2024 Prediction – Doom or Gloom?

In my opinion, 2024 is going to be a year to remember.

Unfortunately, my prediction is more doom.

Over the past few years, we have been through a lot. We endured a pandemic, floods, riots, and more.

This year is shaping up to be even worse, according to me.

Let me explain…

The wars in Ukraine, Gaza, Yemen, Syria, etc look like it is the start of the 3rd world war. Putin is openly warning America that he will use nuclear weapons if they decide to put troops on the ground in Ukraine. Two days ago the Russians posted proof that there are British troops in Ukraine already. China and Russia is also backing Palestine and the Houthis. 

It doesn’t matter what side is wrong or right, the facts are that we are very close to a major global conflict that will disrupt our lives immensely.

Big tech billionaires are all starting to build doomsday bunkers, and the banks in the USA and China are starting to collapse. 

Maersk, the world’s largest sea freight company laid off 10 000 employees, which signals a huge slowdown in world trade. The debt levels of most countries are out of control.

South Africa is slowly collapsing. We haven’t had water for months and I have to buy 5000 liters every week to fill up our jojo tank. Eskom is a complete disaster and will not be fixed any time soon.

All of this is leading to a bad economy, with more people desperate, hungry and out of work. 

That also means higher crime rates.

This year I will focus on offering more survival and security-type products on AfrishopSA that could save you and your family’s lives during an emergency.

One such product that I use a lot is the Jack Buddy Electric Car Jack.

I feel much more at ease knowing that if my mom, or my wife gets a flat tire on the side of the road, they will be able to quickly and easily change the flat with the Jack Buddy.

All you have to do is plug The Jack Buddy into your lighter socket or clip it onto your car battery.

It comes with an electric impact wrench to loosen the wheel nuts and it also comes with an electric jack to lift the tire.

Being able to change a flat tire quickly on our SA roads is a huge bonus and could save your life.

See a video of the Jack Buddy in action here.


The 3-ton Jack Buddy is perfect for sedan cars. We will have the 5-ton back in stock next week. That one is perfect for Baklkies and SUV’s.