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1 year 4 months ago #783918 by manwatweet
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Just hoping that the virus knows that we need to be back at work on Friday 17 April..............

As jy dom is moet jy slim wees

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1 year 4 months ago #783919 by KitKat
To add to our woes we have power outages lurking in the background. Strength to all in these trying times.

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1 year 4 months ago #783921 by Pepe
The president has said food stores will remain open. And so would the production/supply of food and essentials. People are just panic buying. Next week should be quieter to do abit of shopping.

Eskom should have a reserve since most business have been winding down the last week or so.
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1 year 4 months ago #783929 by BATMAN
I was feeling sorry for owners trainers jockeys and today have realised what this is going to cost me,business overheads still go on. We all in the same boat.

The one thing with 21 days off horse racing and Iโ€™m sure they will extend the 21 days,this could be enough time for me to try and stop when things are back to normal.Lately with results like they are and unpoliced,I have been trying to slow down.
Does anyone know of any online poker site that they recommend.

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1 year 4 months ago #783941 by oscar

I was feeling sorry for owners trainers jockeys and today have realised what this is going to cost me,business overheads still go on. We all in the same boat.

The one thing with 21 days off horse racing and Iโ€™m sure they will extend the 21 days,this could be enough time for me to try and stop when things are back to normal.Lately with results like they are and unpoliced,I have been trying to slow down.
Does anyone know of any online poker site that they recommend.


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1 year 4 months ago #783942 by Sylvester
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i would like to have seen the broadband/Cellular companies make free data available to all clients.

lots of people from informal settlements dont have uncapped contracts. they use wifi hotspots etc when they are out and about.

this would allow people to study at home etc

would reduce people walking about as well , sure other social benefits as well.

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1 year 4 months ago #783946 by Muhtiman
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i would like to have seen the broadband/Cellular companies make free data available to all clients.

lots of people from informal settlements dont have uncapped contracts. they use wifi hotspots etc when they are out and about.

this would allow people to study at home etc

would reduce people walking about as well , sure other social benefits as well.


.....lets see if Vodacom stands by their announcement of a 30% drop in data costs from next month....this was announced before the Corona virus issues became more prevalent locally and now the subsequent lock down....also they were giving away free data almost daily through their current "shake and win" promotion and I have not seen a data freebie for nearly a month now and I have several Vodacom devices....currently my home fibre is spluttering, splurging and cutting out and this is during working hours....how will we cope when a majority are at home from Friday....:whistle:

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1 year 4 months ago - 1 year 4 months ago #783958 by Felix
I'm normally a very positive person and will embrace the current lock-down in a true positive spirit and encourage all fellow South Africans to do the same in this difficult time,however as I alluded to in a previous post,I think we have to brace ourselves for worse to come,I don't envisage this pandemic being resolved in 21 days.I shudder to think what happens after 16 April,I sincerely hope I'm wrong and all returns to normal come 17 April.

Bob ,Dave perhaps we can start a topic re the lock-down and the Clan can post their own experiences on a day to day basis.
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1 year 4 months ago #783959 by Pirhobeta
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So...I look at my bath...and think...who could make the best beer in 21 days...
I sure as hell could not make wine in that time...?

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1 year 4 months ago #783960 by Pirhobeta
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And is THE Maggi...raising the white flag...?

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1 year 4 months ago #783961 by Dave Scott
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No problem or we can open a thread as per Cheltenham

Day one of twenty one ..........etc

Where people can share their experiences
I must sat trolleys and customers were certainly on the move in all shopping centres today .

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1 year 4 months ago #783962 by Pirhobeta
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Ok guys let me just kick off with the following, lets not be shy.

I just missed the second world war but had an indication what people went through via mum and dad.

In these days it was Churchill doing the talking and tonight we had Ramaphosa.

I felt he came over well and was clear and distinctive and well focused on what we have to do .

We all have massive decisions and disciplines to follow to ensure his call is met.

I certainly had a few JWBs to brace myself for his address to the Nation.

As you may be aware I came to KZN to visit my grandkids and watch noble diana (have her last race).

We now find ourselves at my daughter's home in Kloof with the grandkids and must say no complaints about being in lockdown mode here.

It will be a challenge for the next few weeks but our place in Pretoria is in good hands.

I have always been hyperactive and not being able to go out and socialise is difficult, it has always been a big part of our life, especially during our last few years of retirement.

I am at the stage that i don't fear death but rather life.
In the words of the WHO ( not the World Health Organization) but the band, Daltrey, Moon and Townsend.
From the track My Generation "hope I die before I get old".
Based on you don't want to be a bumbling idiot or burden on family.

My point is ......what are we going to do to keep busy during the 21 days?

From my side, keep the kids busy, some handy work, try some daily exercise, keep mind active, watch tv, have a few dops, maybe a few braais, few quiz/card game, listen to my fav band's.
Not to sound morbid but my daughter helped me make up my play list for the funeral.
No official date set as worried about crowd restrictions, but have enough good songs to cover a few days.
Some really good numbers.

This thread is obviously a bit tongue in the cheek but felt it might keep us sharing some of our thoughts and concerns going forward.

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Please post the alleged playlist...:) we shall rate you...:P

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1 year 4 months ago #783965 by Bob Brogan
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Spare a thought for our elderly members, Magi, Davetheflower and Muhitman

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1 year 4 months ago - 1 year 4 months ago #783967 by Dave Scott
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I will try in the morning but became rather extensive but mostly old numbers and nothing in the last 20 years but did touch on the following bands

Fleetwood mac, led zep, CSN, james taylor, carol king, style council, marvyn gaye, four tops, who, Beatles,
Etc
Many classics
Hope u approve
I also remember asking my daughter to add a Joe Jackson number for mrs S as we were leaving the church/party
"Is she really going out with him"
Mrs S said she will give it a couple of weeks in respect to scotia (nice touch )
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1 year 4 months ago #783969 by the duke
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We were told today that we are exempt.... so work as usual for me with extra precautionary measures in place But my fear is that we are in unknown territory and despite all measures in place this virus can get through........

Faith in my God is my greatest strength and I am just going to take it one day at a time......... May our God's be with us in these troubled times.....

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1 year 4 months ago #783973 by Muhtiman
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Spare a thought for our elderly members, Magi, Davetheflower and Muhitman


....:lol:....still as fit as a fiddle .....but not as fit as Magi.....when shopping yesterday one guy looks into my trolley and says is that going to see you through 21 days....I tell him no way boet.....the shops aren't closing ....I will be back every day....:P
,.....and to Magi .....Come va..... tutti bene....;)

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1 year 4 months ago #783974 by Muhtiman
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....people were losing their sh!t at the shops yesterday ......one very old oke looked like he was going to die before the lock down had 2 trolleys of wine....possibly prepping for the funeral.....:dry:

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1 year 4 months ago #783975 by Dave Scott
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....people were losing their sh!t at the shops yesterday ......one very old oke looked like he was going to die before the lock down had 2 trolleys of wine....possibly prepping for the funeral.....:dry:


That was probably me, Muhti?
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1 year 4 months ago #783979 by PeterD
We enter the lockdown with around 600 confirmed cases. Those 600 have been through a process of getting infected, developing symptoms, getting sick enough to get a test, and then testing positive. We need to understand that right now there is a large but unknown number of people at various stages in that process. A reasonable estimate based on the progression of the epidemic elsewhere would be 5000-10000 people in SA infected already but not known nor able to be reported. Thatโ€™s why the lockdown is so important- if we did not do so, then the disease would quickly spread throughout the population as there are already many carriers.
Even if the lockdown is very effective in restricting further infections ( and that is not at all a certainty) then the number of confirmed cases will continue to rise rapidly In the coming weeks through the natural progression of those currently infected through the above phases. One of the communication challenges will be keeping people motivated to maintain the disciplines of hygiene and social distancing while the numbers keep rising.
The key message is that rising numbers over the next few weeks are NOT a reflection of the efficacy of the lockdown measures, but an inevitable progression of the disease amongst those already infected prior to lockdown.
One also hears stupid comments like โ€œ there have been no deaths yet in SA so whatโ€™s the problem โ€œ.
Deaths are the ultimate lag indicator. Confirmed cases is also a lag indicator. If there are indeed as many as 10000 infected people already, then over the next few weeks
- 8000 of those will recover with no serious intervention
- 2000 will get very ill
- 100 or more will die.
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1 year 4 months ago #783980 by Magi

Spare a thought for our elderly members, Magi, Davetheflower and Muhitman


....:lol:....still as fit as a fiddle .....but not as fit as Magi.....when shopping yesterday one guy looks into my trolley and says is that going to see you through 21 days....I tell him no way boet.....the shops aren't closing ....I will be back every day....:P
,.....and to Magi .....Come va..... tutti bene....;)


tutto bene grazie ! OZ le corse mi trattano bene ...

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