Eskom Stage 8 load-shedding possible, warns Ted Blom

South Africans should brace themselves for the worst year of load-shedding yet in 2021, with Stage 8 being a possibility before the end of winter. This is the view of power and mining expert Ted Blom, who spoke to the Free Market Foundation’s Chris Hattingh during the...

Why renewable energy is crucial to the South African grid

Wind power will play a major role in South Africa’s transition to renewable energy sources – which are expected to contribute a total of 14.4GW to the grid by 2030. This is according to South Africa Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) CEO Ntombifuthi Ntuli, who was...

Eskom to implement stage 2 load shedding

Eskom will implement stage 2 load shedding on Saturday and Sunday as the power utility deals with unforeseen breakdowns. The power cuts will be introduced from 06h00 on Saturday (12 December) and will run until 23h00. The same schedule will be implemented on Sunday...

Eskom faces criminal prosecution

Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Barbara Creecy has revealed that summons was served on Eskom on 27 November 2020 notifying it of the decision by the Senior Public Prosecutor to pursue a criminal prosecution in respect of air pollution by Eskom’s Kendal...