It’s been a tough week for South Africa.
The rand is losing major ground to the US Dollar and British Pound, the mining sector is in trouble, and I am working this long weekend.
While I was initially saddened by the thought of spending three days behind my PC while everyone else did holiday stuff, I thought back to how I spent the previous weekend.
It was Saturday evening, around 20:00, and I was in my room with a blanket wrapped around me playing Cities: Skylines on Steam.
And to answer your next set of questions: no, there were no supermodels sleeping in my bed, and I was not on my way to a dope party.
At least my city of Alrightsville is thriving – I might even extend the subway system, paid for by increased tax revenue, in the coming days.
For those of you who prefer to spend real money in real life, here are this week’s best tech deals.
Telefunken 55″ full-HD LED TV from Game – R5,990
The deal is available until 18 August.
Strahm 1kW generator from Game – R1,950
The generator features automatic voltage regulation, and is available until 18 August.
Xbox One bundle from BT Games – R4999.90
The bundle features a white 500GB Xbox One and Sunset Overdrive. Available in-store from 7 -13 August.
Seagate 2TB 2.5″ external hard drive from Makro – R1,499
The price includes Panda Anti-Virus 2015 for one user. The deal is available until 13 September.
Dell Intel Celeron 15.6″ notebook bundle from Incredible Connection – R4,000
The laptop sports an Intel Celeron Dual-Core 2.4GHz CPU, 500GB HDD, Windows 8.1SL, 15.6″ HD LED-backlit display, Intel HD Graphics, and 2GB RAM.
Microsoft Office 365, a laptop bag, and Bitdefender 2015 are also included. The deal is available until 9 August.
Vodafone Smart 6 smartphone from HiFi Corp – R649.90
The phone features a 4″ display and runs Android 4.4. The deal is available until 16 August.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge 32GB from the Orange Store – R8,455
Seagate 4TB 3.5″ external hard drive from Makro – R1,799
The price includes Panda Anti-Virus 2015 for one user. The deal is available until 24 August.
Samsung 40″ full HD LED TV from Game – R4,990
The TV features a 100Hz refresh rate, and HDMI and USB inputs. The deal is available until 13 September.
Sinotec 49″ full HD LED TV from Game – R4,799
The TV features 3 HDMI inputs and 2 USB inputs. The deal is available until 13 September.
Nikon D3100 DSLR camera bundle from Game – R3,995
The bundle includes the Nikon D3100, a travel bag, and 8GB memory card. The deal is available until 13 September.