The supposedly public broadcaster is continuing to protect the image of the president from disrepute, this time from nefarious fast food vendors. Maybe the president should behave like a leader before he gets chucked out like yesterday's fish and chip wrapper.
Well, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Tina Joemat-Pettersson obviously didn't join the struggle to be poor. Another comrade caught plundering the cookie jar and will probably just get a slap on the wrist and a pardon. Talking about fishing, the government obviously believes in catch and release!
The Daily Dispatch has done an expose about the poor conditions at EC public school hostels. Bad food, overcrowding, no security, poor supervision, pit toilets, no running water and, worst of all, NO HOSTELS. Yes, the taxpayer has been paying for over 40 hostels that only exist on paper. What with ghost teachers and ghost pupils, no we have ghost hostels. This is after national government has intervened to help the provincial education department. Failed government = failed generation of kids!
Factions trying to influences voting at branch level in the leadup to the ANC elective conference. A scam was uncovered where a guy was going around getting people to sign an attendance register for a meeting they had never been to. These are the people that choose the leaders in my country ! The sheeple keep voting these criminals into power.
As they say,respect is earned, not demanded, and can't be legislated either, unless your a fascist dictator. Mr. President, you're a dishonest, bad leader and you'll get all that you deserve, and that doesn't include RESPECT. The nation deserves better.
What to do as a city manager or municipal official when you get bust for fraud, corruption, business as usual.
a/ Leave before the investigation is finished - charges get dropped.
b/ Go to court and win on a technicality - get paid a huge settlement and get released from your post.
c/ Resign while suspended and investigations just lapse. Get a job as HOD for the Dept of Housing.
Your boss the Premier says: "No court of law has found him guilty of any charge".
What a slap in the face for the citizen's of this country.
The nanny state is now considering a proposal to remove the Christian holidays Christmas Day and Good Friday from the official calendar. How about we look at such notable and important days such as Human Rights Day (ask the poor and unemployed), youth Day (think of our brilliant education system for a moment, Worker's Day (unemployment again). Trying to fix inequality and redress discrimination, Mr. Zuma? Fix what's broken first!
Princess Sisulu has been called out about her abuse of luxury plane travel courtesy of the the SA Air Force and our tax money. As usual, she believes the best form of defence is obfuscation and attack. Luckily she's been demoted and must now use ordinary boring old SAA, which, come to think of it, has just been subsidized by our tax money yet again in order to keep it flying.
Just when you thought that the SABC was the national broadcaster - after all your tax money and licence fees pay for it- it seems that they answer only to the ANC. What a crock. No wonder they call it TELL/LIE/VISION.
The world holds its collective breath as the US election race enters its final stretch. As a cartoonist, its fascinating to look at the work of US cartoonists over the past few weeks. There is no other news story (apart from Sandy)and they dissect each and every utterance of the candidates, resulting in some brilliant cartoons. Have a look at http://cagle.com.
I am a freelance cartoonist from South Africa. I draw daily editorial cartoons for our local daily newspaper as well as various other stuff.
In my free time I create collage, collect ephemera and all sorts of interesting but valueless stuff and am a somewhat erratic mail artist.