South Africa's Power Blackouts Generate Frustration, Humor

March 16, 2015 1:46 PM

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Driving home through dead traffic lights to a half-cooked dinner is the new normal in South Africa, where rolling power blackouts have become a common drudgery. The government warns that forced outages will continue for years.

South Africa's electricity grids are overloaded, forcing the state-run power supplier to cut electricity to certain areas, it says.

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