Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has signed off on two additional renewable energy projects to add to South Africa's embattled power grid.
South Africa faces the worst loadshedding in 2023, experiencing 54 blackout days due to 1 296 blackout hours. Energy analyst Pieter Jordaan warns of blackouts.
Minister of Electricity Kgosientsho Ramokgopa says Komati Power Station should have never been decommissioned because it was one of the best power stations.
Eskom revealed that power theft in Gauteng costs the embattled utility R7bn in revenue every year which could be used to maintain Eskom's ailing power plants.
South Africa has received a hefty solar and wind power donation from China. A similar gift came from Mozambique to help fight the current electricity crisis.
The Department of Electricity will cost taxpayers R13 million per year. Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa is expected to earn an excess of R2.4 million this year.
Minister of Electricity, Kgosientsho Ramokgopa has signed a deal with Mozambique that will add more generation capacity to Eskom's grid and lessen loadshedding.
Eskom chairman Mpho Makwana applauded management and cold weather for keeping loadshedding at bay. He stressed that it is still early to start celebrating.
The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy has announced that unleaded petrol will decrease by 71c while diesel is set to drop by 80c or 84c per litre.