Monthly Archives: February 2016

The “irregular and suspiciously fraudulent” sick leave in the provincial government system

Eastern Cape government has more than 30 000 public servants who are still getting paid their monthly salaries while sitting at home on prolonged sick leave, with some having been away from work for more than six years.

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Are these the acts of students or barbarians?

I supported the #feesmustfall protest, I particularly respected the manner in which it was conducted – encompassing the diversity from varying backgrounds and the negotiations which led to reform. However, I believe that many are now attempting to boycott this type of “protest vehicle” and use it to the furtherance of their political agenda. A specific political party (to which I will refrain from mentioning) is using the students as mere pawns.

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Mohale is wrong! -Africa should blame colonisers

This may be well and good however Mohale is judging his present by his opportunities yet thousands throughout Africa live with the effects of colonialism past and present are visible all over. It is not an overstatement when Edem Kodjo, author of ‘Africa Tomorrow’ describes the condition of African as “torn away from his past, propelled into a universe fashioned from outside that suppresses his values, and dumbfounded by a cultural invasion that marginalises him. The African,… is today the deformed image of others. ”

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Rapid Surge in Waste Volumes

Current waste management legislation in South Africa does not require landfill owners or recyclers to keep accurate records regarding e-waste volumes. Keith Anderson, chairman of eWASA believes that e-waste recycling rates in South Africa are improving but are not at an international standard yet due to poor education and the high cost of e-waste recycling plants.

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What you will NOT hear at the “State of the Nation” Speech

We are thinking that foreigners will save our economy – not true! They will exploit our lands and take our bounty… When would our Bantu people learn that they are short changing the sons and daughters of this land… Wise up! For this is the “State of the Nation”, and Zuma with all his gang from all parties today will give you a good show and trade you shiny objects in exchange of your land and soul – just like the Dutch had done when Jan Van Riebeck and his Investors came.

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