The five days of loadshedding last week left a trail of destruction in South Africa, and should be an expensive lesson for the Ramaphosa government.
It was a week in which transformers exploded, damaging equipment in homes and industries, virtually irreparably damaging substations and even weakening the poor economy by at least R10bn.
The load shed reached its end on Friday when Eskom got diesel again to start its generators who had been idle for days because there was no fuel.
In Johannesburg, there were at least ten neighborhoods for hours without power, which led to the water supply stalling, leaving thousands of people distressed, but elsewhere in the country there was chaos reported in the media.
However, whether the load shedding is finally finished, experts are doubted as it will take a long time before everything returns to an “almost normal” period.
The arrival of an Italian team to save Eskom out of its mess i