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Explainer: How did SA and Eskom get into the current loadshedding mess?

Explainer: How did SA and Eskom get into the current loadshedding mess?

Explainer: How did SA and Eskom get into the current loadshedding mess?
Gordhan presents 9-point action plan to rescue failing Eskom

Gordhan presents 9-point action plan to rescue failing Eskom

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has proposed a 9-point plan to save Eskom. The plan has provided some much-needed hope to many South Africans, but some experts have expressed doubt about its feasibility and speediness

Gordhan presents 9-point action plan to rescue failing Eskom
Eskom's rise and fall from 1922 to 2019: From profits to load shedding

Eskom's rise and fall from 1922 to 2019: From profits to load shedding

According to reports, ESKOM is struggling under the weight of R430 billion in debt, with many concerned that the power utility will not last until April without a major cash flow injection. However, ESKOM did not always struggle

Eskom's rise and fall from 1922 to 2019: From profits to load shedding
SA newspaper headlines today: 14 February, 2019

SA newspaper headlines today: 14 February, 2019

From "Eskom in ICU" to "All eyes on Ramaphosa", Eskom's dire situation dominated headlines today. Here are the top stories that made headlines on South Africa's biggest newspapers on Thursday, 14 February, 2019.

SA newspaper headlines today: 14 February, 2019
BLF calls for Brian Molefe's reinstatement amid load shedding woes

BLF calls for Brian Molefe's reinstatement amid load shedding woes

Black First Land First (BLF) has called for Brian Molefe to return to Eskom. Additionally, BLF said the current round of load shedding was a plot aimed to legitimising Ramaphosa's proposal to divide the power utility into three

BLF calls for Brian Molefe's reinstatement amid load shedding woes
South Africans lighten the mood with hilarious memes on load shedding

South Africans lighten the mood with hilarious memes on load shedding

Laughter truly is the best medicine in South Africa. Even though Mzansi has been rocked by another wave of load shedding, the hilarious memes are still coming through thick and fast. Briefly.co.za shares some of the best ones.

South Africans lighten the mood with hilarious memes on load shedding
5 celebs slam loadshedding: Put a closed for business sign at the borders

5 celebs slam loadshedding: Put a closed for business sign at the borders

Loadshedding has been affecting all of South Africa - young, old, rich, poor and even the celebs. Some of our local famous people took to social media to express their frustration - proving that we're in this together.

5 celebs slam loadshedding: Put a closed for business sign at the borders
What privatising power utility, Eskom, could mean for Mzansi

3 reasons Mzansi does not want power utility, Eskom, privatised

Ongoing load-shedding has led South Africans to discuss the power utility's future. Mzansi took to social media to share why they felt Eskom should not be privatised. Many argued that it would compromise access to power and jobs.

3 reasons Mzansi does not want power utility, Eskom, privatised
2 bright young men create load-shedding app, EskomSePush

EskomSePush: Innovative load-shedding app curbs SA’s frustration

Herman Maritz and Dan Southwood-Wells developed an app that sends a push notification to your phone to let you know when load-shedding is about to occur and what stage the country is currently in.

EskomSePush: Innovative load-shedding app curbs SA’s frustration
Eishkom! Eskom is technically bankrupt and won't last until April

Eishkom! Eskom is technically bankrupt and won't last until April

Eskom is 'technically insolvent' and won't make it past April 2019 according to the Department of Public Enterprises. This comes as the department makes their submission to the portfolio committee, highlighting the entity's issues

Eishkom! Eskom is technically bankrupt and won't last until April
ANC 'suspicious' of Eskom's ongoing load shedding, suspects 'sabotage'

ANC 'suspicious' of Eskom's ongoing load shedding, suspects 'sabotage'

The ANC is not happy with Eskom at the moment, saying that the nationwide loadshedding hints at sabotage at the power utility.The ANC says that it is suspicious that the sudden blackouts were implemented just days after the SONA.

ANC 'suspicious' of Eskom's ongoing load shedding, suspects 'sabotage'
Bring back Brian Molefe: Social media calls for former Eskom CEO's return

Bring back Brian Molefe: Social media calls for former Eskom CEO's return

Due to load shedding frustration, some South Africans took to social media to ask for the return of Brian Molefe. Molefe previously served as Eskom CEO, but had an ungraceful end to his career when high court ruled against him

Bring back Brian Molefe: Social media calls for former Eskom CEO's return
Energy expert Ted Blom is convinced Eskom is lying to South Africa

Energy expert Ted Blom is convinced Eskom is lying to South Africa

Ted Blom, energy expert, has called out Eskom, saying that the power entity is being dishonest to the country. The analyst says that the entity is being dishonest when they blame the old generating units for their problems.

Energy expert Ted Blom is convinced Eskom is lying to South Africa
Social media calls for Soweto power to be cut until bill paid

Social media calls for Soweto power to be cut until bill paid

Many South Africans have taken to social media to demand that Soweto's electricity be shut off until it pays its debts to ESKOM. This comes after stage 4 load shedding was implemented across the country. Soweto reportedly billions

Social media calls for Soweto power to be cut until bill paid
SA newspaper headlines today: 12 February, 2019

SA newspaper headlines today: 12 February, 2019

Briefly.co.za took a look at five of the main stories that made headlines on Tuesday, 12 February 2019. From "Pastor in two courts for sexual assault" to "Grammy joy for Soweto choir," here are the top stories for today.

SA newspaper headlines today: 12 February, 2019
Eskom CEO claims the breakdown of 7 vital units could've been avoided

Eskom CEO claims the breakdown of 7 vital units could've been avoided

The CEO of Eskom has admitted that the breakdown of 7 units on Monday could have been avoided and should be investigated. The incident saw the nation plunged into darkness, with Stage 4 load shedding being implemented nationally.

Eskom CEO claims the breakdown of 7 vital units could've been avoided
Explainer: What does it mean when Eskom implements Stage 4 loadshedding?

Explainer: What does it mean when Eskom implements Stage 4 loadshedding?

ESKOM has implemented stage 4 load shedding throughout the day. The announcement of the power outages came after 6 generating units were reportedly lost. the power utility said stage 4 load shedding was needed to stop a blackout

Explainer: What does it mean when Eskom implements Stage 4 loadshedding?
SA newspaper headlines today: 11 February 2019

SA newspaper headlines today: 11 February 2019

On Monday, 11 February 2019, several stories managed to make the front page of some of the biggest newspapers in the South Africa.

SA newspaper headlines today: 11 February 2019
SONA2019: Eskom set to undergo massive overhaul: From 1 to 3 entities

SONA2019: Eskom set to undergo massive overhaul: From 1 to 3 entities

During his State of the Nation Address, Cyril Ramaphosa announced sweeping plans to overhaul Eskom. These will include dividing the power utility into three entities -  Generation, Transmission and Distribution.

SONA2019: Eskom set to undergo massive overhaul: From 1 to 3 entities
Explainer: Eskom, Zondo Commission and the mission to keep the lights on

Explainer: Eskom, Zondo Commission and the mission to keep the lights on

With the situation at Eskom worsening every day and elections around the corner, the pressure is on to come up with a sustainable plan for the power behemoth. Briefly.co.za explores the situation and the proposed solutions.

Explainer: Eskom, Zondo Commission and the mission to keep the lights on
Fact check: Does Soweto owe half of Eskom's national debt at R17 billion?

Fact check: Does Soweto owe half of Eskom's national debt at R17 billion?

With Eskom scrambling to come up with funds, recouping outstanding debt owed by municipalities has become increasingly critical for the state-owned entity. Soweto in particular has contributed a staggering portion to the total.

Fact check: Does Soweto owe half of Eskom's national debt at R17 billion?
Eskom CEO Phakamani Hadebe says changes must be made to avoid failure

Eskom CEO Phakamani Hadebe says changes must be made to avoid failure

According to Eskom's CEO, Phakamani Hadebe, what the power utility need is change. Hadebe feels that even a tariff increase of 15% per year for 3 years won't save Eskom unless some changes are made to how it is administered.

Eskom CEO Phakamani Hadebe says changes must be made to avoid failure
Eskom warns that loadshedding could hit again by mid-January

Eskom warns that loadshedding could hit again by mid-January

Eskom has warned that loadshedding could become a reality again as early as the middle of January. The power utility has reported a rise in their coal stockpile, but the re-opening of businesses could strain the power supply.

Eskom warns that loadshedding could hit again by mid-January
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