It shocked me today to hear out of an eight year olds mouth that he didn’t believe in charity. At first I thought he was joking and made the comment that it couldn’t be true only to hear him confirm that he doesn’t believe in charity. He went on to say that he has never seen it, the only charity he has ever seen is … Continue reading A mixed world of polar bear differences
A little while ago I wrote An African Questioned… about all the questions I have received with regards to being African and growing up in Africa. This is part two to that “Interview”, An African in England Questioned. Question: So are you finding England safer now, more relaxed walking down the street? My Answer: Well the one thing is I don’t need to look out … Continue reading An African in England Questioned
Possibly a few funny things about South Africa, a good laugh at that but also listed are a few of the reasons I wanted out… 1. You can eat half dried meat and not be considered disgusting. 2. Nothing is your fault, you can blame it all on apartheid. 3. You get to buy a new car every 3 months and the insurance company even … Continue reading It’s Great to be a Souf Efrikan
I think this is a good for Sanityfound to wake up to… it has been a long cold lonely winter for her in her life. And I think she is finally seeing some sunshine. We could all use some sunshine now and then. I could sure use some. Can’t you? How appropriate this song…. Here comes the sun, doot in doo doo, here comes … Continue reading Song of the day.. Here comes the sun.. The Beatles..
1: Don’t swim in the ocean. Ninety-nine percent of all shark attacks take place in exceptionally large bodies of water also known as oceans. The way to determine if you are currently in an ocean is to taste the water, which should be salty. 2: Listen out for the music. In the event that you are foolish enough to swim in an ocean, listen carefully … Continue reading How to survive a shark attack
* I received this in an email, I so wish I had written it first dang! – from Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia. Cape Town is a city on the coast of South Africa so called because the wearing of capes or cloaks is compulsory within the city limits. It was founded by Batman on his way to Melbourne from Holland in 1652. Cape Town is … Continue reading Cape Town 101
Got this in an email and thought it interesting – any truth in it you think?
Crime definitely pays!
After I was a victim of crime in 2005, I attended many crime discussions, brain storming and therapy sessions. At each of these discussions the question came up on how to tackle the symptoms of crime.
The only question never raised was:
Question: “What is the influence of crime on the S.A. Government?”
Answer: Crime generates millions and millions of Rand’s for the S.A. Government
Here are the facts:
Take just one million home owners in Gauteng (Johannesburg area) who pay for “armed crime reaction” (not crime prevention) where private security companies react AFTER the crime has taken place – no wonder they never make any arrests!
This service costs on average R250 p.m. Therefore 1 000,000 x R240.00 X 12 months x 14% VAT, generates R403 million in tax revenue for the S.A. Government!
A car thief steals a R500,000 car and receives between R10,000 and R30,000 for his deed.
The car owner is paid out by insurance and then purchases another similar vehicle, on which he pays 14% VAT of approx R70,000 as a direct result of crime. Who profited the most? The thief or the S.A. Government?