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Eskom Urges South Africans to Use Electricity Sparingly

Eskom, South Africa's main electricity provider, urged South Africans to continue using electricity sparingly to help them limit the impact of loadshedding as it will be implementing stage 2 loadshedding from 10pm tonight until 5am tomorrow…

Western Cape Wants To Be the First Province to Ditch Load-shedding As It Moves Away From Eskom

As part of the Western Cape’s promise to eliminate load shedding, the provincial government says it has assisted 24 local municipalities and the City of Cape Town with their small-scale embedded generation (SSEG) projects. This forms part…

Cape Town Moves to Set Up Own Electricity Supply

Cape Town wants to set up its own independent power producer office to secure renewable energy, following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement during his Sona address that municipalities in good financial standing will be allowed to procure…

World Bank Cuts South African GDP Growth Forecast Due to Eskom’s Load Shedding

The World Bank is the first key institution to cut its economic growth forecast for South Africa to below 1% for 2020 due to electricity supply concerns. It now expects the economy to expand by 0.9% this year, the Washington-based lender…

South African Cabinet Approves New National Energy Plan

In the midst of more electricity outages, courtesy of faults with Eskom's power generation plans, the South African Cabinet has approved a new national energy plan. Cabinet on Thursday announced it had approved the promulgation of the Integrated…