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Find your load shedding schedule

Feb 15 2019 11:59

Find your load shedding schedule for Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town, Nelson Mandela Bay and Polokwane.


      No end in sight for load shedding: The power crisis in numbers

      16 minutes ago

      Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan told a media briefing on Tuesday that government and Eskom are doing the best they can to solve the load shedding crisis. These are all the key numbers you should know.


      ANALYSIS: Load shedding: Worse than we thought and here to stay

      Mar 19 2019 21:51

      “How long? Frankly…I can’t tell you when it well end...we’ll have a better idea in ten days, two weeks’ time,” says a senior government official on Eskom's power crisis that has led to several days of rotational load shedding.


      EU said to see mid-April deadline for UK to decide Brexit fate

      Mar 19 2019 21:51

      The European Union is likely to tell Theresa May that she must decide by mid-April whether to extend Brexit until 2020 or risk leaving in three months without a deal, a senior EU official said.


      #Brexit: UK plays hardball on trade negotiations, even though no one knows what's happening next

      Mar 19 2019 20:37

      Trade ministers of the Southern African Customs Union and Mozambique have gone back to the drawing board to determine a way forward for trade arrangements with the UK, once it leaves the EU. But matters can’t be settled until it is known if the UK is leaving the EU with a deal or not.


      Stage 4 load shedding to continue on Wednesday

      Mar 19 2019 20:21

      Eskom has announced in a power alert that stage 4 load shedding will again be implemented on Wednesday as it continues to battle a shortage of available capacity.


      Find everything you need to know about Gordhan's Eskom briefing - and what happens next - here

      Mar 19 2019 18:09

      Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan held a briefing on Eskom in Johannesburg this morning. From how much Eskom plans to spend on maintenance to the root cause of the power crisis, catch up on everything you missed here.


      I have no comment on Eskom - Brian Molefe

      Mar 19 2019 17:34

      Former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe refused to comment on Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan's remarks on Tuesday that Molefe had a lot to answer for in terms of the utility's power crisis.


      New stage 8 load shedding 'nothing to panic about', says Eskom

      Nov 20 2018 13:21

      The power utility has expanded its load shedding plan to eight stages - allowing for up to 8 000 MW to be shed from the national grid - but a spokesperson says the risk of stages 5-8 being implemented is "very low".



      Eskom, government plans for Stage 5 and Stage 6 load shedding to stave off national blackouts

      Mar 19 2019 14:15

      Eskom and government have started planning for Stage 5 and Stage 6 load shedding, according to officials who say that there is a race against time to ensure that a national blackout and grid collapse does not happen.

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