In light of the lockdown

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    What will happen when 20+ million of hungry people start rioting?

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    A few confirmed cases have been reported not to far from me the week prior to lockdown too.
    I think that's an essential service that had to have been thought of.

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    Well now they know closing domestic businesses to exploit other countries didn't work out so lekka.
     
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    I think that would be acceptable ,but it also comes with a few flaws.
    A few members mentioned about the less fortunate and situations surrounding their circumstances and I see an issue.
    Funds are being released for people to survive, but there's a problem and that problem is you would have to have an unemployment number.
    I don't think there's enough unemployment numbers out there for everyone to benefit.
    So the longer were locked down the more issues might arise.
    And I don't see how deploying the army will feed hunger. I see the horror stories to come unless the army will start handing out food survival packs.
     
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    Looking at what is supposed to be day 5 of the lockdown I feel that this will have to be lengthened as there has still been way too much movement of people for grants, food, and pure stupidity.

    A better move would be to mobilize the courier fleet and a volunteer fleet to get food to people, instead of the people going to the food. Less movement.

    Just for interest sake, I’m on prepaid water and will have to go buy as our municipality is not fully electronic for online purchase, just wonder where the water went as we did our months buy in advance just before lockdown, and more than two thirds gone in a week, stayed average consumption for 5 days and then just boom gone, interesting isn’t it, just at month end. Going to do daily morning and evening readings for a month or two to see if I can pick up a pattern, according to me we should only have had to recharge end of April beginning May. And we are still doing everything the same as usual, no more washing, no more scrubbing and no more bathing as usual, all 4 have been home based since end October, so did calc and bought accordingly, and all pipes replaced in January, above ground so no leaks. Interesting.
     
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    Before you wait to see what happens, try this...
    Close all the taps inside the house excluding the main stop valve.(some houses have an secondary main stopcock just before entering the house)leave this open.
    Now check the water main. If it runs it could be the geyser still filling.
    It should run slow till it stops.
    If it doesn't stop and you have the secondary stopcock. Close it now and check the mains again.
    If it still runs now then there a problem somewhere where the eye can't see.
    If it doesn't run. Then then the issue isn't a leak,but rather usage of some sort.
     
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    Thanks for the advice, appreciated, 3 stopcocks including one on the meter, Done, no movement, solar geyser full, usage has been constant, don’t think we could use nearly 12,000 liters in 2 days. Going to remain a mystery for some time still it seems.
     
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    V. good idea , would like to order online , pizza and Nando's delivery would be nice too.
     
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    Maybe the meter contracted a virus:facepalm:
    Sorry.

    Maybe the meter is not working like it should. 12000L is a small pool, your right this can't disappear overnight.
    Well I hope you get it sorted bro.
     
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    I would just like to have a nice braai. It's a little complicated to do that here.
     
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    Why (it's complicated)?
     
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    Now there is a tear in my eye. We are campers and are used to having small braai's just for the two of us. We buy those chickens in a bag (flatties in marinade) light a few coals and then watch it cook in the bag. Can easily take an hour plus as it has to be done slow and you can't burn the bag. You know it is just right when the bag blows up but does not burst.

    If you really get braai lus. Give it a try.
     
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    Top floor flat. No balcony and the people here complain about everything. So in order to keep the peace, the small lawn area is to close to the washing lines.

    I would have to come up with something else if I'd like to braai here.
     
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    Huh, I'm sorry.:( That's real lockdown.
     
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    Oh that's a tough one. All I can suggest is next time shopping, see if they have an Hibachi braai, you can use them indoors. We did when we were younger, got very creative with kebabs and apple wrapped in bacon, even wors and cocktail sausage. Failing that, here is your challenge :)

     
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    I even miss making fires. That used to be a hobby of mine. Just making a fire and sitting there maybe toss a patat/o or two in like I used too.
    But I will think of something. Thanks.
     
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    Even the Mrs asked can't we braai. So she misses it too...some good ideas are born out of necessity.
    I will figure this one out.
     
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    We got a message today people are not allowed to fetch their domestics or gardeners and bring them in to work.

    I can't even... I'm giving up on people..
     
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    Ready for a long weekend perhaps. Certainly not a 3 week lockdown ;-)
     
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    Luckily not everyone chugs like they have a thirst that can’t be resolved :D
     
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    Absolutely, else there'd be less for the thirsty folk!
     
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    Have laugh ... feel good!

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    One week later: South Africa’s lockdown has been going for a week, and results have been a mixed bag. While health minister Zweli Mkhize has lauded the country’s commitment to staying home, which is evidently leading to new cases of the coronavirus being lower than anticipated, government is facing its fair share of criticism: flip-flopping on regulations, and an arguably muted response from National Treasury and local banks on assisting South Africans hit by the lockdown. [Business Day]