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    South Africa's "catastrophic" R20 per litre fuel price

    By 1994 the Nats had for >30 years been running their crony-capitalist fuel cartel with state-determined prices above the market price, extracting higher-than-market prices for petrol from the hapless SA consumer. The ANC government preserved that legacy.
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    South Africa's "catastrophic" R20 per litre fuel price

    If you think either the Nats or the ANC are exclusively to blame you are mistaken. I blame the Nats and I blame the ANC.
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    South Africa's "catastrophic" R20 per litre fuel price

    Of course it can. But self-proclaimed socialists are less likely to do so. It's why I said "even more to blame", not "only to blame". They all have a share of blame, as do the Nat-supporting voters before 1994 who created the system of heavy state regulation and control of fuel, mainly to shore...
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    South Africa's "catastrophic" R20 per litre fuel price

    Even more to blame are the Nats before them -- it's the white minority government that created the system of government price control of fuel.
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    Alec Baldwin fatally shoots woman with prop gun on movie set

    Murder requires intention. He apparently didn't have any.
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    2021 T20 World Cup

    Well done, Australia.
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    2021 T20 World Cup

    Whatever happens in the last over, hats off to our boys for fighting back. Lekker entertaining game.
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    2021 T20 World Cup

    Eish, bowlers. Keep your heads! This is a real test of nerves. Don't toss the game with stupid mistakes.
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    2021 T20 World Cup

    Hope is a marvellous thing!
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    2021 T20 World Cup

    Exactly. Investing anything more than entertainment and stats-mavening is just too much, in my view. It's a game, after all. (Which is why I loathe professional sports, but that's another topic not for here. By professional sports I mean the fact that ostensibly grown men make a living playing...
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    Remotely turn the Geyser on and off

    Makes sense. Marvellous we have the devices to do this.
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    2021 T20 World Cup

    Glimmers of hope
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    Remotely turn the Geyser on and off

    I have two geysers where each has a Tasmotised Sonoff Mini with contactor -- one in the two-bedroom cottage, and one for the bottom guest room at the far end of the house. These geysers are normally off and are only switched on when guests occupy the rooms and/or cottage. This is very useful...
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    2021 T20 World Cup

    Fiasco
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    2021 T20 World Cup

    Very painful so far. Only hope is our bowlers pulling off a miracle.
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    Activation Required: MS Office Pro 2016 BUT have 365 subscription

    Update: the Office uninstall tool did the job. Relative now a happy O365 user.
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    Activation Required: MS Office Pro 2016 BUT have 365 subscription

    What did you do to remove Office 2016? Did you use the Office uninstall tool SetUpProd_OffScrub.exe? I have a relative overseas who has exactly the same problem. In Control Panel/Programs the installation says Office 365, but when they open an Office app is says Office 2016 Professional...
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    Govt departments have been told to push the message ‘the vaccine is your choice’

    Your assumption is incorrect and misplaced. The highlight draws attention to the relevant paragraph. What it means exactly is not yet decided by the courts.
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    Govt departments have been told to push the message ‘the vaccine is your choice’

    Just for information: SA Constitution Bill of Rights Section 12 Freedom and security of the person (1) Everyone has the right to freedom and security of the person, which includes the right – (a) not to be deprived of freedom arbitrarily or without just cause; (b) not to be detained without...
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