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Electricity Be Hard: South Afrika's Eskom confirms 13 hours of stage 1 load shedding for Saturday
[News24] South Africans will face 13 hours of stage 1 rotational load shedding on Saturday between 09:00 and 22:00, according to Eskom.

Stage 1 load shedding allows for 1 000 megawatts to be shed from the national grid.

Load shedding over weekends is rarer than during the week due to a routine decrease in electricity use on Saturdays and Sundays, especially by industry.

On Friday evening the power utility had warned of a high chance of weekend power cuts. It said some generating units were not working due to planned maintenance, while a "higher than expected" number were offline because of technical faults.
Posted by:Besoeker

#7  Can't they just get it from Wakanda?

Ben Franklin and Thomas Edison were actually Wakandan, you know.
Posted by: charger   2018-12-01 19:05  

#6  Blombos Cave snail bead 'bling' dating somewhere around 70,000 BCE. Civilization to surely follow at some point.
Posted by: Besoeker   2018-12-01 08:14  

#5  And the Democrats are taking copious notes to add to their "How to Control the Deplorables" binder.
Posted by: AlanC   2018-12-01 07:51  

#4  But those leopard skin capes are almost as nifty as big sprockets...
Posted by: M. Murcek   2018-12-01 07:48  

#3  This is what happens when a large portion your infrastructure maintenance and improvement funds are diverted to somebody's pocket.

That and the huge quantity of illegal power connections being made to the grid in SA.
Posted by: Mullah Richard   2018-12-01 07:33  

#2  All cultures are NOT equal
Posted by: Frank G   2018-12-01 06:55  

#1  ...25 years ago, South Africa was a regional superpower with nuclear weapons.

Today they're an Emerging Hellhole(TM) getting ready to go off on a minority population.

As Robert Heinlein said, 'Bad Luck'.

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski   2018-12-01 06:45