Thursday: I went to the gym this morning. Yes, the hard work goes on. And it was harder work than usual this morning because there was no electricity at the gym. Not directly because of loadshedding, but because of a substation fault, caused by the overnight loadshedding (according to the frustrated electrician I spoke to). […]
The country’s gone to shit, there’s literally not enough power to keep the lights lit, but we’re still hanging on by a thread… Here are the loadshedding schedules for CAPE TOWN including stages 6, 7 and 8…ahead of the great darkness that lies beyond. 6000cozaCapeTownStages6-8 Good luck and stay safe out there, people.
Good afternoon from Cape Town. I’m sitting here writing a blog post to take my mind off the fact that I will be missing at least the first half hour of Sheffield United’s match at Norwich City because there’s loadshedding (“rolling blackouts”) and we’re being loadshod right now. There are no electricitys. How am I […]
Like a poor sequel, loadshedding (you may remember it from such terms as “Rolling Blackouts”) has returned, and once again, we are regularly being plunged into darkness. Being plunged into darkness is never good at the best of times, but if you don’t know that it’s coming, it can be particularly irritating. So, best that […]
I would really rather not be writing this one. Yep. Loadshedding is back. Not wet coal or no coal or breakdowns or corruption this time. This is strike action, although some believe it should be called something entirely different: Because yes, this electricity shortage is because the workers aren’t happy about not getting a pay […]