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South Africa on a Strike

13 November 2012, 13:30
Striking in SA, as most sane people will tell you, is getting out of hand.  The concept of a strike, is the last resort of workers trying to get a point across.  But now days, it seems that if anyone has an issue, he organizes a strike as step one of the process.

I would like to take the mine strikers for instance.  They are asking for R16 500 pm.  I studied for a degree, and after looking for work, the best offer I got was R6000 pm (in 2009).  After that, I went on an did another diploma, and got another job that paid R10 000 pm.  I know I am fortunate to be able to earn that type of money.  My wife has an Hons degree, and earns R12 000 pm, and works hard and is happy we both have an income.  So my question is this:  Who do these miners think they are?  R16 500???  Educators, that studied for 4 years, does not earn R16 500. 

What qualifications do you need to be a miner?  Nothing.  What skills do you need to be a miner?  Breathing.

Have they lost there minds?  And now I know some of you will comment:  "Yes, but the bosses take all the profits"  If this is the way you think, then please, pack your bags, and leave for Cuba or China.  Those bosses where the smart ones who said:  Lets dig around in the dirt for minerals.  Someone said, while you do all the work of setting up funds, buying equipment, who will dig?  Set up a contract where we employ the local community.  Great.  Now that all the work has been done, now the community wants everything.  But that is how the new free SA has been trained.

To turn to the De Doorns strikers.  When watching a video on the strikes, the interviewer asks one of the strikers:  "Was it you lot that burned down the farm?"  She answers:   "Yes, and hopefully the Boer will understand now".  The only thing to understand is that you burned down your own livelihood.  That farmer has to rebuild his farm from the ground up, again.  He now has less money to give increases.

Will this end when everything is 'nationalized'?  If you answer yes, please take the following into consideration:  If SA nationalizes all our commodities, then the state will be earning all the money.  You might think that they will work it back into your community, but no.  Just look around.  The government cannot handle money.  Our own president has his hand in the state coffer, to upgrade his own personal home.  Why is everyone OK with this? 

It is time for major change in this country.

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