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Load-shedding in South Africa will continue to be suspended until further notice

Load-shedding in South Africa will continue to be suspended until further notice, marking 22 consecutive days without blackouts. The last time Eskom achieved a similar milestone was in June 2022, with 20 consecutive days without load-shedding. The power utility’s spokesperson, Daphne Mokwena, says the continued suspension of load-shedding is a result of sustained generation capacity, adequate emergency reserves, and reduced electricity demand from the grid:

todayApril 18, 2024 6


Karasburg Council suspended over mismanagement

Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Erastus Uutoni, has suspended all seven councillors at the Karasburg Town Council with immediate effect due to persistent shortcomings in strategic direction, leadership, and accountability, among other reasons. The minister further accused the town council of dismissing the substantive CEO and other staff members without following due processes.

todayMarch 18, 2024 12


AU summit seeks to raise Africa’s voice on global stage

  Addis Ababa, Feb 15, 2024 (AFP) - The African Union's annual summit will open on Saturday against the backdrop of coups in Gabon and Niger and a political crisis in Senegal, posing challenges for the bloc as it seeks to amplify its international presence. Set up more than two decades ago, the 55-member bloc has long been criticised for being ineffectual and for taking little decisive action in the […]

todayFebruary 15, 2024 6


Ex-Tokyo marathon winner Chepchirchir banned eight years for doping

    Sarah Chepchirchir became the latest Kenyan athlete to be banned for doping, receiving an eight-year suspension on Wednesday after she tested positive for a banned substance for the second time. The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said in a statement the 39-year-old 2017 Tokyo marathon champion had tested positive for testosterone in a sample after she finished second in the Chonburi Marathon in Thailand last November. Chepchirchir failed to […]

todayFebruary 14, 2024 12