Howard Feldman | Eskom crisis: Is it time to dust off the ol' Doc Martens and take to the streets?

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The writer asks at what stage of load shedding with citizens be spurred to action. Photo: Getty Images
The writer asks at what stage of load shedding with citizens be spurred to action. Photo: Getty Images

For 14 years, South Africans have accepted their lot as load shedding became a part of everyday llfe. Howard Feldman questions why we are so placid and not out on the street protesting about the issue.  

It is hard to understand why South Africans have not taken to the streets to demand immediate action regarding the electricity crisis.

It is perplexing as to why we continue to be placated by the smooth words of assurance that it will get better, that independent producers will be allowed and that, in no time at all, we will stand around a braai and laugh while we reminisce and recall the strange days of rolling blackouts. 

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