Articles related to "Load Shedding"

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Emigration on the rise
Recent data has indicated that more South Africans are emigrating or considering emigration. What is fueling this?
How to stay secure when the lights go out
It’s no secret that South Africa is plagued by crime. Recent statistics show that homeowners are most vulnerable between 5am and 9am and 5pm and 9pm. Unfortunately, criminals now appear to be coinciding their activities with ...
The pros and cons of smart electricity meters
Smart meters allow your power utility to centrally control electricity usage in your homes. Is this a good idea? As load shedding continues to plunge the country into darkness , Johannesburg's City Power is doing everything ...
Is unrest giving South African property a bad name?
Xenophobia, service delivery protests, vandalised statues, rising crime – South Africa is facing unprecedented levels of unrest at the moment. What does this mean for the local property market? South Africa currently appears to ...
And the hikes just keep coming…
At the beginning of April, South Africans were subjected to a massive petrol price hike. The cost of electricity, water and other municipal services are also due to rise within a few short weeks. So what does this mean for the ...
Power surges and insurance claims
Think you’re covered? Think again. Your insurance might not cover damage caused by power surges after load shedding. Picture this: you’re sitting eating dinner by candlelight during another round of load shedding when the power ...
The True Cost of Illegal Connections
A recent investigation carried out by the city of Johannesburg uncovered an electricity rigging syndicate that has cost the council around R22-million.Businesses working together with corrupt ...
The load shedding survival guide
Load shedding is here to stay and it's annoying… but you can make it bearable by being prepared.
Is Eskom's crisis a blessing in disguise?
Eskom’s woes are not all doom and gloom. There could be an upside for the property market. There’s no denying South Africa is in the midst of an energy crisis. Almost daily load shedding is now ...
Power to the people
Parkhurst residents want to turn their suburb into an Eskom free eco-hub  within the next 5 years. While most of us are cursing ourselves for delaying a generator-buying decision, others are making plans to ensure that they ...