‘2022 most intensive load shedding year to date’ – CSIR | The Citizen

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has revealed that 2022 has been the most intensive year to date of load shedding imposed by Eskom, with most of the deliberate power cuts recorded in July and September. CSIR released its annual statistics on power generation in South Africa for the first half of 2022 … Read more

Six tips to balance your laundry schedule with Eskom’s load shedding schedule | The Citizen

While load shedding isn’t a new phenomenon to South Africans, the last few months with it having escalated to a daily occurrence, has Mzansi fed-up trying to organise their lives around Eskom’s inability to keep the country’s lights on. ALSO SEE: Civil servants set to strike on Thursday over wage impasse with government How to … Read more

‘Your president is corrupt’: Zuma rants about ‘injustice’, Zondo, load shedding and Ramaphosa | The Citizen

Former president Jacob Zuma says he will continue to speak out against injustice even if he has to go to jail. Zuma held a press conference in Johannesburg on Saturday following a postponement on Friday. His almost two-hour-long rant touched on a range of issues including his court cases and alleged injustices against him, load … Read more

Daily news update: KZN – At least 145 cases of political killings, Orania’s municipal pool, and no load shedding for hospitals | The Citizen

Here’s your morning news update: An easy-to-read selection of our top stories. Stay up to date with The Citizen – More News, Your Way. Daily news update: 22 October At least 145 cases of political killings on record in KwaZulu-Natal KwaZulu-Natal director of public prosecutions Elaine Zungu says there are at least 145 cases of … Read more

Load shedding set to continue until Monday morning – Eskom | The Citizen

Eskom has announced that rolling blackouts will continue until Monday morning in varying stages. The embattled power utility on Thursday said stage 3 load shedding will be implemented until 5am on Friday morning. Thereafter, stage 3 and 2 power cuts will again be implemented continuously from 4pm on Friday until 5am Monday. “Stage 3 load … Read more

Yet another business folds as a result of load shedding | The Citizen

Another business has shut its doors as a result of the continued breakdown of power supply by Eskom. Mangrove Joburg is a popular cafe, restaurant and bar in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, which became part of the culture of the community. It was known as a spot for creatives in music, art and local cuisine when it … Read more

Load shedding doesn’t deter Ramaphosa’s faith in Eskom | The Citizen

As South Africa continues to endure rolling blackouts, the Presidency said President Cyril Ramaphosa continues to have faith in the management of the failing parastatal. This comes after Eskom ramped up the deliberate power cuts to stage 4 from stage 2 on Tuesday, until further notice. ALSO READ: Eskom announces stage four load shedding Ramaphosa’s … Read more

Stage 2 load shedding to continue until Wednesday | The Citizen

Eskom has provided an update for the week ahead after implementing load shedding at the last minute on Saturday. Load shedding will be suspended at midnight, after which stage 2 will continue from 4pm on Monday to Wednesday. Slight improvements The utility did not forecast the remainder of the week’s load shedding, but said it … Read more

Another 18 months of load shedding on the cards | The Citizen

South Africans will suffer from load shedding for at least another 12 to 18 months. This was the dark and grim picture Eskom Chief Operating Officer (COO) Jan Oberholzer painted at Thursday’s annual Agri-SA congress in Pretoria. Load shedding to stay Oberholzer said South Africa would not be able to end the deliberate power cuts … Read more

Sudden increase in road accidents blamed on load shedding | The Citizen

The sudden increase in truck and motor vehicle accidents is causing concern, following the death of motorists in a horror crash in Krugersdorp last week. Motor Industry Staff Association (Misa) spokesperson Sonja Carstens said it was concerned about the increase in the number of accidents on SA roads due to load shedding recently. “The sad … Read more