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Merci dieu! We can be grateful it’s not Eskom sailing to save our internet

If there’s anything slower than our wifi at the moment, it’s the pace at which things get fixed in SA

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Not since the Oceanos sank in 1991 have so many South Africans watched a ship with such dread, hope, impatience and relief. 

Almost every hour, it seems, its progress is updated to a nation biting its nails. 

Early on Thursday morning we were told it had left Cape Town harbour the night before. On Thursday afternoon, it was reportedly “half way to Namibia”, a somewhat over-zealous and geographically ambitious way of saying it had just put in at Saint Helena Bay north of Cape Town. As you read this, it will be steaming hell for leather northwards towards Luanda and, for millions of South Africans, salvation. ..

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