Proud of my country and beautiful landscapes. The glory of sunsets and rain that cover the dry and clean the skies.
The dark hours of South Africa. Brutalities without, paid for electricity. People locked in their homes to keep safe during this time. Elderly must sue a battery or solar panel system to get their oxygen or machines to operate. Nevertheless, speed to a nearby hospital. Some requires to have their machines to work 24/7 due to sickness, kidney failure.
Traffic is a huge mess as robot's does not work and car, busses and minibuses collate with one another, causing great chaos. To have to police to come out to where an accident accorded takes a very long time due to traffic build up. It is people’s life's that Load shedding is taking. A new mother must ensure to have formula bottles ready and a chargeable light to see. She need to feed and care for the newborn. Keep their children safe from the night crawlers. Do not even think of even using a candle as so many homes has been eaten by the flames till nothing is left. Leaving people devastated, and in a panic state as there are no money or assistants to rebuild as what was taken from them. Many of these families already live in harsh conditions. Seeking warmth and shelter against the dark.
The monster of no electricity is eating his way through people’s homes, life's, jobs and health in South Africa. So many businesses have been lost and never recovered again. To rebuild and stay strong is a mission and fight for every day's battle.
Load shedding is a action to reduce the load on something, especially the interruption of an electricity supply to avoid excessive load on the generating plant. They switch of parts in South Africa electric grid in a planned and 'controlled' manner due to insufficient capacity or to avoid a country wide black out. This all happens in stages. Stage 1 is equal to one hour of no power supply to homes and businesses. Stage 2 is equal to two hours of no electricity and Stage 4 is the worst of them all as you have two hours twice a day or night without any power. It can go up to Stage 8 and luckily it did not happen yet. The damage is cause is great.
The Night Guard
The effects of load shedding are a big problem as loss of production as machinery need to work to provide food. loss of profit is currently taking its tall. Businesses cannot keep pay their employees to be present during a power outage as essentially, they will be paying a 'non-worker'. It saddens most of us to see that our beautiful country is fallen, and its people is getting more and more greedy. Homeless people are appearing on the street corners. Buildings that once was a supermarket or clothing store is being looted to shelter mankind.
Theft and burglary happen to small businesses and any household that are not careful or even to careful. During a power outage, burglar alarms are rendered useless, unless they have a alterative power source, which in turn increases risks of burglary, theft, rape, murder and brutal death. When power outage happens twice a day, all week long the electric device in the household, schools and businesses get extreme damages or broken and sometimes just blow up.
Hope in the light
We all suffer under the same party as to pay for something that we do not get. Yes, our penny's are less and some just don't have. To keeps home warm in cold winters. Send our children to school to be educated to preform better for the future of our country sake. To be or not to be. But to be in the light and to have security in our homes to be safe. Want to sleep safe without any worries as to a stranger can come into your home. To see less homeless people on the street corners searching for food and a place to stay. Mothers can relax and tender their young without stress. Hopefully soon there will be a better plan to save of what is left of this beautiful country of ours. For our children and their children. A bright lightbulb Future.