Julius Malema must die for President Zuma. Julius Malema has always stood by his words without ny apologies. Malema said that he would die for President Zuma whilst doing everything in his power to ensure that the then President Mbeki is seen as the worst kind of dictator that had to be removed as president [...]
I have always enjoyed the state of the nation address. It provides all of us with discussion points and gives us an idea of what the government perceives itself to be doing to improve our nation. So I normally like to give my own impression of where we are as a nation and if we [...]
Corruption in South Africa is unique in that the majority of citizens do not pay taxes beyond the VAT they are occasionally charged as end consumers. Outside of this tax, the burden of tax is as unequal as the spread of wealth. Abstractly, I agree with this principal – those who have the most in society and therefore gain the most by society’s stability should bear the greatest burden – however, there is a risk in a democracy such as ours, that with the burden of the purse not being borne by even remotely a majority of the citizens (I think you’ll find the DA’s % of the vote tallies quite neatly to the majority of tax payers… hrm… something to ponder), the majority of the citizens will not PUNISH the party in Government (often misunderstood as the government: just the way they like it…) for thieving from the public purse because the link has never been made that the money was theirs (the people’s) in the first place.