Check out this funny yet usefull DIY Loadshedding Survival kit sponsored by Checkers.
Check out this awesome instructable by abemckay which shows you how to build a Bicycle Generator, perfect in case of a “Power Outage Apocalypse”. This is not really for Noobs so please take care when working with electricity. Using a few easily accessible parts, you can make a bicycle generator that can power various electronic appliances, such as laptops and batteries! Materials needed: Bicycle Stand Bicycle frame 24V DC scooter motor
The following video featured on National Geographic simulates what a total power outage could be like. The footage shown is not real but it gives you a rough idea of what would happen should the national power grid fail. I imagine it would be similar in that power outages would start in the form of load shedding perhaps stage 3 or more and then would become more and more frequent
It’s always best to be prepared in case of a total national power blackout which could last for weeks so keep these handy DIY tips in mind. In addition to these you may want to stock up on water because the water being delivered to your home are done so using electronically powered pumps and even the water filtration system runs on electricity. Cash is also good to keep on hand