Eskom does not expect loadshedding to exceed stage 2 according to its predictions. This is in stark contrast to the severely strained electricity supply provided to South Africans twelve months ago. 

The price of electricity is going up again. While an increase was just implemented, experts warn that prices could soar again. 

South Africans are set to enjoy lower stages of loadshedding this week after Eskom’s latest announcement. The reasons behind the reduction in severity of power cuts has been revealed.


Eskom has sent out a warning to South Africans, saying that it will be a very tough 6 months ahead after set-backs that stem from tripping units at power stations. Eskom has briefed Parliament’s standing committee on the company’s finances, the Eskom Debt Relief Bill and their plan for minimizing load shedding over the next six months.

South Africans will spend more time in the dark after power utility Eskom announced stage 6 loadshedding will be implemented until further notice. Citizens can expect to be without electricity for up to 10 hours daily.


South African power utility Eskom recently announced stage 5 loadshedding until further notice which will leave citizens without electricity for up to 10 hours a day. The electricity minister's latest announcement indicates that high stages of loadshedding will be here to stay during the winter months.


Underperforming power stations, plagued by unplanned breakdowns of generation units, have led to increased loadshedding in South Africa. The Minister of electricity recently acknowledged the importance of improving the energy availability factor at existing power stations in an attempt to reduce loadshedding.


While South Africans will have to face loadshedding for the foreseeable future, the Minister of Electricity is confident that the country’s electricity challenges will be resolved. The minister is currently visiting all of Eskom's power stations.


Power utility, Eskom has released an update on loadshedding schedules for the rest of the week, and are expected to implement Stage 3 and 4 load shedding over the weekend.

Following the announcement of former Eskom CEO, Andre de Ruyter's abrupt exit on Wednesday night, the national power utility has now appointed an interim CEO with immediate effect. 

Power utility, Eskom, has had 13 CEOs in a little over a decade. With loadshedding being a recurring issue for nearly two decades, the power utility is expected to see more and more CEOs stepping down. 

With daily blackouts expected to persist, power utility Eskom has highlighted key priorities that aim to ease loadshedding for South Africans. However, the grid still remains highly unpredictable.

People living in South Africa have to endure at least eight hours a day without electricity under Stage 6 blackouts. The price they will pay for electricity will increase once again in the coming months.


South Africans experienced more than 200 days of loadshedding in 2022. While 2022 has concluded, the darkness brought upon by rolling blackouts is set to continue into 2023.


With blackouts set to continue in 2023, the outgoing Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter, has revealed some shocking details about the extent of the power utility's debt. 

Last week it was announced that Eskom Chief Executive Officer, André de Ruyter, resigned from the power utility, following South Africa’s worsening power supply crisis and fragile electricity grid.

South Africans have had to deal with loadshedding for at least 2,557 hours in 2022, so far. One of the contributing factors to the ongoing rolling blackouts is the lack of skilled personnel at the country’s power utility.


South Africa’s power utility has announced that loadshedding will continue for this week. The rolling blackouts are affecting everyone who relies on electricity to work, study and complete daily tasks.


On Sunday morning, South Africans awoke to the news that Eskom increased Loadshedding to Stage 6. This announcement meant that millions of people will be spending more time in the dark.


The decommissioning of a power station in Mpumalanga could have left workers with nothing. However, the country’s power utility has signed a deal with a Western Cape University to train workers with crucial new skills.





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