The one positive aspect of this catastrophe is that it has united South Africans from all walks of life and from all political parties to condemn and lay blame squarely on the shoulders of government.
Quite rightly so, as the government is solely responsible for Eskom which it appoints and funds through our taxes.
Eskom reports to the Minister of Public Enterprises, through a Board of directors appointed by him. A simple management principle is that those in positions of authority are responsible people - when things go right they are responsible and the same applies when things go wrong.
We now have a red-faced president who is left embarrassed and shocked because, on advice from his minister (appointed by him), he announced to the country on December 17 last year that there will be no load shedding till January 13.