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3 years 9 months ago #745877 by Muhtiman
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....pure and plain extortion ....now electricity has become another luxury just like petrol and food...:dry: .....phukem going to return the couch and flat screen to get the solar panels and batteries....during that Gupta era they installed cumbersome monitoring devices on the outside distribution boxes at huge costs that never even worked(they planned to control excess usage by remote shut off but found that mass load shedding had a better effect)..... then they later installed smaller devices inside.... and this little device also acts as a meter and automatically sends readings via cell SSD to them for billing....the bills are still never accurate....and to top it all, we still get paid ESCOM contractors wanting to read the non existent external meters that were removed and replaced by this new system....:S

My idea of "help from above" is a sniper on the roof
and a higher power is a hell fire missile armed drone.

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3 years 9 months ago #745943 by TNaicker
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I read somewhere that all solar items need to be registered (and payment made to municipality for them) so one is never totally off-grid...:( :unsure:

Life's too short to have a long face...so, cherish the good, learn from the bad and forget the rest...

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3 years 9 months ago #746031 by Dave Scott
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Our power went off at 11.00 this morning went past pub for a charge (in more ways than one ) and power went off 13.00 :angry: :angry:

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3 years 9 months ago #746040 by Saint Tropez
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Absolute shambles and disgrace!!!

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3 years 9 months ago #746047 by Muhtiman
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....they will eventually get what they have asked for.....biggest extortionists in the land.....govt folded for a SAA bail out...... ESKOM next in the QUEUE.....then TRANSNET....and so it goes....on and on....:sick:

My idea of "help from above" is a sniper on the roof
and a higher power is a hell fire missile armed drone.

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3 years 9 months ago #746049 by wonbyamile
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Not one SOE is run properly....they all just suction of taxpayers while 'management' creams it!

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3 years 9 months ago #746064 by Frodo
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Muhtiman wrote: ....they will eventually get what they have asked for.....biggest extortionists in the land.....govt folded for a SAA bail out...... ESKOM next in the QUEUE.....then TRANSNET....and so it goes....on and on....:sick:


Yip, but no one needs SAA - even though the new guy is making all the right noises (saying they will start turning a profit in 3 years, seems to have been closing down the leaks etc), but in the end if it is choice between bailing out ESCOM or SAA, I think the vast majority of South Africans will opt for bailing out ESCOM - much bigger impact on the economy - unfortunately the SAA bail out has already happened - so not sure how much is left for ESCOM :unsure:

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3 years 9 months ago #746106 by Dave Scott
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We just home everywhere in dankness
Viva ANC

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3 years 9 months ago - 3 years 9 months ago #746116 by Muhtiman
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.....my wife tells me that Pravin Gordhan lives in our neighborhood.....after he gave his speech and dressed down ESCOM top management yesterday by cancelling their Christmas leave and telling them to sort out this load shedding debacle.....they promptly turned off the power in our area an hour later.....
they showed him who's..... really the boss......:oops: .

My idea of "help from above" is a sniper on the roof
and a higher power is a hell fire missile armed drone.
Last edit: 3 years 9 months ago by Muhtiman. Reason: a break sounds better

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3 years 9 months ago #746118 by gg
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Muhtiman, I must be living close to you too as our lights went out as well .!!!

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3 years 9 months ago #746121 by Muhtiman
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......I live 1km from ESCOM head office.....did not think they would cut power here so often....:huh:
.....they don't even have back up power because on Monday the access security booms being electronically driven were not working so they turned visitors and contractors away.....only one gate was opened manually for staff to enter.....:S

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3 years 9 months ago #746124 by Dave Scott
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We are OFF AGAIN !!!

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