"There will never be any load shedding!" "You will forget the challenges with [Eskom] ever happened." "It will take us six to 12 months to solve this issue." We heard it in 2015. Then again in 2016. Then again in 2019. Then again in 2023. The promises to end load shedding would be laughable if they weren't so dangerous, says Marelise van der Merwe.
My wife really likes horses.
As a little girl, she would ask her favourite uncle periodically if she could have a pony. He would typically give her an affectionate pat and say "Of course you should have a pony!"