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All posts tagged in: Load Shedding

SANDT
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Gridlock is grinding Sandton to a halt

The average person living in a big city can spend up to four months of his/her life sitting, waiting and wishing in traffic. This is becoming ever truer in downtown Johannesburg and its surrounding metropolitan business hubs, particularly Sandton. ...

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SA POWER, WATER CRISIS SPURS ECO-BUILDING DEMAND

High demand for affordable, innovative eco-building coupled with dramatic rise in green-star certified projects; Estate agencies report ‘green’ homes are more sought-after by top-end buyers Soaring electricity prices, frequent load-shedding and ...

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Wind and solar energy generates R8.3bn benefit

According to a report, fossil fuel savings and reduced load-shedding have saved the economy R8.3-billion in the first six months of the year. Despite independent power remaining a very small part of South Africa’s energy mix, wind and solar ...

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Eskom seeks to recoup R38bn through tariff hikes

Johannesburg – State power utility Eskom has asked the national energy regulator Nersa for permission to recoup R38bn of costs incurred in its 2014 financial year through higher electricity tariffs starting April 1 next year. “If approved, ...

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PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 30, 2007) - Culinary Specialist Seaman Brandon Freeman, of Lakeland, Fla., kneads dough into rolls in USS Kitty Hawk's bake shop. While underway, Kitty Hawk's bakeshop produces more than 900 loaves of bread a day. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dylan Butler (RELEASED)
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Eskom load shedding hits SA food production

Load shedding is having a severe financial impact on South African food production, according to an expert at energy efficiency firm Energy Partners. Load shedding is having a severe financial impact on South African food production, according to an ...

Broilers on the Bobby Morgan chicken Farm in Luling, Texas.
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Poultry body seeks load shedding mercy for chickens

Johannesburg – South African chicken producers will ask the government to help them guarantee electricity supply to the nation’s biggest abattoirs as almost-daily load shedding is harming the birds’ welfare and creating health risks. The ...

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South Africa will not privatise Eskom

Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown has ruled out the privatisation of basic services, such as the provision of electricity and water, and has said load shedding will continue for three more years. Until the “end-state” of Eskom ...

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SA must divest from coal and oil

Banks are funding the fossil fuel industry, and profits continue to be harvested at the expense of lives and the planet, writes Nicole King. Johannesburg – Last year was the hottest on record, it has been confirmed, and we risk runaway climate ...

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South Africa’s great thirst has begun

Eskom’s electricity woes have hastened the failure of water infrastructure around the country. For many South Africans, the water crisis is already here. For others, research and projections show, it is only a matter of time – and perhaps ...

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