Sorry – another negative post – but I have to put it down somewhere…..
Electricity supplier – shambles but the top people get bonuses even though all projects are behind schedule and electricity supply is turning into a great unknown. Never mind that the price of electricity is going up all the time. And we never know when we’ll have a power cut due to lack of maintenance of cable theft or wet coal etc.
Water – currently still OK in the cities but not so much in smaller towns and for how long. How long before the water is dangerous for consumption and the price for water increases like it does for electricity.
Post office – what is that? Why have it?
SAA – being bailed out constantly with my tax money thanks to inefficient management and too many employees – something like 30% more employees as a percentage of turnover than 20 years ago and still the top people will get bonuses.
The Independent Electoral Commission – a shortlisted candidate that was told off because her CV had so many spelling mistakes and she didn’t know what the job entails. How did she get on the short list in the first place? And she is a lawyer – once again proof of our education standards.
Nkandla – need I say more? And now the reports that the fence that we paid millions for with our tax money is in disrepair because the contractor that build the fence didn’t know how to build a fence. More tax money to get another inept person to repair the fence again and again and again.
The level of education – I see the effects of the inferior education every day – people saying that they have Matric and they can’t even complete a simple form with the details on.
The sense of entitlement – we want an university education for free and accommodation for free and food for free and the degree without working for it.
And the thing that irks me most at the moment. The expectation that we have to help out all the time. It took us months and months to decided to buy a generator and we had to save for it as well. We bought one of the smallest ones because of the cost to run it and the initial capital outlay. And then our gardener came to Hubby and ask if he can borrow it and this was after Hubby caught him red handed stealing from us AGAIN! Well he was fired on the spot. And now? Now we are scared that he is going to come back and retaliate.
How is it normal to live in a society where you have to be scared of somebody because it is just so easy to rape, murder and pillage. How is it normal that the biggest criteria for a worker is not how well they work or how qualified they are for a job but at least they are honest and they don’t steal or at least they don’t steal a lot!
Rhino poaching – I know this is a global problem but if we had efficient border controls and efficient policing it would’ve been so much harder to poach a rhino! More than a thousand rhinos poached this year alone!!
Farm murders – research has shown that it takes 8 years for a farm to be as productive as the day that the farmer was murdered! 8 years! How is it possible to even think that murdering a farmer is going to solve rising food prices and will correct the imbalance in land ownership. All that is happening is that food is getting more and more expensive, we have to import food and who will suffer the most? The poorest of the poor.
Social grants and tax payers – 16 million social grants a month and only about 5 million tax payers? That sum can’t work even if you don’t take into account that billions of tax money is being misused – Nkandla and Madupi to name just two.
Zuma – nothing more needs to be said about this.
Littering, pot holes, beggars, illegal immigrants, rape, child abuse, rampant lawlessness – just look at how many people skip traffic lights all the time, bribes, corruption.
And so the list can go on and on and on.
It breaks my heart but I’m ready to leave…