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  1. Aghori

    Opposition voices alarm as ANC enlists Zanu-PF help for elections campaign

    Opposition parties have expressed concern over reports that the ANC has asked Zanu-PF for assistance with its elections campaign, given the Zimbabwean ruling party’s controversial electoral record. Zimbabwean state media on Tuesday broke the news that the country’s ruling party, Zanu-PF, had...
  2. pratlou

    Presidency asks business to delay retrenchments

    The presidency has urged big business in SA to hold off on planned retrenchments, saying it is staying the course on the energy action plan as well as the logistics turnaround strategy. Measurable progress is expected shortly. “We have a plan. We need consistency which then will allow for...
  3. Jan

    Presidential Climate Commission calls for electricity price reform

    Big changes brewing for South Africa's electricity prices The Presidential Climate Commission (PCC) has called for a reform of South Africa's electricity prices to support the grid's transition to more renewable power. President Cyril Ramaphosa and his cabinet established the PCC in September...
  4. Jan

    Comms minister tacitly confirms he is moving South Africa's 2G and 3G sunset dates

    South Africa's 2G and 3G shutdown plans hit a snag South Africa will hopefully know more about the government's intention to shut down 2G and 3G networks in the country in about four months, strongly suggesting that former communications minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni's deadlines will not be...
  5. Jan

    Analogue TV switch-off delayed again for "consultations" - all the missed deadlines in one handy table

    South Africa's digital TV failure — 12 missed deadlines and almost 12 years late South Africa recently missed its 12th deadline for the switch-off of terrestrial analogue TV broadcasting signals that will mark the completion of the country's migration to vastly superior digital transmissions...
  6. Jan

    Solidarity and Outa win case against Eskom state of disaster by default - government is withdrawing

    South Africa is terminating the Eskom state of disaster President Cyril Ramaphosa’s administration is withdrawing the declaration of a national state of disaster over South Africa’s energy crisis. Civil action group and trade union Solidarity has received a commitment from the State Attorney’s...
  7. Jan

    Mashatile assures government won't order Eskom to suspend load-shedding if it compromises the grid

    We will not risk total grid collapse to avoid a few hours load-shedding — deputy president Deputy President Paul Mashatile has assured that the South African government will do its utmost to give Eskom the ability to increase its generation while ensuring that it doesn't compromise the national...
  8. Jan

    Electricity minister meets Chinese ambassador to discuss load-shedding

    Electricity minister asks China for help to fight load-shedding Electricity minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa has met with the Chinese ambassador to South Africa to discuss areas of collaboration to end load-shedding. President Cyril Ramaphosa appointed Ramokgopa as the new energy minister on 7...
  9. Jan

    Fidelity and Thorburn Security warn of high-risk areas and roads to avoid during "national shutdown"

    High-risk areas and roads to avoid during EFF's "national shutdown" Two prominent South African private security companies have warned about the potential for violence and damage to property during the EFF's upcoming "shutdown" protest next week. South Africa's third-biggest political party is...
  10. Jan

    Kusile quick-fix will take at least 10 months - Eskom

    Kusile disaster — "fast-track" repairs will take at least ten months Eskom's' plan to "fast-track" repairs on its troublesome Kusile power station's three offline generators will involve installing temporary flues. The first unit will take more than eight months to complete. The second and...
  11. Jan

    South Africa's had 14 communications ministers in 14 years

    14 ministers in 14 years President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Mondli Gungubele as South Africa's new communication minister, replacing Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, who has been in the role since 2021. Ntshavheni will take over Gungubele's role in the Presidency as the minister overseeing state...
  12. RedViking

    Will Minister Ramokgopa turn Eskom around? (Poll)

    Do you think newly appointed Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa will be able to turn Eskom around and prevent the inevitable?
  13. Jan

    Cabinet reshuffle - full table of ministers and deputies - 6 March 2023

    Ramaphosa announces new cabinet — including new Minister of Communications President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced changes to his cabinet — including a new deputy president and ministers of electricity, transport, and public service and administration. Speaking in a broadcast address on...
  14. Jan

    Kgosientso Ramokgopa is the Minister of Electricity

    Ramaphosa appoints Minister of Electricity After much speculation, President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Dr Kgosientso Ramokgopa as Minister in the Presidency for Electricity. Ramokgopa was head of investment and infrastructure in the Presidency, the former Tshwane mayor, and previously...
  15. Jan

    National state of disaster regulations - mobile operator obligations, feed-in tariffs, environmental exemptions

    Dlamini-Zuma releases Eskom load-shedding state of disaster regulations Cooperative governance minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma gazetted regulations for South Africa’s national state of disaster over the energy crisis. The regulations designate “critical electronic communications and...
  16. Jan

    Lawyers are the big winners in Mirror Trading International liquidation

    Big winners in Mirror Trading International scam — liquidators blow R113 million Mirror Trading International’s liquidators have spent R90,243,021.55 on lawyers and consultants since taking control of the Bitcoin-based network marketing scam’s estate. In total, they have disbursed...
  17. Jan

    Kgosientso "Sputla" Ramokgopa tipped as Ramaphosa's favourite for Minister of Electricity

    Ramaphosa's favourite for Minister of Electricity — report Head of the Investment and Infrastructure Office in the South African Presidency, Kgosientso Ramokgopa, is tipped to be the President's preferred candidate for Minister of Electricity. However, City Press reports there are two options...
  18. Jan

    Stage 4 until further notice - 18 February 2023

    Eskom increases load-shedding until further notice Eskom has announced stage 4 load-shedding until further notice. This is due to the breakdowns of a generating unit each at Koeberg, Medupi, Kriel, Arnot and Lethabo power stations.
  19. Jan

    Fact check: President Cyril Ramaphosa says 1.5 million jobs were created between Q3 2021 and 2022

    Ramaphosa's massive jobs lie President Cyril Ramaphosa’s claim that 1.5 million jobs have been created since 2021 is misleading, as fewer South Africans have jobs now than two years ago. In his 2023 State of the Nation Address (SONA), Ramaphosa said, “between the third quarters of 2021 and...
  20. Jan

    Andre de Ruyter says nothing would make him stay at Eskom

    "It's over" — De Ruyter Outgoing Eskom CEO André de Ruyter says he wouldn't consider extending his contract at the power utility under any circumstances, even if someone capable is appointed as Electricity Minister to the Presidency. Speaking to 702, De Ruyter also gave his thoughts on what...