Fears and thoughts in South Africa

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1 year 5 months ago #784284 by KitKat
I went onto the WSB site. Besides the live games of Roulette, Lucky Numbers, Poker etc there is Weather betting for city's in SA and the USA. Tempting? Naah.
Thanks for the superb daily playlist Dave. Certainly brings back memory's.
Now off to repack my tool box.
Be safe.

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1 year 5 months ago - 1 year 5 months ago #784286 by Mac
I haven’t seen a single human bean in four days. No buddies, no colleagues, no play-mates, no nothing. Y’day, outside my lounge, I did see a cat psssssssss


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1 year 5 months ago #784293 by Magi
Lucky you .... I unfortunately have too many people traipsing around :( :( ....

And to cap it all I have to drive through to Montague to take my sister to Worcester for an emergency operation...

I am sooooo farking COVID'ed OUT

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1 year 5 months ago #784313 by ElvisisKing
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Excellent as always from Bonski


Thanks Andrew Bon, thanks for keeping us in the loop..... some nice interviews there :)

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1 year 5 months ago #784333 by Dave Scott
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True Elvis makes such a difference to be kept up to date and going forward transparency is they key to ALL working together.

People generally moan and complain if they are kept in the dark and tend to shoot from the hip.

If there is action plans to correct the situation for the future, lets all be involved.

Maybe the virus can give us all a wake up call .

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1 year 5 months ago #784334 by Dave Scott
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Good morning all as we enter day 6.
Its going to be a long stretch but if you are feeling the pressure give a bit thought in regards to Mandela and it will feel like a piece of cake.

Kids not happy but we are planning to make our first move from house between 7-8 for pensioners hour at local supermarket.
We have to be in and out like special force's.

My song from playlist is from Beatles
Running out of power will post shortly.

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1 year 5 months ago #784335 by Dave Scott
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If you ever get the chance to go to Liverpool a must for bucket lists.
Take in the Beatles tour.
Try and stay at Hard Days Night hotel, its on same street as Cavern and many clubs and pubs and the place is buzzing

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1 year 5 months ago #784341 by Dave Scott
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Never got past our own internal security so still house bound.
At least we have plenty avos and bananas in garden plus on line shopping 😢😷

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1 year 5 months ago #784342 by Muhtiman
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....sounds like you in a Stalig.....meantime I went out earlier and now see some really pushing the envelope....joggers 2 of them....and it looks like cops have been picnicking in the spot where I secretly walk my dog.....I found discarded amongst the litter of food packaging uncompleted SAPS statement forms where they have recorded a Pakistani name and passport number....:whistle:

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and a higher power is a hell fire missile armed drone.

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1 year 5 months ago #784347 by Sylvester
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My wife's been whining for some time now
Wanting me to take her on a cruise
Now we've been married for twenty-five years
So she wasn't gonna let me refuse

So we packed up our bags and off we went
Kinda like a second honeymoon
I said, "Fix us some sandwiches to eat on the way"
Then I told her we'd be there soon

She said, "Where are we going Hawaii or Bahamas?"
I said, "This place is better than that"
We stopped at a place that said, "Paddle Boats Here"
I said, "We're here, now don't forget your hat"

Well, now needless to say, I did something wrong
'Cause my wife started throwing such a fit
We went around circles for at least twenty minutes
'Cause everytime I'd paddle, she'd quit

Now I wasn't gonna pay for no life perservers
My bicycle tubes worked fine
My wife had that tube wrapped around her neck
And both of her hands around mine

Well, to make a long story short, she'll never forget
That time I took her on a cruise
And everytime I even try to forget it
I remember that horrible bruise
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1 year 5 months ago #784351 by fingers
day 6
we have to take out the garbage
my wife's so excited she cannot decide what to wear

Ignorance doesn't kill you, but it makes you sweat a lot.

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1 year 5 months ago #784353 by Muhtiman
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day 6
we have to take out the garbage
my wife's so excited she cannot decide what to wear


:lol: :lol: :lol: ......thanks for the reminder....also forgot that my dog cannot sh!t while on a leash.....and the 50kg Malamutt has left much for me to collect and dispose in the bin before I take it out.....:sick:

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1 year 5 months ago #784357 by Dave Scott
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Classic is the mrs S not that great at on line stuff
She gives me a call to help load card etc
I notice del is 20th April ( a few days after lockdown)
Truth was thats the only del slot they have.

Might be a chance to escape tomorrow plus spar goes on 24 hr shifts from Thursday.

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1 year 5 months ago #784358 by Bob Brogan
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1 year 5 months ago - 1 year 5 months ago #784360 by Muhtiman
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i would like to have seen the broadband/Cellular companies make free data available to all clients.

lots of people from informal settlements dont have uncapped contracts. they use wifi hotspots etc when they are out and about.

this would allow people to study at home etc

would reduce people walking about as well , sure other social benefits as well.


.....lets see if Vodacom stands by their announcement of a 30% drop in data costs from next month....this was announced before the Corona virus issues became more prevalent locally and now the subsequent lock down....also they were giving away free data almost daily through their current "shake and win" promotion and I have not seen a data freebie for nearly a month now and I have several Vodacom devices....currently my home fibre is spluttering, splurging and cutting out and this is during working hours....how will we cope when a majority are at home from Friday....:whistle:


.......looks like Vodacom have not come to the party as reported.....my current contracts have not been increased by the 30%.....last time a decrease in data charges was announced they followed through by increasing the amount of data from 500mb to 650.....today NADA....:angry:

Vodacom to slash data prices by at least 30%, clients to get free access to some websites
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All Vodacom customers are set to pay at least 30% less for their data bundles, as the mobile operator has agreed to slash its prices and provide free internet access to the poor, as demanded by the Competition Commission in December.


The mobile operator’s CEO Shameel Joosub said the company will sacrifice R2.7 billion a year as part of the agreement. From 1 April, a one gigabyte of Vodacom data will cost no more than R99, compared to the current R149, translating to a 34% price decrease.

The company will further decrease its bundle prices in April next year, which will mean more than a 40% price reduction, said the minister of trade and industry, Ebrahim Patel.

Tembinkosi Bonakele, Commissioner of the SA Competition Commission, said talks were underway with all the other mobile operators, and that negotiations were in at "quite advanced" stages with some. Bonakele expects to conclude new price deals with other operators "sooner [rather] than later".

Free access to sites

Vodacom will also, from next month, zero-rate a number of websites. This means that its subscribers won't have to use their internet bundles to access university portals, Wikipedia, and certain government e-service portals and departmental websites, like those of the department of home affairs and school enrolment platforms.

Job seekers will also have free access to seven approved job portals.

Vodacom's Facebook Flex, which allows subscribers to access a "data light" version of the social platform on their phones for free, will also be extended to all subscribers.

About 2 000 suburbs and villages living below the poverty line will get personalised discounts, over and above the zero-rating and discounts given to all customers. The commission did not disclose the value of these pro-poor discounts to protect "competitive elements" of the deal.

Bonakele said customers buying low-value bundles would benefit the most from these discounts.

"Shameel [Joosub] has been a very tough and robust negotiator, but has handled these negotiations with the necessary compassion for his clients," said Bonakele.

Joosub said the mobile operator chose to "constructively engage" with the commission instead of fighting it following the release of its final report into data pricing in December.

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and a higher power is a hell fire missile armed drone.
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1 year 5 months ago #784365 by Muhtiman
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see that they are offering some of these discounts on new data contracts and once off deals from today.....but no benefit for those who already got contracts.... :whistle:

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1 year 5 months ago #784369 by Felix
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I have a 3 Gigs Vodacom contract,had it for years,I checked last night and had 4.15 Gigs was still available,checked today and rollover data gone. Balance check says I have 6 G available,did a detailed balance check and my rollover data is gone and the 6G is for two months.The sneaky fuckers,not only has my rollover data gone but if i didn't do a detailed check I would have used the 6 Gigs thinking that it was for April and not spread over two months.Perhaps I'm not understanding the detailed balance thing,not sure who to contact.

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1 year 5 months ago #784374 by Muhtiman
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.....these okes are the biggest bandits in the country.....we cancelled all our personal contracts as we were being robbed monthly....have only 2 company contracts...:blink:

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1 year 5 months ago #784376 by Muhtiman
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.....they continue to be masters of deception.....these new deals are under a new separate icon *Red Hot Offers" on their Vodacom App.....yet still have the normal pricing under any of the other icons....:huh:

....then they are still giving daily prizes for discounts at Jet and Edgars...and are closed due to the lock down.....:S

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1 year 5 months ago #784377 by ElvisisKing
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Classic is the mrs S not that great at on line stuff
She gives me a call to help load card etc
I notice del is 20th April ( a few days after lockdown)
Truth was thats the only del slot they have.

Might be a chance to escape tomorrow plus spar goes on 24 hr shifts from Thursday.


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