South Africa’s Black Friday: Power Deals Amid Load Shedding

  • Persistent Power Challenges: South Africa faces ongoing power supply issues due to Eskom's continued struggles, highlighted by high unplanned outages exceeding the prescribed limit, resulting in prolonged load shedding, causing inconvenience to citizens.
  • Alternative Energy Solutions: Amidst the energy crisis, retailers in South Africa seize the Black Friday opportunity to offer significant discounts on alternative power systems and products, ranging from portable power stations, inverters, generators, to solar energy subscriptions.
  • Relief for Consumers: These Black Friday deals on alternative energy solutions provide consumers with accessible and discounted options to secure backup power sources, easing the impact of load shedding and Eskom's operational limitations on their daily lives.
Power Deals

As South Africa grapples with persistent challenges in power supply, exacerbated by ongoing load shedding, consumers seek respite through alternative energy systems. Despite government assurances of improvements in Eskom’s performance, recent data from independent energy analyst Pieter Jordaan reveals continued weaknesses in the national grid’s stability, placing increased strain due to unplanned outages.

Jordaan’s analysis underscores Eskom’s struggle, with unplanned outages surpassing the 30% mark of total capacity, well beyond the 20% limit set by the national energy regulator Nersa. This precarious situation leaves citizens vulnerable, as any slight surge in demand could further exacerbate the ongoing energy crisis.

Faced with the persisting challenges posed by Eskom, many South Africans are turning to alternative power solutions to ensure continuous access to electricity. To alleviate some of the burden on consumers during this trying period, various retailers across the country are capitalizing on Black Friday by offering enticing deals on alternative energy products and systems.

Avo, the online retail arm of Nedbank, headlines the offerings with significant discounts on energy-related products. Among its standout deals are the EcoFlow River 2 Max Portable Power Station, marked down by 39% to R7,899 (R7,109 with Greenbacks), and an 11% reduction on the Mecer 12 Volt IVR 1,200, now priced at R7,999. Moreover, Black Friday shoppers stand a chance to win high-value inverters like the BetterShop 1.6 kW pure sinewave hybrid inverter or the Engauge 1,200 VA inverter.

Builders, a prominent retailer, joins the Black Friday energy bonanza by presenting exclusive deals on alternative energy systems. The Gentech Digital Pure Sine Wave Inverter (3000W) sees a staggering R11,000 reduction to R18,999, while the Gentech 7.5kVA Petrol Generator’s price plummets by R9,000 to R13,990.

EcoFlow, recognized for its portable power stations, launches its Black Friday flash sale, offering substantial discounts on the DELTA 2 and DELTA 2 Smart Extra Battery, dropping the combined price from R38,998 to R28,999.

Gizzu adopts a “Black Out” sale strategy throughout November, offering slashed prices across its product spectrum. Discounts range from the 4X Gizzu Voltage Protector 16A, reduced to R549.00 from R916.00, to the premium Gizzu Hero Pro 2048WH/2400W UPS, now available at R22,999.00 from R24,999.00.

Leroy Merlin, a hardware retailer, introduces compelling backup power deals, notably offering nearly R200,000 off the Huawei Isitepower-M 1PH Backup Kit 5KW Inverter 15KWh Battery Li-Ion. This Black Friday special brings the price down to R149,999 from the original R341,979.

Hohm Energy, a solar provider, contributes to the Black Friday buzz by offering a subscription service deal, granting subscribers the next six months’ worth of solar energy for free.

Ugreen, a UPS company, features discounted products on Takealot. The Ugreen PowerRoam UPS 600W 680Wh LiFePO4 Portable Power Station sees a markdown of R4,000 to R9,999, while the Ugreen PowerRoam UPS 2200W 2048Wh LiFePO4 Portable Power Station is reduced by R6,000 to R23,999 as part of the Early Access Blue Dot Sale.

As South Africans grapple with the challenges of load shedding and a tenuous power supply, these Black Friday deals on alternative energy solutions offer a glimmer of relief amid the ongoing energy crisis. With retailers providing enticing discounts on various power systems, consumers have the opportunity to secure reliable backup options to mitigate the impacts of Eskom’s operational challenges.

Visited 1 times, 1 visit(s) today

Stay ahead in the financial world – Sign Up to Rateweb’s essential newsletter for free. Get the latest insights on business trends, tech innovations, and market movements, directly to your inbox. Join our community of savvy readers and never miss an update that could impact your financial decisions.

Do you have a news tip for Rateweb reporters? Please email us at

Sponsored

Start trading with a free $30 bonus

Trade stocks, forex, commodities, metals and CFDs on stock indices with an internationally licensed and regulated broker. For all clients who open their first real account, XM offers a $30 trading bonus without any initial deposit needed. Learn more about how you can trade over 1000 instruments on the XM MT4 and MT5 platforms from your PC and Mac, or from a variety of mobile devices.

Related

Personal Financial Tools

Below is a list of tools built to assist South Africans to make the best financial decisions:

Latest

Rateweb

South Africa’s primary source of financial tools and information

Contact Us

admin@rateweb.co.za

Disclaimer

Rateweb strives to keep its information accurate and up to date. This information may be different than what you see when you visit a financial institution, service provider or specific product’s site. All financial products, shopping products and services are presented without warranty. When evaluating offers, please review the financial institution’s Terms and Conditions.

Rateweb is not a financial service provider and should in no way be seen as one. In compiling the articles for our website due caution was exercised in an attempt to gather information from reliable and accurate sources. The articles are of a general nature and do not purport to offer specialised and or personalised financial or investment advice. Neither the author, nor the publisher, will accept any responsibility for losses, omissions, errors, fortunes or misfortunes that may be suffered by any person that acts or refrains from acting as a result of these articles.