Well, this is the level of political discourse has descended to. Instead ofworking towards solving our parliamentary discord, the ANC resorts to calling Julius Malema name like cockroach and pig. Talk about levelling the playing field.
The sheer corruption, non accountability and greed certainly makes me want to weep. Only our EC cadres could dream up such an obscene concept on the eve of an icon's funeral, spend R 2.5 million on the function and then botch it up so badly that the musicians were paid but didn't perform, the stage and mics were delivered to another venue and nobody turned up so the catering went to waste. This from our tourism authority - no wonder nobody visits the Eastern Cape.
Unlike most other cartoonists, I don't only get to draw national stories. This is a very local story where a branch office of the municipality was burgled one night and a computer, perfume, clothing and some biscuits were stolen. Obviously stuff lying around the office. Well, according to the report, the staff were so traumatised by this turn of events that the office has been closed for over two weeks with no opening date in sight. Forget about inconvenienced customers, the "servants of the public" are happy to stay at home to get over their trauma, on full pay no doubt. A small example of our wonderful local government service.
How do you solve the problem of municipalities that are disfunctional ? Simply incorporate them into municipalities that are functional (sort of) and shift the burden of responsibility. Less control, more scope for corruption, less service delivery, more mismanagement, fewer taxpayers carrying a bigger load.
Almost half the provincial housing budget has been skived off to pay cronies in other provinces. No wonder the poor old Eastern Cape is in the state thaty it's in. Time for thre thieving comrades to get some new housing - in a jail cell.
The parliamentary circus continues with the ANC trying to put up barriers to protect the president in parliament. We're all waiting for the command performance at the SONA next week. Should be quite a show.
The ongoing battle between Mlibo Qoboshiyane and Athol Trollip keeps going on and on. Millions used to bail out the almost defunct Magwa Tea Estate project and nothing but a storm in a tea cup to show for it. Throwing good money after bad management.
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.