This excellent article should scare hell into you.
“The government’s response is marvellously irrational. Really, it should be going for all those who ruined Eskom ever since 1994. Who ordained such crazy affirmative action that they couldn’t appoint an engineer unless she was a black woman? Well, that would be the Employment Equity Act passed under Mandela. Which government vetoed the building of new power stations? Well, that would be Mr Mbeki. Which government was so incompetent that after the power failures of 2008 it couldn’t bring any new power stations on stream even seven years later? Well, that would be Mr. Zuma. In other words, the big culprit is the ANC over time, everyone from Mandela to Zuma.”
The good news is that load shedding is bound to cost the ANC votes at municipal election time.
Please read RW Johnson’s full article, ‘The Big Squeeze is On’.