Tagged: South African advice
November 11, 2015 at 6:33 pm #45078
Thank you and thank you for the links. I’ve got a tank outside that can collect water – if only it would rain! The tank is full of tap water at the moment. I am busy with a bigger tank at a friend’s house that needs to be placed at the right spot, need all the connections and fittings. Need to get it done fast now.
It stems from a lack of strategic planning, a loss of skills to transformation and the fact that poorly functioning wastewater treatment plants are spewing close on four billion litres of untreated or partially-treated sewage into the country’s dams and rivers every day,” he said.
These sewage spills are the most serious of the many problems in the water sector.
“Just as a small volume of oil destroys the quality of a large volume of water, so a small source of persistent sewage has essentially the same effect.”
Sewage discharges are also driving the eutrophication of most major dams. Eutrophic water is characterised by the presence of high levels of nutrients, which, in turn promote, the growth of cyanobacteria, commonly known as blue-green algae.
One very common species of cyanobacteria produces a potent toxin known as microcystin. This is chemically similar to cobra venom. It is also carcinogenic (cancer-producing) and damages the liver and central nervous system.November 11, 2015 at 9:16 pm #45086
I just read this after posting in the other Africa thread. Just as I thought (and wrote there) – besides “mother nature” not cooperating, the government’s ability to maintain what it essentially took over (I don’t choose to say “inherited”), is effectively nil. The power brokers have what they need to live far beyond comfortably, and they have their p o w e r , so why should they care about the people they used to PUT them where they are today? They’ve sold their souls, and are so full of themselves, and so satisfied with the rush they get from all that power, that they neither believe nor comprehend what the “back side” of their existence will look (and feel ) like to them. But sadly, that still doesn’t put food in the stomachs of animals or people, and water in the mouths of all, or into the ground to grow that food. I don’t seek power, but feeling powerlessness is an awful, horrible feeling. And mine is merely vicarious – you all have to live it for real. Leopard, I am just so sorry for you all.November 20, 2015 at 9:14 am #45334
Thank you, for very kind, understanding words.
A young girl studying at home surprised house robbers yesterday morning, less than 1 km from my house. They managed to open the security door with a crow bar. They took most valuables – She is going to be fine, I hope she will be strong and able to study for her exams.. There are business robberies happening everywhere. People hands and feet tied up to tight that it hurts. I am trying to keep up with all the work. I managed to clean my house’s roof after a big storm with hail earlier this week. Had water running down the walls! The hail simply blocked up in the gutters. We had lovely soft rain last night – in Gauteng. We are so thankful!! Some rain also fell in Southern Cape that helped fire fighters struggling to contain fire in strong wind.
The Orange River in The Northern Cape, between South Africa and Namibia is running below the knee. That means animals and humans can now cross the natural border without any trouble, simply walking to the other side. http://www.iol.co.za/business/news/water-shortage-cripples-kimberley-1.1948289
http://www.iol.co.za/business/news/sa-inks-water-deal-with-dutch-group-1.1948207 There is hope .. Water organisations in South Africa and The Netherlands have signed a deal to help improve South Africa’s water security.November 20, 2015 at 1:46 pm #45339
Wonderful news. Sorry about the walls, but I’m sure you’re more thrilled about having the water than the fixable damage to the walls. Continued best wishes and prayers.November 20, 2015 at 2:51 pm #45342
Good you got some rain. At least the hail became water when it melted. Every little bit helps.
It is good your neighbor wasn’t hurt. I can’t imagine living in fear like that.November 22, 2015 at 7:32 pm #45407
Sunday night 21h30
I do not like to repost any information about this idiot, to make his name more known to the world – but this… He can do and say whatever he wants. Someone’s puppet
Before the revolution – Malema http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/look-after-your-workers-before-the-revolution-malema-20151120
We are going to occupy all Absa branches – Malema http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/we-are-going-to-occupy-all-absa-branches-malema-20151120
Tonight my son need his sleep; will be starting his exams in the morning. And my neighbour with his black wife is back from Zimbabwe -having a party, playing their music so loud. Do not know if you can really call that music. Repetitive sh It is times like tonight that I am asking myself – Why on earth are you still living in Africa??
Halls, cars set alight at TUT campus http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/halls-cars-set-alight-at-tut-campus-20151122November 22, 2015 at 9:28 pm #45408
I am not familiar with that Malema guy but he thinks he can just demand that there be prosperity for all and it will happen if he threatens organizations enough? Maybe Mercedes will just leave SA altogether instead. As for the students, burning the universities is not somehow going to make them more affordable. In the US, poor uneducated blacks in the cities will burn their own neighborhoods as evidenced by Baltimore, Maryland and Ferguson, Missouri this past year, but as outrageous as blacks are behaving on our college campuses with their demands and protests they aren’t setting them on fire, perhaps because they are smart enough to know better.
“Why on earth are you still in Africa” is a very good question Leopard.November 24, 2015 at 4:52 pm #45444
I went all the way back to the very first posts Selco shared with us… Water – Electricity – Universities closed – …all the signs. I read till the early morning hours. I know our country is different from European countries – African people act different in normal times – think different…But you cannot look at all these signs and not see Things are happening. Bad things.November 24, 2015 at 6:02 pm #45448
Re: home invasions, etc.
12 gauge. 3″ magnum shells. #1 buckshot. Winchester makes it.
The three “Esses”: Shoot. Shovel. Shut up. Or lions and hyenas – your choice. Sort of like living in the Everglades. Alligators, buzzards and such critters gotta eat, too.
Lots of cleaning products, including bleach and rubber gloves. Big sheets of plastic for dropcloths and plenty of duck tape to keep it in place… Spackle for the walls and a can of new paint. Have to keep the house looking nice, ya know…
Not saying do something. Not saying don’t do something… just sayin’, is all…
The wicked flee when none pursueth..." - Proverbs 28:1November 26, 2015 at 3:51 pm #45493
Haha Crocodiles and catfish!
BBB Beans Bullets Bandages and now I’ve learned SSS – good stuff
http://www.news24.com/Multimedia/South-Africa/powerful-pics-show-the-devastation-of-the-simons-town-blaze-20151120 Many lost everything in the Cape with fires – Some pics
http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/sa-judge-lifts-domestic-ban-on-rhino-horn-trade-20151126?isapp=true Really sad – wonder what is going to happen to the rhino’s now
How to get off the Eskom gridNovember 26, 2015 at 4:08 pm #45494
Video: ANC Government Dismissed By USA Regarding FFplus Farm Murder Submission At The United Nations
South Africa’s mission at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland which wanted to prevent the FF Plus yesterday to present a submission on South Africa’s inadequate legal system and the high incidence of farm murders and murder in the country ran into trouble when America intervened and recommended that the submission had to be delivered.
Link : http://proteamedia.com/?p=3598November 26, 2015 at 5:41 pm #45495
It is good to hear that the US did something positive for SA, though the reality is that the only media coverage of SA in the US these days is of Oscar Pistorius. A black majority discriminating against and murdering whites does not fit the narrative of the racist in our White House nor of his comrades.November 26, 2015 at 6:28 pm #45497
Mr. Fourie says the events make it clear that the world has for too long listened to the excuse of apartheid and racism which is being offered by the ANC to defend their failures.
Glad to hear that at least there is some external support, meaning that someone is actually watching and listening.November 27, 2015 at 11:38 am #45512
Meningitis outbreak in Pretoria
“Following further enquiries, 18 additional cases of viral meningitis or encephalitis were reported from other private facilities in the Tshwane area,.. Reviews of meningitis data indicate that there are usually more cases of viral meningitis during dry summer seasons,” the NCID said.December 1, 2015 at 6:09 pm #45592
No faith in Criminal Justice System
A new report released by Statistics SA shows that South Africans simply do not feel safe in the country – and there is little faith in the SAPS to combat rising crime levels.
Most households who do not report crime, provide the following reasons: ‘police could do nothing’ and ‘police won’t do anything about it’.
Alarmingly, victims of sexual offences cited the crime as being “not serious enough” as reason for not reporting it to the police.
Crime categories that were more likely to be reported to the police were murder (95.7%), car theft (88.9%), car hijacking (85.8%) and sexual offences (63.0%).
In general, property related crimes, such as housebreaking/burglary (51.8%), theft of personal property (34.2%) and theft of livestock (32.3%) were less likely to be reported to the police as compared to contact-related crimes.
Read more : http://businesstech.co.za/news/general/105773/9-reasons-why-south-africans-dont-trust-the-police/
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