- Mar 12, 2008
and by certain areas, you mean zumas house's well as all the eskom execs house, as that has power always.A complete restore of power is a 2 week affair... power will be restored in areas almost the same or the next day...
it will all go downhill quite quickly, due to the ancient infrastructure, and the fact that even now with stage 3, things are falling and breaking with the constant interruption of juice.
its like anything else electrical, with enough stress it will break, transformers that are so ancient and old, will break, causing more downstream to fall over.
simple, if its not MAINTAINED IT WILL break, and by my count, lots are damaged and destroyed currently, especially with illegal connections ect...
yes, you might be right, major areas will have limited power, but even that is enough for criminals to have a party.
a full blackout? anything goes, could be very bad very quickly, as all the engineers who could have done something are in Australia,
and the AA candidates , well if they cant deal with simple maintenance when everything works, your asking a lot from them during a total blackout.
who knows what might happen, nobody actually knows, its all conjecture at this point,
me? hope for the best, prepare for the worst....