South Africans living in the dark turned to social media this week to share their survival tips, as well as their nightmare visions of intensified stages of loadshedding.
South Africa has entered its seventh consecutive day of stage 4 loadshedding on Wednesday, with up to 20% of the country left without electricity at a time.
Eskom confirmed on Tuesday that loadshedding stages 5 to 8 are on the cards as a “contingency measure” to avoid a national blackout.
What additional load shedding stages will look like
Stage 10 loadshedding is when Eskom comes in and even takes your Sunlight soap.— Lester Kiewit (@lesterkk) March 19, 2019
Stage 7 load shedding Eskom comes to your church and takes that little light of yours you were gonna let shine.— Beast Boy (@Bryaan_A1) March 19, 2019
Load shedding stage 104 is when Eskom arranges to meet you, get to know you, make you fall in love with them and then break your heart to put out the light within your soul— Anjali. (@Anjalaaay) March 19, 2019
Stage 22 load shedding:— Koshiek Karan (@iamkoshiek) March 20, 2019
Derek Watts is arrested because his surname promotes electricity.
Stage 25 loadshedding :— Muhammad (@mmotala24) March 19, 2019
Eskom only allows dark humor .
Stage 100 Loadshedding: Eskom comes to your house and permanently glues your eyelids shut so you never see the light again.— Hawa Chenia (@Hawa_Chenia) March 18, 2019
Here are some of the loadshedding survival tips on offer:
Buy "prepaid electricity"
Take the Birdbox challenge
Use a cellphone light in the toilet
Bring flash lights to work
Have boiling water ready
Charge your cellphone wherever possible
Try to make the best of the situation
See it as a business opportunity
And if all else fails, try magic.
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