A R 10 million taxi hire scandal, buses withdrawn from service and only six left to transport people, the never-ending chaos surrounding the Gonubie road construction.... and then there are the POTHOLES !
Poor workers are still downtrodden, this time by their capitalist union bosses who bow down to the demands of the ruling party. All of a sudden the opposition to causes like the NDP and e-tolls are forgotten. Suckers.
A follow on from yesterday's lead story. Someone was paid six million rand to transport the local community to various events to commemorate Nelson Mandela's passing. Allegedly this job wasn't put out to tender and the address of the so-called company seems fake. Added to this that three of the four events were ANC party events so why was my (and other ratepayers') money used to cart ANC supporters to a party event? Double fail Buffalo City Council !!
Buffalo City Metro drops the ball again. How can our city's public transport survive on only 6 buses? Well, if you are driven in a luxury vehicle paid for by the poor ratepayers, I suppose its just not an issue. Talk about about going backwards.
The paranoid ANC vetted every person attending the launch of their election manifesto in order to prevent a repeat of the booing episode that occured at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela, where Zuma got a less than friendly welcome from parts of the crowd. With promises of six million "job opportunities" and one million "housing opportunities"and other pie in the sky announcements, I wonder if Jacob Zuma is making a boo boo.
This is one of the cartoons that I think all cartoonists dread. You have just had a few days off, there is not much news (nearly everyone else is still on holiday) and you have to create a cartoon for the new year. Well, it can only get better from here. 2013 was a dreadful year for me. Here's to a fruitful and happy 2014 for us all!
December was dominated by the passing of Nelson Mandela, the statesman responsible for the reconciliation of this country and the demise of the apartheid era. Revered by all South Africans, his death marked the end of an era in South African politics. The world has lost a great man.
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.