SABC News - Electricity


IEskom says in the last few days it has been engaging the affected municipalities and the provincial government regarding the pending interruptions.
Eskom reschedules electricity interruptions to three E Cape municipali

Wednesday 13 September 2017 09:52

Eskom on Wednesday announced that it was rescheduling electricity interruptions to three Eastern Cape municipalities.


Mobile power payments and smart meters plug in Tanzanian homes

Thursday 7 September 2017 06:08

A new study suggests that digital payment whereby users shift to smart, prepaid metering systems and purchase power electronically helps customers and benefits utility companies.


1 400 households in the village have already been electrified.
Multi-million rand electrification project for Eastern Cape

Thursday 15 June 2017 08:40

More than 25 000 households at Ntabankulu and Mhlontlo municipalities in the Eastern Cape are set to benefit in a multi-million rand electrification project.


Kubayi to approach treasury for more funds

Friday 26 May 2017 11:12

Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi says they will approach treasury for more money to fulfil the responsibilities of her department.


Zimbabwe owes the South African power utility R603 million, of which R119 million is outstanding arrears.
Eskom gives Zimbabwe month-end deadline to pay up

Monday 8 May 2017 15:15

Eskom said on Monday that it had given the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) until the end on this month to honour its increasing debt.


Nigeria to exploit vast solar resources

Tuesday 2 May 2017 09:59

Nigeria is poised to capitalise on its tremendous solar energy potential by scaling up the deployment of off-grid generation and minigrid systems.


Electricity generation: nuclear versus coal

Wednesday 19 April 2017 20:11

South Africa’s dominant electricity supplier, Eskom is about to solicit invitations to build nuclear power stations for South Africa.


City Power has appealed residents to refrain from buying electricity meters from unauthorised dealers.
Upsurge in Joburg electricity meters theft

Tuesday 18 April 2017 15:30

Johannesburg's City Power has warned residents to be vigilant following an upsurge in the theft of electricity meters.


Congo aims to import South African electricity amid deep shortfall

Wednesday 12 April 2017 20:17

The DRC hopes to import electricity from South Africa, an expensive measure aimed at reducing a gaping power deficit that has dented mining output in the continent's top copper producer.


More than 720 households in  Mdantsane in the Eastern Cape have benefited from the electrification programme.
Dept of Energy aims to ensure every household has electricity by 2025

Tuesday 11 April 2017 16:05

Deputy Energy Minister Thembisile Majola says her department is working to ensure that every household has access to electricity by 2025.


 Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Peterson unveiled a number of electrification projects in Vryburg on Friday.
National Electrification Project to continue in municipalities

Friday 17 March 2017 21:22

The National Electrification Project will continue, even in those municipalities which owe Eskom millions of rands.  


All six units at Kusile are due to be finished by 2022.
Eskom says Kusile Unit 1 reaches full capacity

Tuesday 14 March 2017 12:01

Eskom said the first unit at its Kusile power station had reached full generating capacity of 800megawatts, bringing it closer to commercial operation.


Eskom to conduct public awareness on illegal connection

Thursday 9 March 2017 14:48

Eskom is conducting a public awareness campaign against illegal connections of electricity at Elukwatini, Mpumalanga, near the border of South Africa and Swaziland.


Kenya confident of continued electricity supply despite drought

Monday 6 March 2017 14:38

Power consumers in Kenya will not experience power cuts or higher tariffs despite the on-going drought


Eskom has been interrupting electiricty supplies in Mpumalanga areas.
Eskom temporarily suspends electricity interruptions in Mpumalanga

Thursday 23 February 2017 16:35

Eskom has temporarily suspended electricity interruptions in Emalahleni in Mpumalanga.


Eskom to interrupt power supply to two Mpumalanga municipalities

Thursday 16 February 2017 11:14

Two municipalities in Mpumalanga that are struggling to settle their debt to Eskom will experience interrupted power supply on Thursday, says the power utility.


Consumers say the constant electricity cuts have impacted on them severely.
Vryburg residents seek to buy electricity directly from Eskom

Friday 3 February 2017 16:53

Vryburg residents in the North West affected by the electricity cuts have called on the Naledi Municipality to allow them to buy electricity directly from Eskom.


Unemployment in South Africa is at 27%, the highest since 2003.
Black South Africans still earn far less than whites

Friday 27 January 2017 15:18

Black South Africans earned on average only about one-fifth as much as their white counterparts in 2015.


Des Van Rooyen says the municipal mayor indicated that they are under collecting.
Govt develops funding model to help municipalities

Wednesday 18 January 2017 10:30

The Department of Cooperative Governance says government has developed a funding model to improve infrastructure in municipalities that have been struggling to pay their electricity bills.


Eskom reaches payment agreement with N Cape municipality

Monday 16 January 2017 12:10

Dikgatlong Municipality at Barkley West in the N Cape has reached a payment agreement with Eskom which will see it avoid an interruption in power supply.


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