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Feb 26, 2023 23 tweets 4 min read Read on X
1. South Africa has collapsed. US embassy is now informing international travellers to stock up (prepper style) on food and water.

2. City Power has an average turn around time of 2 to 3 days for grid repairs. They don't have the manpower, supplies nor funds. And they've already used this year's budget.
3. We're seeing an increase in coordinated attacks on water, power and comms infrastructure.
4. Looting is no longer just a daily thing, but is also now becoming more structured with guerilla planning involved.
5. Our roads no longer exist. Anything that is state run is crumbling.
6. Police fire and hospital resources for the state don't exist and are also slowly disintegrating.
7. ESKOM - South Africa's only power producer - is averaging 50% or less power output. Plunging massive parts of our country into rolling blackouts.
8. Grant recipient's outnumber tax payers like 10 to 1. (Need to work out that number, but it's definitely up there. They offer nothing to society.. just leaches.
9. The decay in general amazes even me. Roads are shot. Infrastructure is collapsing. Anything that isn't bolted down is stolen, and what is bolted down is grinded off.
10. The cost of living is insane. Fuel is expensive. Medical aid is a luxury that most cannot afford. Food costs are going through the roof. I myself can literally barely pay for new fucking pants. 🤦
11. The SA government now wants to put through EWC and NHI. Expropriation Without Compensation where land is taken from rightful and legal land owners and given to the "previously disadvantaged". NHI is some national health thing where you use the government for medical aid.
12. Our Navy, Army and Airforce are done. Troops are buying their own boots.. army bases are being looted for copper.. vehicles and machinery are being canabilised for parts.
13. Our murder rate is higher than the death rate in Ukraine's current conflict. Higher than an active war zone. 100' of rapes a day.. 1000's of kidnappings every month. 90 hijackings a day. Farmers being murdered like flies in the most brutal ways imaginable.
14. The only form of public transportation that is operational is the taxi industry. Their mafia tactics have ensured that over the years, they're the only ones who will operate. They burn and kill anyone who gets in their way.
15. Our rail is dead. Almost the entirety of South Africa's rail system is non operational.
National cabinet reshuffle coming soon.. doesn't mean fuck all anyway considering they're all ancient and on pension.

18. Highest unemployment rate in the world at around 35%.
19. A chicken coup is more secured than our border. Millions cross every month illegally. Most of our border isn't fenced off.. and the parts that are, are literally just barbed wire on the fucking ground.
20. Sewage. Everywhere. In the streets. In the rivers and oceans.. flowing through our fresh water dams too.. just everywhere.

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Sep 18, 2023
We're seeing all the marks of mid stage collapse in South Africa. All that's left are the waves of riots that are building.
Water services are collapsing, our electrical grid is stuffed and sewerage is pumping straight into rivers and oceans as the new norm.
Greenbelts everywhere are being taken over with shacks, social decline is bringing copper cable theft and fires with it and crime is out of control.
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Aug 5, 2023
1/ I started working on logging farm murders in South Africa via a visual Google Maps pin system in 2022 - here are the links, it is a work in progress. Select a pin for more info - swipe up if using your phone. The project will be completed and up to date soon!
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During the July Riots of 2021, I was part of a multi-disciplinary team that was assisting all over Johannesburg. The below thread contains some of the information (highlights) I managed to find via old logs - not all info is 100% accurate.



ShopRite liquor in Jewel City is hit. Mob estimated at +/- 3 500 people.

An entire ATM is taken in Devland. Not looted - taken. Ripped from the wall.
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A few pictures I took last year of a once working and prosperous train station on the West Rand in South Africa. Most of SA's train stations now look like this. Completely stripped out.



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Apr 5, 2023
When you discuss the South African situation, you're a "racist". But how can one not see it happening? And then what, just accept it? Keep quiet?

(A short thread - in no specific order - that's been requested for a long time now.) Is this the future of the West?


* 1 rape every 10 minutes.
* 80 murders every 24 hours.
* 70 hijackings every 24 hours.
* Average of 2 CIT heists a week.
* Average of 550 home invasions every 24 hours (excl hijackings, murder etc on property).
* 3 biggest metro's top 20 most dangerous cities worldwide. ImageImageImage

* Average of 8 hours a day - no power.
* Stages expected to rise to #Stage6 during winter - 10/12 hours a day, no power.
* Power stations are dying.
* Copper cable theft is rising.


energyforgrowth.org/memo/the-eskom… ImageImage
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