Crime slows down or blocks fibre network rollouts in South Africa

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Big crime problems fibre networks face in South Africa

South Africa's major fibre network operators (FNOs) are not immune to the scourge of crime that many citizens are experiencing.

MetroFibre's head of fibre-to-the-home Jacques de Villiers recently said that "construction mafias" posing as business forums were one of the biggest challenges to fibre rollouts across the country.
 
They dig up the fiber for the plastic coating around the fiber(not the fiber itself). They weave it into bulletproof vests.
 
Sad reminder of the fact that crime causes poverty.

Octotel chief operations officer Scott Cunnigham said the nature of the crimes the FNO had to deal with included extortion, coercion, petty theft, serious armed crime, physical assault, and threats to engineers and technicians.
Any business in South Africa that can turn a profit is an absolute miracle.
 
Seems it doesnt matter if you are laying pipelines, building something or trying to get fibre installed...
You are fkd at every turn...

Reason #13987612973612387612 why SA needs a stand your ground law.

Hire private security, thugs attack, shoot them, another bit of chlorine for the gene pool.
 
Reason #13987612973612387612 why SA needs a stand your ground law.

Hire private security, thugs attack, shoot them, another bit of chlorine for the gene pool.
Sadly though I think its just gone too far to ever be reined in....

If you watch that Cart Blanche episode...and then think about how it is now...2 years later...

Anyway..its all about the hand outs now...
Unfortunately that's just the African way and that's why this continent can never be the powerhouse that it should rightly be...
 
Sadly though I think its just gone too far to ever be reined in....

If you watch that Cart Blanche episode...and then think about how it is now...2 years later...

Anyway..its all about the hand outs now...
Unfortunately that's just the African way and that's why this continent can never be the powerhouse that it should rightly be...
I would bet that pretty much every "African" would be very happy with a stand-your-ground law. The people who are against it are usually European communists, white progressives, and the ANC comrade types who do their bidding.
 
Reason #13987612973612387612 why SA needs a stand your ground law.

Hire private security, thugs attack, shoot them, another bit of chlorine for the gene pool.
They'd just intimidate the staff. The staff live in areas that aren't too safe to begin with and these thugs can find them.
 
I would bet that pretty much every "African" would be very happy with a stand-your-ground law. The people who are against it are usually European communists, white progressives, and the ANC comrade types who do their bidding.
If there is only one thing that, if changed, will radically turn South Africa around, that is swift and efficient criminal investigation, prosecution and punishment for those that violate the law. Consequences for actions and inactions is the cornerstone of any civil society.

Just this one thing will make a radical difference to the lives of South Africa, its people, and its economy, we would be the powerhouse of Africa.

Sadly, this is one area that has been systematically challenged, dismantled, eroded and completely neglected by the ANC.
 
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