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    As you might know, this area has been the site of unrest since yesterday. I suppose we should be used to it by now, but this hits close to home as my wife's family lives and works in that area. Even this morning they could not get into town to get their staff, and they are just 4km from town. Property is insured, but their entire livelihood is on this farm, the business is on the farm and my three brother in laws and mother in law also live on the farm. Further to that our (wife, children, me) lives are also dependent on that farm.

    How do you just leave everything so they can loot an pillage (I am increasingly convinced this is the main motive, housing and service delivery secondary)?

    Days like these I wish we had Kim Jung-un in charge. He'd round them up for a nice cosy public execution...only positive thing is they possibly have the resources to relocate, might take us with...
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    Those are the tactics, hit the small areas first where there is the least possibility of resistance.
    Ive not heard of any help going that way from anybody.
    Looks like the country is just ignoring the problem there hoping it will go away.
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    This started yesterday morning and the first I heard on the news was last night at about 19h00. Apparently there has been rubber bullets shot, and 21 arrested. So there is some assistance. Just for clarity: These aren't locals. Locals are helping but there were busloads of people arriving from elsewhere. Can only assume that the EFF is involved...
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    I live between Hermanus and Caledon and as you might know towns in this area have experienced the same thing. First Grabouw, then Gansbaai (to a lesser extent), then Hermanus, then Stanford, then back to Hermanus, last week Botrivier. Every time it was reported in the media as "Residents protesting for housing and services".

    In all instances a lot of the "residents" were transported to the relevant town by bus - plenty of buses. According to rumor the same "residents" were evident at the forefront of the protests in each town. It is now quiet in this area.

    Makes one wonder whether the "residents" have now been bused to Riebeeck Kasteel...
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    Doesn't Jacques Paauw author of the presidents keeper live there?
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    Sounds terrible, I know, but to put an end to this, we need a few Marikana's........
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    Sad to hear. Such a nice dorp, we visited it a couple times with the annual Rugby Week there.

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    Default Re: Riebeek Kasteel unrest

    Quote Originally Posted by Gustav Jimny View Post
    Sounds terrible, I know, but to put an end to this, we need a few Marikana's........
    Many more! Looks like there is ### in Secunda at the moment as well.


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