As South Africans brace themselves for stage 2 power cuts across the country, Eskom has still not given an indication of when power might be restored to full capacity, leaving the country seeking alternative solutions.
Dark nights, no telly and limited food options (powerless fridges) have led to many taking to Twitter to vent their frustrations.
Mzansi’s power problems made international news on Tuesday when the host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah, visited his gran at her Soweto home while he was in the country for the recent Global Citizen Festival in Johannesburg.
He asked his grandmother if she watched his show. She said she did not because of the constant power cuts. The entire clip has received over 2m views and was also posted on Noah’s social media accounts.
So what do you need to survive the outages? Here are some tips.
Power cut schedule
Bookmark and save the link to Eskom’s power cut schedule. It sounds basic but even though we have been warned we keep being surprised when it affects us.