The opposition says it wants clarity on the supposed ‘strong possibility’ of more rolling blackouts.
The power utility must clean up its act, but doesn’t have the money to pay for doing so.
Eskom has exceeded its targeted cap of 90 trips this year, with 249 recorded to date.
It appears the economy is now damned if it does, and damned if it doesn’t, thanks to the Eskom electricity squeeze.
Eskom senior managers have dragged Eskom to the CCMA demanding the same 4.7% increase that the power utility recently granted to middle management. 
Slow economic growth also contributed to less electricity being used, an expert says.

Load shedding ‘threat’ proves there’s no plan to keep lights on – DA’s Mazzone

‘The ANC’s scheme of burning through billions of rands of diesel…to keep the lights on until after election day has now truly backfired,’ she said.

High risk of stage 1 rotational load shedding from 5pm – Eskom

The power utility says it will implement 26 days of load shedding during the winter period.

Disinformation during load shedding blamed IPPs for Eskom’s dysfunction

Without renewable energy from IPPs, we would be in a near-perpetual state of Stage 2 load shedding.

Business summit to discuss how to solve electricity problem – Cape Town chamber

The summit will reportedly be about understanding problems and finding solutions rather than apportioning blame.

How Eskom is ‘planning’ to deal with the unplanned this winter

The problem with the utility’s strategy is that sometimes bad luck arrives all at once, and hoping it won’t this winter is naive.

High risk of load shedding this week due to cold weather – Eskom

‘We promise to keep our customers informed about the state of our power system on a continuous basis.’

‘No more stage 4 load shedding’ – Ramaphosa

The president says our recent bout of rolling blackouts should not happen again.

You can’t sue us, it’s our right to load shed – Eskom

The power utility has brushed off a planned class action for damages caused during load shedding – a legal case an expert says won’t succeed.

‘I’ll keep the lights on,’ Gordhan promises… but is he able to?

The Public Enterprises minister waves his magic wand, promising to keep the country warm this winter, but an expert says it’s too little, too late.

Eskom promises to keep load shedding at stage 1

Gordhan says they have a winter plan to execute that will hold for the next nine months.

Law firm to sue Eskom on behalf of SA citizens affected by load shedding

De Beer Attorneys plans to argue that the struggling utility’s recent bout of load shedding was the result of negligence.

Ramaphosa’s plan to restructure Eskom could just make the problem worse

The country is crying out for a solution, but the UK’s rail privatisation is a cautionary tale.

WATCH: DA national day of action against Eskom crisis kicks off

The party wrote to national assembly speaker Baleka Mbete last week to request the establishment of an ad hoc committee.

WATCH: Kelvin Power Station a way to bypass Eskom and #KeepTheLightsOn

We can no longer rely on government to keep the power flowing, Gauteng premier candidate Solly Msimanga says.




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