RIP - The SA Economy

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Post by Raffles » Mon Dec 14, 2015 6:13 pm

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Post by Raffles » Sat Dec 19, 2015 3:27 pm

May the force be with us and save us from this turd.



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Post by Raffles » Wed Dec 23, 2015 4:31 pm

I bought $10 of Skype credit using my S.A. credit card, cost me R154 :flat_spin_smiley :



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Post by Moertoe Pilut » Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:46 pm

The entire African National Congress (ANC or cANCer as the majority of the population calls the party) is the root cause for the downfall of the economy. Just look at the decline of tourism into South Africa. With the Rand at an all time low (€/ZAR 16.80, $/ZAR 15.47), tourism should be at an all time high due to these exchange rates. With narrow minded VISA regulations, especially the requirement of having an unabridged birth certificate, data from Airlines Association of Southern Africa back from June through August showed a decline of 44% of children travelling to South Africa.

Every day one reads or hears some absurd story of couple's that have spend lots of hard earned money on a vacation to South Africa, only to be told by the airline that they can't travel or being deported upon arrival in South Africa. Minister Gigaba laughs off the statistics as being inaccurate or manufactured. Something has to give and that should reflect in the elections (if the elections aren't "rigged"). Meanwhile the entire nation is suffering due to the incompetency by the ruling party.... :cry:



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Post by Raffles » Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:19 pm

I applied for Rafflette's unabridged birth certificate in June. I went back to home affairs the other day and they said that I must fill out some more forms because he birth is not in the system even though she has an abridged birth certificate and passport. What an incompetent bunch of idiots :furious: :furious: :furious:



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Post by Moertoe Pilut » Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:26 pm

Raffles wrote:I applied for Rafflette's unabridged birth certificate in June. I went back to home affairs the other day and they said that I must fill out some more forms because he birth is not in the system even though she has an abridged birth certificate and passport. What an incompetent bunch of idiots :furious: :furious: :furious:
Yup I know what you mean, got my son's unabridged (only took 2 weeks back in 2011) with his name spelled correctly (his second name is my first name) and mine spelled incorrectly. Haven't bothered updating it yet as I have to get more stuff from home affairs so I'll do it all in 1 go (I'm sure they'll screw it up again).



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Post by 87Juliet » Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:31 am

The fallout from this w@nker's shenanigans are starting to show in the motor industry... I'm properly nipping...

Porsche has priced a 12.5% increase, Hyundai priced 9% and BMW priced between 3% and 5% effective 1 January...

BMW's increase is very sheltered though, which does calm my fears slightly because OOOO will always benchmark against the propellor brand.

Interesting times ahead.....



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Post by Bell 407 » Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:39 am

Yip, it's going to be another tough year for the economy :wacko:



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Post by Raffles » Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:55 pm

Well that the portal gives the exchange rate as R15.90 / US$ I did a transaction on my credit card yesterday and they stung me R 168.81 for $9,99

That is nearly R17 to the US$. :ranting:

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Post by Raffles » Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:35 am

Good talk, but there are too many people in govt with corruption in their blood.



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Well I have to say that the finance minister is showing good initiative himself by flying economy.


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Post by 87Juliet » Thu Mar 24, 2016 2:47 pm

Got this via a friend in the know last night... Seems there is something going on....

Memorandum from Senior Commanders and Commissars of the former military wing of the ANC, Umkhonto we Sizwe.

A time to Act!

1. We, the undersigned, are all committed cadres of the African National Congress, having served our glorious movement for many decades. Throughout our lives, and whenever the need arose, we did not hesitate to raise our hands to be counted among those who could be deployed in her service. Whatever the challenges we faced, whatever the risks we had to endure, we gave our all. In responding to the call of duty, we never strove for personal benefit, status or power. We executed our tasks as commanded to us by the leadership of the ANC, comfortably in the knowledge that the decisions of the leadership were based solely on the selfless pursuit of the well-being of our people. As such, we did not hesitate to shed our quota of blood.

2. We responded to call our duty, because we correctly believed, as we still do, in the centrality of the ANC in the people's struggle against apartheid, and in the democratic transformation of our society to achieve a better life for the people of our country.

3. As disciplined cadres of the movement, we sought always to interpret the actions of the leadership of the ANC, through the policies, strategies and tactics of our organisation.

4. Recent events in our beloved country have both saddened and outraged us. The unwarranted and unceremonious removal of Comrade Nene from the post of Minister of Finance and his proposed re-deployment to a junior post in the New Development Bank leaves much to be desired and communicates the singular message that all is not well with our movement and in the State. What objective was served by the removal of Comrade Nene at such a fragile time of the country's economy? How do we justify his redeployment to a junior post as a decisive promotion directed at serving the national interest? By what criteria was Cde Des van Rooyen chosen to this most critical post?

5. We welcomed the intervention that led to the appointment of Comrade Pravin Gordhan as Minister of Finance. This was a critical and necessary corrective step in order to prevent massive irreparable damage to the economy.

6. We are outraged by the investigation of so called SARS "rogue unit" by the Hawks of Comrade Pravin Gordhan and other senior comrades in such a public and antagonistic matter that would suggest the abuse of state institutions for purposes other than which they were created for. We are of the view, that these comrades are been targeted because they have consistently taken a stand against all forms of corruption and mismanagement in our public life, especially where it concerns public finances. We demand to know on whose instructions are the Hawks acting on and for what purposes? How do we justify the destruction of our economy and currency by such despotic acts

7. The recent revelations by Comrade Jonas Mcebisi that he was offered the post of Minister of Finance by the Gupta family in the presence of Duduzani Zuma is shocking and most embarrassing to the integrity of the ANC and the State. We salute this most courageous of acts by Comrade Mcebisi, and believe he has acted in the interest of the truth and in the defence of the the prestige ANC. We reject with contempt efforts to malign his integrity and good standing, and specifically call on Cde Kebby Maphatsoe to desist from further maligning the good name of Comrade Jonas Mcebisi.

8. In the light of these revelations, we demand to know what role do the Gupta family play in the appointment of Ministers and to what end? Which other Ministers have been approached in this manner? What are private arrangements that have been made with the Gupta family? Is the the leadership of the ANC aware of these arrangements ? On whose authority does the Gupta Family act in such a despicable manner?

9. In the absence of any coherent explanation to all of the above we are forced to conclude that the ANC no longer leads, and that important decisions of the State are subject to outside influence and unilateralism without any regard to the well-being of the country or our people;

10. As a direct consequence of these actions our country has been plunged into an uncertain and perilous future.

11. Further, over the years we have witnessed, amongst others, the rise of factions and slates, the diminishing quality of ANC cadreship, the rise of antagonisms within the Alliance, the breakaway of Unions from Cosatu, the break-up of the ANC youth League, the marginalization of committed ANC comrades, the rise of vulgar and unsophisticated politics within the ANC, the silencing of critical but necessary voice within the ANC, the wanton destabilization of critical state institutions, the wasteful expenditure of state resources, the devaluing of the critical institution of Parliament, the erosion of trust within the various arms of the State, the unprecedented rise of patronage and cronyism, the Juniorization of the State and the ANC and most alarming of them all, the capture of the State for the pursuit of the private interest of the few.

12. The country as a whole has been subjected to one crisis after another. As a result the nation building project so necessary for the prosperity of our country, is unfolding before our very eyes and the national psyche is characterized by helplessness and the fear of what the future may hold.

13. Whilst the challenges that face the ANC are many and complex, we are most concerned about the increasing tendency of state capture. In this regard, we want to be clear and unambiguous, when we speak of state capture, we speak of the undue influence that the Gupta family exerts on the decisions of the State for their private benefit. We can no longer remain silent in the face of this most undemocratic and dangerous of developments.

14. There are many, many accounts of their undue influence on the decisions of the State. We are convinced that much of these accounts are true. There can be no smoke, without fire!!

15. We call on the leadership of the ANC to act against this tendency and reclaim its dignity. We must free the ANC and the State from the influence of the Guptas and their beneficiaries;

16. Specifically, we called on the leadership of the ANC to establish a independent judicial commission of enquiry to investigate all claims of undue influence by the Gupta family on the ANC and on the State.

17. We call on the leadership ANC to assess, in light of the many failings and embarrassing revelations pertaining to the leadership of Comrade J ZUMA of both the ANC and the State, the wisdom to continue with Comrade J Zuma at the helm of both the ANC and the State. We are of the view, that for the sake of the ANC and the country a dignified exit should be negotiated with Comrade J Zuma.

Long live the ANC !



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