SA’s electricity woes are caused by ourselves

Power to the people… This battle cry from the dark days of apartheid has taken on a new meaning in load shedding times. Yes, I know generators and solar lighting and gas stoves make life easier during our far too regular power outages, but they do not take all the pain away. The 50km between work and home usually takes me 45 minutes – I’m not a racing driver on public roads. Last night it took more than two hours, thanks to traffic jams and the odd accident at traffic lights which did not work because of load shedding. ALSO…

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