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Languagegirl

Display name: Language Girl
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Working with languages, as a freelance translator, has proved how very similar people are, all over the world. We all want to be well, happy and loved, and not taken for granted and abused, particularly by governments we are supposed to trust.
Born in Zimbabwe, chose to live in South Africa, passionate about fairness and humanity in all things. Injustice, crime and abuse of all kinds infuriate and sadden me.
Sometimes I simply have to say what begs to be said.

“Making children is a revolutionary duty”, according to Julius Malema, “because children represent reproduction of society”.

“Making children is a revolutionary duty”, according to Julius Malema, “because children represent reproduction of society”.

The horror of what could have happened, together with stunned disbelief at the total insouciance and ‘don’t care’ attitude of whoever let off the flare, should be a warning to us all.

The shock and outrage appears to have passed over the fact that these attacks took place on Friday 13.

South Africa no longer matters, the ANC is the winner, and, as is the way of the world, the winner takes it all.

So the dignity of the President has been attacked by a very brave artist, and as a result the ANCWL felt a need to organise a march to defend him, or rather his honour.

With so much debate around the decision to disable the comments on News24, it occurred to me that there are many people who are more concerned with the loss of their ‘look at me and see how clever I am’ platform than with the loss of a healthy debating forum.

So our esteemed Deputy President ‘did not know ‘ who owned the charter plane he used to make his recent urgent business trip to Japan. Right.

When horrifying violence and murderous acts are perpetrated as a direct result of the leadership vacuum in this country, blame is laid anywhere.

The deterioration of our democracy was never more glaringly obvious than during the State of the Nation Address this week.

Isn’t it odd that, when a prominent member of the ruling party becomes the victim of an armed robbery, suddenly it is a dire emergency?

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