Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Mabandla - erasing history.

Mabanla apparently said the old flag had to be “put away in a museum with other artefacts dating from that era”.

“That flag belongs in a museum and shouldn’t fly proudly next to the SA flag,” Mabandla said.

The Castle IS a museum!

If one would want to remove all traces of the past - let's demolish the fucking old building! POEPOL

Hey?! What has happened here? Who can predict history?

Friday, November 23, 2012

Wade Bales

Not many people know Wade Bales.

Wade Bales is a wine connoisseur.

Wade might be a nice oak. He may be generous, friendly, intelligent and all the other flattering epitaphs one may ascribe to a fellow human being.

He is however also a poepol.

Why? In an article in the Business Times of 18 November 2012 it is reported that he believes that wine producers should establish a Chinese-focused producers' association. Nothing wrong with that. But then he uses the clincher "backed by the South African government". Does he not know that we have enough intervention by the state in the doings of civil society, that more government involvement means that my taxes are eventually used to prop up less than profitable initiatives, burocracies and other state appendices.

If China was this great profitable market why not go out there and exploit it like any other mature business person?

He says we, with the help of government need to "level the playing field with other competing countries". I agree with him that our wines should not be paying steep taxes on exports - frankly I did not know that we were so backward to have such a thing. Take it away - and free us from the heavy hand of the state.

But that is all - but "... for our government to get involved" in any other way (such as in subsidising, or through DTI sponsored trade missions, or anything else) is just wrong. If this what he means I stand by my epitaph - if not I apologise for the classification.

Charl Heydenrych

November 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Stewart Jennings

Chinese imports are hurting manufacturing sector - we have to talk as member of BRICS to prevent unfair practices and "dumping" and then also look at tariffs. Who is he to want to make my life more expensive - get your house in order chum and leave me to buy cheap goods in the meantime.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Robbie Kempson

Former Springbok prop Robbie Kempson, who was arrested over an alleged assault during a World Classic match, said he feels "absolutely shattered" about the serious injury suffered by the American player involved.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

McIntosh Polela

Hawks spokesman McIntosh Polela has been suspended three weeks after making a controversial reference to prison rape on Twitter, police said on Thursday. “JubJub spending 1st nite in prison. Bail has been denied after being found guilty of murder, attempted murder & racing while high,” Polela tweeted shortly after judgment was handed down by the Protea Magistrate's Court. “I trust that JubJub's supporters gave him a jar of Vaseline to take to prison,” Polela posted.