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How much load-shedding cost MTN

How much load-shedding cost MTN

Telecoms operator MTN has estimated that load-shedding cost its South African business R695 million last year. In the MTN Group annual results for 2022, South Africa’s second-biggest mobile network said that operating conditions were significantly impacted by national...

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Total blackout warning from Standard Bank CEO

Total blackout warning from Standard Bank CEO

Standard Bank CEO Sim Tshabalala said a grid collapse, resulting in an extended total blackout across South Africa, will have devastating consequences. Speaking to Business Day TV, Tshabalala said a total grid collapse is a possible scenario with a low probability....

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Eskom increases load-shedding — here is the timetable

Eskom increases load-shedding — here is the timetable

Eskom has announced that it will implement stage 4 load-shedding from 16:00 on Sunday, 12 March 2023, following a brief stint of stage 1 in the morning. Stage 4 will remain in effect until 16:00 on Monday, after which it will increase to stage 5 until 05:00 on...

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Stage 8 load-shedding warnings

Stage 8 load-shedding warnings

Vally Padayachee from the NRS Association of South Africa has warned that the country can go beyond stage 8 load-shedding if serious steps are not taken to rectify the problems at Eskom. The NRS Association is involved in developing electricity supply and...

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Eskom’s load-shedding plan is failing

Eskom’s load-shedding plan is failing

On 22 January 2023, Eskom chair Mpho Makwana said they had embarked on a turnaround journey to improve plant performance and reduce load-shedding. This turnaround plan is failing. When the new Eskom board was appointed, Public Enterprises Minister Pravin...

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