Let’s take a moment away from the whining status updates and plaintive tweets; the ranting and raving about the economy; the road rage when the traffic lights are down. Cheer up with these 15 great reasons why load shedding is actually pretty great.
No power at home? No problem. Just head to one of these restaurants open for business during load shedding.
Not that we need an excuse.
Shisa nyama could also go down a treat. And you don’t want to let those beers get warm, so drink up.
Don’t forget the wine opener and the napkins. Try these no-bake desserts to end your evening off on a sweet note.
Free from the tedious distraction of actually being able to see your food, you will be free to savour its heady aromas and textures.
What’s that behind you?
Oops, did I finish the bottle? Couldn’t really see all that clearly…
South Africans love to complain; it’s practically a national sport (whose ref we’d complain about too, given half the chance). Directing all our wrath at Eskom brings restaurateurs and diners together as a community, instead of pitted against each other, as is often the case in online reviews.
The best items – oysters, bubbly, fancy chocolate – will go off soonest (trust us), so best you get started right away.
Because it’s just not safe to keep milk in the fridge.
You can’t let all that ice cream go to waste.
Be sure to do it Nigella style – in a dashing satin nightgown – and make sure you don’t give yourself away by rustling. (Prepare in advance by stashing your crisps and chocolates in muffled Jiffy bags.)
Ditching the sluggish stove for quick, slick gas one is every home cook’s dream. And now also a necessity.
After all that shopping, defrosting and raiding, you’ll probably need an early night. Load shedding is exhausting.
Whether the electricity is out or not, you can always use our free app to find the perfect restaurant nearby for whatever you’re in the mood for.