South Africans face load shed again on Tuesday

South Africans face load shed again on Tuesday

Eskom customers in South Africa are enduring yet another round of load shedding this week. The beleaguered public utility, seeking a bailout for its massive debt and caught up in South Africa’s “state capture” corruption drama, started cutting power to customers again on a rotating basis. On Monday, Stage 4…

Greenpeace says time’s up for Eskom to comply with SA emissions standards

Environmental protection advocates at Greenpeace have stepped up to demand that South African power utility Eskom comply with the country’s Minimum Emissions Standards, rather than receive approval for continued waivers and postponements for excessive emissions. The Greenpeace activists say Eskom, with 17 coal-fired power plants, exceeded the limits for particulate…

South African miners rescued 30 hours after storm cuts power

More than 1,000 miners in South Africa trapped below ground since Wednesday night are safe, following the restoration of power following a storm-related outage. The miners at a Sibanye-Stillwater Beatrix gold mine near Welkom were brought to the surface early Friday morning after power was restored at about 3 a.m.,…