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now they really start using dangerous [but real!] language "I’m anticipating lights out within the next 60 days. Government will have to declare a state of emergency.”

ok i know it is a month old, but still interesting

https://citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/1803613/eskom-on-ropes-as-lenders-refuse-backing-unless-is-corruption-resolved/ and

http://www.poweroptimal.com/350-increase-decade-expensive-electricity-south-africa-compared-countries/

i wonder how many eskom employees voted here - it is from their web site <_<

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Dude, I've resolved for myself that step one is to get everyone a passport, and stash some money outside the country (not an easy task). I'm pretty sure nothing is going to happen and this is just some scare-mongering, but it pays to be prepared and you lose nothing otherwise. Waiting for one birth certificate, that should be here by month end. Passports apparently take about two weeks. Cutting it a bit fine if these prophets are right, though I am confident that they are not.

Technically one should always have a valid passport, that's just common sense. So much more dignified than sneaking over the border on foot.

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Nothing will happen. Eksom will continue and the rains will return, you will not be invaded and Cyril will sort most Zuma drama out.

See this has started:

https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2018-04-04-scorpio-breaking-eskom-wants-in-on-mckinsey-trillian-r1.6bn-state-capture-loot/#.WsXO5HpuaUk

 

Ps. And if I got it all wrong ... well, it then better happen soon for the last trained battle hardened "Suid Afrikaanse Weermag Lede" are getting a wee bit old in the knees see. :D

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2 hours ago, plonkster said:

sneaking over the border

i'm sure you will be in good company there, at least no customs and excise to poke their fingers in your belongings :)

 

45 minutes ago, The Terrible Triplett said:

you will not be invaded

now who would want to do that to a country with near junk status :o

but yes, i agree with you @The Terrible Triplett, maybe we have become so accustomed to the rising water temperature - a la the frog story - that even if it starts boiling [hasn't it?] we'll stick around - for were we not 'trained' to be vasbyters?

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51 minutes ago, gabriel said:

... for were we not 'trained' to be vasbyters?

O no, we are vasbyters, that is why we are staying, knowing full well it is getting hotter, as Plonkster says.

I always joke.
5 Afrikaanse manne around a table.
Within hours you will have 6 political parties, and 7 churches, between the 5.
But boy, when they agree on politics, you will have the 3rd Boer war. (... and in this one they will be joined by people of all color, shapes and sizes)

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42 minutes ago, The Terrible Triplett said:

Within hours you will have 6 political parties, and 7 churches, between the 5.

An Afrikaner got stranded on a deserted island. They found him three years later. The island had received somewhat of an upgrade since he landed there... and it sported (among others) two churches. When they asked him about it, he explained that one of them is the church that he used to go to...

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4 minutes ago, plonkster said:

one of them is the church that he used to go to

i suppose he was the preacher as well... looking for a better paying congregation ? :mellow:

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1 minute ago, gabriel said:

i suppose he was the preacher as well... looking for a better paying congregation ? :mellow:

Who knows! I think it contains a little bit of truthful commentary on the NGK/APK split back in the day. Sometimes I wonder how many people even read the written material under dispute... though of course that is hardly limited to us slightly bastardised former Europeans :-)

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well, even the chaldeans, nevermind satan himself, had a  role to play in redemptive history - so die afrikaner moet nie 'n groot kop kry nie - look how dismally the 'chosen' nation failed their prophets.

but lets give the stranded guy a name, if his role model was robinson crusoe would that make him robert coetzee? :huh:

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3 hours ago, Mike said:

TTT, us oldies can still do it......as long as i have a comfortable mat and an indent in the ground for my stomach plus clean glasses i should still see thru a scope fair well.  lol

Ek bewe te veel...

Drink ook nie baie nie want ek mors te veel. 

Lol

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21 minutes ago, Johandup said:

Ek bewe te veel...

sien nou eers dis eintlik witbank... g'n wonder die naam is verander ;)

annelien kriel kom mos daarvandaan - of wie het julle op die map geplaas? ons is nog nie op die map nie, die kleiner plekkies om ons wel...

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But then if wind and solar makes power so cheap then why are the turbines down PE side all standing ,and it's not for a lack of wind.  A Friend went hunting in that neck of the woods and for the 10 days he was there all the units he saw were still like they had the break on. Too cheap,

And in Zim there was a businessman that was locked up as he apparently pocketed some US $54 million of funds destined for a solar farm.

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31 minutes ago, seant said:

And in Zim there was a businessman that was locked up as he apparently pocketed some US $54 million of funds destined for a solar farm.

old african [human] tradition to steal, we need not even look beyond our borders to see glaring examples of this; we can look all over but might start with eskom... it is interesting to note how it is not pc anymore to call a spade a spade, i mean you cant just say a person steals, lies, kills, whores, sodomizes, blasphemes ... although that is exactly what it is.

a nice one i heard the other day for someone being stupid, apart from brain fart - he was having an 'intellectual phase-shift'....... c'mon, give me a break B)

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1 hour ago, seant said:

But then if wind and solar makes power so cheap ...

Because of THAT, the turbines may be off?

Or there is a dispute on payment, as Eskom cannot pay.
Or maybe installation is not up to standards.
Or they are not SANS or SSEG compliant. (cwl)

I go for it is too cheap so they don't use them unless there is strain on the grid.

33 minutes ago, gabriel said:

... c'mon, give me a break ...

I, as you, are getting rather tired with PC. Therein my favorite quote: PC is a doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.

 

SWAMBO (In this case I do NOT Obey) is regularly on my case when I just ask a question direct vs spending "hours" on finding the right words. So once I asked her: So, if I ask a group of friends a question, I get answers near instant. Why is it if you ask the same group, with a PC question, do they take weeks to respond?

... I am ok, was only in hospital for two days. (I still don't Obey.)

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yes yes yes

  • Unlock the regulatory constraints preventing customers from being part of the solution through small scale embedded generation (SSEG), like rooftop solar installations at homes, businesses, warehouses, factories, mines, and farms.
  • Promulgate the draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2019 and accelerate the procurement of the stalled expedited Rounds 4.5 and 5, and further rounds, of the Renewable Energy IPP programme for new utility scale wind and solar PV power plants.
  • Commence the procurement and construction of liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals and associated infrastructure for gas engine, OCGT, and CCGT flexible power plants at port facilities in KwaZulu-Natal, the Eastern Cape, and Western Cape to back up variable renewable energy.
  • Commence the procurement and installation of strategically positioned battery energy storage systems (BES) for voltage and frequency support, black start, and load shifting.
  • To supplement grid power, facilitate micro-grids with renewable energy, battery energy storage, and diesel and gas generation for industrial parks, campuses, housing estates, and rural villages.
  • Unlock the policy, regulatory, and legal constraints which prevent municipalities from generating electricity for their own residents and customers, or from contracting with IPPs to supply electricity to municipalities.

see https://mybroadband.co.za/news/energy/299582-warning-eskoms-problems-much-bigger-than-what-you-are-told.html?source=newsletter  

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