The photo clearly shows the sad aftermath of the fire in Campbell Drive in Knysna Heights on the night of May 6. Both cars in the garage exploded, starting a fire that quickly subsumed the house. The fire may have been caused by a power surge after load shedding. The house is owned by Elaine Young who owns Hair By Elaine in Grey Street.'Click here to read full article...'
Only a fool would disagree with what Helen Zille says in her latest newsletter about the disgrace that is the ANC-driven-into-a-wall Eskom: If anyone still has any doubts about the severity of our electricity crisis, two recent articles should act as a final wake up call. The first reported that Cabinet had been briefed by Eskom on the risk of a nationwide blackout. This is what happens when the grid fails and everything shuts down indefinitely. In other words, when load-shedding wasn’t enough to protect the grid from collapse. If this happens, we’d need to source a huge amount of … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Eskom remains our darkest screw-up. Its bosses have told us to be prepared for blackouts for 2-3 years. An outside expert, in a report i read this morning, said that it’s more likely to be 5-10 years. The problem is that there are supposed to be full shutdowns for maintenance and then smaller sessions where are only parts are closed. It appears that the main shutdowns haven’t happened for years and our government was content to give Eskom a passing grade on the minor maintenance standard. That lower standard, as we’ve come to expect from so many levels of our … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Some dark pop whilst you read the schedule for our power failures: STAGE 1 LOAD SHEDDING Mondays 18:00 – 20:30 Wednesdays 08:00 – 10:30 Fridays 14:00 – 16:30'Click here to read full article...'
Not since before the cave man discovered fire has South Africa been so damn dark. In Knysna, on Friday, we had 2 load sheddings, the second unannounced. Minimum of 2 more years of this. It’s a synonym for so much else that is wrong. I want to take one of those cracked silos and put it up someone bad’s arse. We don’t need Zuma’s and Zille’s who have forgotten where they came from so as to trample us on the way to their selfish future. We especially don’t need neighbours who bleet and bleet like happy sheep about to become … ‘Click here to read full article…’
The Mentalist, John Edward, Anthon St Maarten and all their friends would have quickly proven to be fake psychics if their powers had been tested against Eskom’s evil load shedding schedule i.e. do not pretend that below is the gospel according to any religious figure such as Terry Pratchett or Stephen King. Useless disclaimer aside, we’re in Stage 2 this weekend which means that the world turns black between 6pm and 8.30pm. Thank goodness, for us in the Western Cape, sunset is late this time of year. Thereafter, if you’re lost, pretend my braai is a lighthouse. If you can’t see … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Natasha Michael, a DA MP, sent this powerful, open letter to Lynne Brown, the Minister of Public Enterprises. Dear Minister Brown Thank you for your response. Your public commitment to provide the Portfolio Committee with information to help us in our oversight duties is duly noted and welcomed. I therefore request that the following information be made available to the Portfolio Committee as a matter of urgency: All maintenance records for the silos at Majuba power station, in particular the information relating to the quantity, quality and nature of coal stored in the silos. As you know, the use of … ‘Click here to read full article…’
The blog post about Former President Jacob Zuma’s resignation is probably at 100 000 reads thanks to everyone who agrees that #ZumasResigned. Mmusi Maimane also posted about Zuma’s sudden absence from the public eye. This is further proof that #ZumasResigned. Every time this statement is repeated, resistance against it is weakened. Every time people hear the words, “FORMER President Jacob Zuma”, they taste what it’s like to have him as former president. What has been experienced cannot be denied, whether it’s evoked hope, joy, fear, disgust, confusion, anger or a mix of these. The feelings themselves are an emotional admission … ‘Click here to read full article…’
In an about turn, Eskom has announced that there will be no power cuts as announced yesterday and earlier today. South Africa experienced darkness on Sunday, November 2, as a result of emergency load shedding after a coal silo by the main feeder at Majuba in Mpumalanga collapsed. They have since brought in conveyors to feed the coal directly into the remaining silos. That one incident can affect a whole country is an issue in itself. More immediately, why did the silo, that came crashing down, pass a safety inspection in 2013? Expect heads to roll. Download this fascinating pdf released … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Note: There has been confusion regards the load shedding schedule. After this blog was posted, Eskom said on ETV News that there would be no power cuts. However, in a separate interview they said there may be in the evening. This blog remains relevant in different ways. Eskom hates Knysna and will be load shedding 3 times per week in November. It’s highly ironic because one reason why Knysna Municipality is short on cash is because their electricity profits are down due to citizens using less power. Officials explained that it is happening all over the country. That should be … ‘Click here to read full article…’