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As bad as it is, load-shedding is better than grid collapse

Utility says complete shutdown is unlikely, but is has emergency plans in place to resume power delivery — known as ‘black start’

Eskom confirms load-shedding ended at 2pm

Eskom's Medupi station. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
2 day(s) ago

Utility says it was able to turn lights on sooner than expected, but some areas may have to wait longer than others for power to be restored

Power cuts escalated to bolster supply, says Eskom

Eskom acting group executive for group capital Dan Marokane briefs the National Council of Provinces' select committee on labour and public enterprises on Wednesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 day(s) ago

Intensified power cuts necessary because of a shortage of generation capacity, says power utility

SA on power alert, says Eskom

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2 day(s) ago

Utility warns power system remains vulnerable, meaning any extra load or faults in system ‘may necessitate load-shedding’ on Wednesday

A fuel for Africa’s growth

Hydropower alternative: As African economies grow, demand for sustainable energy supply is also increasing. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
1 day(s) ago

Renewable energy sources such as hydroelectric and wind power are due to become an increasingly important part of the energy mix

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