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Eskom and our economy are in deep trouble, warns DA

South Africa needs “solutions and not more talk shops” to end Eskom’s “monopolistic stranglehold on electricity” and to rescue the crippling economy, said DA spokesperson on public enterprises Natasha Mazzone. Mazzone, who is one of the party’s most vocal leaders on state-owned enterprises, in a statement on Sunday re-iterated the DA’s Independent Systems Market Operator (ISMO) Bill, known as the …

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It just became much easier for businesses to move off Eskom’s grid – here’s why

This week, it became much easier for South African businesses, malls and factories to get approval for their small-scale embedded generation (SSEG) renewable energy projects. Business Day reported that Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe gave the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) leave to licence 500 Mega Watts (MW) for SSEG projects, sized between 1MW and 10MW, without him …

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Anger mounts as Zimbabwe faces worst power cuts in 3 years

Harare – Zimbabwe’s state power utility imposed the worst rolling blackouts in three years on Monday, with households and industries including mines set to be without electricity for up to eight hours daily. The power cuts are bound to stoke mounting public anger against President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government as Zimbabweans grapple with an economic crisis that has seen shortages of …

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Zimbabwe starts load shedding as drought hits Kariba Dam power station

Zimbabwe started implementing load shedding on Monday, after the government announced it was facing critical power shortfalls and had to introduce rotational power cuts in order to “balance the power supply available and the demand” Power utility supplier the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission & Distribution Company (ZETDC) last week said it had been forced to cut power generation at its Kariba …

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