PLEASE NOTE:

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

 
Language Girl
 
Comments: 1
Article views: 202
 
 
Latest Badges:

 
View all Language Girl's badges.
 

Lying 101

28 February 2014, 11:44

There has been much talk of a university to train members of various political parties. With regard to e-tolls, and just how it works (or doesn’t … which is what most people seem to be wishing for), the interview which Nazir Alli granted to John Robbie this morning made me wonder just what courses would be offered.

First and foremost would be ‘Lying 101’. This would include the subjects ‘How to lie so that you convince yourself’, and naturally a sub-course entitled  ‘How to spin anything’.

The few facts which emerged during the interview (which should rather be called ‘explain and intimidate’) do more to put the blame on the consumer for not registering than to acknowledge that maybe, just maybe, all is not well in the kingdom of greed and stealing, previously known as our beloved South Africa.

The veiled threat implied by Mr. Alli stating that failure to comply with the payment of congestion tax in London the UK results in an immediate visit from the police, who knock on your door to ‘remind’ you, was the only light relief provided. Just picture that scenario actually taking place here …. The only good cops are already hugely overburdened trying to do the work of those who don’t give a diddly, and the rest …. Well, there you go, a laugh for Friday.

All the food prices have gone up largely due to the costs of using the roads, now the fuel price is going up again, but still – do the right thing. Really? In whose Utopia and just who will benefit – again, and yes the answer to that question is simple – not Joe Soap!    

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
1 comment
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Sharon Hodgson
An Attitude of Gratitude can save...

The grass isn't always greener on the other side. These days it is so easy to fall into the trap of taking everything for granted.  Read more...

3 comments 317 views
Submitted by
Victor
SARS and local municipalities it ...

SARS and local municipalities it is now time to tax Churches. Read more...

348 comments 8220 views
Submitted by
Response: Traditional initiation ...

As a proud citizen of the Western Cape, born and raised on the outskirts of Cape Town, I do not see the need to undergo initiation to become a man. Read more...

0 comments 908 views
Submitted by
Shaun Engel
Comedy on long

Ever wanted to be a comedian? Be on stage and make people laugh…well these guys do it for a living – If laughter is the best medicine after tonight I’m sorted for winter…flu for whaaaaat o_O Read more...

3 comments 180 views
Submitted by
Jaco Prinsloo
Everything converges in September...

There seems to be anticipation around the world that something big is going to happen in September this year. Read more...

70 comments 1082 views
Submitted by
Jacques de Villiers
Initiation school on Table Mounta...

That sounds like a really wonderful idea. Even though the Xhosas were never traditionally in the Western Cape, the reality is that many of them are now and will forever be an integral part of it. Read more...

5 comments 1064 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 Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

 
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.