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Usually i see those news on the internet. This one i have missed and just noticed you get quite a bit less.

They went up 19%.... and is not the last increase. Load shedding and price hikes. I wouldnt mind if the higher price would fix load shedding... but the sad fact is... now just more gets lost to corruption.

So yeah¬†ūü§Ē¬†your indoor growing got 20% more expensive.

 

 

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Yeah it was an 18.1% increase or something stupid. 

Best part is, if you missed this news, you probably missed the part that eskom has been EXEMPTED from submitting their financials regarding irregular/fruitless expenditure.
Read more below: 
In a surprise move, Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana has exempted Eskom from disclosing irregular, fruitless, and wasteful expenditure [notice 3247 of gazette 48354, 31 March 2023]. National Treasury has now called for public comment.
https://dearsouthafrica.co.za/eskom-irreglar-exemption/

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7 hours ago, LukeS said:

Yeah it was an 18.1% increase or something stupid. 

Best part is, if you missed this news, you probably missed the part that eskom has been EXEMPTED from submitting their financials regarding irregular/fruitless expenditure.
Read more below: 
In a surprise move, Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana has exempted Eskom from disclosing irregular, fruitless, and wasteful expenditure [notice 3247 of gazette 48354, 31 March 2023]. National Treasury has now called for public comment.
https://dearsouthafrica.co.za/eskom-irreglar-exemption/

Comments closed but I think you can still read about it.

I know about that one... ANC trying to secure a platform for easy money extraction. And they did... now they can just take and don't have to show. Only solution really is to get off Eskom... or move out. Idea to move my ass to Namibia gets more and more present. So far loved my stay.. but.. Eskom will not get better and i really had a bit enough of load shedding... will get worse and more expensive.

This country is terribly sick.. has a nasty form of ANC ^^ Corvid was a joke compared to the damage the ANC did to the country... what they will do if nobody stops them is also easy to predict.. ZAR will get declared to junk status and SA ends with the image of a banana republic. That can't be the goal.... sorry, foreigner ranting. But can't be the goal!

In my country of birth they announced last year, that there might be power cuts due¬†to lack of gas. People hit the road before there even was one.. and guess how often the power went out since... zero. If a government wants to solve things.. they¬†can.. they just put somebody with the knowhow in charge. 13 years now you get one douche bag after the other set in place and gets worse and worse. When exactly do you South Africans plan to sort out your country? Just asking¬†ūüėõ

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If one reads anything about the news, corruption, we can conclude that Eskom is the cashcow for funding corruption and the "revolutionaries" lavish lifestyles. I am sorry that they are screwing the economy in its p''"s and wish one of our fake leaders had the balls to remove the well known skelms. Time to get off the grid, got two huge batteries today, and buying a new invertor on my way down to the East Coast Cannabis Cup. 

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Sadly a couple of battaries is not gona fix this problem. Off grid just means with due time who ever "leads" will find a way to benefit more from it than you as an SA citizen ever will. You live in SA and show yourself to have any kinda spending money you gona loose, just a matter of time. Saving my money on gimmicks. 

We've reached a point where being positive about the future of our country is being ignorant.

First move I'll make is getting off this continent. Not only away from SA. The "richness" and the forced respect for the "culture" and the "pride" of the people down here is the problem. The inability to face the truth and make a change is the problem. The clown politicians who we see on the tv are just there cause they're dumb enough to show their faces. They just come to deliver a speech, but we all know bigger hands are at play. There's very little to absolutely no impact on the circus if you think about changing out the clowns for different clowns. The music and the show will stay the same. 

The problem is much muuuuuuuuuuuuuch deeper than just the "leaders". It's the majority of the followers too. And it's not just their status' as leaders or followers. It's the collective mentality. The ego. The "african" roots has run rotten to its core. Literally the exact same kak that happened in Zimbabwe, word for word and step by step, is happening here too. Steep downhill to banana republic. Getting away from here ASAP, watch the shit pile burn from a far. Less than no hope for this sad place. 

You can be however optimistic in your views¬†and say my view is whatever you feel or think it is, point is - thinking it's never going to happen to this country is ignorant, because we're much muuuuuuuuch closer to shit hitting the fan than anyone cares to realise or admit, but still people will be patriorical and argue with stupid phrases like "I was born here, I'll die for this country" thinking there is some turning point ūüėÖ we have already passed the point of no return somewhere around 25 to 30 years ago. SA citizens just gave the benefit of the doubt for the longest time,¬†cause there are some actual¬†good people, but it has proven to be a fail. Being a good person in SA - the land of all the cultural richness - means absolutely fokol. Infact it counts against you and you'll be walked over.¬†

It's wakey wakey time, we're all from earth, we're allowed to enjoy life. No one should keep struggling like this. If the people from this country wana be proud of their destructive ways, then so be it, you really can't help anyone who doesn't want the help and that's a problem on our part - thinking they know they need help. We should help ourselves, not the "fellow south africans". They know everything already can't teach these leaders anything. 

Afrika se ma se poef there is nothing here to be proud of The nature is mooi, but that's nature, people didn't make that. The constant struggle is not worth the view. 

and that's my :-2cents 

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32 minutes ago, Naughty.Psychonaut said:

Sadly a couple of battaries is not gona fix this problem. Off grid just means with due time who ever "leads" will find a way to benefit more from it than you as an SA citizen ever will. You live in SA and show yourself to have any kinda spending money you gona loose, just a matter of time. Saving my money on gimmicks. 

We've reached a point where being positive about the future of our country is being ignorant.

First move I'll make is getting off this continent. Not only away from SA. The "richness" and the forced respect for the "culture" and the "pride" of the people down here is the problem. The inability to face the truth and make a change is the problem. The clown politicians who we see on the tv are just there cause they're dumb enough to show their faces. They just come to deliver a speech, but we all know bigger hands are at play. There's very little to absolutely no impact on the circus if you think about changing out the clowns for different clowns. The music and the show will stay the same. 

The problem is much muuuuuuuuuuuuuch deeper than just the "leaders". It's the majority of the followers too. And it's not just their status' as leaders or followers. It's the collective mentality. The ego. The "african" roots has run rotten to its core. Literally the exact same kak that happened in Zimbabwe, word for word and step by step, is happening here too. Steep downhill to banana republic. Getting away from here ASAP, watch the shit pile burn from a far. Less than no hope for this sad place. 

You can be however optimistic in your views¬†and say my view is whatever you feel or think it is, point is - thinking it's never going to happen to this country is ignorant, because we're much muuuuuuuuch closer to shit hitting the fan than anyone cares to realise or admit, but still people will be patriorical and argue with stupid phrases like "I was born here, I'll die for this country" thinking there is some turning point ūüėÖ we have already passed the point of no return somewhere around 25 to 30 years ago. SA citizens just gave the benefit of the doubt for the longest time,¬†cause there are some actual¬†good people, but it has proven to be a fail. Being a good person in SA - the land of all the cultural richness - means absolutely fokol. Infact it counts against you and you'll be walked over.¬†

It's wakey wakey time, we're all from earth, we're allowed to enjoy life. No one should keep struggling like this. If the people from this country wana be proud of their destructive ways, then so be it, you really can't help anyone who doesn't want the help and that's a problem on our part - thinking they know they need help. We should help ourselves, not the "fellow south africans". They know everything already can't teach these leaders anything. 

Afrika se ma se poef there is nothing here to be proud of The nature is mooi, but that's nature, people didn't make that. The constant struggle is not worth the view. 

and that's my :-2cents 

I must be honest here

The neighbourhood I grew up and was born in has gone to a DayZ type wasteland. Crawling with foreigners whose "standards" in things are completely backwards. You can see the types of cars people drive, they seem a mashup of maybe 4 different vehicles, but they get out with the fanciest of clothes and a rolex. This is starting to crawl like an oil spill on the ocean into the adjacent neighbourhoods, and unfortunately starting to move closer and closer to where I currently stay. We have recently had an incident around the corner where the Zama Zama's got into an all out war. The SANDF apparently had to be call in because it was above our police forces capabilities.

Another house in our street heard a window break the other day, couldn't figure it out until they found a bullet in their pantry, stray bullet came straight through the window. 

This is very scary obviously, and as you say, if you try and be optimistic within this environment, it is not optimism it's ignorance.
But financially, and other reasons, leaving for me is not really an option at the moment. So I have to try and make the best of a bad situation.

Sidenote: If I may, what do you do that will enable you to leave here?

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1 hour ago, LukeS said:

I must be honest here

The neighbourhood I grew up and was born in has gone to a DayZ type wasteland. Crawling with foreigners whose "standards" in things are completely backwards. You can see the types of cars people drive, they seem a mashup of maybe 4 different vehicles, but they get out with the fanciest of clothes and a rolex. This is starting to crawl like an oil spill on the ocean into the adjacent neighbourhoods, and unfortunately starting to move closer and closer to where I currently stay. We have recently had an incident around the corner where the Zama Zama's got into an all out war. The SANDF apparently had to be call in because it was above our police forces capabilities.

Another house in our street heard a window break the other day, couldn't figure it out until they found a bullet in their pantry, stray bullet came straight through the window. 

This is very scary obviously, and as you say, if you try and be optimistic within this environment, it is not optimism it's ignorance.
But financially, and other reasons, leaving for me is not really an option at the moment. So I have to try and make the best of a bad situation.

Sidenote: If I may, what do you do that will enable you to leave here?

My suggestion would be to build up a income over the internet. Get yourself fluent in some programming languages and enter yourself in some freelance boards. If you get enough jobs to maintain yourself, you can check where you want to move... all you need is a internet connection to go on with your work, doesn't matter where you sit. Will take a bit of time to get to the point.. but is a working concept.

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2 hours ago, LukeS said:

But financially, and other reasons, leaving for me is not really an option at the moment. So I have to try and make the best of a bad situation.

I wasted my 20's studying useless shit that will never get me out. I'm now dedicated to growing the almighty bush and that has sustained me for a few years now. I've considered maybe going to Thailand and growing bush there but the requirement is to have at least one national to be a 50% owner and sponsor for you and even then you're only allowed to stay in the country for only so many months at a time. 

3 minutes ago, Prom said:

Get yourself fluent in some programming languages and enter yourself in some freelance boards.

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6 minutes ago, Ill_Evan said:

I wasted my 20's studying useless shit that will never get me out. I'm now dedicated to growing the almighty bush and that has sustained me for a few years now. I've considered maybe going to Thailand and growing bush there but the requirement is to have at least one national to be a 50% owner and sponsor for you and even then you're only allowed to stay in the country for only so many months at a time. 

Tired Good Night GIF by HBO Max

That cat is how I feel with programming. 

I've tried to self-learn/self-teach myself so many times, and just get so demoralized, start gaining weight from being in the chair for so many hours, mental state takes a decline. Even the prospect of a better future is hard to keep me in that chair.

On the radio the other night, business segment, they mentioned the "creator economy" content creation etc is a $104B industry and growing, how is it so difficult to get a slice of that pie?

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4 minutes ago, LukeS said:

That cat is how I feel with programming. 

I've tried to self-learn/self-teach myself so many times, and just get so demoralized, start gaining weight from being in the chair for so many hours, mental state takes a decline. Even the prospect of a better future is hard to keep me in that chair.

On the radio the other night, business segment, they mentioned the "creator economy" content creation etc is a $104B industry and growing, how is it so difficult to get a slice of that pie?

I gave you one example.. I got myself into programming when i was 14.. didn't even had a computer to start with hehehe other story. But is my go to if I need money.. i code stuff ^^

If you are more into art and creating pictures... totally not my field.. Patreon you can create art and get sponsored by your fans. Sorry to say it.. OnlyFans is also a form of income you can do from anywhere (and no, doesn't has to be porn oriented to make a killing). If you have a passion and can turn it into income, you have a rather good chance to succeed compared to stuff you hate to do. Isn't easy.. but.. the internet is most likely your best chance to create a income you can maintain world wide. Twitch game streamer, Youtuber, sculptor, product tester, traveler... become creative. I do Shibari beside and have a few female friends acting as my models. They do their own thing. ^^ Females have a few more options.. and again.. doesn't need to be pornographic at all. 

You know best what you like to do and are good at.. see if you can turn that into a service on the internet. The start is always the hard part... and might need a few tries till you hit the bullseye. But if you don't try.. you will never hit the bullseye anyhow. Trying is part and if things don't pan out as planned, learn why, then it wasn't a failure in the first place, and try again. Making a mistake is only bad if you do not learn from it.. and learning is a good thing.. so don't let mistakes take you down, just learn from them. 

If you want to learn coding, start with the simple Basic. Once you understand how the code flows, you can take on more complex languages.. again slowly.. if you try Assembler after Basic.. you will shoot yourself hehehe You will find similarities in all coding languages out there.. like with all, getting into a new topic is the hard part. Bite through it and is becomes easier with each program you write.. and the code gets also more and more complex. 

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1 hour ago, Prom said:

You know best what you like to do and are good at.. see if you can turn that into a service on the internet.

Good advice, and if I may add..., stick to what you know and where your experience is as well. From your own experiences, you have insights that you think others know, but they don't.

It's your mental fortitude that will allow you to see things through. Remember, you have to build a house 1st before you can sell it or in other terms, you have to grow, dry and cure it before you can smoke it.ūüėȬ†

All in all, the rewards come after the efforts.

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6 hours ago, LukeS said:

I must be honest here

The neighbourhood I grew up and was born in has gone to a DayZ type wasteland. Crawling with foreigners whose "standards" in things are completely backwards. You can see the types of cars people drive, they seem a mashup of maybe 4 different vehicles, but they get out with the fanciest of clothes and a rolex. This is starting to crawl like an oil spill on the ocean into the adjacent neighbourhoods, and unfortunately starting to move closer and closer to where I currently stay. We have recently had an incident around the corner where the Zama Zama's got into an all out war. The SANDF apparently had to be call in because it was above our police forces capabilities.

Another house in our street heard a window break the other day, couldn't figure it out until they found a bullet in their pantry, stray bullet came straight through the window. 

This is very scary obviously, and as you say, if you try and be optimistic within this environment, it is not optimism it's ignorance.
But financially, and other reasons, leaving for me is not really an option at the moment. So I have to try and make the best of a bad situation.

Sidenote: If I may, what do you do that will enable you to leave here?

Bro, the gem of a town I grew up in is beyond fucked. The mainroad looks like a dump, garbage everywhere. The entrance to the Spar stinks like piss and shit, because of all the cultural richness empowering some individuals so much they couldn't even turn to their brother/sister/friend and say "hey, don't kak here where the people must walk"... 

Better not leave it up to a white person to have an opinion about it, they may aswell just go burn in hell, cause¬†for a white man to point out that any other race is doing anything wrong in any kinda way, is the biggest crime out there today. no matter the fucking lights can't come on and the majority of the country is way below the poverty line, there are fokol jobs, half the people in the country are immigrants. no matter none of that, as long as you keep your mouth shut while the ANC give fucks us all. even their actual "fellow south africans" ūü§£ūü§£ūü§£¬†

same like zimbabwe, couple years down the line and starvation runs the show, "leaders" begging farmers to come back ūü§£

7 hours ago, LukeS said:

Sidenote: If I may, what do you do that will enable you to leave here?

I'll sit down a little later and type you out a nice DM bro, I see all these get rich quick schemes these guys are pumping your way, forget about all that bro. there is no real get rich quick scheme. ūü§ô

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