Articles containing the tag ‘electricity
By Oliver Ngwenya On Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Load Shedding A Necessary Measure To Protect The Power System: Eskom Says

Eskom announced on Monday evening that it had implemented stage 1 load shedding after managing to keep the country’s lights on for five weeks. It is said that the power system was stable for most of the day t... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Saturday, June 13th, 2015

Danny Jordaan Has not Been Billed for Electricity for Seven Years

In shocking news, it has emerged that the recently appointed Mayor of the border town of Nelson Mandela Bay, Danny Jordaan, has not been billed for electricity for the past seven years. This follows a report th... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

David Makhura’s SOPA: Big Plans but no Financial Commitment

The premier of Gauteng, Mr David Makhura presented a State of the Province Address (SOPA) on Monday in which he promised to create tens of thousands of jobs in the provincial economy but conveniently did not me... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Saturday, February 14th, 2015

More Blackouts Expected this Weekend: Eskom

The South African power utility, Eskom, has advised members of the public that they need to be prepared for rolling black-outs during this weekend, particularly on Saturday as they implement what they termed st... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Power cuts Looming as Nuclear Plant Falters

It seems that it never rains but pours for Africa’s most advanced economy. The South African power utility (Eskom) specifically has faced countless problems in fulfilling its mandate of providing electric... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Sunday, January 18th, 2015

Eskom to Increase Electricity Prices as Load Shedding Continues

Consumers of electricity are to brace themselves for more tariff increases in the next few years and they must also know that the evil that is load shedding will stay with them for a long time to come, at least... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Sunday, September 28th, 2014

No Water For The Next Two Weeks in Gauteng

The water shortages that have been experienced in Gauteng are set to continue, at least for the next two weeks, according to Rand Water. Addressing members of the media fraternity, the speaker representing Rand... Read more »
By Oliver Ngwenya On Friday, July 18th, 2014

Reserve Bank Raises Repo Rate by 0.25%

In a decision that was not unanimous, the Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has decided to raise the repo rate by 25 basis points to 5.75%, effective from July 18. The governor of the SARB, G... Read more »
By Robert Wiggill On Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Load Shedding to Make a Comeback – Eskom

State electricity provider, Eskom, has issued a statement declaring an electricity state of emergency countrywide. In a statement by Eskom on Facebook earlier today, the service provider claimed that the power ... Read more »