national state of disaster

  1. 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...
  2. Hanno Labuschagne

    MTN plans to use state of disaster to source electrical engineers from other African countries

    MTN plans to use state of disaster to source electrical engineers from other African countries MTN hopes the national state of disaster over Eskom will allow it to bring in electrical engineers working in other African countries to help manage its towers during load-shedding. During the...
  3. 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...
  4. Jan

    Outa launches interdict and legal action to overturn state of disaster

    Outa takes legal action over the electricity state of disaster The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) filed an urgent application requesting the overturning of the national state of disaster over load-shedding in the Pretoria High Court on Thursday, 16 February 2023. The civil action...
  5. Jan

    Masking the real "disaster"? South Africans left in the dark after State of Disaster announcement

    These laws make an energy state of disaster useless in South Africa The South African government's decision to declare a state of disaster over the country's 15-year-long energy crisis faces significant legal hurdles. That is according to a recent collaborative piece by Weber Wentzel firm...
  6. Hanno Labuschagne

    Second state of disaster declared over severe flooding

    Second state of disaster declared over severe flooding South Africa declared a state of disaster so the government can accelerate its response to widespread floods and free up funds for assisting with reconstruction. It was the second such pronouncement in less than a week. [Bloomberg]
  7. Jan

    Expect worse load-shedding in 2023, despite state of disaster - Hohm Energy

    Warning about state of disaster — load-shedding will only get worse The declaration of a state of disaster over South Africa's energy crisis won't help bring new power generation online quickly and won't soon reduce load-shedding. That is according to Hohm Energy's head of business...
  8. Jan

    Ramaphosa's plan: stick to the old plan, but with an extra minister and state of disaster

    Ramaphosa's load-shedding state of disaster plan President Cyril Ramaphosa announced Thursday that his administration had declared a national disaster to tackle the energy crisis. In his State of the Nation Address, Ramaphosa also said the government would not be introducing new plans but...
  9. Hanno Labuschagne

    ANC wants NDZ to lead load-shedding state of disaster measures

    ANC wants NDZ to lead load-shedding state of disaster measures The ANC wants Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to lead South Africa's efforts to resolve the load-shedding crisis in a national state of disaster. According to the Sunday newspaper Rapport, this was one of the recommendations made at the...
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