday morning.

SA will continue to lose jobs if load shedding persists: Economist 8 November 2021, 8:30 AM

Economist Mike Schussler has warned that the country will continue to lose jobs if load shedding persists. Eskom has announced that stage two load shedding will continue until five o'clock on Saturday morning.

Twelve generating units expected to be brought back online during the week: Eskom 7 November 2021, 7:45 PM

Eskom says 12 generating units are expected to be brought back online this week and this should help stabilise the grid amid continued Stage 2 loadshedding. Eskom has announced that Stage 2 load shedding will continue this week until 5am on Saturday morning.  

Eskom extends load shedding to Saturday morning 7 November 2021, 4:27 PM

Eskom has extended Stage 2 load shedding for the entire week until this coming Saturday.

City Power considering taking Eskom to court over continued load shedding in Johannesburg 7 November 2021, 8:20 AM

City Power has warned that it is considering taking Eskom to court over the continued load shedding in the City of Johannesburg.

Eskom to temporarily close N1 and Witkoppen Road from 8am on Sunday 7 November 2021, 7:00 AM

Eskom says it has been granted permission to have the N1 highway closed temporarily on Sunday in both directions between the William Nicol and Rivonia offramps to allow for the replacement of cables. A section of Witkoppen Road will also be closed.

‘Eskom is in a mess, we want to assist them’ : Johannesburg Mayor Moerane 30 October 2021, 11:20 AM

City of Johannesburg Executive Mayor Mpho Moerane says Eskom is 'in a mess' as the power utility struggles to keep the lights on across the country.

We will make sure there is no blackout: Eskom COO 30 October 2021, 10:01 AM

Eskom says it is focusing on protecting the integrity of the national grid by preparing for eventualities. The power utility says it is confident that there will be no load shedding during next week's local government elections.

VIDEO: Eskom media briefing on current load shedding 29 October 2021, 4:20 PM

Eskom Group Chief Executive André de Ruyter is hosting a Virtual Media Briefing with the power utility's management team that will provide an update on the current system challenges.

Loadshedding to continue until next week Thursday 8 October 2021, 9:17 PM

Loadshedding is set to continue throughout this weekend and will last until at least Thursday morning next week. Eskom yesterday announced loadshedding after a two-month lull.

Loadshedding will negatively affect SA’s economic recovery: SACCI 9 June 2021, 4:36 PM

The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry says the current loadshedding crisis will have a huge impact on South Africa's economic recovery from COVID-19.

Eskom to implement Stage 2 loadshedding on Wednesday until Friday 1 June 2021, 11:12 PM

Eskom has announced that Stage 2 loadshedding will be implemented from 10am on Wednesday until 10pm on Friday.

Loadshedding raises concerns for patients on oxygen at homes 20 January 2021, 9:42 PM

There's been concern that loadshedding and power cuts are fatal for patients that are on oxygen at their homes.

Eskom to suspend loadshedding from 11pm 18 January 2021, 7:36 PM

Eskom has announced that it will suspend loadshedding from 11pm on Monday.