ESKOM BLACK OUTS

I see the latest spin doctoring by Zuma to counter the criticism regarding the November/December rolling blackout all over the Country was to say the cause was routed in apartheid. His logic was that before the ANC took over the Country only a privileged few had electricity and now they have to cater for everyone. Yes, nice one. There may be a few idiots who swallow that I guess.I am sure that is news for our very poor of which only few have electricity even today. Be that is it may even if his statement were true, the ANC were warned back in 1998 that if they did not start spending money on the maintenance of power stations then South Africa would face a serious energy crisis in about10 years from that date. Experts went further and said that in addition to a maintenance programme which was urgently needed new power stations should also be planned to cater for the increased numbers and the expected extra pressure on the national grid. As usual the ANC took no notice, knew better and were far too busy squandering our tax revenue on other frivolous things to worry about power station maintenance. I mean such things last for ever do they not? When will Zuma and his ANC take some responsibility and accountability for something after 20 years of rule? It really amuses me how every single “crisis” is denied as even being a crisis in the first place and in any event is blamed on anything but the true culprits, our totally incompetent ANC Government. One can only ask if the entire country being plunged into darkness for days on end, industry grinding to a halt, traffic robots out virtually all over, businesses going broke thus wrecking the economy and even more people being put out of work, does not constitute a crisis then I would hate to be around when t

here is one.

 

E-TOLLS

The headlines in the South African press on 6/11/2014 read, “E TOLLS HERE TO STAY SANRAL” .Are these people  totally mad. When are they going to wake up and appreciate that they can stay as long as they like but we are not going to pay. Simple as that. I see they have admitted there is only a 30% compliance however, I have it from very reliable sources that even this is an exaggeration and the true figure is closer to between 13% - 15%. The sooner they cotton on to the fact that South Africa are feed up with being told what to do by the people who should be serving us and listening to us the better. What could be a simpler way of collecting the money than adding a few cents to the petrol levy which many people have suggested? Can anyone imagine what the Country would look like in 10 years if we actually let them get away with this. Every road in the Country would be a toll road and I am sure that is what they were planning. They wanted to roll this scheme out all over the Country and rake in billions of extra rand to be wasted and squandered like most of the tax money collected. .