LETTER: Phantsi with culture of no pay

2016-03-10 06:00

‘Just because you know me it doesn’t mean you don’t have to pay me,’ this was a quote of choice in minibus taxis back in the day. This is still relevant today because it speaks to the culture of entitlement that we witness in our society today. This is not only annoying but it has detrimental effects on the small business person. Many local businesses that had a potential to grow, never got out of the starting blocks. People unashamedly demand free tickets to events and music shows. Forgetting that as a promoter you still need to pay the perfoming artists and other service providers. The irony is that the very same people that want free magwinya from your tuck shop, have no qualms spending a fortune at a Spur restaurant. This is daylight robbery!

Charles Mnumzana via email

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