Danie Toerien
2 minute read
4 Feb 2020
6:20 am

How to solve Africa’s power problems

Danie Toerien

Phase I of my plan was simple: All I did was connect every single gym bicycle in the country to a generator that produces electricity.

Danie Toerien.

I take back everything I ever said about dreams. They are the most deliciously unreal fantasies and I wouldn’t want to go without one for a single day – or night. Just last week I managed to solve our country’s chronic electricity shortage without literally even batting an eyelid. Somewhere between 4am and 5am I was the biggest hero, being carried shoulder-high through the streets of Joburg and given a ticker-tape parade. Phase I of my plan was simple: All I did was connect every single gym bicycle in the country to a generator that produces electricity whenever some fitness...