Act now to prevent future ‘shedding’

2015-07-07 06:00

We have seen and we are still experiencing the utter chaotic demoralising effect load shedding by Eskom has had on our personal and economic lives.

All this is due to the fact that foresight in maintenance and proper management skills were and are not in place. This plague must teach us a lesson and we must learn as a country that such shortcomings must never happen again, because it affects the lives of us, the citizen, in a negative way.

We have to look at our water supply now and ensure that the wells do not dry up. We have to put measures in place now to ensure that we do not have water shedding. We have to look at our current maintenance capabilities and even go so far as to think of investing in water desalination. Our politicians must place this item on the agenda now for safe-guarding the present and supplying future water resources to man and beast. The other aspect we must deal with now is the supply and safeguarding of our food. No person or animal can survive without food so therefore we must put measures and plans in place now to ensure a continuous, constant cheap supply of food for now and for the future. The politicians and all role-players have to amend current legislation in relation to food production in rural and city areas. The monopoly on food production by a few for profit has to end and measures and plans have to be implemented now so that food can always be afforded a place on the table. We can only imagine what food shedding will lead to and here one has to just peep back at one of the reasons we had French and Russian revolutions.

South Africa, to prevent all manners of future shedding, we as citizens now have to be vocal and tangible in our efforts to get those we voted in to implement measures and to appoint the correct persons in the various life-giving projects or we will have such misery it will be unimaginable to describe or to experience

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