Brian has an incurable condition that forces him to rely on an oxygen machine to breathe. (PHOTO: Onkgopotsi Koloti)

Brian has an incurable condition that forces him to rely on an oxygen machine to breathe. (PHOTO: Onkgopotsi Koloti)

For many South Africans investing in an inverter is a way to ease the pain of loadshedding.

It can keep a few lights on, power up some plugs, keep the WiFi from going on the blink – but for one man, having an inverter is a matter of life or death.

Brian Ndlovu needs an oxygen machine to survive, and his machine needs electricity to keep going. So when darkness descends the tension can be unbearable.

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