Courts can’t help you when the power goes off

Improvement is difficult with a R170 billion infrastructure backlog, bequeathed by the previous administration, which neglected infrastructure.

Enduring a second power outage within 24 hours, the good folk in Ward 90 were commendably tolerant on Monday.

Courts can’t help you when the power goes off
Courts can’t help you when the power goes off

Courts can’t help you when the power goes off

Improvement is difficult with a R170 billion infrastructure backlog, bequeathed by the previous administration, which neglected infrastructure.

Good theatre is a hard act to follow

Good theatre is a hard act to follow

Up north, you have a choice of three of four show houses churning out both classic and modern pieces.
Why I won’t be donating to the guy who picked up EFF litter

Why I won’t be donating to the guy who picked up EFF litter

Eckhard Binding has been hailed as an example, and even a hero, in SA and around the world. It may be a bit of a stretch.
Ramaphosa’s silence on Robert McBride shows weakness

Ramaphosa’s silence on Robert McBride shows weakness

A true democrat, a true leader, would stand up to the faction in his party that wants McBride gone.
Building and breaking are no game of Monopoly

Building and breaking are no game of Monopoly

Maybe if we were forced to grasp the enormity of the task as children, we’d have the sense to avoid it altogether.
The country’s going broke at a rapid rate

The country’s going broke at a rapid rate

SA will go broke if it does not cut civil service salaries, social grant payments, government debt and other expenses, according to professor Jannie Rossouw.
Careful with the fuse of mob violence

Careful with the fuse of mob violence

Thoriso Themane was brutally beaten to death in Polokwane by a mob of mainly teenage boys, and it’s symptomatic of our country.
Just where does the time go?

Just where does the time go?

I can give you a million excuses, but none of these account for the lost hours and days.
Basking in Federer’s glory

Basking in Federer’s glory

The 37-year-old Swiss legend’s amazing run started in 2001 in Milan.
What is the real agenda of the revised BEE codes?

What is the real agenda of the revised BEE codes?

Do the black economic empowerment codes envisage the transformation of the economy – or do they have another purpose in mind?
The ANC grasshoppers are stripping SA

The ANC grasshoppers are stripping SA

The ANC and its partners in asset destruction are hijacking a century of accumulated sovereign wealth and hocking it for dosh to splurge on Blue Label and sushi.
Duanne Olivier did the right thing

Duanne Olivier did the right thing

The working life of a professional sportsman is short and given that it’s your livelihood, it’s logical to try and gain as much financial security as possible.
Orchids and Onions – You go, Mecer, just ignore the haters

Orchids and Onions – You go, Mecer, just ignore the haters

Local is not only ‘lekker’, it’s very much needed. But that doesn’t help Vodacom, who gets an Onion for its ‘pay to rollover’ up-yours to customers.
Fake pastors must be reined in right now

Fake pastors must be reined in right now

The answer to all this havoc is regulation.
Mboweni can take a leaf from this household’s book

Mboweni can take a leaf from this household’s book

We wage war against school fees, food prices, fuel bills, the 15% VAT rate, an increased interest rate, hidden taxes…
Spare the rod, spoil the child

Spare the rod, spoil the child

During our time, punishment at school and at home for misbehaviour was normal – something which created a disciplined generation.
Parents must help to make our schools safe again

Parents must help to make our schools safe again

As parents, we must be held accountable for our children’s behaviour because who they are at school is a reflection of our control as caregivers.
Come on, all of Goodwood knows who won the R232m PowerBall now

Come on, all of Goodwood knows who won the R232m PowerBall now

The most successful gambler in SA history has asked to remain anonymous. Good luck with that, my broe.
ANC ‘resurrection’ is fake news

ANC ‘resurrection’ is fake news

Alph Lukau, who claimed to have resurrected a dead man on Sunday, is not the only fake prophet in South Africa.
Nesting on the barest of means

Nesting on the barest of means

There’s nothing more therapeutic than a session in the bush. Away from pilfering MPs, bloated BEEs and choking cricketers.
Cyril, it’s time to steal ideas from the opposition

Cyril, it’s time to steal ideas from the opposition

Whether it is the DA suggesting the privatisation of SAA or Eskom should not matter. The ruling party must copy those sections of the DA manifesto to save SA money and direct it to where it’s needed: services to the poor.
RAF: overhaul the whole system

RAF: overhaul the whole system

The reason the money pit of the Road Accident Fund exists at all is because so many South Africans are behind the wheel without insurance.
ANC’s view on land reform sobering

ANC’s view on land reform sobering

Few who support extreme land reform – for that is what this will be – look further than change of ownership.
Freedom counts for little when you’re drowning in garbage

Freedom counts for little when you’re drowning in garbage

What SA needs is a national service outside the SA National Defence Force but run on the same disciplinarian lines.
The old age bus is coming to pick me up

The old age bus is coming to pick me up

I have reached the stage where much of what I say about tech has young people rolling on the floor with laughter.
Jaundiced Eye – Something stinks in SA and it’s not a French drain

Jaundiced Eye – Something stinks in SA and it’s not a French drain

It’s true that, as a nation, we have never much endeared ourselves to our fellow Africans.

 

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