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7 stylish things to have in your power cut 'survival kit'

05 November 2014 - 21:04 By Toni Jaye Singer
Kikkerland Solar Radio.
Kikkerland Solar Radio.
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Lights off… again? Ride out load shedding and cable thefts in style with the Sunday Times Home Weekly's pick of buys that would be brilliant to have on hand in a blackout

Crank up the music, literally: this Kikkerland Solar Radio, R350 from In Good Company, is powered by elbow grease or sunshine ingoodcompany.co.za.



Sunshine in a jar’s a safer bet around kids and pets than candles. Consol Solar Jar, R189, Superbalist superbalist.com.


Game on: Ridley’s Tumbling Blocks, R195, In Good Company ingoodcompany.co.za.


Braaivleis is now officially a fast food. With the Lotus Grill Portable Fan-Assisted Braai, R2 499 from Yuppiechef.com, you can start cooking over the coals in about five minutes.


Good looking… and smart too. Philippi Matchbox Candleholder, R189, Yuppiechef.com.


We can survive without lights, but coffee’s another story. Le Creuset’s Whistling teakettle, R770, is a must if you’ve got a gas stove lecreuset.co.za.


On the bright side candlelight’s incredibly flattering. HD Light Up Candle, R55 for a set of three, The Daily Planet dailyplanet.co.za/thespace.


No need to put that page turner down; this battery-powered gadget can be clipped onto a book or e-reader. Slim Book Lamp, R100, The Daily Planet dailyplanet.co.za/thespace.


Look out for the Home Weekly supplement in the Sunday Times.