Reddit user on r/wallstreetbets is "going to short the whole country of South Africa."

bromster

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If it goes to ****, poor people will starve and rich people will pull all their money out of property and buy equity. The stock market will go through the roof!

What are these people even saying? OP can't be an expat, because then he or she would have seen all of the people driving around Melrose or the VNA waterfront in Maseratis and Lambos.
 
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Ninja'd

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Wait what? I have no idea how this works. Is it gonna be like how Bane stole the Gotham Stock Exchange in The Dark Knight Rises?
 

R13...

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How much is he putting down? An idiot and his money are soon parted - his broker and some market maker is likely to clean him out.
 

skimread

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It's pretty accurate.

What did you find wrong with it?

Printing money is not nearly as bad as other countries and the OP makes like it is the big problem. it isn't. yet. Have you looked at Argentina?
Army officers who can't read? Doubt they are illiterate like you claim. But why is them reading so important.
Cops that never fired a gun? Surely that is part of police training.
Roaming bands of pirates? Gangsterism is more a problem in some parts of the Western Cape
Dogs being poisoned is not nearly a big problem.
Most educated citizens leaving South Africa. No, it's very hard to leave South Africa. if it was as easy to get a work visa then multiple times more would leave. But because they can't easily get work visas or citizenship and the high cost of living then most don't.
Tap water that smells disgusting? That is rare.
Murder for groceries is not a big problem as made out
South Africans having their asylum applications accepted? In fact it is the opposite. South Africans are least likely to have their applications accepted.
Elon Musk is not an Afrikaner. He is English. He didn't leave because he was disillusioned. He left as he wanted to go to the US.
Literacy rates that are falling? Rather opposite. Literacy is not falling. Competency and thinking skills are decreasing. Communistic, fake woke outrage and mob thinking is increasing.
Businesses that are leaving the country? No businesses care about profit. They are where you can make money. That's like saying housing is leaving the country.


What about what you don't mention
- BEE laws that are getting stricter
- Government money laundering of tenders to politically connected
- Appointees in government and SOEs based on loyalty not skill
- Allowed hate speech turning people radical
- They obsession by the poor to want things for free and government to give them free things
- Obsession with security
- Huge government wage bill
- Safety outdoors
- Increasing taxes
- Land expropriation
- Apathy of police and law enforcement
- Tender corruption
- National Health Insurance and Free Tertiary Education. That will cause huge problems of disgruntled educated youth and health services problems
- State Enterprises making huge losses
- Load Shedding
- Borrowing money gov can't pay back
- Zuma faction and all his chronies wanting to overthrow the president
- Threats to the judiciary
- Huge public servant wage bill
- Seeing the taxpayer as cows to be milked
etc
 
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berrypi

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maybe someone took his "shorts" and now he/she is making SA do "short" to make everyone fall in line?
 

Fulcrum29

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Completely disagree.
The moron referred to musk as an afrikaaner.

No South African would make that mistake.
It's a dumb yankee

Nationality in my opinion is irrelevant, it is a troll post in terrible taste which spurred on some real shitty opinions.

It is Reddit, nonetheless. Could be a yank, canuck or dominion overlord, or some local drunk twat on his Mac at the V&A.
 

C4Cat

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Completely disagree.
The moron referred to musk as an afrikaaner.

No South African would make that mistake.
It's a dumb yankee
Or maybe it wasn't a mistake, maybe he's just trying associate himself, as an Afrikaner, with someone as successful as Musk.
 

SeRpEnT

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Invite that guy over to this forum. Let's have fun with him.
 
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