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The 2024 Budget was tabled to Parliament on 21 February 2024 by South African Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana. Tax Pocket Guide Honourable Speaker, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula His Excellency,...
As load shedding persists and solar gains popularity in South Africa, households are left with the decision of either buying or renting a solution. Solar solutions have taken centre stage in South African homes. The quest for an “always on” lifestyle has propelled consumers into a crucial crossroads: should you rent or buy your solar system?
Eskom has run a successful pilot of virtual wheeling, which will enable companies with multiple offtake sites to connect to generators using the Eskom or municipal grids. Electricity wheeling mechanisms play a key role in facilitating the optimal integration of renewable energy resources into the grid.
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Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are warned not to be too desperate. South Africa’s SMEs are struggling to survive power cuts. Many have shut their doors, but those that remain are desperate for power and may take cheap shortcuts that turn out to be more expensive.
With a stage 16 draft in place, and stage 8 load shedding almost put into practice, it’s important that individuals and organisations get ready for what might happen if the lights go out. The National Rationalised Specifications (NRS) Association issued a press release. A non-event for most companies, a singular moment for the NRS as it may well be the first in the organisation’s history.
There is no greater threat to South African businesses than load shedding. It is that simple and that stark. It touches every aspect of us as a nation, as a people and as industries attempting to stabilise and grow the country. It is the most disruptive challenge of our generation.
Utility providers are traditionally an attractive target for cybercriminals, evident by the number of high-profile attacks, both globally and locally, in recent years. In fact, the ransomware supply chain attack on the Colonial Pipeline in 2021 became the largest attack in US history, with the payment of a $4.4 million ransom.
At first, the response to government’s power moves, announced at last month’s Budget Speech, was overwhelmingly positive. Energy packages, which offered tax incentives for households and businesses to offset the steep financial toll of load shedding, were introduced.
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