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Stage 1 load-shedding for Friday

Eskom board chairperson Jabu Mabuza said that the power utility would implement stage one load shedding on Friday and did not foresee the need for further power cuts thereafter. Source:...

4IR: ICT and energy sectors equally crucial

Energy has played an enabling role in each of the past industrial revolutions, and the fourth is no different. But instead of powering factory machinery and steam engines, it is powering everything from communication backbone to access networks,...

Eskom will be selling electricity to Zimbabwe again

Eskom has confirmed it will start selling large quantities of electricity to Zimbabwe again soon. “Eskom can confirm that we have agreed on a payment plan for the outstanding debt and that proof of payment has been received,” the South...

Government allocates extra R59 billion to Eskom

The South African government has allocated an extra R59 billion to state-owned power utility Eskom over the next two years so it can service its debt. Eskom, which supplies more than 90% of the country’s electricity, fails to generate sufficient...

Top trends energising Africa’s power sectors

An optimal energy mix for Africa relies on a variety of generation technologies. In fact, in a 2015 report McKinsey estimated that if every country in Africa had to build to meet their current electricity demand, the region would require about $490...