Expert says no guarantee on South Africa Y2K readinessgreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
An expert on South Africa's efforts to prepare for the millennium computer bug said Monday he could not be sure everything would go right during the switch-over to the year 2000.
After months of work Louis Buys, who chairs the National Year 2000 Task Team and a key disaster management group, said critical systems could still go wrong at the municipal level -- the area seen as the biggest threat to overall stability.
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Hmmm ... If Y2K hits South Africa hard enough to cause major civil unrest, the impact on the price of gold might be significant.
-- John (jh@NotReal.ca), November 22, 1999
Isn't it already a Mad Max scenario there what with car flame throwers and the shocking crime rate?
-- Paula (email@example.com), November 22, 1999.
Yes, it's quite bad now, but I wonder if Y2K will push it over the edge, to the point that gold production is curtailed.
-- John (jh@NotReal.ca), November 22, 1999.
Thanks John. Same old same old though: everyone is using weasel phrases like "fully confident", but no one's prepared to talk about compensation if they're wrong. :(
-- Colin MacDonald (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 23, 1999.