at this stage few things would give me more pleasure.So heartily and completely sick of what is going down in our country.
Thick as two planks.
This reeks of desperation.
Yes. Wealth tax, aka stealing people’s savings.
SARS is becoming increasingly desperate. Wait until the end of August, when the provisional returns are in, SARS. You ain’t seen nothing yet. Your income is going to collapse completely.
both industries harm people. So it is not a bad thing they are banned. The bad thing is the illicit economy that is growing because of it and the police are doing nothing about it.
We received benefits for April, May and June. Each month had its own difficulties which we were fortunately able to solve.
We did this while not being registered on Ufiling. We only claimed for 3 employees though.
It sounds bad upon first glance. However this is a blessing in disguise for this country. How many murders and crimes occur on Alcohol?! I see people already looking fitter and healthier in this country. Alcohol is too easily available everywhere to the detriment of our society. It is a GOOD thing that it has been banned!
There is already more productivity in the economy. May God bless South Africa always. Fixed Investment is still up and so is our trade surplus. Thanks SAB but no thanks!
The more difficult and intimidating it becomes to deal with SARS the more skelm we will become.
HOW MUCH IS THIS LUDICROUS ALCOHOL BAN REALLY COST THE GOVERNMENT IN REVENUE??? Do you think they have a recovery plan??????????? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
They NEED Financial Fitness Training!! Now more than ever.
LET’S WORK TOGETHER AND REBUILD THIS COUNTRY !!!
How much revenue “WOULD THAT HAVE CREATED” for government?????? You gotta love these on the job trainee’s in government.
And teaching someone finances and business administration isn’t the right education?
The business opportunities for educated folk in 3rd world are much higher than elsewhere.
Although perhaps earning a salary elsewhere could be better?
Oh dear, another source for corrupt officials is drying up and guess who’s going to pay if the class action is successful? You and me brother, you and me!
I’d luv to know who the geniuses are that wrote the report suggesting that more taxes be imposed to boost failing municipalities. Damned if it’s not analogous to a dog eating its tail (and more). So, to solve the scourge of incompetence and dishonesty the officials responsible deserve to get their hands on more money to steal and squander. Viva the gravey train viva.
With such enlightened advice , I suppose it’d be idiotic to hint / suggest that it might be better to purge the system by firing and prosecuting on a mass scale and in replacing the rot with capable people who must be held accountable.
As much as I want to agree with you, I find it close to impossible. There were good people in the Gestapo who honestly believed in the cause. The Nazis were the salt of the earth. The devaluation of the currency during the Weimar Republic, and the resulting poverty, shaped their understanding of reality. They had reasons and excuses for being Nazis.
A good, intelligent, honourable and capable ANC member votes for the DA or the FF+. The voter cannot claim to be moral while he serves the devil on the side. An honourable and capable ANC member is a contradiction in terms, almost like a humanitarian Nazi.
I respect the fact that some of the original ANC members were honourable and capable individuals when they joined the party more than 25 years ago. They enjoy freedom of choice and they have alternatives. If they remain loyal ANC members today, they are showing their true colours. They expose their real character by affiliating to a criminal organisation. All criminals have many excuses though.
The vile, uneducated and evil deeds of the member constituents of the ruling party and government are without any remorse for their cannibalism and treachery. Impunity fosters corruption and the absence of justice processes us hard working and tax paying citizens into fodder for the insatiable appetite of the greedy and corrupt.
The poor are mortally wounded and the rest of us are robbed liberally. Suspensions will not suffice, we want prosecutions. At this point, a cession of life would befit them.
Shameful treatment of the elderly is a trademark of African goverments, very much the opposite of their loudly proclaimed ‘ubuntu’.
Its in the title “dysfunctional”, it does not matter how much you raise taxes as a compliant citizen you are going to force us to stop paying as well, Tired of being raped by this Goverment. The idiots in charge are the problem.
Typical ANC behavior, take what’s not yours to give to yourself. How the hell do we have Judge rule in favor of Eskom when all the bailouts for them are already being funded by my taxes.
We need some really simple effective plans. Not more taxes.
Mostly though we need a few “nasty bastards” (those managers who are blunt rude and incredibly effective) at key management points in every munic.
The ANC love to rationalize some of these tax decisions (etolls NHI etc) by throwing in examples of other “developed” countries to make it sound perfectly fine- “spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down” as the song goes. Problem is, tell the whole truth ANC- those countries have taxpayer bases of upwards if 80% unlike SAs 20% – and dropping.
The article headline is incomplete. It should say Proposed new taxes to help dysfunctional municipalities steal more
‘Ramaphosa said he’ll act on corruption’ – yeah right.Bugs bunny and liewe heksie are also still alive.
The government destroyed SA and its tourism.
Well done!! I just can’t see that the CEO will survive, should Eskom continue with this approach..
Just don’t buy it! It’s overpriced, takes a long time to charge.Imagine how much energy it will drain going over Sir Lowry’s or Franschoek pass.
Pravin Gupta is busy playing with SAA.
My view is Mr. de Ruyter might be a bit naive or VERY clever.
Naive because he knew upfront he could not fix ESKOM “properly” as he does not have mandate to reduce the bloated workforce. So if you knew that before you took the job??? Go tell someone else you are trying to fix it.
VERY clever if he gets anywhere. Good luck boet. You will need it.
Dear Mmmmm: The problem is that any voters leaving the ANC are dumb to begin with (having supported them) , therefore probabably dumb enough to move to the EFF : If we think they ANC are bad can you imagine if that clueless bunch get in !!!!
Can you believe it! The ANC even has an “ethics commission”! What an insult to the average intelligence! The standards of behaviour, the principles of right and wrong, and basic decency at this institution are so non-existent that it even abuses an “ethics commission” as a smokescreen to whitewash the criminal activity of senior ANC members.
They even corrupt and abuse the concept of the word. They pretend to appoint ethical members to the ethics commission where their only task is to find that other ethical ANC members acted ethically. In the meantime, everybody in the ANC is corrupt to the core, and everybody knows it. Luthuli House is a loose affiliation of bandits and looters who camouflage themselves under the pretence of hard-working politicians. The BEE billionaire presides over this ruinous farce.
The ANC can never act against corruption because the ANC is built upon corruption and patronage. Acting against corruption will destroy its foundation. South African society is adrift on the wide stormy ocean of international competition on the small, dilapidated and leaking rubber-dinghy called the ANC. It is powered by the smoking and sputtering 1-horsepower motor called rampant corruption.
Who is the biggest criminal – the “amateur” who risks shame and scorn with illegal plunder, or the “professional” who reaps fame and fortune by corrupting the law to legalise plunder? Only the amateurs ever appear before the ethics commission. The professional plunderer is a high and mighty member of the commission!
Society can still act against illegal plunder but society is impotent to act against legalised plunder. Even worse still, society rewards the corruption of the law by honouring those who corrupted the law to legalise their acts of plunder. Society rewards such a person with BEE billions and honours him by putting him in the highest office!
How can such a society honestly expect to end this process of plunder and corruption that they have enabled, and now so passionately reward, protect and honour?
“When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.” – Frédéric Bastiat
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