Weekend load shedding schedule: Eskom

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Methinx the time has come for me, the wife and the kids to move the to the UK. I have got a good 30 years of work to offer and the kids are still young. I love SA to bits, but what future is here? Sad and wasteful mismanagement of such an awesome country.
 

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Methinx the time has come for me, the wife and the kids to move the to the UK. I have got a good 30 years of work to offer and the kids are still young. I love SA to bits, but what future is here? Sad and wasteful mismanagement of such an awesome country.
I made the same choice a few months ago, flight is now booked for July. I have friends that moved over about 1.5 years ago, they are loving it. They said last night how things run so well and the people there just take it for granted
 

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They said last night how things run so well and the people there just take it for granted
So true. Sadly, I will also leave this beautiful country next year :( You have to be fking insane to start your family in this darkest part of Africa.
 

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Yup. My mates there only have a go at the weather. Other than that, the place just works.
 

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“It is time for South Africans and the economy to adapt to the situation and find a way to save electricity and manage their productivity" the audacity of this cnut, telling us to now adapt because they are incapable of providing a basic human right to the citizens. Some of us have money for torches and batteries and what not, but imagine you earn minimum wage, do you now sit by candle light in this free democratic country of ours?
 

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DarkSpectre, one of the kids has mild special needs, and you must see the incredible schooling programs we can get him into over there. And the scary thing? It's free... Blew my mind that! They take child education very seriously over there.

If anything, this move is for our kids.
 

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I saw this in another forum...at least we are better off than the voters in shacks!!
 

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Until the grid collapses and the water, petrol and diesel stops. Then we are all in the same shack.
 

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“It is time for South Africans and the economy to adapt to the situation and find a way to save electricity and manage their productivity" the audacity of this cnut, telling us to now adapt because they are incapable of providing a basic human right to the citizens. Some of us have money for torches and batteries and what not, but imagine you earn minimum wage, do you now sit by candle light in this free democratic country of ours?
But the minimum earner is told that the white people caused this, so the current government is never to blame.
 

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Yup. My mates there only have a go at the weather. Other than that, the place just works.
Ah, they really are taking things for granted over there :D

DarkSpectre, one of the kids has mild special needs, and you must see the incredible schooling programs we can get him into over there. And the scary thing? It's free... Blew my mind that! They take child education very seriously over there.

If anything, this move is for our kids.
Wow, that's awesome. Guess that is what you get for living in a well-developed country.

Petec said:
If anything, this move is for our kids.
Likewise!
 

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If anything, this move is for our kids.
If I had kids, or a wife or gf for that matter, we would be gone within months. For some reason I am sticking around on my own and trying to scratch out an existence in this mess.
 

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Sigh. I've seriously started looking at jobs in the UK.
But I first want to spend another year or so building more experience in my current field.
This is not a easy choice to make.
 

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buh bye! don't let the door hit you on the ass on the way out....
Yip bye guys but buy a couple hundred thousand extra tickets and take some criminals with you so we can enjoy our beautiful country in peace.
 

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How does this work - i recall in summer - power usage / forcast was in the 18000 region, now suddenly we are in the 30k region (winter), yet - we have all this capacity, surely we shouldn't have been load shedded in summer? what am i missing?
 

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People be jelly.
If I were to give these supportive souls, EU Passports and enough pounds, so they can settle there and spend a comfortable 4-6 months, looking for work, I am sure they would change their tune. Especially when they excitedly sign up for decent internet as soon as possible ;)
 

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If I had the means to move to the EU I would do so without a second thought. SA is a ****hole and it's not going to get better.
 
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