Wednesday, 13 February 2019

IT WAS A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT ...

"It was a dark and stormy night ..." could be the opening sentence of an account of another night of loadshedding in South Africa.  These scheduled power outages organized by an embattled power utility (ESKOM) trying to reduce demand to match dwindling supply have again become a regular daily occurrence.  Claimed to be the result of coincidental and unexpected breakdowns at a number of power stations, the suspicion remains that time may reveal more sinister causes ...


So we pore over confusing loadshedding schedules, keep torches, matches, lighters, candles, etc close at hand and ensure that digital devices are always fully charged and hope that the story will have a happy ending ... and they lived happily for evermore.

OJ



1 comment:

  1. The first sentence of Madeline D'Lengle's Wrinkle in Time!
    We've been hearing about your power issues here in the US. Stay safe!

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