PLEASE NOTE:

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

 
SoulandConscience
 
Comments: 17
Article views: 628
 
 
Latest Badges:

 
View all SoulandConscience's badges.
 

Strike mayhem

17 January 2013, 09:09
South Africans have welcomed in a new year, it has hardly begun but already farm worker strikes have taken the headlines.The demand for R150 a day is absurd, in a small town people work for a R1000-R2000 a month salary so what makes farm workers so special.

Some might critize and say i'm not in their shoes, i can't understand their pleas, that's right i can't i'm not them, i have not spoken to farm workers or farmers but i have spoken to a low wage worker, last year when this topic was brought up i asked his opinion to which he stated that while he could identify with their concerns, the action they are taking is not justifiable, the strikes affect people and business's that are not connected to the issue and that is wrong.

The citizens of South Africa are considered the most friendly, just walking in town or chatting to someone in a shop verifies this yet ongoing strikes dent this image. The sight of a hoard rampaging through the streets is unnerving, it is terrifying that our citizens can become so destructive and  consumed with blood lust .As the strikes accumulate, the new school year began in KZN today, big eyed kids gleefully spoke of there future dreams on TV this morning, it saddens me that future hopefuls must watch these events unravel.

How can South Africans hold up our heads when the children who dream of being doctors, nurses and fireman to name a few are confronted by the sad truth? Role models are dwindling, the child who desires to be what they want to be is decimated by cruel adults who distort the pure nature of these jobs . 

Life is not so easy that all live well and do the jobs they want to do, however the pride and effort to do the work they have in hopes of achieving a dream is almost gone.When it comes down to most just want a house of their own.
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.

 

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
17 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Natasha Pelati
Hillary Clinton No Innocent Women

Firstly it is amazing to see a woman scorned rise up and take over by crushing the career her cheating husband had by taking over and proving her strength but is that enough to win over the American public?  Read more...

0 comments 1568 views
Submitted by
Lebogang Maragelo
Where can a black person seek ref...

Human beings have, in my opinion, been blessed with some really astonishing gifts- the gift of pretence, denialism and obliviousness.  Read more...

0 comments 614 views
Submitted by
SkerP
Dear Danie Ferreira...

You seem awfully concerned with Oscar Pistorius' well-being. You say that sending him to jail is vengeance from the state. You suggest that it is akin to taking his life. Read more...

0 comments 533 views
Submitted by
Lesego Setou
Open Letter to a Black South Afri...

I would like to know at what point did we forgot our divinity that we seek affirmation of our worth from Pastors. Read more...

0 comments 719 views
Submitted by
Keltria Orton
So tired of this Oscar issue

I am so over the arguing of what should happen, and what should not happen at his sentencing. I am so tired of the pro Pistorius saying he never meant to do it, and I am over the anti saying he did. Read more...

0 comments 1134 views
Submitted by
Sebastian Bidegain
BREXIT The Queen Leadership?

This is the moment she was born for, a chance to show leadership when her people need it the most.  Read more...

0 comments 2002 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.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2016 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.