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

Comments: 2
Article views: 894
Latest Badges:

View all SoulandConscience's badges.

The common people

22 January 2013, 09:04
Unemployment is high as usual but still daily people resign, skip work or complain about how they want a better job and more pay.

Someone asked can you survive off R1000-R2000 a month , still many have to make do with what they have ,what do you say to the guy who worked for 5 years and still brought in a 4 digit monthly salary.

Somewhere out there is someone better off and worse off  then you and you don’t have to look very far , in my own town just  going down an a narrow street you can find a building divided in too four small rooms the size of a middle class bathroom and around the corner is a double-storey house.

This is reality ,just this year a man who worked at the same business as me resigned ,every time it rained he had to throw water out of his flooded house or repair the collapsing wall ,he walked 5 days a week from the township to work.

Daily ,year after year many south Africans struggle but still it is the maids and gardeners who greet me in the morning and afternoon with a smile ,it is the retired widower who occasionally gives a lift to work in the morning and it is too those people I applaud ,the everyday south Africans for being who they are .
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. 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
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Carel le Roux
Murder NW

Who is going to lose his life next?

0 comments 143 views
Submitted by
What Prof Piketty doesn't know ab...

Economist Piketty has stirred up a lot of attention around the world. But he really needs to understand the radical difference between South Africa and, say, Europe. Read more...

0 comments 445 views
Submitted by
Keltria Orton
The problem with interviews and n...

What happened to paying people what they are worth? Read more...

0 comments 1328 views
Submitted by
Trudy Mhluli
The ANC is obsessed with self int...

It would be a grave mistake if the ANC allowed this week’s meeting to be engulfed by debates on the leadership race. Read more...

0 comments 565 views
Submitted by
Viva one language only

English is the only international language and is used all over the world because it is a language of convenience. Read more...

0 comments 144 views
Submitted by
Kdoggy dog
What ecomobilty created

Eco-mobility could become a nuisance rather than a program to save Sandton.  Read more...

0 comments 81 views


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 All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


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 network.


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.