Here we go. The lights are going out across South Africa on Sunday, as Eskom treat us all to an impromptu schedule of load shedding.
The Nine Point Plan is aimed at addressing pressing challenges at the utility, including fixing full load losses and trips, fixing coal stock-piles issues, addressing challenges at new plants as well as fixing units on long-term forced outages, among others.
The piles of black coal exposed to the elements have deepened Eskom’s crisis, causing the company’s CEO to warn of load shedding in summer.
The individual was detained at the Brackendowns Police station on fraud charges.
Individuals implicated in wrongdoing have been given 14 days to reply to the allegations.
Eskom maintains that it is entitled to a 90% increase, but, in order to spare the average South African consumer, it will settle for less.
Let’s have a look at the municipalities which owe Eskom the most money.
Masilonyana Local Municipality in the Free State experienced its first forced power cut on Wednesday, due to it owing Eskom R39.8 million in unpaid electricity bills.
“If Eskom had been in the private sector, we would probably have had to either decrease our staff or close our doors permanently if we look at the state of our finances.” – Eskom’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), Jan Oberholzer.
We’ve crunched a few numbers based on averages, and whichever way Eskom want to spin it, life is going to get tougher for consumers.
In theory, the price of electricity could rise between 4% and 19% in April 2019.
Eskom is struggling to make ends meet and is asking government to help debt-collect from Soweto.
Eskom supplies 90% of the country’s power.
The SANS 164-1 three-pronged plug system has been responsible for countless fires and electrocutions.
Load shedding has reared its head again in South Africa, and Eskom aren’t exactly confident that it’ll be disappearing any time soon.
While South Africans are known to be sceptics of their rates account. An amount like this is enough to endanger the health of any home or business owner.
Ted Blom has called the energy giant out for their greed.
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The electricity price is officially going up! Eskom told you it was coming and now here it finally is. Here’s how much you will be paying.
Eskom is owed over R258 million by several Northern Cape towns
He’s signed a deal to provide power to electricity-stricken South Australia
The head of Africa at the World Economic Forum recently said that only about 20% of Africans have access to electricity. We pulled the data.
The drought-ridden Western Cape finally had a good soaking on Wednesday – drawing sheer panic from bewildered locals… and little more than amusement from the rest of the country.
No more loadshedding and more than 10% growth in revenue… almost seems to good to be true, but Eskom is on the up thanks to CEO Brian Molefe and his team.
Kiwi kids Trumping Trump is the best thing you’ll see today.