The board of South African power utility has resolved to commission an independent enquiry, conducted by external parties, to examine the current status of the business and the challenges it faces. Four senior executives will be asked to step down for the duration of the probe.
On the last Saturday night in March, millions of people around the world switch off their lights and electronic devices for an hour. Earth Hour is once again near, and people are being encouraged to take this step in joining the movement to put an end to climate change.
Eskom is urging South Africans to help save electricity. Follow these simple steps at home and at work to help make a difference.
South Africa's current power crisis isn't just Eskom's problem, or the government's problem. It affects us all. And we can all do something to help. The less electricity we waste needlessly, the less strain there is on the system, and the more the lights stay on - at home, at work and on the roads.
Power ships are proving to be a quick-fix temporary solution to electricity constraints around the world. In Africa, they are used to good effect in Ghana. The floating power stations are either anchored off shore or moored at quayside and transmit power through cables or transmission lines.
At a briefing on 15 January Eskom warned that load shedding will become a regular feature of daily life for South Africans for the foreseeable future. We bring you a handy guide on how to deal with the darkness.