Cape Town Load-Shedding Schedules 2014

*** THIS IS NOW UPDATED FOR 2015 – CLICK HERE *** Load-shedding is back and it is already happening in Cape Town: Cape Town is experiencing Stage 3 load shedding. Stage 3 allows for up to 4000 MW of the national load to be shed. — 567 CapeTalk (@CapeTalk567) March 6, 2014 This is the first time … Continue reading “Cape Town Load-Shedding Schedules 2014”

Crowdfunding the Urban Turbine

OK, let’s get the full disclosure out of the way before we begin. The project I’m about to punt is the brainchild of a friend of mine. But that’s where it ends. I have no financial ties to him or to the project. I’m just putting this out there because I know he has been … Continue reading “Crowdfunding the Urban Turbine”

City releases 2012 Load Shedding Schedules

…and inevitably causes widespread panic and discontent. As is their wont, in fact, since Eskom is currently struggling with huge demand and very limited supply. This is probably down mainly to the ridiculous heatwave that has crossed the country and the increased use of air-conditioning – especially in office buildings and the like – as … Continue reading “City releases 2012 Load Shedding Schedules”

Capetonian woman continually surprised by events

News just in: Capetonian Margaret Wilson (61) of Diep River, has admitted to being “almost permanently bewildered” by what she describes as “a continuous stream of surprising events” which she claims are plaguing her life. Yesterday, my son-in-law asked if I had registered the card in my cellphone. I asked him why I needed to … Continue reading “Capetonian woman continually surprised by events”

South Africa’s Electricity Crisis – Update

My South Africa’s Electricity Crisis post has turned out to be one of the more popular ones on this site, so with there being significant developments in the ongoing saga, I thought I’d update you, the 6000 miles… reading public, with the latest news. As from Monday, we now have pre-emptive load shedding. Which means … Continue reading “South Africa’s Electricity Crisis – Update”