When our new president mentioned in his opening address that he would be rooting out corruption, I thought it would be a positive thing. Not in my wildest imagination did I think of the approach he finally took.
When our new president mentioned in his opening address that he would be rooting out corruption, I thought it would be a positive thing. Not in my wildest imagination did I think of the approach he finally took. Continue reading “Rant: What government is doing to combat corruption”
There’s been a lot of uproar in the media about the extent of the bonuses the executives of large corporates are getting.
My view on this is that if the executive made a significant change to the bottom line of a company, he deserves a percentage. But… Continue reading “Executive bonuses – Justified?”
I was just reading a user letter on News24 about the effectiveness of AA, and had this idea. I do not disagree with the fact that previously disadvantaged people need a hand up in life, but I do disagree wholeheartedly with the way it was implemented. My reason for disagreeing…
In the large parastatals, highly skilled people were replaced willy-nilly, without making sure that the replacements could actually do the job that was expected from them, and without making sure that there was some kind of knowledge transfer on exactly what was required in these jobs.
As we all know, this has come back to bite the country in a big way.
Continue reading “An idea for a more effective social grant system”
Suppose there are ten men who go to dinner every night. Six of them are Black, one Coloured, one Indian and two Whites. The one White guy is middleclass and the other is rich. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this:
Continue reading “Tax explained – African style”
“The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.”
— Cicero, 55 BC
“You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom.
Continue reading “A quote we can all relate to in South Africa”
I’ve been following the complaints by a large number of people about the pricing of Apple products in South Africa, and have even heard these complaints extend to other electronic products like digital cameras etc.
Continue reading “The pricing of luxury goods”
Traffic was absolute bliss this morning with no mini-bus taxis on the road.
Poor commuters who depend on the taxis to get to work. And once again the proceedings could not go on peacefully for very long.
Continue reading “Taxi Violence Erupts Again”
The Right to Agrarian Reform for Food Sovereignty Campaign has decided to oppose the work of our Minister of Land Affairs and Agriculture. If you haven't seen what she's doing, she's repossessed a farm that was given to previously disadvantaged farmers during the land restitution campaign. Continue reading “Let idiocy prevail”
Finally someone has made a move to start curbing the anarchy on our roads. Afriforum has taken the bold step of accepting pictures taken with your mobile phone of taxis breaking the law. They will then lay the complaint, and follow up with the investigation.
Continue reading “Curb the anarchy on our roads”