ANC, FNB bigwigs to thrash it out over ad furore

2013-01-24 22:26

Johannesburg - The ANC will meet with First National Bank on Friday about its "You Can Help Campaign".

"This meeting is in response to the online adverts... that have led to the ANC raising its objection to the content of the adverts," African National Congress spokesperson Jackson Mthembu said in a statement on Thursday.

"The ANC delegation will be led by the secretary general comrade Gwede Mantashe and the FNB delegation will be led by Sizwe Nxasana, the chief executive officer of First Rand, which is the holding company to which FNB belongs."

The meeting is scheduled to take place at Luthuli House.

The campaign features a number of videos of children in school uniform reading their hopes for the country.

On Monday, the ANC released a statement saying the campaign was an attack on the ruling party and its leadership.

"The African National Congress is appalled by First National Bank (FNB) advertisements in which the ANC, its leadership and government, is under attack on a commercial masqueraded as youth views," Mthembu said at the time.

"What is of concern to the ANC is that the advert content is undisguised political statement that makes random and untested accusations against our government in the name of discourse."

The ANC said the bank should not use children to make political statements in a manner disrespectful to elders that disregarded sacrifices made in the 18 years of democratic government.

Mthembu said it was evident from the advert that the views presented had been "engineered and doctored".

On Tuesday Business Report published quotes from some of the videos.

"The country is being overrun by poverty... while [President] Jacob Zuma is renovating his home," said a youth from KwaZulu-Natal.

A Gauteng university student said: "The government is only thinking for themselves... I'm from a rural area and the government doesn't see what's happening."

A KwaZulu-Natal high school pupil said: "... Politicians tend to be the most destructive and eruptive (sic) aspect of our country... We need motives and a clear vision...

"We must not depend on our leaders. Each person must become their own hero."

A Western Cape student said: "I was born in an epic era... We need to stop relying on government and rely on ourselves."


Both the ANC Youth League and the Women's League also took great exception to the campaign.

"FNB, in an obviously lame attempt to recreate an Arab Spring of some sort in South Africa, uses children to make unproven claims of a 'government rife with corruption'," ANCYL spokesperson Khusela Sangoni-Khawe said in a statement, calling the campaign "treacherous".

"We call upon South Africans to close ranks against what is [a] treacherous attack on our country," the league said.

The ANCWL demanded an apology an an explanation from FNB for what it described as "the most offensive video clip, where the president of the women’s league was said to be without brains".

"President Angie Motshekga is a highly educated woman who has lectured at a University level and holds a number of degrees related to education.

"To have a school child slur scripted insults over an international platform is unacceptable and FNB should be ashamed of themselves," spokesperson Troy Martens said.

She said it was insulting for a child to be seen reading a script insulting an elder.

The presidency also weighed in on Wednesday, expressing disappointment and surprise over the campaign.

"Frivolous adverts which display hatred of government or the ruling party will not help us to achieve the country's developmental goals," it said in a statement.

"The presidency is disappointed and surprised by the one-sided First National Bank campaign."

  • sanet.n.debeer - 2013-01-24 22:33

    The truth hurts.

      sharon.erwin.96 - 2013-01-24 23:45

      And they don't even realise how totally stupid they made themselves look (again). Jumping the gun like that seems like an acknowledgement of guilt to me.

      lacrimosewolf - 2013-01-25 01:29

      Don't shoot the messenger! Wouldn't it be great if the ANC thrashed out the issues raised? Just once. All this bristling umbrage and imagined sensibilities offended. They talk like kings but act like jesters

      andre.vandeventer.16 - 2013-01-25 07:16

      The truth hurts? It surely does!!

      Don - 2013-01-25 07:16

      The ad has nothing that is "disrespectful" to the ANC or Government. The words "...There will be a day, when the difficulties we see before us now, the greed, mistrust and anger, will be behind us." "The challenges before us, can not be solved by money, or petty politics, protest or violence" Are these words not true ??? If anyone can disprove the truth in these words or that it is disrepectful let them state their case publicly not behind doors. Start with mistrust and a anger...At the same time as the ad, what was the Sasolburg violence about?, was it not violence, mistrust and anger ?. "A day when the children of this land will no longer be slaves to their illiteracy, but free to write their own destiny." Throwing school books destined for schools on a rubbish heap, a 30% pass for matric, a young woman dying in a stampede when she tries to register at university, youth not being able to study, is that something to be proud of ?, is the fact that many in our country don't have an education not true, is that not what she states ? If any word this young girl stated is untrue, prove it !. If not then be tollerant and sympathetic to her plea on behalf of children of this country, show and assure her and the children of the country that their will be change for the better as she pleads for, don't publicly threaten the messengers. What is freedom of speech or do we no longer have this ?.

      bob.mcmillen.564 - 2013-01-25 07:58

      Sanet, for once the ANC has said something that actually makes sense, they felt it was an attack on them personally, well guess what, it was, they are a bunch of thieving corrupt morons that steal from the people of this country and offer nothing in return, if they had any dignity they would resign as the so called government and hand it over to a party that can take this country forward, but they are much too greedy to do such a dignified thing.

      toni.k.mcquillen - 2013-01-25 09:20

      I quite enjoy the irony really the young girl says "petty politics" and they respond with pettiness, talk about point made.

  • vivian.harris.73 - 2013-01-24 22:33

    Didn't see the whole ad, but was the ANC mentioned in the ad? They must be feeling guilty about something.

      isaac.swartz - 2013-01-25 02:41


      tersia.louw.12 - 2013-01-25 09:22

      I saw the whole ad, and no. I don't know that they feel guilty, though; that would be evidence of a conscience.

      Xenswim1 - 2013-01-25 13:17

      That may be so however so many miss the point. Side tracked by the real issue. In 1985 - 99 the ANC rode on the backs of school kids backing them to the hilt to the point of encouraging their death in confrontations with the armed forces. Just maybe they realise how much power a childs voice wields.

  • ngcowley - 2013-01-24 22:35

    If you're so unhappy about people pointing out the REAL AND OBVIOUS problems with this country, fix the @#%$.

      lacrimosewolf - 2013-01-24 22:48

      But that's logic. And we all know that logic, reality, etc play no role here. This is about blaming the victim. All JZ's speeches are 90% reminding people of past injury, 4% about how 'it cannot be', 2% about 'the plan' and 4% dancing, telling jokes and adjusting his glasses. Never, ever do you hear HOW and WHEN this great plan will evolve. "Vote Now! We'll solve the problems ;ater" (Jacob Zuma, Municipal Elections 2010)

  • lacrimosewolf - 2013-01-24 22:36

    Well are we surprised any more at the absurdities that the ANC et al insist on getting embroiled in. The Alliance is embarrassed that in all these 18 years they never actually bothered to ask the youth what they thought. The born-frees are all grown up now and have their own opinions. This whole 'disrespect' issue is really about traditional beliefs of not questioning ones elders, those in charge. It's more of those pesky alien tendencies. To add insult to injury, they used the alien media instead of the tried and trusted traditional methods of rioting, looting, burning and stoning. To pursue this to this degree is yet another gem of absurdity in the way The Alliance addresses every issue citizens want resolved - attacking the complainant instead of doing the job they were hired to do.

      John - 2013-01-24 22:57

      It's easy to see why communism appeals to the old traditionalist crocodiles in the ANC

      lacrimosewolf - 2013-01-25 01:57

      It's terrifying to see the parallels of the post Bolshevik revolution and what we experience now - in 2013, 96 years later. Witch-hunts, intimidation, pogroms. Not surprising though, considering that their thinking is about a century or so out of date. This is *always* the result of collective-thinking. Questioning the State is treachery

      Bruno - 2013-01-25 18:12

      The irony of this is that it was the children back in 76 who were the catalyst to bring about change in SA, whom the ANC have lauded time and again. 35 years later it is the children once again who bring attention to the wrongs of the government, and yet there is now criticism as they themselves are in the firing line. How the wheel turns. Do yourself a favor ANC and look back at history and learn. Reflect on what you and you alone have done to this country in the last 5 years and don't shoot the messenger. Your vile desires to make this a socialist state will never happen.

  • trevor.pietersen.3 - 2013-01-24 22:39

    mmmm....when you hit a point...THEY...CRY FOWL

      John - 2013-01-24 22:58

      Is that quoting Nandos? :)

      lacrimosewolf - 2013-01-24 23:17

      Too Chicken To Change?

      joe.smit.549 - 2013-01-25 04:07

      All they concerned about is their pecking order......

      joe.smit.549 - 2013-01-25 04:08

      Perhaps they should have a meeting with the school children...

      Chris - 2013-01-25 04:34

      a la Ferguson of Man U.

      toni.k.mcquillen - 2013-01-25 09:23

      joe.smit.549 The only problem is if the ANC have a meeting with the school children they will be out of their league, these kids are way to bright.

  • aroka.murombe - 2013-01-24 22:40

    Exactly what is the ANC saying here

  • vivian.harris.73 - 2013-01-24 22:43

    The ANC said the bank should not use children to make political statements in a manner disrespectful to elders that disregarded sacrifices made in the 18 years of democratic government. What sacrifices have they made in the last 18yrs? I haven't heard of any of them donating a years salary to aid the poor or giving up their luxury homes and cars to aid the masses. Disrespectful???!!! F*** You!!! Show some respect for the people of the country, stop the corruption, and crime within the government. Stop stealing and wasting billions meant to help the masses.

      lacrimosewolf - 2013-01-24 22:55

      The ANC used countless generations of youth to further their cause. I believe the phrase was 'Liberation before Education'. It seems that the two are mutually exclusive.

      John - 2013-01-24 22:59

      It's also quite hypocritical of them if we start remembering how they use their youth

      grant.hide - 2013-01-24 23:12

      Not to mention E-Tolls the youth are expected to pay now for that fat lump sum of cash they recieved a year or 2 ago, e-tolls not even South Africa's (lol), the youth have been sold out. The question on my mind is, What did they expect robbing people in broad daylight. Stop the secracy bill before this too become's classified information and fire the lot of them by voting for a different party. 2014 here we come.

      kortbroek.duplessis - 2013-01-25 01:57

      Well said Vivian. And how the hell can they expect us to respect them if they have no respect for us. They have for one thing no respect for our money, so how can they possibly have any respect for us. They insult our intelligence by saying they made these enormous sacrifices over the past 18 years

      jutice.forall - 2013-01-25 09:09

      @vivian.harris: "Show some respect for the people of the country" Amen!!!

      toni.k.mcquillen - 2013-01-25 09:25

      vivian.harris.73 I agree with you, also the ANC keep saying the youth are the future of our country, so why not show a little respect for their statements them, it is hypocracy.

  • - 2013-01-24 22:46

    So much for the freedom of expression. Using children is wrong but abusing children by the elders is okay. Its clear the shoe fits. If FNB backs down I will close my accounts with them

  • Dotmatrix - 2013-01-24 22:49

    ANC you have been weighed and found wanting. Now man-up shape up or just ship out.

      tersia.louw.12 - 2013-01-25 09:26

      Preferably ship out.

  • Notrax123 - 2013-01-24 22:52

    "the ANC released a statement saying the campaign was an attack on the ruling party and its leadership." "The ANC said the bank should not use children to make political statements in a manner disrespectful to elders that disregarded sacrifices made in the 18 years of democratic government." What sacrifices?? it is only the citizens that "sacrificed", funding various corruption schemes by members of government.The ANC has a "Youth League" that only has adult members? What the ANC has indicated is that the YOUTH do not have a political voice - yes, they only USED the youth in 1976, pawns died, - for what? If you tell the truth, you are attacking the ruling party - a party which of course will deny, get spin doctors to explain what the president actually said - not what came out of his mouth. The more a member of the ruling party scr*ws up, the bigger their rewards.

      Smart Peace - 2013-01-24 23:09

      Sacrifices made by the poor masses to fund Nkandla and TNA

  • kallie.joubert.7 - 2013-01-24 22:52


  • Robert Frankol - 2013-01-24 22:54

    FNB for president

      kortbroek.duplessis - 2013-01-25 02:04

      My goodness how desperate we have become that we would rather see a commerial bank as president of a country.

      dave.elmore.5 - 2013-01-25 06:21

      @kork, oh absolutely, but there on-line service is great and you never have to really go on and see them....

      asdhasgd - 2013-01-25 08:59

      I would rather have a corporation run my government and atleast know it will focus on building business and increasing the economy than having theives and uneducated idiots throwing it away. Makes sense.

      nav.chan.5 - 2013-01-26 23:37

      It's a troubling time to see people jump gung ho for charge bearing banks that are in cahoots with the very the government they vilify. Where do you think the ANC banks? Duh - FNB. Hmmm .... FNB feels so self-righteous why haven't they stepped up to the plate of poverty eradication. Oh yeah, it's money ... something FNB will never let go of nor render at a competitive rate. Come on - it's EASY to criticize and throw self-righteous furor at the ones in charge - what alternate solution do we have right now? Anyone, anyone - someone?

  • andrew.delmont.7 - 2013-01-24 22:54

    Viva FNB Viva!! ??

      Smart Peace - 2013-01-24 23:07


      maria.roth.589 - 2013-01-25 00:15

      Akhunga dachimp why is it not allowed to say Viva? what do you think it means and what language do you imagine it to be? Pray please tell!

      Ignorance police - 2013-01-25 02:11

      At least he has teeth chimp. Hi and scratch your nuts and jump back into your tree - 2013-01-25 04:02

      Obviously the chimp doesn't realise that Viva is not African! LMAO. Here we go Chimp (clue: it's European): Definition of VIVA —used to express goodwill or approval Origin of VIVA Italian & Spanish, long live, from 3d person singular present subjunctive of vivere to live, from Latin — more at quick First Known Use: 1682

      george.frangs - 2013-01-25 07:23

      Lol akhunga.dachimp

      aspruyt - 2013-01-25 08:29


      asdhasgd - 2013-01-25 09:01

      Nice one !! :) Just dont tell em that they infact werent here before the Khoi San which in fact makes them the refugees! OOPS!

      tersia.louw.12 - 2013-01-25 11:38

      Akhunga, I think what you don't know would fill many, many volumes.

  • dtangocci - 2013-01-24 22:55

    "Frivolous adverts which display hatred of government or the ruling party will not help us to achieve the country's developmental goals" - I didn't know the ANC had development goals for SA. What are they?

      Smart Peace - 2013-01-24 23:06

      I also wonder, maybe developmental goals of Nkandla

      lacrimosewolf - 2013-01-24 23:31

      Didn't get any sense of 'hatred of government' from the advert. And the ANC was not mentioned at all - so I guess they do have a conscience, albeit misplaced. This is an ancient ANC ploy to inject adjectives that serve only to whip up emotion, so distracting from the very real and tangible issues raised. Look at what we N24 posters are doing (myself incl.). They are Masters at distracting minds from the real issues.

  • Itu Santino Cortez - 2013-01-24 22:55

    Mara 'y is First Nkandla Bank in the news lately , nice ads though.

      Smart Peace - 2013-01-24 23:05

      what is the link or site i can find these ads

  • Ryan Stevens - 2013-01-24 23:09

    Time to stand up... and not let people's voices get trampled by some pompous, greedy and corrupt government!

      Smart Peace - 2013-01-24 23:12

      How can u stand up and still be alive at the end of the day. Calling a private independent commercial bank to a political house is living proof that cANCer is more determined to deal with anyone who doesn't approve of the theft of public funds

  • ofentse.joe - 2013-01-24 23:12

    if anc think they r on the right track after 18 yrs in power y cry over this advert.shame on u ANC

      Smart Peace - 2013-01-24 23:16

      exactly my question

  • kallie.joubert.7 - 2013-01-24 23:15


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  • Tania van Zyl - 2013-01-24 23:18

    What happened to 'the children are our future'?

      Smart Peace - 2013-01-24 23:20

      Only when they talk good about the Nkandla emperor

      lacrimosewolf - 2013-01-24 23:49

      Not quite the future that was promised for 101 years

  • leon.combrink - 2013-01-24 23:19

    This is the most stupid thing I have ever heard! The ANC may have a point about children but I fear they are using this as a way to silence their protractors!! They have stuffed up the management of this country and are now looking for all possible ways to escape blame. They should just wake up and realise that the "African Consciousness" of today is so inextricably incorporated into globalisation, something no one on this "God Forsaken" earth has been able to stop, that concepts of “Renaissance” needs to be evaluated by more competent people unlike the current governing party. Wake up people, there is little place for Main Stream Philosophy in this environment. Oh, and Mr. President, we all love our cats and dogs, unlike what you did to JuJu when you helped to throw him to the “dogs” when he was not needed anymore!

      lacrimosewolf - 2013-01-24 23:49

      The ANC have no point. That was the point of the advert.

  • simba.lumbe - 2013-01-24 23:19

    This issue has escalated to the level of ridiculous. I suppose the intent of the ANC "summoning" FNB to this sham meeting at their so-called "revolutionary house", is to cower them into submission and demand an undeserved apology? Pathetic bully-boy tactics if you ask me! I hope FNB tell them to gloriously eff-off and to sue them if they have any gall. Nonsense riding high upon stilts!

      Ignorance police - 2013-01-25 02:24

      No it's what they generally do to try and broker a deal. But this is a bank with more than them

  • rollingstone.kanyane - 2013-01-24 23:19

    this is when the kids tell their parents reality and inturn try to silence them this is all what the ANC is doing to its citizens is it not true that some rulling party members are corrupt?

  • keith.ngobeni - 2013-01-24 23:20

    ANC, crying big babies with white beard and bald heads, and we expect to be lead and govern by these bunch of clueless losers who only knows how to put their filthy and long fingers in the public jar, bullying and intimidating those who dare to question or challenge their leadership skills have become normality in these ANC regime.

      lacrimosewolf - 2013-01-24 23:50

      But you can be sure those bald heads are sweating, now that the secret is out!

  • warren.rodel - 2013-01-24 23:21

    Fight and WIN FNB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      nav.chan.5 - 2013-01-26 23:40

      So you're siding with a charge bearing financial institution that makes billions of the backs of everyone in this country versus our presently inept leadership - dumb versus dumber? The reality is we have to realize our own dreams!

  • rollingstone.kanyane - 2013-01-24 23:22

    what about freedom of speach let alone expression

      george.frangs - 2013-01-25 07:27

      My thoughts exactly. But I gues you have freedom to say whatever you want ONLY if it's something good about the ANC, otherwise....

  • Rudi Robinson - 2013-01-24 23:22

    whahahahahaha lekker lag ek nou anc dink julle elke wit persoon in die land glo julle jammer bal stories soos die mense wat julle besig is om te bull sjit come on ons wag net vi julle want julle is die einde van julle eie begin whahahha julle is darm baie snaaks sekere lande neem hulle luiers ernstig en eerlik op ma ons whwahahaha leon schuster kan ma aftree Plaas gee julle net op en anvaar dat jul ni so slim is soos wat jul wil dink jul is ni

  • janine.duncan.96 - 2013-01-24 23:27

    Yes VIVa FNB viva.

  • Trevor Moller - 2013-01-24 23:27

    Ok ANC here is the solution if the little black girl offends the elders then FNB should put a little coloured girl or a little white girl there so that there is no issue of elders as we white and coloured elders do not get offended by the truth being told even by small children

      Notrax123 - 2013-01-25 00:24

      If it was a white girl it would be a "rascist attack" on the ruling party. If it was a little coloured girl.. the majority of coloureds live in the Western Cape don't they?... Ah then it would be said that it is the DA behind it, therefore still a "rascist attack" on the ruling party.

      tersia.louw.12 - 2013-01-25 09:40

      No little black, coloured or white girls; just South African girls. Full stop.

      nav.chan.5 - 2013-01-26 23:42

      You seem to be pre-occupied with the Colour of the situation than the reality of the ENTIRE country. This is not a point of discourse and is exceptionally irresponsible from a thieving bank riding the coat tails of the aspirations of the poor. It's high time, ALL South Africans started focusing on becoming globally competitive in their own fields. No government reliance, no corporate advertising nonsense and start spending our time on ourselves. Who would have thunk it ... 18 years on, we would have become this stupid?

  • Trevor Moller - 2013-01-24 23:30

    And anyways the eldes that complain have had there turn on this gracious earth they must step aside and let the new younger elders do there bit f@@@@g oxygen thieves

  • sydney.lebea - 2013-01-24 23:33

    The ANC is now acting God. They want to control everything and think they can take what they want to take and get away with it. A bunch of criminals, rapists, opportunists who can't do an honest day job are holding the entire country to ransom. I hate this loosers

  • sydney.lebea - 2013-01-24 23:35

    The ANC is now acting God. They want to control everything and think they can take what they want to take and get away with it. A bunch of criminals, rapists, opportunists who can't do an honest day job are holding the entire country to ransom. I hate this loosers

      Trevor Moller - 2013-01-24 23:40

      Well said sydney they are actually worse than loses losers can still rehabillatated but the ANC are useless they should be shot tuned into animal fodder and dumped in the sea

  • Erna - 2013-01-24 23:37

    Much ado about nothing.

  • stephan.muller.10 - 2013-01-24 23:43

    Maybe if the ANC start to listen and stop stonewalling, then they can tackle the issues at hand! Stop ignoring the people!

  • bbooyse - 2013-01-24 23:47

    Respect is earned, not imposed - you're nothing more than corrupt and incompetent cowards who bully minorities and those that disagree with you....

  • rory.n.price - 2013-01-24 23:50

    I don't think it is an attack, it is a reality check

  • Trevor Moller - 2013-01-24 23:52

    This is for sure if the masses where properly educated I can assure u the ANC would not have so many supporters

      johnny.august.31 - 2013-01-25 04:50

      U 100% Right Trevor

      mariana.barry - 2013-01-25 08:37

      Clears up the motive behind the TextBook saga.....

  • di.hingley - 2013-01-24 23:53

    Zumu hates listening to the truth!!! Should FNB back down I will close my bank account as I do not want a weakling to look after my money.

      nav.chan.5 - 2013-01-26 23:43

      Don't close it for political reasons ... rather look for a better bang for your buck. But apparently you enjoy being ripped off, then continue with FNB.

  • Notrax123 - 2013-01-25 00:00

    South Africa on a whole is pluristicaly ignorant - Most people are living in lala land. Pluralistic ignorance can be contrasted with the false consensus effect. In pluralistic ignorance, people privately disdain but publicly support a norm (or a belief), while the false consensus effect causes the supported person or orginization to wrongly assume that most people like them, while in reality most people do not like them at all.

  • mbuelo - 2013-01-25 00:01

    ANC needs to take a chill pill...

  • maria.roth.589 - 2013-01-25 00:05

    18 Years of sacrifice by whom? The ANC? Travelgate, Nkandla, breakfasts for cronies, renovations to MP's houses sounds like sacrfice doesn't it? They are so used to lying they now think they can lie in the face of overwhelming proof to the contrary. Anyone heard of freedom of expression? Now Gwede Mantashe rushes to object and no doubt will use municipal workers as rent-a-crowd demonstrators if the need arises.

  • martin.brink.965 - 2013-01-25 00:08

    Maybe FNB should actually support such projects, and thereby really stick fingers in eyes/challenge any political party to do the same or better! Suggest they look at as a start. Now that's a Green project which everyone but the government benefits through! Crime reduction equals gov income reduction. Scary but true!

  • Tello Moleko - 2013-01-25 00:16

    disrespectful in what manner,the truth is truth,what u should do is to listen nd change your ways nd make south africa for everyone not individuals

  • riaanfv - 2013-01-25 00:22

    who is more stupid? the masses who keep voting for poverty, or the few that keep complaining, like anyone actually cares. join a tax union now and send government a very serious message. nothing illegal about that. if enough people join there tax union, government will have to start listening or else.

  • riaanfv - 2013-01-25 00:39

    sars is the only government institution that actually works. that should tell you something people. without sars none of this blatant theft can take place. if the anc wants to play unfairly the nso should the tax payers. join your tax union today.

      nav.chan.5 - 2013-01-26 23:46

      And those self-righteous banks have nothing to do with corruption? Come on now, how do you think those DIRTY deals are facilitated? lol I mean really, with every nitwit in our country singing the praises of FNB - what has the bank done for you in order to make you more money? Really now - have bank charges gone down? Has the service delivered to you as a customer improved? Has the issue of passing the buck dissipated within the ranks of the bank? Hell NO! And they have the nerve of riding on the aspirations of a poor girl - good lord, I don't know which is more sick, the blind political mumbo jumbo of our political elite or the thieving bigwigs of FNB.

  • Swapie - 2013-01-25 00:44

    FNB: 1, ANC: 0 Or will it end the other way around?

      koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2013-01-25 08:12

      That is a very good question but if you take the bare essence of the question and be brutally honest with yourself it turns into a relative simple one. What is it all about in the end? Money! FNB will have no choice but to yield.

      tersia.louw.12 - 2013-01-25 09:45

      I really hope you're wrong, Koos.

  • jacques.nmp - 2013-01-25 00:47

    Well I would challenge any idiot in Goverment to make their own study...turns out the children were right all a long and you sitting looking like fools...'Its trechareasy' blame it on the inocentty childreny to speakka their minds...shame on you Goverment...ruling like Mugabe

  • nevergrowupgirl - 2013-01-25 00:52

    Congratulations to the ANC for winning the cup of "Jumping to Conclusions" and the gold medal for "Assumptions". You would have won over the outspoken and "disrespectful" youth years ago, if you actually jumped as fast to serve ALL communities. I would hang my head in shame for speaking out about an advert so very quickly after it was aired, instead of saying something about all the strikes going on. Clearly your priorities lie in self preservation, and not service.

  • farhad.garda99 - 2013-01-25 01:00

    "The country IS being overrun by poverty... while [President] Jacob Zuma is renovating his home," "We CANNOT depend on our leaders. Each person must become their own hero." "We need to stop relying on government and rely on ourselves." Every one of these of comments have merit. It is a pity, our asinine. supposedly elected leaders, do not have the integrity or moral compass necessary to see the truth.