Life on the Edge: Bearing the Load
South Africa is facing a major energy crisis.
Known locally as load shedding, widespread blackouts are carried out multiple times a day to avoid total collapse of the grid. And while not new to the region, it’s only getting worse, with projections that 2023 will be the worst year of load shedding on record.
The load shedding problem has one clear solution: connecting renewable energy to the grid. But with no nationwide action plan in place, grassroots innovations are becoming increasingly essential.
Watch to learn how South Africans are coping with the crisis, and why the trickle-down effects can’t be ignored.