PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
IZAK
 
Comments: 11
Article views: 0
 
 
Latest Badges:



 
View all IZAK's badges.
 

Africa's corruption is different

28 November 2011, 08:44

When people complain about our extraordinary high crime rate government excuse makers will repeat the well-worn story that it is a worldwide phenomenon and not unique to South Africa.

That is true , crimes like murder, assault , rape, armed robbery, corruption etc occur where ever there are people , but it is the scale on which it happens  in sunny South Africa  that makes us different .

Take corruption for instance, which is as common as the common cold, but most countries however function well and even prosper in spite of it. In Africa however and now in our country  it has become endemic and is probably the main cause of failure and chaos  on the continent.

There is a joke going round which demonstrates the difference between Africa's brand of corruption  and that of other countries.

Two young men , one from Africa and the other from Asia became friends while studying abroad. They returned to their own countries and became politicians. Some years later the African went to visit his friend and found him to be very properous . Lovely house , luxury cars etc. He said : "Hell man , you have done well , how did you manage it ?" He took his friend to the balcony and pointed to an impressive new toll road. "You see that road , 10% " and he tapped his chest.

A few years  later the Asian called on his African friend and was surprised to find him even more prosperous. He lived in a mansion, and several "Mabenzis" and Rolls Royces were parked in the many garages. When questioned about his opulence  he took his friend to the balcony ."You see that new airport?"  "What airport ? I see no airport."  "Exactly", the African replied. "A 100% ," and tapped his chest.

Amen 

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
11 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Fired up
The End of Utopia- A Perspective ...

French-American anthropological philosopher René Girard argues that modernity is the end of history, in effect it’s the apocalypse foreseen by the Book of Revelation, if not in a literal, yet still in a Biblical sense.  Read more...

4 comments 553 views
Submitted by
Alex
Are celebrities responsible for t...

The massive outpouring of pain that was the result of Zyn Malik leaving the musical group One Direction and the level of disturbing behaviour that has resulted from it is pretty unbelievable. Read more...

6 comments 304 views
Submitted by
Mark Peach
An ode to silence, and peace

"Seek peace, and pursue it" is an injunction from the Good Book. It was, I gather, something King David once said. And who better to wish for it, given his tumultuous life.  Read more...

4 comments 49 views
Submitted by
Benevolence Mudenda
First the blade & then the ear

As in the natural, so in the spiritual sowing; the teacher of truth must seek to prepare the soil of the heart; he must sow the seed. Read more...

19 comments 255 views
Submitted by
Mq Moyo
Questions about God

Throughout the week, I’ve been enabled by the Holy Spirit to answer pertinent questions regarding God.  Read more...

62 comments 451 views
Submitted by
Julian Faasen
Does institutional racism really ...

With the current focus on institutional racism at UCT (and other universities), along with a recent debate with some passionate #Rhodesmustfall activists, I decided to google "Institutional Racism at UCT". Read more...

17 comments 926 views
 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2015 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.