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Some Dark Humour by tim-beck

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· @tim-beck ·
$0.52
Some Dark Humour
### South Africa is in the grip of nationwide electricity blackouts. So how are people coping? With humour, of course.

<center>
![](https://whisnews21.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/eyesinthedark01.jpg)
*[Image source](https://whisnews21.com/2014/11/25/understanding-sas-eskom-load-shedding-decisions/)*
</center>

South Africa's monopoly electricity supply utility, Eskom, has seemingly run out of capacity and is imposing what it calls “load shedding”. Err.. *blackouts*. The causes of this include:
- Grossly incompetent managers
- Looting of the utility on a massive scale
- Deciding to erect two enormous coal-fired power stations itself, with such enormous cost overruns they are now the most expensive such plants in the world
- The two new power station don't work.
  
This load shedding is done in stages. Stage 1 is where they shed 1000 MW. Stage 2 is 2000 MW and so on to Stage 4 which, you guessed it is the Armageddon-like 4000 MW.

The jokes started when Stage 4 was reached, and people wondered what would happen at Stage 5. But no sooner had the unthinkable been joked about, when Eskom played a trick on the public.

<center>
![implements5-6.JPG](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmNzKF3ZxQXTQ8C8LCkcBeXoh7zRAZgt34UHd5mTPmPmYU/implements5-6.JPG)
*https://twitter.com/nexus_gene/status/1107997100015603712*
</center>

Yes, they started implementing Stages 5 & 6.

<center>
![blows-out.JPG](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmNdxTqoSgoYwWad83fMxj4mkiDPo5rp39XSQPqvGHFs4b/blows-out.JPG)
*https://twitter.com/Saagir12/status/1108000855792455680*
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Another variant of this was:

<center>
![confiscate.JPG](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmeQPV37r4yJd2bRsfXS5bPfA2WqMd9xhUDY5hsVZWa3US/confiscate.JPG)
*https://twitter.com/kitty46kat/status/1108048775245955073*
</center>

But how would you light them anyway?

<center>
![matches.JPG](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmbwcveg9251XS6zZnLhKdMG5YGXuTWzbDX4PQSickj85B/matches.JPG)
*https://twitter.com/thedarrenmaule/status/1108071457484140545*
</center>

Still, people still take naughty selfies:

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![naked.JPG](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmbjKuLr47xsUhPL4KPqwMbS4ZTbw5qfuKqAHs4cwuauXA/naked.JPG)
*https://twitter.com/keenanwradio/status/1108032294198104064*
</center>

. . . and can still go out and have fun no matter what Stage we get to: 

<center>
![dance-studio.JPG](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmRUXSbYtmqEEZUrnL6XNCigCm5Ciym78moy3huT8g68zB/dance-studio.JPG)
*https://twitter.com/keenanwradio/status/1108032294198104064*
</center>

But that might not work:

<center>
![diesel.JPG](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmX3putCxVhKYkf7GVFDaEYC7JtjS7tmpR8zqp4jycs2RK/diesel.JPG)
*https://twitter.com/Siya020402/status/1108057630084423680*
</center>

And who would you have fun with?

<center>
![take-man-away.JPG](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmf45Qobz6m56g2nAZzYWP5xFKtENYM2ZevjJd86R8QfJH/take-man-away.JPG)
*https://twitter.com/TheOpinion8d1/status/1108836740532523009*
</center>

Then Eskom *really* gets down to business:

<center>
![no-sun-thunder.JPG](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmejvGFnF6sdFegW84oeHKk7EHQztcQpgzHbRqA964dnKo/no-sun-thunder.JPG)
*https://twitter.com/LiciousRyan1/status/1108040044412063745*
</center>

Things turn uglier:

<center>
![blindfold.JPG](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmZBgGpjDwp4q3S9Goiyr6txB9US3X9dsrhWePDewUwLNB/blindfold.JPG)
*https://twitter.com/Molebo_8/status/1107025905434664960*
</center>

. . . and uglier:

<center>
![hit-over-head.JPG](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmcdMRTci18pYAsDtVkNr35woJdyDkX168sox75MgDSh4Z/hit-over-head.JPG)
*https://twitter.com/robkowa/status/1108641585959522304*
</center>

It gets so bad, that eventually:

<center>
![gouge-eyes.JPG](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmXNRmgeHpDVzztNBPcRvDSz5W1G7HUjc4tfgkQ4vV18MR/gouge-eyes.JPG)
*https://twitter.com/NicolaDoubleU/status/1108068158764658690*
</center>

But, in the end, resistance is futile:

<center>
![take-sun.JPG](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmSjsbwzamapvaSQF2vSyMXnvw1KTaBouu9hF7GWXhfBmP/take-sun.JPG)
*https://twitter.com/Omphile9/status/1108734027748556800*
</center>

. . . and all hope is lost.

<center>
![tunnel.JPG](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmVZ7ZWkvUwTn74cCyHS8EzgyvSwciuEnf98Pf4jk2TWKP/tunnel.JPG)
*https://twitter.com/LolasTheme1/status/1108015118229495809*
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*Also posted on Weku, @tim-beck, 2019-03-22*
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You can only laugh at this as we have joined the list of other joke countries in Africa. We bought a generator a few days ago and it has been used 5 times already. I need to buy more fuel again tomorrow as 20 liters doesn't last that long. 
Did you see Gordhan's speech when he expects this to last for a year or two.I think those are the first words of truth we have heard on this .
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