Saturday, 2 August 2014

The past week in South Africa under the ANC

Under the ANC, South Africa has the 3rd highest youth unemployment rate in world. The report estimates that more than 50% of young South Africans between 15 and 24 are unemployed. Just as in 1976, madness as rioting SA school children loot Johannesburg shops - Déjà vu

55 Northern Cape schools are still closed due to ongoing riots preventing kids from attending school.

The Teachers Union is “prepared to go to war” demanding free housing, school fee exemptions and double pay for extra work.

South Africa's social grants now covers 11 million recipients - which means that more than half of South Africa's children qualify because their parents' annual income does not exceed 74,400 rand ($7,000) and they live in extreme poverty. The government wants to raise the age limit from 18 to to 23 years, because "Everything stops when a child becomes 18. (But) your situation does not stop because you turn 18, you may even head a household" says the socialist Regime.

Ten of the 12 young women leaving for India to study pharmacy or ultrasonography have been implanted with the contraceptive Implanon, which will prevent them from falling pregnant for three years. The group of 30 students in total left for India this morning on state (tax payer funded) bursaries to study at the Manipal University in Jaipur. Does SA not have universities? Four girls had been taken off the Cuban doctors’ programme after they fell pregnant. “We are protected from pregnancy now, and since you know you won’t be getting pregnant, you might get reckless. But it was made clear that it does not protect you from diseases,” one student said.

Do SA taxpayers pay students to go to study overseas or to have sex?

Please bear in mind that only 3.3 million South Africans are paying 99% of all taxes.

SA's June 2014 trade deficit R8,2bn, up from R7,7bn in June 2013, and includes BLNS data.

SA's June producer price index (PPI) for final manufactured goods dips to 8.1%

ANC's former SA Reserve bank Governor says 'State must buy a bank' - But the communists have SANRAL?

ANC Regime agree to renew all 270,000 permits under the "Special Dispensation for Zimbabweans". The special dispensation permits allowed about 270,000 previously undocumented Zimbabweans to formalise their stay in the neighbouring country, while more than 6,000 bearers of illegally-obtained SA documents were granted amnesty.

Angry residents chase criminals into hi-jacked building in Johannesburg CBD and set it alight with petrol bombs. Residents refuse to allow criminals leave nor emergency services near the building saying they want the criminals to burn.

146 SA Police Officers were killed in the past 3 years
32 SA farmers murdered in just 30 weeks
Sunette Bridges published a name list of 117 White South Africans murdered in the past 212 days.

The ANC's SA President Jacob Zuma was stranded in Bloemfontein due to shortage of pilots and a retired SA pilot was called upon to fly him out.

Telkom spent R1.355 billion on consultants and security over the last year, because they can no longer do the work themselves.

The Mail & Guardian last week revealed the Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) had obtained provisional court orders freezing contract claims against the Gauteng department of health amounting to R1.4-billion, including a R1.1-billion claim by the Baoki Consortium.

The 25-year-old daughter of ANC's President Jacob Zuma, that Man from Nkandla, was recently appointed as head of a ministerial department with a salary of close to R1-million per annum.

SA must take ‘clear steps’ to improve investment climate, says the ANC's Finance Minister, but the ANC's racist SA Employment Equity Amendment Act takes effect today. The excuse for implementing the ridiculous Act is Apartheid of course. Manyi says "the state can fairly discriminate, the constitution says so"

SA farms are in a "death spiral", with thousands of farmers abandoning their land. Of the 276 000 farming units in Gauteng, including large-scale and small intensive farming units, 70% lie unused as farms - most standing idle or being used as scrapyards and second-hand car dealerships. Emerging farmers are among the most squeezed, with hundreds quitting, and claiming that the government has "abandoned" them, with no skills and little access to markets. The ANC's Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti wants white commercial farmers to hand over half their farms to black farmworkers. The government pays for the 50% to be shared by the labourers, but the money will not go to the farmer. It will go to an investment and development fund.

5 500 new SA land claims, but they do not want the land, they want to get rich quick, they want the money

South Africa listed among the countries with the Highest Fuel Prices while e-tolls are adding further pressure on vehicle owners. Traffic congestion in SA is a nightmare - 1 million cars per day on Ben Schoeman and growing.

SA consumers suffer electricity tariff increases due to Eskom's failure to collect monies from municipalities. Only 5%-9% municipalities received clean audits.

In the past financial year, Eskom said it had spent R10.5 billion on diesel. Significantly, this was double the budget. Two years ago, it spent R8.1bn. Soaking up Eskom’s cash are the two diesel-powered turbine plants originally intended for back-up power needed when demand surges or there are temporary supply shortfalls. Eskom is compelled to use these fuel-gobbling generators to meet electricity demand in the Western Cape. Their consumption produces beatific smiles on the faces of oil company chief executives.

Gauteng Department of Health's billion-rand white elephant IT system fraught with tender irregularities and alleged bribes. Gauteng wasted R1.23-billion (pre-VAT) of tax payers' money on a disastrous IT system.

The Mpumalanga health department was placed under curatorship in June because its infrastructure was not maintained and laundry services were poorly managed. There were problems with food provision and waste management. "This resulted in the department accumulating pre-audited accruals of approximately R470-million, which it failed to manage"

60,000 Pensioners are suing South Africa's Transnet for over R80-billion ($7.5 billion) in a class action suit to recover the stolen funds.

SA’s private medical "aid" scheme Discovery makes enough money from sick patients for a R2.5bn Head Office building.

Numsa's metals & engineering sector strike has caused irreparable damage to SA. About 10,000 businesses that were forced to close their doors and lost untold sales and profit. Non-aligned industries such as the automotive sector that had to close because their Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council-aligned suppliers were forced to stop. About R1.3bn in wages were lost. South Africa’s economy lost about R6bn in gross domestic product. Who can estimate the longer-term damage in terms of companies closing, jobs lost and future investors having been scared away.

Copper theft remains a concern in SA - 166 metric tons of copper stolen in June, 214 metric tons in May.

High-ranking SA Police officers are part of 'syndicate' | corruption, money laundering, racketeering charges.

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  1. Is there any good news? Thanks for the post.

  2. So the essence of it all is that the country is just becoming a bigger joke. We all know that. We just wonder when the wheels comes off completely. Time estimate.