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    ‘Horror’ as mom is arrested after her two-year-old son is assaulted and set alight

    Death penalty. Don’t want a cent of my taxes to go this oxygen thief.
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    Data centre energy consumption in South Africa could power 2.9 million homes

    It doesn't sound like they want to get rid of them, but force them to become more self-sufficient. Of course, this costs a lot of money, cost that will be passed onto customers. Hosting in a South African DC is already a pretty unattractive proposition, that will make it even less attractive.
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    Eskom municipal debt to reach R3.1 trillion by 2050 if left unattended — Ramokgopa

    This isn’t a revenue problem, it’s a money management/corruption problem. More revenue is just more money to mismanage. If the end consumer paid their bill, then the municipality had the money to pay Eskom, they just “misplaced” it. What happens when you give someone who is bad with money...
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    Rise in import duties on solar panels is a poor decision, says MacKay

    Well, maybe the coal industry and coal transport industry which cadres and politicians have close ties to.
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    National Transmission Company South Africa starts trading

    Hmmm. I actually thought the point of this whole exercise was separation from Eskom, but it just appears to be shuffling deck chairs. Am I missing something?
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    ‘I am bullied for being attacked by pitbull’ – teenager

    Sorry to hear that. Yes, kids are pretty absolutely terrible when it comes to things like this. When I was younger (primary school), I also unfortunately partook in it. We made fun of a girl who had a cochlear implant, really shameful and appalling behavior. The school contacted all our parents...
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    The SA Politics Thread Part 6

    I would go so far as to say, for every job the government creates, at least 100 real jobs are destroyed.
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    Prosus' Stack Overflow pain

    Interesting, didn’t know Prosus bought Stack Overflow. I think most people in tech could have said it was a bad buy though. The sentiment around SO has been very negative for years and active users has fallen off a cliff, and continues to plummet. People feel more comfortable asking questions...
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    Afrihost - Pure Fibre Feedback Thread Part 2

    Just wanted to give a shout out to @Afrigirl who spent quite a bit of time helping me resolve this. Again, thank you very much.
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    The SA Politics Thread Part 6

    Severe brain rot and indoctrination on full display.
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    The SA Politics Thread Part 6

    My immediate expectation is that it won't be worse than before, and potentially a bit better. My hope is that it could be much better. Considering that an ANC/MK/EFF coalition would have been substantially worse than before, I'm happy with how things turned out.
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    Election results: South African May 2024

    Well, they are about to all be proven completely wrong. Not that being proven wrong would change their propaganda. "Of course they wouldn't bring apartheid back in a coalition, but if they got a majority!"
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    Afrihost - Pure Fibre Feedback Thread Part 2

    As the evening progressed, things improved. I assume this not to be fixed, but temporary relief from severe congestion somewhere.
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    Afrihost - Pure Fibre Feedback Thread Part 2

    A traceroute: The little bit of latency to 192.168.1.1 is because I'm on my laptop (wifi) :) Typically I would get 5-10ms latency to 1.1.1.1.
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    Afrihost - Pure Fibre Feedback Thread Part 2

    Tests from my side yes: speed.cloudflare.net, speedtest.mybroadband.co.za, ping tests: Basically broken.
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    Afrihost - Pure Fibre Feedback Thread Part 2

    Since the outage this afternoon (and for a bit before that), I've had abysmal performance from my 500mb line. Maybe I can squeeze 5mbs out of it with higher than usual latency. Actual work, like pulling docker containers, apt/apk installs are extremely slow. It feels like the line is throttled...
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    Election results: South African May 2024

    One carries its weight (and propping up a few others), while the other is sinking the ship.
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    South Africa could be the first-ever country to provide a no-strings-attached universal basic income

    This is all just pie in the sky fantasy until the simple question is answered, how will it be funded? The country is completely broke. You don’t get to play with first world experimental luxuries without have a first world economy, employment rates and budget. What a joke these clowns are.
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    Questions raised over Zimbabwe's dodgy Starlink approval and delayed South African launch

    Minor correction. They haven't claimed anything, everyone has just speculated on the reasons why they won't launch here. The only thing they have said is they prioritize countries where it is easier to launch.
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    Sport Minister Zizi Kodwa reportedly arrested, set to appear in court for allegedly receiving R1.7 million bribe

    I'm not even interested in jail anymore, let me know when they've served more than 10% of their sentence and didn't get medical parole.
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