PLEASE NOTE:

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

 
GForceZA
 
Comments: 26
Article views: 2942
 
 
Latest Badges:

 
View all GForceZA's badges.
 

State of the Nation - A taxpayers perspective

15 February 2013, 07:21

The ANC has failed us.

In the last few weeks, we have borne witness to a gruesome rape (World Headlines),  the Rhino poaching saga (World Headlines), and now Oscar - Instant World Headlines. The sad thing is - the events surrounding Oscar Pistorius and Anene Booysen are events that mirror others just like them, multiple times a day...A DAY!

How can we be alive with possibility when we cannot save our heritage, protect the lives, rights and sanctity of our women, or live in a home where guns, private security, high walls and electric fencing are a necessity. And now without a shadow of a doubt, the rest of the world is fully aware of this.
I quote: 
"The U.S. State Department Bureau of Diplomatic Security warns of the danger of Pretoria and other South African cities: "On a rating scale of low, medium, high, and critical, Pretoria, Johannesburg, Durban, and Cape Town are rated 'critical' for crime."Citing South African Police Service 2011 crime statistics, the agency pointed out home invasion as a particularly violent crime that occurs "at an alarmingly high rate."In Gauteng Province, which includes Pretoria and Johannesburg, there were 7,039 home invasions reported in 2011, according South African police statistics."NBC News.com - On Oscar Pistorious.
" South Africa has one of the highest rates of sexual violence in the world.

Police figures show that 64,000 cases were reported last year."BBC News.co.uk on Anene Booysen

"South Africa has the highest number of reported rapes per head of population of any Interpol member country, with more than 64,500 reported in 2011/2012. Even when suspects are caught, only 12 percent of cases end in conviction and sex crimes seldom cause much public concern. India, with a population of 1.2 billion people, had 24,206 rapes reported in 2011. South Africa, population 50 million, reported 2.5 times that number of rapes in2011/2012."Wikipedia

The chimes on Talk Radio 702 are part of a campaign urging South Africans to identify perpetrators of rape that has become endemic. One in four females is raped here according to several studies, from months-old babies to 94-year-old grandmothers.The Times Of India.com

I am now so embarrassed to call myself a South African.

The rape and brutal murder of Anene Booysen shocked our Nation and the world. The ongoing desecration of human rights in South Africa had finally and tragically come to a head - unfortunately only after countless others before her. I still sit here and wonder if the media interest will eventually die, with public action following swiftly behind. Out of sight, out of mind - right? My utmost hope is that this will not be the case.

The destruction of our Rhino population with the kill rate exceeding 2 a day is shameful to say the least. Our natural treasure, one that will eventually be unrecoverable, is being taken by people who don't even call themselves South African. What should be something our children's great grandchildren will gaze in awe at, is fast becoming a footnote in a history book. Ceratotherium simum - The White Rhino - Extinct Circa 2013

The endless news feed of home violence, violent home invasions, families killed by a suicidal relative - these are very much a daily occurance in our news today.Just last week, friends of mine were robbed of their safe (A 400kg safe - taken from their home), containing all of their personal documents...their lives. The news about Oscar was just what we didn't need - we shocked the world in a bad way again...in the space of ONE WEEK! Within minutes, the world knew. Rumours abounded as to how this tragic event happened - He mistook her for a burglar and shot her. Much later it came out that this was more than like actually a tragic domestic spat gone horribly wrong. Yet the world still looks at my first quote from NBC. We are rated "Critical" for our infamous crime rate. Tourists are warned to stay away.

Yes, come to South Africa - our four biggest cities are death traps, we have no animals left to see on safari and you're going to be ripped off by etolls on our roads - but we want you to visit anyway...

(NOTE: While I understand that the story about Oscar is still up in the air, the damage has still been done. I am deeply sorry about what happened  and sincerely hope that this situation changes for the better. My thoughts and prayers are with the loved ones)

While all of the above happens elsewhere in the world (as I am often told), not on this scale, and more often than not, the Government works harder to curb the violence. A country as advanced as South Africa, should not be in a situation like this.
This is why all of the above is the ANC's fault. Because it could all be prevented, or at the very least, be much, much, much less.

Our fat ministers get fatter, compete to see who can hold more lavish parties, who can own more bling. 100k holidays in the Maldives and shopping sprees in New York are commonplace.They constantly seek ways to enrich themselves at the expense of the taxpayer - that's me, the reader and the countless people we see everyday. And that's how everything has gone so terribly wrong.

Said taxes are paid for a reason - with the belief and hope that the money will go to training a decent police force, equipping them with functioning equipment andmaintaining existing equipment. Instead we have half a police force who cannot cope, since nothing works, there is a severe  lack of positive work ethics in the workplace and no there is no supporting structure to back them. The other half is so corrupt and never actually working. They're just there to leach off the system.The SADF is not much better off, and this is why are struggling to protect our rhinos and our borders.

As a result, our crime runs rampant, arrests are far and few between, jail cells that cannot hold the prisoners and a justice system that does the ANC's bidding.

We've opened our borders to people with no records, who take our jobs, kill us, rape us, steal from us and destroy our heritage, conveniently untraceable, since they were not born here and they got through into SA as easy as I walk into a KFC.
Our resources are strained, services non existent, again thanks embezzlement and overpopulation.

Our education department doesn't know how to educate and gratefully accepts finances from the ANC to use as they wish.Textbooks meant to help learners reach their dreams are abandoned, not delivered, burned. Our pass marks are jimmied and free passes are handed out to get into university and burden the system at the expense of those who deserve to be there.

The ANC controls Telkom and Eskom, holding back data infrastructure sorely needed for the expansion and development of business and education, while ripping us off with insanely high electricity rates.We can't even meet the digital TV switch over...I suspect because the spectrum it would free up would allow Telkom's competitors to catch up.

Our fuel price continues to climb, etolls are sanctioned on us and the ANC constantly finds new ways to extort our hard earned and fast dwindling salariesto furnish their own lives - at the expense of our rights.

It's blatantly obvious. If taxpayer money went where it should, if the ANC actually cared about the country, the following would happen:

The SADF and police force would be effective, thanks to funding and equipment being readily available, proper training implemented, and a reignition of a child's dream to be a cop - To Protect and to Serve. Prisons would be expanded and overhauled - and the crime rate would drop.

Our education system would be overhauled, proper teacher training done and strict procedures would be followed and adhered to. Our Nation would once again grow wise.

Names that are not politically or historically insensitive would remain unchanged. The funds from costly name changes would be utilised better elsewhere.

We close our borders and implement similar visa practices to the USA and UK - Charity starts at home. If people want to live here, they need to work hard to earn and achieve it.

The correct training is done to those in the public service sectors. Facilities are renovated and built. Systems would be brought up to date with the rest of the world. Service delivery improves to 1st world levels.

Eskom and Telkom are relieved of their dictatorial roles and become one of many competitors in the country. Last mile infrastructure is opened to the public and development booms, prices drop and the quality of life improves. Jobs are created as new competitors step up.

As all of the above points take shape, the crime rate will drop as jobs become readily available and competing non nationals become fewer. Quality of workmanship improves as eduction levels rise. We once again will become the forefront of innovation and new technologies. Ex pats will come back home. Fences will drop, neighbours will be neighbours again and fear for one's life will be felt less and less each day.

But none of that will happen as long as the cancer of the fat idiots of the ANC and its puppies are in power. Their time is over. It is time for change.

Let's get the faeces-heads out of there. Let's take our country back. Let's not be embarrassed any more.

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
26 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
JohnDough
Not voting is stupid!

By not voting you are saying to the current political party in power “Well done, you are doing a great job.” Read more...

2 comments 40 views
Submitted by
ruffieb
Go Gauteng,Go!

Allister Sparks published an article in the Cape Times (09.04.2014) covering the proposals that the DA rising star in Gauteng Mmusi Maimane, made before a packed audience of 8000 people. Read more...

3 comments 309 views
Submitted by
Johan Kruger
To vote or not to vote - that is ...

The right to vote is one of the most basic and fundamental rights in a democracy, but to vote or not to vote (with apology to Shakespeare), seems to be the question. Read more...

1 comments 95 views
Submitted by
The Last Contrarian
Mystery: Spontaneous Human Combus...

There are nights, indeed entire days, where I willingly become a candidate for spontaneous human combustion.  Read more...

5 comments 691 views
Submitted by
Tyronehster
The Greatest?

There are always debates about who the greatest batsman is, the greatest golfer, the greatest footballer and so on and I think, with one exception, that of Don Bradman, the jury will remain perpetually hung. Read more...

12 comments 223 views
Submitted by
MAVERICK
Why even the Constitutional Court...

On Monday the Con Court knocked back the application by the Africa Unite Party to challenge the IEC on the right to stand for public office, section 19. Read more...

15 comments 1099 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Escape winter, head to Mauritius

Escape winter by spending 7 nights in Mauritius' tropical bliss from R13 215 per person sharing. Includes return flights, airport transfers and accommodation. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Get many eggs in one basket!

Gaming bundles: 2 Super Hits games for R99, 3 Disney games for R99 and more + exclusive accessory bundles only available on kalahari.com. While stocks last. Shop now!

25% off bestselling books!

The Real Meal Revolution by Tim Noakes, Jeffrey Archer’s Be Careful What You Wish for, Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor E. Frank and many more titles. Shop now!

Up to 25% off electronics

Buy top electronics and save up to 25%. Such as kalahari.com’s 1# selling product the gobii eReader, Patriot X Porter flash drive, Asus Nexus 7” 3G tablet, Samsung Galaxy SIII, Lenovo G580 Notebook and many more. Shop now!

DStv HD PVR Decoder now R949

The DStv HD PVR Decoder has further revolutionised the television experience with lifelike viewing, sharper images, more vibrant colours and precision picture quality. Now R949, save R550. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 30% off appliances & homeware

Save up to 30% on appliances and homeware this Easter! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now.

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

 

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.

 
Digital Media & Marketing Association
 
© 2014 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.