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So, the year’s almost done. Not going to be hard to say goodbye. How does it get worse than no electricity; the national airline seeking rescue from its creditors; the government rooted to the spot, unable to make hard decisions; and the national administration of our cricket in a gooey mess days before the English arrive?

And yet, on Tuesday night, Eskom announced an unprecedented move to stage 6 load-shedding. The problem with stage 6 is that it’s that much harder to get back to merely stage 4, and extra pressure on a wobbly system makes a slide to stage 7 and 8 more likely than a recovery...

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