SABC radio stations back on air after power failure

The SABC’s 19 radio stations on Thursday afternoon were all back on air after an interruption caused by a power failure at its head office in Auckland Park, Johannesburg. The public broadcaster blamed the interruption to its broadcasts on power supply issues from City Power. The SABC’s acting spokesperson, Mmoni Seapolelo, confirmed to The Citizen […]

Power FM staff robbed at gun point, traumatised Nthabeleng Likotsi escorted home by police

Drama unfolded last night at Power FM’s Houghton offices when thugs stormed the studios with guns and robbed staff of their cellphones and other belongings. According to businesswoman and bank owner Nthabeleng Likotsi, the incident took place while she was having an interview at the station. She said she had to be escorted home by […]

Power outage in some parts of Johannesburg as rain pours

Metro utility City Power has dispatched its technicians to go on-site to investigate following a power outage in some parts of Johannesburg as the heavy rain continues to pour. This is after the utility had been experiencing unplanned power interruption at Prospect and Sebenza substations earlier on Monday. The current outages is affecting parts of […]

Woman died after municipal workers allegedly cut power, shutting off her oxygen supply

A Newlands West mother died after municipal workers allegedly disconnected her electricity which resulted in the machine which supplied her oxygen shutting down. Cecilia Rosemary Frank, 64, died a few minutes after electricity at her home in Briardale was cut on Thursday. Frank, a former teacher, had been for more than two years suffering from […]

Minister Mantashe announces 8 bidders given green light to produce independent power

As the country battles constant power outages, Minerals, and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has announced eight successful bidders to produce independent power. Mantashe said that they would provide a combination of power contributions to take the strain off Eskom. The minister said that the new additions would offer welcome relief. “Eight preferred bids totaling 1,845 […]

I attended Eskom-McKinsey meetings before working for power utility, says Anoj Singh

Former Eskom CFO Anoj Singh has confirmed that he attended meetings about the power utility with McKinsey before he was appointed He is back at the Zondo Inquiry to give his side of the state capture story on Wednesday. Former Trillian and Regiments employee Mosilo Mothepu told the commission about project pandora that was meant […]

Eskom: No choice but to continue with power cuts

Eskom said that it had no choice but to continue with rolling blackouts because it could not compromise the maintenance of its aging fleet of power stations. The power utility presented the state of its system at a briefing from Megawatt Park on Monday afternoon. It said that planned maintenance was satisfactory between 2010 and […]

Load shedding: SA spent 9% of 2020 without power

In 2020, load shedding occurred for 859 hours of the year, apparently the most yet, a report by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has revealed. The report, titled Statistics of utility-scale power generation in South Africa in 2020, also said that electricity demand reduced noticeably in 2020 due to the Covid-19 lockdown […]

WC residents urged not to freak when hearing loud sirens from Koeberg power station

Western Cape residents were advised not to be alarmed by sirens from Koeberg Nuclear Power Station on Tuesday, as Eskom will be conducting a full-volume siren test. The Western Cape government took to Twitter on Monday informing residents that Eskom will be conducting a full-volume siren test of its public warning system at the power […]

Eskom power grid under severe pressure

Eskom has not subjected the country to load shedding for more than three weeks. Eskom has warned that the power grid is under severe pressure and has urged people to turn off all unnecessary appliances. Eskom has not subjected the country to load shedding for more than three weeks. The power utility says load shedding […]