Editorial: Nationwide energy crisis drags on

Twenty-five years into democracy and what was once South Africa’s bright future is looking quite dim.

One moment you’re watching your favourite TV show while slow cooking a roast, the next your hardest-edged furniture is kneecapping you the dark as you scramble about blindly for a tin opener.

In this day and age, the most common thing people do is reach for their phones, either to use the torch setting or connect with others going through the same thing.

But Stage-4 load shedding means even the cellphone networks can’t cope – this is a worrying thought especially if you are faced with an emergency – for example, an intruder taking advantage of the power cut to pay you a visit.

Something we can all agree on is that we shouldn’t be living in 2019 without a basic necessity like electricity and the traitors who sabotaged Eskom should face the full wrath of the law.

One thing we can do in the darkness granted to us by Eskom is contemplate how it is that our country has come to this point and what we can do about it.

The answers, at least, we may well find illuminating.