For some strange reason unbeknown to me, my parents named me Elgeé. Complete with the – é which I can only assume was to add a sense of sophistication. My name has no official meaning; and to add insult to injury, it is filled with unnecessary “E’s” that serve little purpose other than to make my name seem more meaningful.
In bed, 23h45 at night, my wife turns to me and suggest we wake up in the morning and head to Johannesburg. Without any hesitation, I agree and the following morning around 9h00 we are packed and headed for the City of Gold.
On our way my wife books our accommodation at a venue she found via a google search, and around 20h00 that evening we arrived at our accommodation, settled, had supper and I hit the sack.
Has it fallen yet?
Data prices in South Africa have received a lot of attention in recent years. Especially given the increase in popularity gained from the #DataMustFall campaign launched on social media in 2016 by Metro FM Dj ‘Tbo Touch (Thabo Molefe).
However, with all the media attention and the hype surrounding the #DataMustFall movement, a lot of important details have been overlooked surrounding data prices in general. For example, a lot is said about South Africans having to fork out huge sums for data when compared to the rest of Africa and the world. However, few know that when comparing Fixed broadband vs mobile broadband (mobile data and DSL), South Africans actually enjoy world-class infrastructure and prices compared to that of other African countries.
I remember coming from school one day extremely hungry but also being in such a hurry to go play with my friends that I could not waste too much time eating. In my attempt to save time I popped an egg in a saucer and placed it in my grandmother’s brand new microwave. I reasoned that it would be much faster than making it in the pan on the stove waiting for oil to heat and then having to still clean the pan. I turned the heat to maximum and set the time for 20 min reasoning that the higher the time, the quicker it will be. Read more