One has to admire Bonang. He has obviously read about that which the MSM said that Trump said. Maybe he did say this, maybe he didn't. We know they lie.
Let us quote Bonang:
"We are Africans. Like many of our compatriots, we are well aware of the serious challenges faced across the continent – poor governance, unacceptably high unemployment, inadequate public healthcare and education systems that, while improving, remain below the levels needed for us to bootstrap ourselves out of poverty. Some of these challenges are self-made, many are the inevitable result of centuries of colonisation and its aftermath".
Bonang certainly describes a SH country to a "T" and acknowledges exactly what he is trying to disprove. They our mate Bonang deflects the blame: It's colonialism. An external locus. Somebody else's fault. Always and ever.
Well Australia, USA, Canada were once colonies are are now not SH countries. Japan and Germany were bombed into the stone age in WW2. South Korea had a lower GDP per capita than South Africa in 1960. Go figure...
Please just answer this question. After endless rounds of BEE legislation, threats to businesses and outright extortion, fail to turn people with a victim mentality into entrepreneurs, what are you going to do next? Send all entrepreneurs to the Gulag for their failure to create an "equal society"?
How deeply ingrained is the victim mentality in the BEE beneficiaries if rounds of draconian laws still fail to make them equal to the successful entrepreneurs?
The road to equality lies in equal opportunities for all. Equal opportunities begin with education. The logical conclusion is then that all SADTU members should be sent to a Gulag.
"you can bomb a sh!thole country into the stone age and nobody bats an eye, but call them sh!thole countries and everyone loses their mind!"
I think the author needs to leave his Sandhurst mansion and go visit some countries / cities around the world and realise that maybe some are pretty sh!t, like say Kinshasa...
Nothing will change if our own government and the masses that support them continue to accept rampant corruption on every level, Africa will continue to go backwards until that and cronyism is stopped.
Let us focus on solving our own problems at home before we start throwing stones at other more successful nations.
Yup, on an earlier article a few days ago, I mentioned just that: the idea of ship based desalination plants (floating desalination production vessel, FDPV) within False bay supplying nearly Steenbas Dam. (..would also need pump-station/pipeline, etc). It's costly....but what will be the ultimate cost to WC when no water? Can be based on temp contract with foreign provider, and when it rains from June (lets hope!) the contract can be ended / ship sails off to next customer.
the business impact is immense and far worse than residential!
1. A factory with 400 workers has to shut its doors when there is no water for the chillers that provide process cooling water to the production line.
2. What happens when a fire breaks out and the council fire supply is gone? It is apparently already 1 bar in parts of the cape flats. People will die, property will be lost.
3. If you think a house is tough, what happens with 400 people’s toilet needs in a concentrated area of 20 toilets. There is no shower or grey water to use to flush the toilet.
If the DA keeps the CBD and Waterfront going plus a few (rich) business districts they better get ready for war. There is no justifiable logic for giving some ratepayers water and others not.
Apparently Allan Gray wanted to offer some of its extra water from its NEW desalination plant in the V&A waterfront to some of the surrounding businesses and the Mayor said NO
Maybe Zille at Provincial level and CR should get involved in some of these idiotic mayoral decisions being made against big business
Agreed also that Coke should come to the party and at some stage in March only produce water rather than Coke - as SAB are doing !!
Not yet one incentive from the city to add JoJo tanks etc !
Amazing when the Eskom crisis was around - there were plenty of incentives
Don't know what the problem is of using your own borehole. The city could claim that it is possible groundwater for them to use but its highly unlikely. The City boreholes are at least 100 meters deep and can't possibly use all the groundwater in the cape. If your own borehole runs dry that your own problem. Some people had the savvy and foresight to save and install boreholes. Unlikely the city which had no foresight and have to borrow and raise taxes to finance its water augmentation. Imagine me installing a borehole and then ask for a pay increase because of that.
Informal settlements will continue to be supplied as water runs to central taps anyway. Ostensibly the CBD will also be supplied to keep "business running", quite what this includes is probably as much of a mystery to the city right now as it is to everyone else. City expects ±5000 people per water point...