Let’s Talk Lucidity: Part 1


This is part 1 of a 3 part report hoping to stimulate debate aimed at creating lucidity regarding load shedding. This week we will be looking at the nature of load shedding. Part 2 will focus on the history of the phenomena and part 3 the various economical and social factors which have baring on it.

There simply is no way around it, load shedding sucks… always. Just after kickoff, sucks. During a braai, sucks. Whilst at the mall, sucks (I think you get it by now). The economically draining, social straining phenomenon that is load shedding has become a (albeit infuriating) part of South African life. Like all thinks that annoy us (shady MP dealings, dodgy referee caklls, trivial renaming of streets and so on) load shedding has also become a central topic of debate, from formal media to informal banter with the guys at the bar, Klippies in hand no doubt.

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