15.8.2020 02:40 pm
That children’s privacy was never even considered when this camera was illegally approved is worrying because it shows a dictatorial ‘we know what’s best for you’ attitude.
Gone are the days when ordinary South Africans – as opposed to criminals and politicians (is there much difference between them?) – would meekly accept their lot and obey the laws and regulations imposed by authority. This has resulted in two growing behaviours: one which ignores the law and the other which wants it strengthened in crucial areas.
While we appreciate the need for caution, surely we are entitled to some good news for a change…
We certainly do need inspiration in these tough times.
An apology is simply not good enough.
There will be no fans at the stadiums, and it may all feel a little contrived, but – much like in England, Spain and Italy – for the football economy’s sake, the show must go on.
Former finance minister Trevor Manuel said it best, when he told eNCA: ‘We’re a country that has lost its moorings and it’s a deep, deep tragedy.’
It started off with illegal street closures … without consequences.
Thieves and looters can at least be locked up. But an ideological zealot and her oversize ego is a far more dangerous proposition.
What the two bombings did do was show how horrific nuclear weapons are.
The message is, clearly: it is too early to start partying. Safety first is the only way to truly beat this.
Climate change is real – but so is poverty. So compromise has to be the solution.
City Parks is in a huff because it says they don’t have permission and has threatened to set the metro cops on them.
The demand for R3.8 billion is one of the largest yet made in South Africa.
As President Cyril Ramaphosa pointed out, it is too early to roll out the vuvuzelas of celebration and, indeed, there might be those in the government who would accuse us of sparking reckless behaviour from people who might think the worst is over.
That’s just the way this party – perhaps criminal association might be more accurate – rolls.