The day that first brick fell from Eskom's crumbling coal silo, South Africa's energy crisis was exposed like a gaping wound, unraveling at the stitches. The subsequent developments were well documented (sometimes in the dark) whilst Eskom... View post
South Africa's energy woes are a "challenge", but not a crisis and the government knows how to address it, President Jacob Zuma said on Friday.
While the government and Eskom tried to explain the rolling blackouts, 13,000 workers at Eskom’s Medupi power station headed home for the December holidays reported the Sunday Times.
When there is not enough electricity available to meet the demand from all Eskom customers, it could be necessary to interrupt supply to certain areas. This is called load shedding. It is different from a power outage that could... View post