There might be Stage 6 loadshedding tonight, and it might coincide with our dinner time, but on the plus side, it’s been a cracker of a day in Cape Town and we are lucky enough to have an alternative to the electric oven, and plenty of wood to power it with.
And so, making the best out of a frankly somewhat scary situation, we’re going to lob some steaks, some pork kebabs and some chicken (for the vegetarians) on the braai this evening. There will also be a salad and some garlic…? bread…?. It could actually be a very pleasant evening.
We’ve been promised “just” Stage 4 tomorrow (the Stockholm Syndrome is kicking in just as they had hoped), and so it does seem at the moment as if South Africa has survived another near miss.
But you never say never in this place.