Our taxes are going where …

2016-07-14 06:00

ONE of our workers recently passed his driving test and wanted to fetch his driver’s licence card, while I needed to drop off papers at the labour department.

So on Thursday, 7 July I drove the employee to the Port Shepstone traffic department at about 2pm and headed to the labour department. There I was told that the system was off-line, but as I only wanted to drop off papers, which were not dependent on a computer, I was prepared to wait for assistance.

After a while I was told that the relevant person who could take my forms was not there, but he would be there on Friday.

I fetched our employee, who said that the licencing department had closed at 1pm as the staff had to attend a meeting. He did not get his driver’s licence card.

While driving home along Marine Drive, we met a convoy of ANC supporters, led by a blue light flashing law enforcement vehicle at Manaba. What amazed us both was that at least seven police and law enforcement vehicles were in the convoy.

On one afternoon three state department services were not available for the public. Is this what we are paying out taxes for?


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