South Africans learn to laugh at lighter side of blackouts

April 16, 2015 10:22 AM

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JOHANNESBURG, April 16 (Reuters) - Facing a long, cold southern hemisphere winter of power cuts, many South Africans are choosing to cope with their frustrations by seeing the lighter side of life in the dark.

Africa's most advanced economy is in the throes of its worst electricity crisis since 2008, with residents subjected to frequent blackouts as state power utility Eskom battles to avoid total grid shut down.

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