The true reason for load-shedding in South Africa

Hanno Labuschagne

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The true reason for load-shedding in South Africa

South Africa has experienced load-shedding since 2007 because the country failed to build new power stations to keep up with economic growth and replace ageing generation plants.

Between 1961 and 1991, Eskom completed 14 new power stations with an installed capacity of 35,804MW.

Over the next 30 years, between 1991 and 2021, Eskom only completed one new power station, Majuba, with an installed capacity of 4,110MW.
 

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The true reason for load-shedding in South Africa

South Africa has experienced load-shedding since 2007 because the country failed to build new power stations to keep up with economic growth and replace ageing generation plants.

Between 1961 and 1991, Eskom completed 14 new power stations with an installed capacity of 35,804MW.

Over the next 30 years, between 1991 and 2021, Eskom only completed one new power station, Majuba, with an installed capacity of 4,110MW.

OK, you has Dates, Time Periods, Number of Power Stations, and Capacity in comparrison.

Now go and add Money, Total Cost, Quality of Construction, Progress of Construction, then give what is made to stand and functiion a real value, then give the cost value that amounts to the digital channelling involved, add the 2 and have total cost figures compared. Compare the Analog Corrupt lost before 1992 in the projects to the Digital Corrupt Channelling Cost after 1992 and put all these figures on the table, so the SCALE of/and difference between these two basic high level forms of corruptiojn can be cleaerly illustratred, Once that has been done apply the same to other entities to see how it plays out.
Then, after all is known, determine how many basic houses with 2 bedrooms, Water & Electricity could have been build of good quality since 1992+ till now. Then call it a day.
 

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Ripe for looting. Every possible opportunity…. How damn greedy must one be??

Covid and Health minister would be a good example.
The ONE time that somebody could rather do the right thing and not loot and get the pandemic over and done with and then continue looting after that with other projects in future. But noooo even a pandemic will not stop anyone.
 

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All of South Africa's problems can be summed up in three letters, A N C.

Utterly, completely, ****ing, useless. Each and every one of them, and the masses keep cheering them on, they toitoi en mass in support for a useless POS who should be in jail for the rest of his miserable life, yet keeps getting a get out of jail card.

The water and sanitation department is as ****ed, maybe even more, as Eskom, yet they keep on shifting the blame to everyone else but themselves. The cities all over the country are falling apart, but we have a mayor that openly blames this again on white people, going as far as saying it's natural for a growing city to look like a piece of horse ****.

Face it, this country is completely ****ed, and it's going to get worse by the day, and the blind sheep still think its going to get better, they will keep voting for these ****ers over and over again while being ass ****ed by the very same people they put in power. You have to be some kind of masochist or complete brain dead idiot to keep ****ing yourself over like this.

ANC, the great liberators... of other people's money
 

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Forget Eskom, forget the lies and propaganda by the government. Eskom is terminally ill. It cannot be saved. It will eventually die. The bigger question to ask and focus on, is what do we have as backup to help us get through each day once Eskom finally collapses permanently.
 

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Forget Eskom, forget the lies and propaganda by the government. Eskom is terminally ill. It cannot be saved. It will eventually die. The bigger question to ask and focus on, is what do we have as backup to help us get through each day once Eskom finally collapses permanently.
Government has no choice but to save it, if they default on Eskom, debt on everything else will be called in.
The question is more whether Eskom will still exist in its current form, which I find doubtful. We are still waiting on the Eskom transmission vs power generation split though.
 

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Forget Eskom, forget the lies and propaganda by the government. Eskom is terminally ill. It cannot be saved. It will eventually die. The bigger question to ask and focus on, is what do we have as backup to help us get through each day once Eskom finally collapses permanently.
If you are able, self generate, I have travelled Africa enough to know that people will always find a way, it's the poor that will be without any option.
 

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Government has no choice but to save it, if they default on Eskom, debt on everything else will be called in.
The question is more whether Eskom will still exist in its current form, which I find doubtful. We are still waiting on the Eskom transmission vs power generation split though.
If Eskom embarked on this project 10 or 15 years earlier, they may have a chance, right now, they are fighting an uphill battle, solar became cost competitive around 5 years back, right now, judging from the recent Joburg price suggesting a monthly grid charge of R700, batteries are getting very close or already on par, Eskom has very little room to cushion them through these changes, we're almost guaranteed a death spiral.
 

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South africa: Trying to get another coal generator running by 2025
France: Turning on the first fusion reactor by 2025

Its just sad really…
 

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And in that time where they completed only one generator, they accrued 400 billion in debt.

:crying::crying::crying::crying:
 
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