For now, only those who can afford it will be able to escape the power cuts.
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Renewable energy sources won't make a decisive impact to alleviate South Africa's power shortage for at least five years.
Using LED lights in schools can drastically reduce the rate of electricity usage and costs.
Replacing fluorescent lights with efficient LED alternatives is the single best way to cut schools' electricity costs.
The first two of 24 new solar and wind farms under construction were completed in February but there’s still a long way to go to boost electricity supply.
When South Africa finally emerges from COVID-19 inadequate electricity supply will be once again rear its head.
Most proposed solutions don’t address the systemic problems facing Eskom, in particular its parlous finances.
The deluge of opinions and proposed solutions to South Africa's energy crisis reflects corporate and political interests.
Load shedding has stopped in South Africa over the last year but that doesn’t mean the country’s power problems are all gone.
It would be better to proactively restructure South Africa's electricity sector to spur innovation and investment and reduce costs before another crisis hits and further derails the economy.
South Africa hasn’t veered away from nuclear as an energy option, but President Jacob Zuma signalled a slowdown.
President Zuma indicated a welcome slowdown in the South African government's stated intention to invest in nuclear power plants.
The Herbert solar plant in the Northern Cape, South Africa. The panels face the sun squarely and constantly.
Solar power is a key piece of South Africa's energy puzzle.