KZN royal budget increased by R4m

2012-05-30 11:19

Johannesburg - The budget for the royal household department, which looks after King Goodwill Zwelithini and his family, has increased by R4m over last year’s R55m, The Witness online reported on Wednesday.

Presenting the department's budget on Tuesday, Premier Zweli Mkhize said R1.8m of the new R59m budget would not be available for spending because of unauthorised expenditure in the previous financial year.

Support services for the king, such as maintaining his cars, buying clothes for his queens, and paying his children’s school fees and his own monthly allowance will cost R35 278, less than the R39 489 budgeted last year.

The department gets R20 484 to refurbish and renovate the king’s palaces, while R3 6m was made available to maintain his farms.

Mkhize said the king did much to promote SA both locally and internationally.

He hosted dignitaries such as the Prince of Wales and, said Mkhize, his “visionary leadership” included reviving cultural festivals and calling for male circumcision, to lessen the transmission of HIV/Aids.

  • Marion - 2012-05-30 11:24

    The less said the better.

      Buzz - 2012-05-30 11:51

      Sweet F%^&. This is our tax money... I hereby declare I will claim every red cent due to me from SARS in years to come. Up to the last disprin I buy from the pharmacy.

      mario.dippenaar - 2012-05-30 12:01

      Mangy cur! Thou shall not speaketh ill of thay Lord and Protector of the Realm. Thay King is most beloved by the commoners and the coin paid is but a small price to pay for His sovereigncy. So says I, Lord Fishbottom, duke of Newcastle.

      Bryan - 2012-05-30 12:23

      Let me think.. What does this king do for me?? Ummm, umm...., ummm.., oh I have just figured it out....F**k all..!! Just another waste of space on this planet!!!!

      Marion - 2012-05-30 12:23

      @Buzz - chuck any vet bills you may have into the equation too. Unlikely to be checked. :-)))

      Sizah - 2012-05-30 12:28

      easy easy guys if British looks after their royal family & nobody is complaining there, what makes south africa any different?? cumon ppl this is a royal family -- HAIL TO THE KING...!!!

      Schmee - 2012-05-30 12:30

      Ay Lord Fishbottom, send these peasants to the gallows.

      Schmee - 2012-05-30 12:39

      @Sizah, you seem to know very little about the British people and what they complain about.

      Buzz - 2012-05-30 12:40

      @ Marion, The damn vet visit for my cat is more expensive than a trip to the GP!

      Susan - 2012-05-30 12:48

      Who died and made him the king???

      procold2 - 2012-05-30 12:48

      he is just another spounge.

      steve.dupreez - 2012-05-30 12:53

      Sizah - the Brits live in a kingdom (queendom??) as the king heads the state. We live in a country because.... oh just leave it - you won't understand. :)

      Susan - 2012-05-30 13:07

      Some of the axcuses zuma would have, 1.I had no idea,2. lets the hawks investigate,3. I have no backbone to do anything in this country...

      Costa - 2012-05-30 13:33

      @Sizah the British Royal Family are internationally recognized and generate masses in Tourism Revenue...

      Schmee - 2012-05-30 14:22

      Alicia, it seems that the answer to that question is once again: "because they can." And the follow-up from that is: "Thou shalt not complain".

      Al - 2012-05-30 14:57

      Like the Gauteng Premier may I ask for a user pays system to be used here??? Whose who recognize him as there King pay for all his expenses?

      mundu.olewega - 2012-05-30 18:19

      Bloody oxygen thief!!!

  • Piet - 2012-05-30 11:27

    We live in a democracy, but the governnment is settings aside funds to maintain a king??? WTF??? This is not an Anarchy!!! What a f%&king joke this country is! Kings in a democratic SA gets millions but there are inpoverished children starving!

      Tony Lapson - 2012-05-30 11:29

      Who cares about the children when "status" means everything?

      viyonhammond - 2012-05-30 11:35

      @Trurio. For a proud South African, you are racist...

      nasheenar - 2012-05-30 11:36

      Any excuse to waste public money.

      eil33nn - 2012-05-30 11:40

      AGREED! How many people don't have RDP houses, running water, electricity? But we have to pay e-Tolls because there is no money in the budget for maintaining them?

      Eduard - 2012-05-30 12:27

      @ are the goldfish here. People born in SA actually are SA citizens. I just wish some of the so called smart asses making all these go back to Europe statements wake up. Sometimes they are just so ignorant. Who taught them (and you) to read and write?

      Megan - 2012-05-30 12:34

      So, TRURIO. Please do not complain about no RDP houses, no running water or electricity, no adequate schooling for your kids when you are more than happy to support this absolute waste of money. And definitely DO NOT BLAME IT ON APARTHEID - how many houses could have been built, how many text books could have been bought, how many roads tarred or maintained using that amount of money. When so many people in this country are living in conditions where they can't even afford a loaf of bread, Trurio ,HOW is it jusitifiable to just throw that amount of money and someone who is nothing more than an out-dated figure head?

      Tony Lapson - 2012-05-30 14:09

      Once again, the foot in mouth coward deleted his comment.

      Israel - 2012-05-30 14:34

      Piet, I think u should to go back to England or Germany then u will understand. U are indenial that he is a black, why do we hv the Prince of Wales etc. and they all enjoy country funding, security and benefits.

      Piet - 2012-05-30 14:48

      @ Muzi - Cause they have what is called a Monarchy where Queens, King's, Prince etc rule the country. The countries taxes go towards their efforts to run a country. We live in a democratic republic where we do not have Kings and Queens so why should any of the state funds go towards this king? He should be funding his own expenses. I would have had the same opinion if this so called king was white!

      p.borchard - 2012-07-18 16:01

      Muzi (and others who think that there is nothing wrong here) what does this crowd of leeches actually DO to earn this money? And no, I don't agree that the odd 'fact' that appears at the end of the article really warrant R59 000 000 wasted on them.

  • Tony Lapson - 2012-05-30 11:28

    Wow. Did I read correctly? R59 million bucks? Hardly justified.

      Babytrish4life - 2012-05-30 15:44

      Yep Tony it's R59m Pity there's no Return On Investment.......

  • Masala Ramabulana - 2012-05-30 11:28

    I don't have a problem with king been maintained but I do have a problem with how the Zulu king gets 1000 times more than other kings, maybe zulus must maintain their own king and other groups maintain their kings too or all should be treated equal as other kings get less that 200 000 while the Zulu king gets over 50 million, and yet all south african contribute to the tax base

      Tony Lapson - 2012-05-30 11:31

      That's another way to look at things. I think the Khoi Khoi leaders should also get a share of digital figures and inked paper.

      goyougoodthing - 2012-05-30 12:01

      I think they should get a fat zero. None of them are my king and I am a taxpayer.

      Refugee - 2012-05-30 12:03

      ZULU's at it again

      djmain1 - 2012-05-30 12:08

      I agree with you - anyone who wants a king should pay his way. Leave the rest of us out of it. In this day and age, the concept of royalty is archaic. Some supposedly God-ordained individual is more important than the rest of us mere mortals. What BS is that?

      sticky.toffee - 2012-05-30 12:12

      Masala you are so right! How do you justify giving the Zulu king so much when the other kings get a mere fraction. I do not question the logic behind have a monarchy (even the most vibrant of democracy have one ie Whales, UK, Holland, Japan etc etc) what I do find hard to swallow is the R50m plus that is needed to maintain the kings lifestyle. Danm - how loooooong is this gravy train!

      goyougoodthing - 2012-05-30 12:22

      you are not my friend and i stand behind my avatar. It's called freedom.

      Marion - 2012-05-30 12:27

      @clifford.sithole.5 - Some people, like goyougoodthing think they are very clever to do things like this. Once had someone with an avatar that said HIV AIDS doesn't kill on a political fb page. Tell that to the millions who have died due to HIV/AIDS!

      Megan - 2012-05-30 12:40

      OMG CLIFFORD! We are sooooo SCARED of you.

      eil33nn - 2012-05-30 13:09


      wesley.bischoff - 2012-05-30 13:42

      We should all change our picture to THE SPEAR. Then maybe the ANC will see they actually don't hold as power as they think. VIVA SPEAR!!

      matthew.swanepoel.9 - 2012-05-30 14:03

      @Clifford Sithole - That painting has now become a national issue. And I think it should form part of South Africa's beautiful History! So get used to it Mr Sithole :)

      andile.ngcobo - 2012-05-30 14:07

      @Masala His Majesty, King Goodwill Zwelethini, Isilo Lamabandla is the convenor of the Kwazulu-Natal Provincial Parliament and his budget comes from the KZN Govt. Treasury. Other provinces could do the same for their monarchs but they choose not to.

      Al - 2012-05-30 15:09

      @Andile, that is just fine, but then please make sure the money for the King's expenses remains out of the KZN people's pockets only. I'm not sure why tax money should go to him just the same as KZN people do not want to pay for Gauteng Roads. Just as long as we agree upon this. Or if you do not agree possibly you can tell government that KZN will help fund the Gauteng Roads.

      goyougoodthing - 2012-05-30 15:50

      Hey I am from KZN and I don't want to pay for this loafer. The Queen and her lot in the Uk cost the British taxpayer but they bring in loads of tourists who want to see all their stuff. What do we get, nothing.

  • Felix - 2012-05-30 11:29

    The price of the Zulu vote, it ain't small. Can't the King make his own money?

      edwardsch - 2012-05-30 12:06

      And actually work? You must be joking. Just add another coach to the gravy train and keep going !!!!!!!

      Susan - 2012-05-30 12:55

      I agree, he should be making his own money, just like he sleeps with his wives, just like he made his children, why should taxpayers pay for his wives and children, I pay my way, he should to...

  • ryanktutt - 2012-05-30 11:29

    R3.6m to maintain his farms? Is it not the nature of a farming enterprise to make a profit and at the very least break even?

  • Rofras - 2012-05-30 11:32

    This is Bull!!

      Schmee - 2012-05-30 12:40

      No it's the King.

  • Loo - 2012-05-30 11:32

    the Govt is communistic the one day, Socialistic the next, Monarch orientated the next week and then of course claim capitalism throughout. its one thing to be a rainbow nation, its another thing having to cater for 500 different social structures , languages and cultures all at once, with LESS than 10% of the population footing the taxbill.

      Loo - 2012-05-30 11:33

      "Road to nowhere comes to mind"

      frans.visserdsb - 2012-05-30 12:45

      The actual numbers on the SARS website are as follows: 10.3 million taxpayers, contributing 33.7% of total tax revenue. (8.2% of the GDP) Of these taxpayers 8.8% (900 000 people) earned over 400k per year. These taxpayers earned 36% of the total taxable income, yet contributed 54% of the total taxes... hardly seems fair, does it...

  • Rakgoathe - 2012-05-30 11:33

    R59million really, am sure the combined budget of all chiefs and kings doesn't make R50million. We are living in a very unequal country I must say.

      Rob - 2012-05-30 14:16

      Is this still a country ?

  • shengeboy - 2012-05-30 11:36

    ya ne? uphila buphilo bomakatsang! how many kids went to school without shoes this morning??while R3 6m was made available to maintain his farms. smh

  • Ryno - 2012-05-30 11:38

    i see another toi-toi coming soon!!!

  • maseratifittipaldi - 2012-05-30 11:40

    The ANC takes the people's money, pays it to a Zulu "king" so that the ANC can get the Zulu votes so that the ANC can remain in "power" so that the ANC can once again take the people's money... The only way to stop the rape of our country, is to abolish all political parties.

  • cyanideandhappiness - 2012-05-30 11:46

    Why do the king's farms need money, shouldn't farms be self sustaining?! Does he eat all the food himself? And on that note, WTF is this country, a monarchy? Why must tax payers fit the bill of a king who should look after himself and his family like the rest of us? He sure as hell isn't my king, and last I checked he cant really make any decisions, so what use is all this money? So many questions... Silly SA government...

  • Wendy - 2012-05-30 11:49

    This is ridiculous...really!

  • Hendrik - 2012-05-30 11:52

    South Africa was giving away more than 1 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) - about R28 billion in the 2009/10 budget - to its poor neighbours, a Johannesburg-based economist revealed yesterday. Mike Schussler, an economist at, said this money was more than developed countries, such as Norway and Sweden, were giving to their destitute neighbours.

  • toi.mtshali - 2012-05-30 11:53

    59 million is nothing for a man who has to look after his chiefs all over KZN. Besides go anywhere in the world you are asked of two things Mandela and Zulu's and that means he attracts a lot of tourist especially those that never complain about their Royal Families (The British).

      Loo - 2012-05-30 11:58

      OH THEY DON'T ????? Geez dude where have you been the last 20 years ? Oh and BTW Europe is not a developing country with failing health and Education systems due to lack of govt funds. Do not compare third world issues with first world issues.

      Nigel - 2012-05-30 12:08

      I don't think I have ever, in all my years, heard such a pathetic justification for such a waste of money in a country so in need of money to address real issues.

      Alan - 2012-05-30 12:14

      Puhleez! I have never ever heard one single tourist ask to come and see Goodwill Zwelithini. No ways is he a tourist attraction. He only exists because the ANC uses taxpayers' hard-earned money to buy Zulu votes. Absolute fact. Otherwise he would actually have to WORK for a living. This is 2012 not 1812, bud.

      bhulangwe - 2012-05-30 12:17

      Justin, go and hang yourself

      andile.ngcobo - 2012-05-30 14:17

      My king is not a tourist attraction he is my king and keeper of our culture. He deserves respect because millions of Zulus say so. If that isnt good enough for you, go jump!

      Antipoaching - 2012-05-30 16:29

      Royal Family (UK)Taxation Members of the Royal Family other than The Queen and The Prince of Wales are subject to tax in the ordinary way.[21] There is a Memorandum of Understanding on Royal Taxation which records the arrangements for the payment of tax by the Queen and the Prince of Wales.[22][23] Only a proportion of capital gains arising on assets belonging to the Privy Purse are subject to capital gains tax the Memorandum of Understanding justifies this on the basis that the Privy Purse meets both public and private expenditure. The proportion of gains and losses to be taken into account is: (A - B)/A where: A is the Privy Purse income B is any excess of Privy Purse expenses over Duchy of Lancaster income.[24] The Prince of Wales is not required to pay tax on his income from the Duchy of Cornwall but in all other respects is subject to tax in the normal way.[25] In 1969 Prince Charles made voluntary tax payments of 50% of profits from the Duchy but this reduced to 25% in 1981 when he married Lady Diana Spencer.[26] The Official Expenditure of the Queen and the Prince of Wales is regarded as tax deductible, the rules on what constitutes Official Expenditure are set in the Memorandum of Understanding.[27] Property passing from monarch to monarch is exempt from Inheritance Tax, as is property passing from the consort of a former monarch to the current monarch.

  • Renay - 2012-05-30 11:59

    Wow, how can a country, trying to bring equality to its people, be paying a "king" to run farms, cars and wifes with the money so many people in South Africa need... Kings are not meant to get their money from a country they dont run.

  • MattQ4 - 2012-05-30 11:59

    I'd love to see how far "Goodwill" would get financially if only tax received from Zulu's was used to cover his expenses.. after all he is a Zulu king, not a South African king, why should anyone else in this country support him? In fact, why do we have a king of a now-defunct tribe? It's not like there is even a Zulu Kingdom to be the king of?

      scnzama - 2012-05-30 12:09 zulu but like you i dont believe in thiz Zulu Monarchy sh*t.Why does our hard earned money have to be wasted on this bafoon.nxaaah bloody ANC next time im voting KISS PARTY

      Marion - 2012-05-30 12:29

      @scnzama - ag nee man. Not KISS. Anything except one of these political parties that were just created due to ASS.

  • anthro45 - 2012-05-30 12:00

    "unauthorised expenditure in the previous financial year" And he still gets more money!!!! Wow!! That's what you call money for nothing. Nobody must ever tell me again that there is poverty and starving people in SA if they can spend this amount of money on one useless family.

      donald - 2012-05-30 12:35

      and the chicks for free

  • Johann - 2012-05-30 12:00

    jip we defnitly have the biggest corrupt officials in the world take the cake,take the cerry on top, but yet people still vote for them,I thought there is more people that has schooling now what are they teaching them Economics ??????

  • ntjeke.wilfred - 2012-05-30 12:00

    what about my king? government ain't showing no love or honour for my king#sad# king Mopedi you will always be the king no matter What jst f@*k politics

      Jujupuke - 2012-05-30 12:25

      You're king is nothing to me. You pay for him dude!

  • Nigel - 2012-05-30 12:02

    Speechless. And on we go in this vicious circle. People starving and without jobs, blaming their demise on White people and Apartheid, and here is the real problem clear for everyone to see. Absolute waste of money so urgently needed to address real issues.

  • Bosvark Van Rensburg - 2012-05-30 12:07

    millions to keep his pomp up. Government keep screwing our money, soon it will come to an end once you exhausts money sources.

  • Faith - 2012-05-30 12:07

    I have no idea what exactly justifies why these Kings get money from the state...

      Marion - 2012-05-30 12:32

      Sometime some financially savvy person may just be kind enough to post the details of all the money spent on maintaining excessive lifestyles, unnecessary expenditure in SA and we will all be astounded at what the total is. Feed us a drop of rain at a time and it is inconsequential, give us a thunderstorm and we take note.

  • jack.kukard - 2012-05-30 12:10

    King my ass.......for his farms and cars......

  • Bosvark Van Rensburg - 2012-05-30 12:13

    for crying out loud he is a Zulu king and not to other cultures so why not let the Zulus to maintain him from his pockets. if we are a democratic country why not have the tax payers views about this. its a yearly budgeted crap till when? oh fuk and i mean it.

  • Jujupuke - 2012-05-30 12:18

    Just another Fat Tick on the jugular vein of the Great South African Nguni cash cow!!!

  • Bosvark Van Rensburg - 2012-05-30 12:18

    whats the different between south Africa and swaziland? non cause people don't have say. make hay while sun shines. did he created this earth, hell no and a big no.

  • tricia.sutherland1 - 2012-05-30 12:19

    do the Xhosa's, Coloureds, Indians, Muslims & whites get any say about this - he isn't our King. OMW!

      netswera.livhuwani - 2012-05-30 12:30

      thats right why should whites pay for the kings and all that useless things

  • Smah Ndlela - 2012-05-30 12:22


      Marcelle - 2012-05-30 12:26

      100% AGREE - *Shaking my head in amazement*

  • Bosvark Van Rensburg - 2012-05-30 12:23

    soon when he kicks the bucket, his son will take-over and probably receives more money. crap

  • netswera.livhuwani - 2012-05-30 12:26

    Nonsense why do we have to pay such amount of money for a useless king when we have all the challenges in the country? He must just get R3000.00 a month. This is not Swaziland. And what makes him more special than the other kings in this country? It looks like is all about the Zulus in this country, they must maintain their own king, why involve all of us in your king's affair? Yes he is not my king so why do you have to go about it as if he is a king to the rest of South Africa. This country still needs a lot of nurturing to advance democracy and fairness. You talk of culture at the same time you are undermining other people’s cultures by treating them with such disrespect. This insults other kings.

      Marion - 2012-05-30 12:34

      For all monarchs it should be a matter of 'membership fees', pretty much like union membership, where the subjects of said king/queen pay monthly dues to support said monarch.

  • Norman - 2012-05-30 12:28

    recognised for "calling for male circumcision, to lessen the transmission of HIV/AIDS" you got to love this country.

      Bosvark Van Rensburg - 2012-05-30 12:38

      because thats all that he thinks of, circumsised Dick.

  • nikkinix88 - 2012-05-30 12:29

    Ok so he gets paid because he is a king? I never even heard of him till now. He isn't the King of South Africa so why should he get paid? There are so many starving people out there and they all blame apartheid and the white folk for not having jobs or food but look at all this wasted money. Sick and tired of things like this. The next person I see begging will be told where all the money is going. Oh but then also our president is more worried about the painting and how he can boycott everyone involved than trying to sort out the country and stop all the violence, poverty and starvation!!

  • Megan - 2012-05-30 12:30

    Now here is something I very definitely do NOT understand. Who exactly is this person and since this country is in NO WAY run by a Monarchy why the hell is there a KING that my tax money has to pay for. What exactly does he do!?!?!?!? How many textbooks could be delievered to schools in Limpopo and the Eastern Cape using this bafoons annual budget? People like Polony donkey or whatever the friggen name is, maybe you people can explain to me how it is even remotely possible that someone who does NOTHING can be GIVEN this money while you STARVE and live in abject poverty. Can you not SEE the damage that is being done by your own people!?!

  • Michael - 2012-05-30 12:31

    Well why not South Africa,he is king of the Zulu's and I dont have an issue I guess,well not as much as other stories.

      Adriaan - 2012-05-30 12:35

      Says the one in Amsterdam.

  • sango.jika - 2012-05-30 12:32

    He is a zulu king not the nation, why is the government funding him? Can't he go look for a job or something and feed his family.

  • Bongani - 2012-05-30 12:40

    what is R59 million in R1.3 trillion annually budget country. Give him more, clearly Zulus are happy with it. If England and Holland still have the same thing who are we to say no. we are only 18 years old democratically it is.

      Bosvark Van Rensburg - 2012-05-30 12:47

      @bonkani maybe you are his son and probably pus king to be. go bonk yourself.

      Adriaan - 2012-05-30 12:50

      Hmm R59 Million lets think, if you were to take R300,000 to build a house that would create 196 Houses. 196 Families a year getting houses, so I guess it's not much because it's acceptable to live in poverty whilst a select few use your tax money to live in luxury. It's fine in the first world countries as they have their affairs in order free schooling/medical care etc. Don't compare first world to 3rd world, it's a joke.

      Israel - 2012-05-30 14:38

      Thumps up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Hadebe - 2012-05-30 12:41

    The anc, is running crazy with da peoples money, they are so arrogant n da poor masses who gets social grants, who do not read newspapers n daznt hev access to the internet think those grants are from the anc, n will continue to vote anc for fear that any other party wil terminate the grants, no wonder the govt is bent on destroying da little education we received from apartheid, keep them in the dark n they vote for u. I really am frustrated with this party

      Poaul Zwarts - 2012-05-30 12:48

      I take it they dont have the cash to send you to learn how to spell either...

      Hadebe - 2012-05-30 13:06

      Poaul, ure just like the anc, wasting energy o trivial issues n leaving the real issues hanging, u make me wonna vomit, its people such as u who are cousing da racial devide amongst peace loving s africans, u dont belong here.

  • Hadebe - 2012-05-30 12:53

    59millions just for calling people to circumsise, daznt matter if they heard da call or not, go claim 59 millions from the people of south africa? Tjo! Let me make my call. People stop having sex, this will significantly deal the hiv/aids virus a crippling blow. Where do i get da forms to make my claim, think my call is more deadly to the virus than that made by zwelithini, i will not claim anythng near to what he claimed, 20 million will just cover the costs of the call.

      Tony Lapson - 2012-05-30 13:11

      The same Hadebe who posted a "who cares" comment in an article about a mother and child who got killed?

      Hadebe - 2012-05-30 13:13

      Not sure, but it is not like me.

      Hadebe - 2012-05-30 15:02

      Who cares

      Hadebe - 2012-05-30 15:02

      Who cares

  • justinasher - 2012-05-30 13:00

    R59 Million........? Are they serious? You got to be kidding me.

  • mpumelelo.mgwigwi - 2012-05-30 13:13

    Yhoo why zulus don't pay their king I don't even know what his job, south africa wake up,we pay him because he marry to much wives like Zuma.

      Ipo - 2012-05-30 14:28

      Amen to that,

  • Mark - 2012-05-30 13:18

    I have always said this, politicians will never help anyone, but themselves, their relatives and friends. the zulu chief is useless in this country. i see now why they want zuma for second term: free ride, no law, no consequences, cheap jokes, stupid public dances while the rest of the country is crying. the black people who are still stuck on chiefs, please get OMO, Vanish, surf, sunlight etc and clean your brains. you know from long ago that chiefs have done nothing for the majority of black people. to spend money on kings and let people to die in hunger is not african at all.

  • Mike - 2012-05-30 13:19

    Mmmm. Another obese budget for the Zulu king. What does he really do with this money ? The sums just don't add up. When will the members of the royal household get on and be seen to be doing something....anything.... for the people of SA ? It's not just Zulu taxes which go to supporting them. Come on King Goodwill, you need a PR make over. You weren't born to be a pawn. Do those good things that kings do. Share your wealth and wisdom with the people. You'll earn the respect and love of all South Africans.

  • Phelamanga - 2012-05-30 13:27

    Looks like someone is trying to buy the Zulu vote!

  • frans.vanderpoll - 2012-05-30 13:28

    Ok my previous comment was not posted, maybe I shouldn't call the 'king' a fat @ss. Well that's my opinion and no one can change that. JZ for a second day in a row I beg you to WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE.

  • LULu - 2012-05-30 13:28

    59 million WTFF, anc has really lost the plot

  • jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2012-05-30 13:39

    What the frikken hell??? With that budget he should be called the king of bling.

  • Ryno - 2012-05-30 13:58

    now that i read the article again - i can not but help think how there are always budget increases for the select few dept's (who does not contribute in any way / shape / form) to job creation - but the select few dept's that can actually attribute to job creation gets less and less...

  • Shaka - 2012-05-30 14:00

    A King gets royalties from his subjects. A good King runs his lands well and creates wealth for his subjects and thus gets more royalties. This happens in a Kingdom. Last I checked RSA was a Republic. SARS: please put a box on the form where I can select whether or not I am a subject of this King. Only if I choose to be a subject should I contribute to his Kingdom. We the people say that we should no longer sponsor this family. They are wealthy enough to be industrious and profitable in their own capacities. If they cannot be well that's too bad for them. The rest of us have to work for our money.