Do I still need to buy a generator if I don’t already have one. The short answer is yes. The long answer is also yes, for many years South Africa has had too little spare electricity generation capacity.

Think of South Africa’s ability to produce electricity like the fuel tank of your car, when you get near the bottom of the tank you still have a reserve tank in case of an emergency. On a daily basis we consume electricity that should be reserved for emergencies only. This leaves us with nothing spare in case of an emergency (an example of an emergency would be a coal silo breaking).

Our day to day lives might go on as normal without any power interruptions but like the car not having a reserve tank, if something goes wrong we could suddenly have loadshedding.

The real question you should be asking yourself is, do I need electricity when there is loadshedding? If yes then you should buy a generator because it could happen at any time.

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