THE SOUTH AFRICAN CANAAN- AN ANC “APARTHEID” COUNTRY OF JOHNNY WALKER MILK AND POOR PEOPLE’s MONEY.

 

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Article compiled and posted by: White Nation correspondent- Pretoria October 08  2019

 

 

 

SOUTH AFRICA– THE  ANC PIRATE’s REALM DOWN SOUTH

 

SOUTH AFRICA many a time has been accused as a country of diversity- irrespective the hoax propaganda that it is a “Rainbow Nation” of “democratic” values for all. That only is the punch-line for opportunistic  politicians and all those that aims to benefit from the one or the other government scheme again. The biggest diversity in South Africa is exposed in no better way than the ever widening gap between rich and poor.

And the rich are NOT those “rich whites” or “money capital” the weasel Malema keeps on complaining about or the “injustices of the past” the Squirrel Ramaphosa keeps on lying about in his “ Fourth Industrial Revolution  “ propaganda campaigns. The rich in fact are all those ” selected” brothers and sisters affiliated with the ANC polatriat itself. Their number  in total comes to  about only 1000 glutenous pigs out of the whole population of around 67 million that receives top dollar salaries for below standard performances. And that “selected” number includes the ANC top 6, their families, ANC ministers, MEC’s, directors , Council members and Union bosses affiliated with the ANC and SACP. The rest of the population are the poor “sheep”- the “rubble”– the “expendable ones.”

The ANC in general already established the biggest rift between rich and poor in South Africa- between the “them” and the “us”- and between the Bishop’s Court and Bishop’s Lavis local inhabitants.  Looking at the picture from “outside the box ” you will notice that there are only a “selected few” that scrapes all the ” cream off the top”- while the majority of the populace are suffering from the indigestion of poverty and crime. The general population mostly make a living on a paltry income while being taxed into impoverishment -whereas  on the contrary the “elite” on top continuously evade paying their own taxes and squander off the poor people’s tax contributions.  BUT as lying politicians and company CEO’s go- they always will tell the “piepol” that they themselves “suffer” along with the masses- and are “working hard ” with a “plan” towards a common objective to “relief” the “piepol’s” suffering. And yea– then there is always a reason why the “piepol” always suffer so much under the ANC gang rule – a scapegoat- a lurking “menace “ that is responsible for all the suffering of the “piepol”– and in South Africa- it always will be that evil demon called “apartheid.”

 

 

THAT is the standard narrative and general propaganda lie that is being sent out to the masses during election campaigns or during times of civil unrest due to poor service delivery or as to why the country is in such a financial mess it finds itself in today. That is the standard punch-line the Squirrel, the Weasel, their NEC and all their corrupt communist cronies are advertising in order to avoid being targeted for their own utterly scandalous looting sprees, exuberant salaries, misrule   and corruption. That is the general excuse for all the corruption and maladministration, the poor governance, –  and incompetence within the ANC’s  framework of mob state capture. And that is the motive, the driving force behind the Squirrel and his utter corrupt organization’s zest to steal from the poor (Pension Funds and Health Care contributions)  in order to feed the rich again. South Africa  is being ruled and raped by the Johnny Walker gang.

IN a time when the country is literally on it’s knees- begging for a reprieve from the scandalous looting , corruption, financial implosion , utter destruction of it’s macro economic infrastructure and millions of it’s people suffering near starvation –  you will find this gang assembling inside posh establishments splashing millions of dollars and dining blue chip-style  downed with endless supplies of the most expensive Johnny Walker and   Macallan Constantine treats. To them a failing economy, a ruined country in distress and people on the brink of starvation means less than a stray dog dying next to a highway. They find themselves in a land of a self-enriched Canaan – worlds apart from the reality.

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The new “connected” black “elite” of South Africa – gorging themselves in Sushi from naked woman sipped down with expensive Whiskey 

 

 

 

“Oupa”– so old ( maybe 80) – he does not even remember his birth date- another pensioner  victim now forced to work as a gardener because his meager pension was stolen by the faceless  “elites.” `The “connected” union bosses now squabble for a R 10 000.00 minimum wage for their workers all while this poor pensioners have to make do with R 1400.00 state grant money to survive. This is the gap between the rich and poor in South Africa the ANC created. 

 

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Mara vd Westhuizen– another elderly poor pensioner living in squalid conditions and that have to struggle just to put a crumb of food in her mouth every day. To her dining on Sushi is a fairy-tale dream- just as many worlds away as South Africa’s “elite” lives from the reality. 

You see them at robots, at stop streets, in parking lots.Weathered looks and blank faces, often pawns of dodgy entrepreneurs who bring and fetch them in exchange for a fixed sum. Some beg, others sell newspapers or act as car guards. More than 47% of South Africa’s population lives under the bread line- and the future looks bleak as the rand keeps on tumbling and more companies are closing down due to the communists turning the screws on with exuberant company taxes and enforced discriminatory BEEE legislation. But it’s the elderly and small children that suffers the most due to an incompetent and glutenous mafia mob’s greed at the top. And not ONE of the looters or corrupt “elite” ever are brought to trail or jailed for their scandalous raping of the much needed state finances.Poverty is endemic in South Africa and it’s set to get even worse under the communist curse this coming year.

The ANC chain gang and the empty treasury cove

Well….now It’s official: the South African state and treasury is bankrupt.  Cyril Ramaphosa confirmed it three weeks ago when he responded to questions in parliament. Ramaphosa’s exact words were: “Our resources are now depleted.” In simple terms, this means the government has run out of money. In a normal country, such a statement by the head of state would have, at best, made national headlines. That it went unnoticed reveals a great deal about our journalists’ obsession with the fluff that constitutes the vacuity of our daily politics. If you want to understand what it means for a state to run out of money, look at South African Express. It has grounded its planes. Last week, it told MPs it is struggling to pay salaries. SA Express is not unique. Employees at Denel are not sure for how long their salaries will be paid. Eskom pays salaries from debt. It needs about R70bn for operations and debts. But its revenue is about R30bn.

Those who work for government departments must not think that their salaries are safe either. After state-owned companies have been bankrupted, the rot is coming their way. When Zimbabwe collapsed, the financial mess eventually reached nurses and teachers. A collapsing banana republic protects its security forces from salary shortages because politicians know that if they are not paid, the police and the army can use their guns to extract rent from citizens. There was a time in the last days of Robert Mugabe’s regime when there were roadblocks across the country, where citizens were expected to pay bribes to the police for every nonsensical small thing. Even today, the police in Zimbabwe are still bribe collectors.

Now that South Africa has run out of money, what’s next? Ramaphosa says we must begin discussing the use of pension funds to finance “developmental needs“. That is all fancy talk. His call is simple: now that the ANC comrades have looted the state to its knees, he wants them to raid the pension of teachers, nurses, cleaners and other workers. If you are a police officer, prison warder or soldier, Ramaphosa says the money you have worked hard for and saved must be used to finance what he calls “developmental needs”. “Developmental needs” include rescuing the ailing Eskom. If workers allow that to happen, they will live to regret it in their old age. What we know is that the ANC and its government cannot run any budget without stealing. Everything they touch turns to dust. Truth be told, we are where we are now because ANC cadres in the government have been looting public money. Anyone who tells you a different story is a liar.

The Malema Saga: Hero on the stage by day who fights for the “revolution”  – Zero off stage by night when he  lavishly spends poor people’s money:

The lifestyle and political aspirations of EFF president Julius Malema were also funded from the R16m robbed from VBS Mutual Bank. Scorpio’s investigation into the bank statements of VBS-beneficiary and slush fund Mahuna Investments show how the life savings of the poor and vulnerable VBS-depositors, as well as municipalities around the country, were transformed into school-related expenses for Malema’s son, and were used to pay for Gucci, Louis Vuitton and tailored suits from designer Linda Makhanya, a Polokwane party venue and the EFF. Scorpio can now reveal details of how at least R5.3m in VBS loot was siphoned off to Mahuna Investments, and how the bank card linked to this account followed Malema around the country, maintaining his personal lifestyle.

In July 2018, hundreds of panicked people queued for days at the headquarters of VBS Mutual Bank in Thohoyandou, Limpopo, in an attempt to extract their money from the failed bank. For some, the flames of panic were fueled by the knowledge that their entire life’s savings were deposited at VBS. Meanwhile, during the same month in 2018, Julius Malema utilized beneficiary of VBS-loot Mahuna Investments’ bank card to spend R900,000 on Gucci and Le Coq Sportif in Sandton City (R27,094), the Durban July (R30,860), the Hampshire Hotel in Ballito (R11,560), the Polokwane party venue Mekete Lodge (R416,900), and the Nando’s in Vryburg (R149).If one VBS depositor managed to save R2,000 per month, it would have taken them more than one year to fund Malema’s Gucci and Le Coq Sportif expenses at Sandton City in just July 2018.

The R900,000 Malema spent during July 2018 from Mahuna Investments’ business account at Absa is part of Malema’s share of the loot – at least R5.3-million robbed from VBS Bank. Without calculating tax implications, the VBS-sourced millions are aboutfour times Malema’s annual salaryas a member of Parliament. CIPC documents show that Malema’s cousin, Matsobane Phaleng, is the official owner of Mahuna Investments and its banking account. However, Scorpio investigation shows that Malema used the Mahuna Investments account as his personal slush fund and alter ego. (Neither Malema nor EFF spokesman Mbuyiseni Ndlozi reacted to emailed, detailed questions sent to the EFF top management on Thursday 5 September 2019. Malema has previously denied any link to Mahuna Investments or the VBS robbery.) In his response to Scorpio’s question, Phaleng claimed that the expenses in Mahuna Investments’ bank statements are all his own, that the company is a legitimate business, and that he has done no wrong. He further denies that the account, of which he is the legal owner, is a recipient of VBS loot and says the company has paid all the relevant taxes.

 

The VBS ATM looting and the golden handshakes

Despite investing more than R1 billion in the collapsed VBS Mutual Bank, some municipal managers, chief finance officers and supply chain management managers from municipalities in Limpopo have continued to collect their monthly salaries, while others received golden handshakes worth millions. Yesterday, some of those municipalities appeared before the portfolio committee on cooperative governance, led by Faith Muthambi, outside Polokwane. The committee was baffled to learn officials had been doing business with their own municipalities, tenders were awarded to friends and relatives, and several service providers were paid for work never done. Muthambi also heard a municipal manager was given a R1 million golden handshake after he was implicated in the illegal investment of R300 million in VBS.

The DA in Limpopo, at the beginning of October, alleged that the R1 million was a hush payment over the hundreds of millions improperly invested in the now liquidated bank. Vhembe District Municipality officials allegedly authorized a R1 million payment as a “golden handshake” to Reuben Rambado, the municipality’s former municipal manager. “The DA can confirm that the municipality opted to pay Rambado, as he was threatening to expose senior officials and politicians who immensely benefited from this illegal investment.” Mariba alleged the R1 million payment was made to him, or was at the very least authorized, despite a letter that the Limpopo department of co-operative governance, human settlements and traditional affairs (COGHSTA) sent to the municipality stating that they should not consider any settlements for officials implicated in the VBS debacle, “but rather reach a logical conclusion”.

“It is clear that the ANC-led municipality has opted to disregard COGHSTA’s advice and utilised taxpayer’s money to shut Rambado’s mouth before exposing their friends and comrades who benefited from the VBS saga.” The DA said they only became aware of the alleged settlement agreement during a special council meeting, “and the DA vehemently rejected that this settlement agreement be enforced”. The Vhembe municipality last year suspended Rambado and chief financial officer Nyiko Machava over the VBS scandal, after the municipality invested the R300 million in the bank. Municipal workers were demonstrating at the time to demand the recall of executive mayor Florence Radzilani, and the suspension of the member of the mayoral committee on finance, Rudzani Ludere, among others.

At the time, it was reported that Rambado was “threatening to spill the beans” and that he would name others involved in the VBS scandal. That, however, apparently did not happen, which the DA has linked to the R1 million payment. This was not the first time Rambado has been linked to a controversial golden handshake. In 2004, it was reported that politicians in Limpopo’s then bankrupt Makhado municipality signed a secret R830,000 golden-handshake deal with him. It was reported that leaked documents indicated that all mismanagement charges against Rambado were to be dropped “in return for his silence” and to resign and leave the town, where he had been on suspension for gross misconduct and mismanagement in a bonus scandal.

What does the “elite” do?

 

The “elite” simply “ vanishes “ when their scrupulous thuggery and looting are being exposed. Eight communist ministers associated with the high era of State Capture linked  corruption- and who were either linchpins (the key to the project) or enablers (those whose silence or acquiescence played a role)  quietly “resigned “ and made sure they are gone from the public spotlight to go and enjoy their spoils of the loot in some safe haven somewhere.  They include former cadre home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba whose stint as head of public enterprises coincided with the high-water point of State Capture. So did Lynne Brown’s tenure when she was minister of public enterprises. Add to that Tina Joemat Petersen who illegally assisted Zuma stealing and selling South Africa’s oil reserves without permission.

At water affairs and sanitation, Nomvula Mokonyane presided over an administration that bankrupted the department and saw multiple instances of infrastructure capture under her watch. In addition, at the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture this former minister was also named as key to the Bosasa patronage network. Under her watch, former minister of social development Bathabile Dlamini underwrote a sweetheart deal for Cash Paymaster Services who for years ran the payments of social grants for sky-high profits.

In the final years of former  Jacob Zuma’s administration, as the effort to extract rents became more and more desperate, his personal allies such as former intelligence minister David Mahlobo, three-day former finance minister Des van Rooyen, former mineral resources minister Mosebenzi Zwane and former intelligence minister Bongani Bongo were elevated to the Cabinet. They are long gone from the Cabinet, although Mahlobo retains a role as a deputy minister. At Transnet, Eskom, SAA and Denel, there are new boards and the key characters associated with the corruption of procurement systems are gone – they include Brian Molefe, Anoj Singh and Matshela Koko at Eskom; Siyabonga Gama from Transnet; and Dan Matjila from the Public Investment Corporation. At the vital public broadcaster, the buffoon-like character and former COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng is gone and so are the enablers, the former SABC CEO Lulama Mokhobo, chairperson Mbulaheni Maguvhe as well as the former head of news, Jimi Matthews. And at Prasa, board chairperson Khanyisile Kweyama is undertaking a thorough clean-out. Former CEO Lucky Montana is gone and so is the chief engineer who had no engineering qualification, Daniel Mthimkhulu, and former head of strategy Sipho Sithole.

None of the state-owned enterprises is anywhere near a fix and almost all require national support for their balance sheets, but their distortion and dislocation has ended. The most important clean-out has been at SARS, the revenue agency where the era of Tom Moyane is over. Last week, his lieutenant and henchman reached a settlement and quit, leaving the canvas clean for SARS commissioner Edward Kieswetter to rebuild the service. At the institutions of criminal justice – the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), the SA Police Service (SAPS) and the Hawks – there are new leaders in place with Shaun Abrahams, Khomotso Phahlane and Berning Ntlemeza all put out to pasture. State Capture is defined as the repurposing of institutions to allow a takeover by patronage networks who can engineer revenue flows to their private interests. This required the criminal justice institutions to be weakened so that the system of patronage could be entrenched without investigation. This systemic distortion or corruption is, of course, not going to be fixed by removing only the figureheads, but it does start with new leadership.

Non-Functional State Owned Enterprises…..wasting the tax payer’s money to keep the laundering machines rolling

It has been a long time now that the “elite” are keeping State Owned Enterprises– or SOE’s- in running order to abuse, loot  and siphon lots of tax money to regime-affiliated companies behind the supply lines of these SOE’s- especially supplying coal to Eskom. The three biggest examples of such SOE’s are Eskom, the South African Airways– and the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). These SOE’s are in permanent financial troubles- and it appears it will never recover from their ever deepening financial woes. But there is a reason for that. The main reason is to channel millions of tax payers’ funding into these forever  “struggling” entities. The funds then are used to pay so-called “suppliers” and “maintenance” companies- which as you guessed- are companies that belong to the “brotherhood” and affiliated henchmen. Once the funds are safe in the bank accounts of these mobsters- the main culprits “on top” gets their “fair share” or “cut”  of the “loot” for “organizing” the tax money to be injected into the SOE’s. It is a money laundering racketeering  scheme from the top shelve that acts as superb ATM machines for the “elite” gang. And under no circumstance can the main culprits be identified. And when the heat is on- they simply “resign” their positions- “disappear” into the night- and a new “ board of directors” take over for the next looting session.

The fruitless and wasteful expenditure of four state-owned enterprises alone has exceeded a billion rand.  SOEs are in the worst position they have been – in five years, that’s according to the auditor general’s office. “A lot of them rely on bailouts, a lot of them rely on lenders giving them money or extending their debt. This comprises their own operations and their own financial viability, to fulfill their mandate and even to compete with entities in their sectors,” said Zolisa Zwakala, from the Auditor General’s office. The full extent of irregular, as well as wasteful expenditure at SOEs can’t be determined, this is because South African Airways is not a going concern, and has not produced financial statements. “The non-submission of annual financial statements from SAA for the past two financial years needs urgent attention. We’ve written to the board – both the current board and the one that left. There’s been correspondence to the minister to please assist,” Zwakala said.

 

The rich musical chairs game of revolving CEO’s

 

 

The SABC already had 16 new CEO’s since 1994.  The SABC’s top executives and its board’s total remuneration  average  R42.5 million per year. In the past 11 years, South African Airways (SAA)had 8 CEO’s and has paid close to R23m in separation packages to chief executives and chief financial officers who did not complete their contracts. Eskom  had 12 chief executive officers, six chairpersons, 60 directors, and 30 executives, which cost the state company a whopping R514 million. This only is THREE examples how much only the CEO’s cost the tax payer. SARS- for instance- paid out R36.9 million to its top 17 executives (permanent, acting and suspended), including commissioner David Kieswetter and former acting commissioner Mark Kingon, who served in the interim ahead of Kieswetter’s permanent appointment from 1 May. Kieswetter received total pay of R2.5 million for the seven months he served as commissioner, while Kingon was paid R3 million for his time as acting commissioner. However, the highest salary paid out at SARS was to former chief officer of governance, international relations, strategy and communications, Hlengani Mathebula, who received total pay of R4.24 million. There still is the Post Office, Transnet, PRASA, SANRAL, etc to be taken in account too where the looting is just as rife. Robbing from the poor to feed the rich is a national culture with this bunch of devious political thieves.

 

 

 

The “struggling” SOE’s: Let the good times roll on the tax payer’s cost

 

THE South African Airways:

 

 

South Africans may fork out hundreds of millions more in bailouts as SA Airlink takes on SA Express . If it stays the state will have to fork out millions more in bailouts to shore up the bankrupt domestic and regional carrier. , SA Express, if SA Airlink’s demand that the International Air Services Council withdraw its decision to grant SA Express permission to fly to Botswana, Zimbabwe and Angola is granted. Aviation experts said last week that SA Express’ turnaround strategy was entirely dependent on international routes, without which the airline was not financially viable and would need more bailouts from Treasury. SA Airlink last week sent a lawyer’s letter to the International Air Services Council demanding that it withdrew SA Express’ authorization to fly lucrative routes to Gaborone, Harare and Luanda or face court action. In the letter, Bowman Gilfillan’s Heather Manson said the decision to allow SA Express to fly to Luanda, Bulawayo and Gaborone would prejudice Airlink, the public and the international air service industry.

Manson said the decision was prejudicial because it:
  • Permits SA Express, which is not able to operate a safe and reliable international air service because it is bankrupt, to extend its current operations;
  • Allows SA Express to extend its current operations despite requiring regular bailouts from Treasury. Bailouts increase the risk of SA Express incurring greater losses and requiring additional and extended financial guarantees by the state; and
  • Risks the misuse air space which is a valuable national asset.

Manson demanded that the council rescind the decision or face court action.

Furthermore-

An investigation of what caused a Mango Boeing to nosedive during a flight between Johannesburg and Cape Town has added to SAA’s woes. It comes as the Hawks are probing widespread corruption and looting at SAA, which owns Mango. The nosedive has been blamed on a defective part in the Mango Airlines’ Boeing 737, fitted at maintenance subsidiary SAA Technical. SAA admitted this week it had been infiltrated by an international crime syndicate that had looted hundreds of millions of rands through questionable tenders, which include the supply of possibly suspect parts.

Since 2014, the syndicate is said to have targeted SAA’s procurement, maintenance, corporate and group servicing divisions’ budgets. A document in the possession of the Sunday Times reveals that aircraft parts worth R25m disappeared from SAA Technical stores while forensic investigators were finalizing their report. “The way this was conducted, it shows that there was an inside job [involving] certain members of management,” said an internal memo. SAA is in a crisis, with state enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan announcing last week that the airline will not meet its deadline to submit financial statements to parliament because of “serious financial problems” and that it was unable to be classed as a going concern.

South African Airways may have recorded a loss of more than R9-billion in the past year, if previous numbers are an accurate indication. The national carrier’s 2018 annual report has not been published, 17 months after the end of that financial year.  Between 2012 and 2017, SAA suffered a total loss of nearly R18-billion. Guy Leitch from the SA Flyer magazine said the numbers in terms of profit and loss are probably known, but the auditing process is slowing the release down.  Leitch said the approximate loss would probably be in the region of R5-billion, more than budgeted for but less than initially expected. He stated the airline’s problems were primarily operational rather than functional and need leadership with airline experience.

 

THE South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC):

After months of pleading with Treasury for a financial lifeline, the SABC will in days receive a R2.1-billion bailout, Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams announced on Friday. It’s the first tranche of R3.2-billion for the public broadcaster, which has to prove it can turn its fate around. Treasury will transfer R2.1-billion to the SABC on Monday after meeting five of eight preconditions set for the public broadcaster’s long-awaited bailout. The R2.1-billion will be followed by another payment of R1.1-billion once the SABC meets all the requirements set by the Treasury and communications department, Communications and Digital Technologies Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams announced on Friday in Tshwane.

In September, SABC CEO Madoda Mxakwe told the State Capture Commission that the organisation was technically insolvent and desperately needed the R3.2-billion it requested from Treasury after years of maladministration had led to financial chaos. The SABC recorded a R482-million loss in 2018/19, said the annual report it tabled in Parliament this week. While the loss was lower than the previous year, fruitless and wasteful expenditure increased by 63% at the public broadcaster. The five preconditions to the bailout the SABC fully met include: determining immediate cash requirements over 12-18 months; identifying revenue enhancement and cost-cutting options; investigating the cause of the financial collapse and the failure of past turnaround plans; providing an update on investigations into implicated employees; and, developing a turnaround plan to prevent further financial failure. While the SABC may be relieved by the R2.1-billion bailout, the public broadcaster has yet to deal with the fact that it owes an estimated R250-million in royalty fees, to South African musicians.

 

 

THE troublesome Eskom vacuum cleaner-

Medupi and Kusile, expected to be among the world’s biggest coal-fired stations, share the same configuration. The latter’s two towering smokestacks and six enormous boilers are visible from the main highway that runs between Johannesburg and the east coast. The utility now concedes multiple failings that led to cost overruns and delays, including inadequate planning and front-end engineering development, plus ineffective contracting strategy, execution and oversight. Contractors also performed poorly and incurred limited penalties, while strikes and demonstrations compounded the implementation woes. Turnover at the top—the company has had 11 permanent and acting chief executives since construction began—didn’t help. Steve Lennon, Eskom’s former group executive for sustainability, recalled how Medupi’s construction went awry when the utility was ordered to fast-track the process. “The project was under development and implementation at the same time, which is clearly a recipe for disaster in terms of any good practice for major project execution,” he said by email. “There was a shortage of contractor capacity given the worldwide demand for large-scale generation plant at the time. That meant that the main contractors could virtually name their price and conditions.” Eskom also assumed much of the risk of developing Medupi and Kusile when it decided to coordinate the projects, rather than appointing an outsider to oversee engineering, procurement and construction—a common practice in plant development. “The South African market at the time was not ready for a single contractor to handle the onerous risk of executing a project of this complexity and magnitude,” Eskom said in an emailed reply to questions. The company also wanted to develop skills and create jobs by bringing in small and medium-sized contractors, it said. 

Claims against Eskom

Speculation that the plants could be delayed first surfaced in 2008. While Eskom initially denied that the projects had gone off track, it was forced two years later to adjust the time lines and anticipated price. Eskom Rotek Industries, a wholly owned Eskom subsidiary, was appointed to establish the Kusile site—a process that entailed digging drains, laying pipes and doing the earthworks and terracing. Its contract was terminated early on because it was unable to deliver. That created a bottleneck for other contractors, which filed for damages. Eskom said it has paid out R14.8 billion to settle the claims, which totaled R252.9 billion, and it filed claims of its own worth R2.6 billion against companies that failed to meet their contracts. The delays and design changes reverberated throughout the program. While the manufacture of equipment continued as planned, it was left sitting in warehouses or on site with the clock ticking on warranties, according to Makgopa Tshehla, a professor at the University of South Africa and an expert on large construction project management.

Broken boilers

The biggest construction headaches were caused by the installation of deficient boilers supplied by Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Africa, according to Eskom. Talks on how to resolve the problems are ongoing, according to Jan Oberholzer, the utility’s chief operating officer. Mitsubishi Hitachi didn’t respond to questions about the defaults or the discussion of plans. In 2014, Hitachi Power Africa, an earlier iteration of the company, blamed local subcontractors for faulty welds on the Medupi boilers, but Eskom’s former finance director, Paul O’Flaherty, said the main contractors were at fault. Tshehla says Eskom’s board should ultimately bear most of the blame for failing to properly assess the projects and the related risks, and for not holding management accountable for poor performance. Oversight deficiencies were compounded by the repeated changes to Eskom’s top management and demands by politicians for them to get a move-on with the projects.

Bail out time again…

The first hint of conditions on Eskom’s R59-billion bailout emerged on Wednesday when National Treasury Director-General Dondo Mogajane briefed MPs on the Special Appropriation Bill. This came as pressure is ratcheting up on another financial front: the SABC is technically insolvent. The Eskom Special Appropriation Bill, in its 38 lines, states the troubled Eskom will get R26-billion for the 2019/20 financial year and R33-billion in the following financial year. And it says the finance minister “may impose conditions to be met by Eskom before any part of the amount is transferred…”

Such conditions under discussion include selling off Eskom Finance Company’s loan book of around R10-billion — the in-house lender focuses on Eskom employee’s home loans — and using the Special Appropriation Bill monies only to pay off debt and interest on debt. Other conditions include daily reporting on its liquidity and monthly reports signed off by the chief financial and executive officers. But such potential conditions are not yet finalized, MPs on the Standing Committee on Appropriation were told. The bottom line, however, according to National Treasury Director-General Dondo Mogajane, is grim: “We are in trouble…”

And that trouble may be worse than Parliament having to approve R59-billion extra appropriations over two years — an earlier special appropriation law in 2015 allowed government to sell its Vodacom stake to raise R23-billion for Eskom — in another bailout after February’s Budget allocated an additional R23-billion-a-year to the power utility over the next decade. MPs were bluntly told that if Eskom doesn’t raise the money it has said it would by itself or R46-billion for the 2019/20 financial year ending 31 March 2020, more demands on the already strained national purse will follow. “Failure to execute the funding plan may… require additional funding in addition to the funding provided through the Special Appropriation Bill.”

So right now the National Treasury’s unrelenting message is that everyone must pull together: Eskom cutting costs, upping maintenance and the power utility’s managers taking a salary cut. “If an executive at Eskom earns R2-million, can that executive earn R1.8-million?” asked Mogajane — and business cutting its profit margins on, for example, coal. “It can’t be business as usual when the economy isn’t doing well and tax revenues are not coming through,” Mogajane told MPs, adding later: “Eskom cannot be the same tomorrow. It has to be a different one”. Wednesday’s briefing on the Special Appropriation Bill financing of Eskom — the power utility is some R450-billion in the red, and counting — kept the director-general on his toes. Many of the MPs’ questions on Eskom governance structures, the role of its newly appointed chief restructuring officer and even the power utility’s coal contracts — “90% given to two companies… (which) are milking that poor emaciated cow hoping skin and bones will turn into milk” as ANC MP Dipuo Peters put it.   Parliament heard on Wednesday that Eskom expected to post a further loss of R20 billion next year. This came on top of the R21 billion after tax-loss that the debt-ridden power utility reported in July. That amount was ten times higher than the previous year. Eskom chairperson and acting chief executive Jabu Mabuza dropped the bombshell while briefing Parliament’s Public Enterprises Committee.

THEN short on the heels of the fund-draining SOE’s follows the rest of the ANC’s miserable state failures:

The South African Defense Force:

The South African Defense Force, once by far the strongest army on the African continent, has dissolved into near-anarchy since the introduction of black rule in 1994.

South Africa Armed Forces Day 2019.
Fewer than half of its “soldiers” are medically fit, it has an AIDS infection rate estimated at 60 percent, and its equipment is deteriorating to the point that the country has only four working tanks and eight armored cars. The decline began after the handover of power to the ANC, when members of the armed wings of both the ANC, and a smaller more radical black movement, the Pan African Congress (PAC), were incorporated into what was renamed the “South African National Defense Force (SANDF).”
Incorporation has not always been smooth. On September 16, 1999, a former PAC guerrilla inducted into the SANDF went on a rampage, killing and wounding whites at the Tempe military base in Bloemfontein. The leader of a special police investigations team reported he was “reluctantly forced to admit” that Lieutenant Sibusiso Madubela, 28, brushed aside black colleagues in order to shoot only whites, killing six officers and a civilian woman, and wounding five soldiers. Another soldier later died of his wounds.
Since then, whites have slowly been squeezed out of the army, leaving an overwhelmingly black force—with predictable consequences. A South African parliamentary subcommittee briefing on defense, held in July 2002, found that:
  • More than half of South Africa’s 76,000 soldiers were medically unfit for duty.
  • The SANDF could deploy only one operational brigade of 3,000 men.
  • Training had virtually come to a halt.
  • Equipment was in a deplorable state, with only four out of 168 Olifant tanks and eight of 242 Rooikat armored cars still operational.
  • There was not enough money to buy fuel. In the air force, funds were allocated for only 2,400 flying hours instead of the 7,200 requested, and pilots were resigning in droves. “The air force usually runs out of aviation fuel every September,” said a member of the committee that handles military matters.
  • Reduction of the armed forces from 104,000 in 1994 to the present 76,000 involved massive cash payouts that, according to committee member Hendrik Schmidt, turned the defense force into “an armed welfare department.”
  • The force was seriously top-heavy, with a ratio of one general for every 293 men, compared to one general for every 2,000 men in the United States Army.
  • More than 52 percent of the defense budget was spent on personnel, and only 0.5 percent on new equipment.
  • Seven out of every 10 deaths in the armed forces were AIDS-related. A medical specialist at a military hospital said six out of every 10 soldiers admitted to hospital tested HIV-positive, and that an AIDS infection rate of 60 percent was “feasible.”
Some details of the decline of the SANDF seem almost comical. In August 2002, Colonel T.C. Mokhosi, who commands the 1st South African Infantry Battalion, told another parliamentary subcommittee that “dental reasons” explain why only 138 of his 612 men can be deployed internationally. Presumably 77.5 percent of his men have such bad teeth they are unfit for service, but the SANDF refuses to elaborate. Col. Mokhosi also told MPs that his battalion turns in 175 sick notices a week in the winter, which prevents it from participating in certain training programs. Many of the army’s other 38,000 unfit soldiers reportedly have dental problems, too.
Generals have faked their qualifications to land plum jobs. At least two, Ernest Zwane and Petronella Mari, both from the ANC’s armed wing, were arrested in November 2002 for forging university qualifications. The year before, police arrested two other former ANC fighters, a colonel and an ex-colonel, on charges of diverting about R20 million from the SANDF demobilization fund in 2001. Upon learning of the scandal, Defense Minister Mosiuoa Lekota replied, “I remain satisfied that there is nothing we cannot deal with.”

NOW we are 17 years further down the line from that damaging 2002 report- and things do not look any better.  Financial chaos continues to dog the department of defense force amid aggressive budget cuts. In its 2018/19 annual report tabled in parliament last week, auditor-general Kimi Makwetu slapped the department with a qualified audit opinion for the second year running finding that it had incurred irregular expenditure totalling R5,13bn. The department has over the years been hit with a string of negative audit reports‚ ranging from qualified to disclaimer‚ which is the worst possible audit outcome. It is responsible for overseeing the South African National Defence Force (SANDF). The SANDF is tasked with defending SA against external military aggression and plays a role in peacekeeping missions in Africa.

The department was allocated R50bn in the 2019/2020 financial year. Its budget allocations have been declining in real terms, a situation that is not helped by rising military personnel costs and poor financial controls. According to National Treasury documents, the special defense account, which manages the acquisition and upgrading of main weapon systems and technology for the department, will be reduced by R5bn in 2021/2022. In the annual report, Makwetu said the department did not disclose capital work in progress for projects under development. Additionally, it did not correctly disclose all items relating to tangible capital assets. Certain assets that qualify to be recognized as assets were incorrectly classified as inventory.

During the 2018 financial year, the department did not maintain adequate records of the contractual information used to determine commitments, he said. This resulted in commitments being understated by an indeterminable amount. Makwetu said he was unable to determine whether any adjustment was necessary to commitments stated at R20bn. Furthermore, the department did not fully record irregular expenditure in the notes to the financial statements, as required by the Public Finance Management Act. This was due to inadequate systems to detect, record and appropriately disclose this expenditure in the financial statements. “Consequently, I was unable to determine the full extent of the irregular expenditure stated at R5,13bn … as it was impracticable to do so,” Makwetu said.

Effective and appropriate steps were not taken to prevent irregular expenditure, as required by the Public Finance Management Act and Treasury regulations, he said. The majority of the irregular expenditure disclosed was caused by compensation of employees that exceeded the approved budget without the necessary approval. Some of the quotations were accepted from prospective suppliers who did not submit a declaration on whether they are employed by the state or connected to any person employed by the state, which is prescribed to comply with Treasury regulations. Similar noncompliance was also reported in the prior year. “I was unable to obtain sufficient appropriate audit evidence in some instances that disciplinary hearings were held for confirmed cases of financial misconduct committed by officials, as required by Treasury regulations,” Makwetu said.

In the department’s annual report, defense minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said that over the past few years the department has adjusted its plans downwards in response to the declining budget. “We are forced to adopt a short-term view with an increasingly constrained value proposition to SA and its people. Due to the severity of the budget cuts we have become a funding-driven defense force instead of a mandate-driven force,” she said. “Defense can only perform to the extent that it is resourced and funded. The significant reduction in the defence allocation has resulted in an ever-decreasing ability to execute ordered defense commitments. The rate of decline has accelerated beyond our ability to control and absorb these ongoing reductions. It is time that we need to discuss, as a country, the type of a defense force we need should the decrease in our budget continue beyond where we are now.”

DENEL in shambles and financial constrains

WHEN the white government- or the so-called “apartheid” government -as the commi dregs and leftist rubble  likes to call it-  was in control- weapons manufacturer ARMSCOR was one of the leading weapons manufacturers in Africa- a leader in many new top of their class  technological inventions such as the Rooivalk attack helicopter , Kukri missile system, G5 and G6 long range mobile artillery systems, look-and-shoot helmet and many more adaptions such as changing the Mirage F111 into a superb streamlined Cheetah fighter with state-of-the-art electronics. THEN in 1994 the “liberation” boffins- the ANC got their claws on the industry- and as always- first came the NAME CHANGE (because they do not associate themselves with “apartheid” names.)  It was changed to DENEL. Well- up to today we still await “DENEL” to rival ARMSCOR in new inventions and adaptions- but all we hear- is CORRUPTION, mismanagement…and budget cuts. The only thing that apparently was changed successfully was the name. 

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DENEL- since that historical” name change” – became a failed venture like the rest of the state owned departments the ANC incompetents had their claws on.  Denel had to be bailed out by the government (like all the other failed SOE’s) last August, suffered an operating loss of R1.9 billion for the year to 31 March, it said on Friday. Denel, which makes military kit for the South African armed forces and clients in Africa, the Gulf and Europe, said its annual revenue had plunged to an all-time low of R3.76 billion due to “liquidity constraints.”  “The decline in our reputation has also had a draining impact on our financial position,” group chief executive Danie du Toit said in a statement, noting that revenue dropped by 36% over the period. The company, which is among several state-owned enterprises being kept afloat with government bailouts, said it was technically insolvent at the end of March 2019, but it was recapitalized by the government with an injection of R1.8 billion in August. The cash crunch had left it struggling to pay salaries and suppliers in recent months.

The implosion of the ANC-controlled state hospitals:

 

The Horrible reality of South African hospitals

An 84-year-old man’s treatment at the Tshwane District Hospital for dehydration left his wife shocked when she allegedly found him tied down to a hospital stretcher lying in his own excrement. Judith Roberts said she took her husband, Arnold, to the hospital on Monday, September 30. However, because of queues, her husband couldn’t be treated immediately; thus she was forced to leave him overnight. Roberts said she sent a relative to check up on him the next day, but the relative couldn’t find him in the ward where the staff said he was supposed to be.”  I was shocked when I found him the next day. Not only did I find him in a different ward, but he was tied to a hospital stretcher and his back was covered in his own faeces.”  The hospital’s chief executive Dr Naing Soe, however, denied that he was covered in feces.  “According to our records, he had an adult diaper on all the time and never passed a stool while in the hospital.” Roberts contested Soe’s account that her husband was “found undressing himself”. Soe also said that Arnold was “uncooperative and delirious” and that “he removed the drip and was on antibiotics intravenously”. “That is not true,” said Roberts. “Arnold couldn’t even hold a glass of water and he eats through a straw. He can’t walk on his own; I even wash and dress him, so how can he undress himself?”

The hospital further claimed that Arnold was tied down “for his own good”. It denied allegations that he was tied up in a room along with other patients. “When we investigated the dates and the areas where the patient was nursed, there were no other patients that were tied down. The hospital does not have any ward where patients are tied down. With the medical records, please note that Mr Roberts was confused and restless,” said Soe. “He is a soft-spoken man,” said Roberts of her husband. “Even if he wanted to argue, he can barely talk. We communicate using hand signs or I have to read his lips.” Roberts claimed that her husband was strapped so tightly with leather straps that his left arm’s mobility has been compromised. She said Arnold has also developed a large lump on his back following his return from hospital. Soe said Roberts’ husband was tied down so as to prevent an injury. “The condition of the patient warranted him to be restrained and nursed in bed with side rails raised to prevent him from falling and harming himself.”

The Silverton couple, who have been married for 29 years, vowed to never set foot in the hospital again. Roberts is also planning on taking the hospital to court. “I work at the new high court, I am in the legal industry and I am consulting with a legal adviser on how to hold the hospital accountable,” she said. The Tshwane District Hospital said that they were aware of long waiting queues, but have discussed this problem at district level. It further said it was working on a quality improvement plan to shorten waiting times at the hospital. Soe said there are several ways for patients who feel mistreated to complain. “There are unit managers or shift leaders day and night, a patient care office after hours and at night, a quality assurance coordinator during office hours. There are complaint boxes around the hospital and in strategic areas, there are photos of our senior managers with their contact numbers.”

The Investigation

Public hospitals have become a death-trap for the poor‚ says Refiloe Nt’sekhe of the Democratic Alliance. The party has produced this checklist of the top eight problems that it says require urgent intervention‚ following inspection visits to hospitals and clinics over the past month by DA provincial health spokespersons Jack Bloom MPL (Gauteng)‚ Dr Imran Keeka MPL (KwaZulu-Natal)‚ Dr Tutu Faleni MPL (North West) and Langa Bodlani MPL (Limpopo).

Here is a summary of their report:

1. Chronic staff shortages and long waiting times

All the facilities lacked staff in critical positions.

At the Bongani Hospital in the Free State‚ they found that the facility only had one nephrology Sister to attend to patients suffering from kidney diseases. This was despite health norms and standards indicating that hospitals should have nine.

While inspecting the Paediatric Ward in Taung District Hospital in North West‚ the DA found that there was no qualified resident pediatrician to treat children and that the ward is severely understaffed‚ including nurses‚ cleaning staff and cooks.

Tembisa Hospital in Gauteng only has 40% of the nurses that are required‚ they found. According to international norms and standards‚ the hospital should have at least 628 more nurses to provide proper health services to patients.

The Soweto-on-Sea Clinic in Port Elizabeth is only visited once a week for four hours by a doctor while the clinic services 3‚000 patients per month. This was mirrored in the visit to KwaZulu-Natal’s St Mary’s and RK Khan Hospitals‚ where KZN’s Health Department has vacancies of 5‚926 critical staff.

2. Equipment shortages

At the RK Khan Hospital in KZN‚ the DA found that the X-ray department still has no defibrillator despite MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo being alerted in 2014 that it was broken.

At Bongani Hospital in the Free State‚ the hospital has nine theaters but only three are operational due to ineffective equipment. The renal plant has not been operational since its inception.

3. Oncology crisis

There is not a single radiation oncologist in Limpopo or Mpumalanga.

At the RK Khan Hospital in KZN‚ waiting times for CT scans are as long as three months while the next available mammogram appointment is in 2019.

4. Shortages of consumables and medicine

While inspecting various hospitals in Nelspruit and Barberton in Mpumalanga‚ Emergency Medical Care personnel told the DA that they have resorted to buying vital medical equipment such as high blood pressure machines out of their own pockets due to the department failing to provide such equipment. In the Northern Cape at the Kimberly Hospital‚ there are shortages of basic supplies such as toilet paper. For the past two months at Maphutha Malatji Hospital in Limpopo‚ the pharmacy has not had an iron supplement drug‚ a vital medicine for pregnant women and HIV patients as well as Panado Syrup – a painkiller for children. At St Mary’s Hospital in KZN‚ doctors and nurses complained of shortages of simple and everyday disposables such as syringes‚ needles and “jelcos” which are used for intravenous access to set up drips.

5. Negligence and claims

Medical negligence claims have led to large payouts which have put a strain on the health budget. Last year‚ the Gauteng Health Department had R18.6-billion in negligence claims‚ Eastern Cape had R16.7-billion and KZN had over R9.2-billion.

6. Transport and ambulance related issues

In a Mpumalanga hospital‚ only two out of four ambulances were operational. The other two had mechanical problems. “Many of the ambulances had travelled more than 400‚000 kilometres and posed a risk to patients and medical personnel‚” the inspection team said.

7. Infrastructure/Lack of Maintenance

The Department’s Annual Report shows that out of the 44 community health centers which were to be constructed and revitalized‚ only 22 were completed‚ the DA said. Out of the eight hospitals that were supposed to be constructed or revitalized‚ only three were completed. “No maintenance has taken place at the Bongani Hospital since it was built 20 years ago. Shockingly at our visit to the Schoemansdal Clinic in Mpumalanga‚ the toilets haven’t been working for a very long time causing embarrassment to both patients and staff. The pit toilet which is currently being used leaves an unbearable stench which is aggravated by rain.”

8. Mental health crisis

Following the Life Esidemeni tragedy in Gauteng‚ government is yet again failing to stop future mental health tragedies in South Africa‚” the politicians asserted. At Tembisa Hospital‚ psychiatric patients are kept for long periods of time as there are not enough beds for them at Weskoppies Mental Hospital – they should only be at Tembisa Hospital for 72-hour observation before they are discharged or sent to a longer-term facility. While at Life Esidimeni in Limpopo; rather than increasing their budget to assist with the maintenance of the facility‚ a decision has been made to halt the funding of the non-profit and for the Limpopo Department of Social Development (DSD) to take over the management and functions of the center. Given the bad track record of the DSD in Limpopo‚ its financial constraints and record of mismanagement‚ every effort must be made to ensure that the mental health center in Shiluvana remains in the hands of Life Esidimeni. “The findings from our #HospitalHealthCheck oversight inspection campaign makes it clear that all is not well in our public health sector. Although there are financial constraints facing the Department‚ it is evident that at the heart of our failing health system is maladministration (and) poor oversight‚” said Nt’sekhe. The party offered to assist national government tackle these issues.

Negligence- the incompetent AA karma

Health services in Gauteng could be in serious threat after the bank account of the provincial department of health was attached as part of an enforcement for its failure to pay more than R500m in medical negligence. In a written reply to the DA MPL Jack Bloom, Gauteng health MEC Bandile Masuku confirmed that the bank account had been attached for 213 cases of medical negligence worth over R574m. “It is really shameful that lawyers have to attach bank accounts to get court-ordered payment for medical negligence, mostly for children brain-damaged at birth,” Bloom said. In the past the sheriff of the court used to attach furniture at the Bank of Lisbon building which last year went up in flames. Gary Austin, a lawyer at Gary Austin Inc who has worked in some of the cases against the department, said attaching furniture did not yield results. “We would come with trucks and attach computers and furniture from all the 13 floors. The problem with that is that I used to get a judgment of R20m, but from the sale of the furniture I would get R1m or R200,000.”

Austin said the law allows a creditor to take any asset which can be used to recover the debt. “Whatever money was in the account can be used to settle the debt,” he said. Medical negligence claims have troubled the Gauteng department of health for years. Between January 2017 and March 2018, the department paid R521m in medical claims on 138 cases of medical negligence. As at April last year, there were 1,597 cases before the courts totalling R22bn. The debt has compelled provincial treasury to give the health department the biggest slice of the budget for two consecutive financial years. In the past, education had been receiving the biggest slice of the budget.The Health Care sector looses R 22 BILLION each year due to corruption in the government sector alone. 

 

THIS is how the ANC build houses for their “piepol.” 

The Educational system in shambles

 

THE South African education system is structurally dysfunctional and fails to prepare learners for the work environment, the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) said earlier in parliament. “Education is in a sorry state… The present system does not address the shortage of educators in the fields of mathematics, science and technical subjects,” national party chairperson Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi said. “Many of our educational institutions have become havens of drug abuse, violence, teenage pregnancies and immoral behaviour.” kaMagwaza-Msibi was addressing a gathering of civil servants in Durban Manor. He said the country was in need of an all encompassing, “diversified education system”. “In order to achieve quality education, we must develop and nurture a highly qualified, highly motivated and adequately remunerated profession of educators.” kaMagwaza-Msibi criticised the health and security services in the province as well, saying the government failed the people. “Our government has so far failed to provide all South Africans with quality education, health care and security. I believe a lot more must be done to address inherited inequities,” he said. To achieve this, he said the IFP would consult with health care practitioners to better understand obstacles faced by patients on a daily basis, as well as communities with regards to police visibility in their areas.

BUT the ANC already destroyed the educational system way back under that misfit minister r Angie Motshekga. Even Jew race biter Nadine Gordimer once warned  the educational is in a shambles. Gordimer poured scorn on South Africa’s education system  as “a wreck” over the failure to deliver textbooks to thousands of public schools. The scandal has caused a national furor after leaving more than 5 000 rural schools without textbooks for more than six months of the academic year in a damning measure of the country’s schooling. “Our education system is a wreck. It’s a shamble. I can’t believe that three-quarters of the year have gone by and so many of our schools, especially in the rural areas, have been without textbooks,” said Gordimer on SAfm public radio news.The education department was found to have violated students’ rights to education after being taken to court and was ordered to remedy the situation.
But a probe revealed that 22% of schools in the northern Limpopo region were still without learning materials earlier this month despite a scramble by authorities to get the missing books to schools.

 

From parliament to schools lol

Posted by Sunil Behari on Tuesday, October 3, 2017

 

The Gauteng public schooling system is in shambles, with alarming incidents of violence, bullying, burglary, sexual assault and physical altercations involving learners. In light of this, pessimists have gone as far as suggesting that if things remain as they are, we’re headed for a disaster of epic proportions. And who can blame them? Recently, we were reminded of the madness that has become a norm in schools when an 18-year-old learner was shot and wounded through a classroom window at the Dowerglen High School in Ekurhuleni. While coming to terms with this incident, we woke up to the news that 23 learners were molested by a school teacher at the Valhalla Primary School. Then a second burglary in a month was reported at Kutumela-Molefe Primary School in Bronkhorstspruit. But worse was to come last week when a Grade 6 learner at the Doornpoort Primary School committed suicide after being bullied by a Grade 7 learner on social media. And as if that was not bad enough, two Lyttelton Manor Primary School learner, a boy and a girl, were caught on camera engaging in a bloody fist fight. There are many more gruesome examples to cite but the most important observation to make is that these examples clearly punctuate the greater point that many schools have become violent and unsafe. Put bluntly, schools have gone “wacko” and the provincial and national heads of departments of education have their work cut out to remedy this situation.

South Africa’s higher education system is in a shambles, according to leading academics who met to discuss transformation in the sector. An aging profession, pitiful salaries and discrimination across the board were just some of the grievances aired during a commission for academics at the two-day Stakeholder Summit on Higher Education Transformation. 
The academic profession in South Africa is fading,” said Professor Peter Vale, the Nelson Mandela chair of politics at Rhodes University. He presented his ideas on challenges facing academics, as a way to frame the ‘academic experience’ discussion at the summit, held at Cape Peninsula University of Technology. “This is a long overdue conversation.”

Under the ANC the education system has been in shambles, so gutted by corruption that even party officials are dismayed at how little students are learning, in schools so decrepit that children have plunged to their deaths in pit toilets.  In one instance the rage in Ziyanda’s town grew so intense that protesters hurled stones at a local ANC leader, who narrowly escaped by whipping out his handgun and shooting randomly into the crowd, wounding two children and roiling the community all the more. Mr. David Mabuza never came to the school or met with the parents — and for good reason, local officials contend. The dangerous conditions were a clear reflection of his control over the province, where millions of dollars for education have disappeared into a vortex of suspicious spending, shoddy public construction and brazen corruption to fuel his political ambitions, according to government records and officials in his party. But the uprising and allegations against Mr. Mabuza did not crimp his political rise. To the contrary, only a few months later, as the ANC tried to quash national outrage over misrule by its leaders, Mr. Mabuza scored his biggest triumph by far. He was picked to become second-in-command of the entire ANC gang., launching him into an even more prominent post — as South Africa’s deputy president, second only to the nation’s illegal leader.

But the nation’s poor schools are perhaps the A.N.C.’s greatest betrayal of the dreams of black South Africans — some of whom have turned to burning down schools in protest.As many South Africans pin their hopes on  Ramaphosa’s pledge for a fresh start, analysts say that much of the country is looking past an unpleasant truth: The new president owes his victory in part to corruption , scandals and money laundering. Twenty-five years into democracy, the state has failed to effect the “radical transformation” of public education as demanded by the Constitution. Across the country, the quality of basic education provided to learners still largely depends on whether a child, and his or her parents are middle class or not, live in the city or in a rural area, are black or white, male or female, or are lucky enough to live close to a school not rendered catastrophically dysfunctional because of weak leadership.It seems unthinkable that a post apartheid government would – through willful neglect, callousness or incompetence –  Yet, as a recent Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) judgment on the non-delivery of textbooks to some schools illustrates, this is exactly what has happened over the past three years in Limpopo province. As the SCA pointed out this week in its judgment in Minister of Basic Education and Others v Basic Education for All (BEFA) and Others, “basic education should be seen as a primary driver of transformation in South Africa”.

The question is a question that the ANC miserables are failing to answer. In a league table of education systems drawn up in 2015 by the OECD club of mainly rich countries, South Africa ranks 75th out of 76. In November the latest Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), a quadrennial test sat by 580,000 pupils in 57 countries, had South Africa at or near the bottom of its various rankings, though its scores had improved since 2011. Its children are behind those in poorer parts of the continent. A shocking 27% of pupils who have attended school for six years cannot read, compared with 4% in Tanzania and 19% in Zimbabwe. After five years of school about half cannot work out that 24 divided by three is eight. Only 37% of children starting school go on to pass the matriculation exam; just 4% earn a degree. 78% Of all grade 4 students cannot read for meaning- in any language! The matric pass-rate also is to say the least– dismal!  The real pass rate hovers just above 50% for the past couple of years — a far cry from the 70%-plus matric pass rate touted by the basic education ministry every year. This is according to Equal Education (EE), which on Thursday contrasted the matric pass rate with the consistently high number of pupils who fail to finish school. Over three years, EE said a “look at the throughput rate suggests that the pass rate has actually been declining and ranges between 41% and 37%”.  The Education Department’s decision to allow progressed matric learners to write their exams over two years has failed, according to a report by The Sunday Times. Of the 78,363 pupils who wrote their exams using this “opportunity”, just 6,320 passed – equating to a dismal 8% pass rate.

NOW the bungling Angie Motsega want to introduce a “plan” whereby students can exit senior education in Gr. 11 because the majority cannot pass matric.  The government’s plans to allow students to leave school at the end of Grade 9 with an “alternative set of qualifications” has stirred up a lot of controversy and got tongues wagging. Basic education minister Angie Motshekga announced the plan at the 9th Sadtu national congress held at Nasrec recently. She said the draft framework for a general education certificate was being developed at a strategic level and a field trial was scheduled for completion at the end of July 2020. “We are working on the introduction of multiple qualifications such as the General Education Certificate before the grade 12 exit qualification.”- she announced. The proposals, according to Motshekga, are part of a world-class assessment system”that involves “reliable measures of learning for every primary school”. What shall we say…OMG???

 

With all systems failing under an incompetent and corrupt “liberation” gang behind the wheel- where is the money going to  that SARS then squeeze with so many threats out of the tax payer? 

When will we see a full tax revolt as up to today SARS themselves never openly declared or submitted a full audit report to the public for investigation what SARS does with the public’s tax money and how come are our tax money being wasted by a corrupt regime? Must the management of SARS not also be summonsed to court for failure to declare THEIR tax returns too as they after all also are public servants? 

Let us scrutinize just HOW much corruption is committed by this scrupulous ANC  regime and their henchmen- we will just “touch” the proverbial ears of the hippopotamus- but you will get an idea how your tax money is shamelessly squandered and wasted/stolen at will. That same tax money Edward Kieswetter now threaten you with prosecution if you do not cough up your revenue returns will  mostly land in the pockets of devious government G-Men looters. And what about SARS themselves- What about Tom Moyane and  Mark Kingon?  Why are they still free? Moyane is still sitting at home gobbling up tax money as he still receives his salary. Corruption charges have been filed against acting SA Revenue Service (SARS) commissioner Mark Kingon by an organisation named the Anti-Poverty Forum (APF). Does Kieswetter know about them? Did he charge them to forward their tax returns as well? Did he summons those city Councillors that were responsible for this disgraceful display of plundering to submit their own tax returns as well? We wonder.  Here is but  a few examples how this current Moses regime, their “klonkies” and their “Nannies”  robs you blind in their self-made land of Canaan where the Johnny Walker flow and your tax money go- yet all these critters are still at large- still stealing your dough.:

Ekurhuleni Metro- R21 million, Buffalo City Metro tender fraud of R12m,Ekurhuleni Municipality R166 million tender fraud, Julius Malema’s cousin Tshepo Malema R63 million tender fraud, . Free State Government paying R140million for a website,  Limpopo Health’s unaccounted for R739m tender spend for 2012, ANC’s own Chancellor House, receiving yet another state tender worth billions of rands,Chancellor House, to benefit significantly from R40bn Eskom tenders, Safa president Danny Jordaan 130 million from Guptas, Senior intelligence officers could land in hot water after a parliamentary committee proposed that they be investigated for allegedly “pilfering” more than R1bn from the intelligence account,Trevor Manuel approved a R200 million salary golden handshake to Coleman Andrews of SAA, . Truckloads of evidence of corruption of Pravin Gordhan made rounds. Multi Billions missing in Treasury. Mountain of corruption in PIC. Banks he is a shareholder in.Gordhan award of a R10 million Contract in Treasury, to his own daughter Anisha Gordhan, The South African  Revenue Service’s head of legal, Refiloe Mokoena, who was at the center of granting the controversial Gupta family in a reported R420m VAT refund, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigabahas beensubpoenaedto answer why his department allowed an unpaidR67 millioninvoice owed to an information technology (IT) company undergoing liquidation to balloon to almost R800m, Controversial North West MEC for social development Hoffman Galeng must  explain why more than R600 000was spent on security at his private residence.  ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule is at the centre of a criminal investigation into the disappearance of a valuable Pierneefpainting from the premier’s office in Bloemfontein,  Ace Magashule was fingered for mismanagement amid fears that the province will be placed under administration. The Free State government’s finances are in a dire state. There are various reasons for this: the botched R250 million Vrede dairy farm project; millions of rands shelled out for demolition works for the new provincial legislature complex; and more than R100 000 in monthly rentals for the provincial treasury department, The Free State provincial health department is facing R1.5 billion worth of lawsuits for malpractice,while the education department is alleged to have recorded a bank overdraft of R800 million to help alleviate the financial crunch, Denel accumulated a staggering loss of R 1.7 milliard rands- it’s boss  Riaz Saloojee still gets a hefty bonus, Hundreds of millions of rands have been spent by Prasa on dodgy security contractsRoy Moodley implicated in deals worth over R300-million, Jacob Zumja and Tina Joemat  Petersen illegally sold off 10 million barrels of crude oil left the country, at $28 a barrel, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and the 55 000 Nigerian oil barrel sacndal,Pnuell Maduna and Thabo Mbeki and the and the oil scandal, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has been asked to clean up tender irregularities  in exess of R52 million in the SA National Defence Force , the SABC incompetent robbers when SCOPA chased them away to go and find R 4.9 BILLION they have wasted, The ANC received a R2 million election campaign donation from the bosses of VBS Mutual Bank, Nkosazana Zuma’s R 50 million AIDS scandal,  PRASA  is a cesspit of mismanagement, breached procurement rules and looting of billions of rands in taxpayers’ money, . SABC Boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng was illegally paid a R11,5-million “success” bonus,  Fraud “on an enormous scale” has been uncovered in the land reform program in which ANC government officials handed out farms and millions in grants to beneficiaries who did not qualify,  A leaked AG report reveals Tshwane’s R12bn GladAfrica contract was irregular, Ramaphosa’s son Andile paid a monthly amount of   R 300 000.00 to Cyril Ramaphosa which came out in the Bosasa scam hearings and then there is still the unanswered questions about Ramaphosa’s own dark dealings with Bidvest,  EFF R12billion Tshwane scandal resurfaces, similar to VBS, ANC bigwigs scored millions of rands from a botched broadband project for the City of Johannesburg while its costs more than doubled to nearly R1.7bn, . Public service & administration minister Ayanda Dlodlo, Deputy defense and military veterans ministerKebby Maphatsoeand former diplomatLerema Kekana were directors of the BEE partner involved,  Vhembe municipality has reportedly lost R1 billion of taxpayers’ money,  R 220 million rand for drought relief went “missing” in Kwa-Zulu Natal,  An economist has said that Jacob Zuma’s last few years in office cost the country R470 billion, . Last year, the Gauteng Health Department, managed by the ANC, had R18.6 billion in medical negligence claims, Eastern Cape hadR16.7 billion and KZN had over R9.2 billion, The ANC Department of Education in the Eastern Cape spent R 4.8 million on building 9 toilets at the Myolwa Senior Primary school in KwaNyathi village, Lusikisiki,  Wasteful expenditure in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has run into millions of rands since the ANC/EFF/UDM coalition of corruption took over the administration in August 2018, Shocking new figures show the construction of Eskom’s Medupi, Kusile and Ingula power plants prompted an orgy of looting, with 11 contractors now under investigation for stealing a staggering R139bn, The embattled Emfuleni Local Municipality in Gauteng, which has been placed under administration due to poor service delivery, must recover R60 million from a service provider which benefited from an irregular contract extension which it granted. This is according to a leaked forensic report into allegations of wasteful expenditure at the municipality, which is among the poorest in the country, during the 2017/2018 financial year. and so the sad tale of the grand looting bonanza goes on. Like we said- this is mere “snippets” of the majestic plundering offensive by the ANC and their criminal sidekicks against the Treasury.  You can read more about your so-called “government’s” total onslaught against your hard earned taxes  HERE.  

Eerily has not ONE ANC thief been arrested yet and these buggers stole BILLIONS of rands – but in contrast are they quick to jump onto other criminals like the four people who were arrested for allegedly “unduly benefiting” to the tune of R11.5m in a “massive ” Mpumalanga fraud case. Lucy Andrea du Preez, 50, John Avent, 53, Piet Albertus Meintjies, 36, and Maria Antoinette le Roux, 49, were arrested last week and appeared in court on Friday. They face charges of fraud and theft, the Hawks said in a statement. Now the media calls this R 11 million  a “massive” fraud scheme- yet we never read about the media using the same term for the State Coffer or VBS looters- which runs into billions upon billions. The Hawks were quick to pounce this four hapless criminals- but we never read about the Hawks pouncing the bulk of the State Treasury looters? Why? Are the small criminals now being arrested so the BIG criminals can loot the country into a financial implosion? Lots of hippocracy going on here one daresay.  SO– still the question lingers…why must we still  pay taxes if our money gets stolen and scandalously splashed across the board on all kinds of “Bling-Bling” ventures  at will and still SARS refuse to declare their own income and expenditure tax returns to the public for scrutiny – who factually is their employer? We demand an answer from SARS to declare their own tax returns to us. We as a public has the right to know why we still are paying taxes!  We don’t see any benefits coming to us from the taxes we pay– we are the bloody “tail-end Charlies “ AFTER the State looters had their fill! Almost 90% of our taxes goes to pay the humongous salaries of these looters. The rest simply get stolen – one way or the other. 

HoweverIF SARS was so “ transparent” as what they want to make us believe they are- then surely they would have publish a yearly audit report for all to see and to scrutinize- where every rand was channeled to. If this was a reality- then surely somebody “out there” would have picked up the little “non conformity” of SARS and the little R 420 million Gupta slip-up, The Gordan saga would have been detected- and about all this billions of rands that were “lost” due to “irregular spending.” That term “irregular spending” in any case is just another word for the Bro’s and sisters that had many late nights out in the taverns on the tax payer’s cost. Now THAT is where our problem lies- there is absolute NO transparency and NO control where all the tax payer’s money goes. SARS is like LIGHT YEARS  behind when it comes to controlling it’s “beneficiaries.” All this talk about “cleaning up” is just another pipe dream that will never materialize- it’s of “academic” value only to sooth our restless minds and empty pockets. SARS is as secret about their own spending adventures as ol’ Zuma is. Everything is but a “secret”– except my and YOUR income and expenses that is. IF SARS was near as “honest” as they claim to be- they would long ago already opened their books to the public to see and scrutinize which state department received what and how that specific department went about spending that money.

Now THAT is – how do the SABC normally say- the “right thing to do.” But because everything where the GOVERNMENT is involved is a national “secret”- all this corruption, theft, money laundering, embezzlement and “ irregular spending” became a national culture. There is NO control, NO monitoring and NO repercussions for this callous looters whatsoever. Just a lot f talk, talk, talk and empty promises. And this is going on now for what- 25 years already? SO…where is our first problem to solve if we want to bring about sanity and discipline back into the system and treat each and every tax payer the same? We start at SARS itselfKieswetter must start right there in the office next to his own- and clean up his own house first and foremost. Then he must take on the “invincibles”– the ANC top six and the members of the “polatriat”– that NEC druggies there in Lethuli-House with all their “Nyani skeletons ” – and bring down their little house of cards and crush their little ivory towers. After that he mist take on the parliament and other political party members, then provinces, the municipalities , Big corporate benefactors- and then the unions, taxi associations and immigrants such as the CHINESE , Pakistanis, and Nigerians- and drag each and every offender before a court of law- irrespective of the offender’s status quo or importance.  THEN only must he divert his attention to me and you- the regular tax payer. There’s a lot of work to be done- and the rot is 10 000.00 deep. Kieswetter must not do as all his predecessors did- just “surface skimming.” That is when all the rot breeds under the surface.

THE ANC never was a “government,”  never is- and factually never will be. Margaret Thatcher was alleged to state that anyone that think the ANC could rule a country was living in “Cuckoo-Land.” Well- sadly it appears there are literally THOUSANDS living in “Cuckoo-Land” – especially the useless greedy kleptocracy of the ANC themselves. The ANC and all their leftist commi dregs, liberal twats and misdirected supporters somehow has got this very fantasy belief that the ANC Moses’ has led them into the promised  land of Canaan- a country overflowing abundantly with Johnny Walker milk and treasury money – where there is enough for” all “  to share.
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“All” to share??? Part of this fantasy is true in that South Africa factually HAS enough resources  for all too share- IF the rats on top does not keep on looting and selling it to foreign vultures anymore.  BUT sadly the fairy-tale part is that the kleptomaniacs in the ANC  don’t share– they “plonk” a “law” here and “plonk” another one there to prevent the “all” from “sharing” the riches of the country- then goes on to steal everything for themselves. And this they are willing to “share”they sell to the British plundering invaders  and Chinese occupiers  at a low price in order to get more loans which they themselves again  pocket the lion-share off- and pay the exuberant salaries of their cronies running the SOE’s into the ground. The rest of the scraps left they allocate to procure much needed stock for their failing Heath Care, Education, Welfare grants and  so on and so on- then come to parliament and simply  declare: “ We ran out of resources!” Easy as THAT!  It is then no wonder they keep on f*cking up the Education system in order to cultivate generation upon generation of half-wits that do not even have the ability pass matric – and thus posses  no logic or common sense  to identify the culprits or ask the question why or who is   behind the country’s dilapidated and their own squalid situation- but only have enough brain cells  to vote them back into power every 5 years. Real amazing isn’t it? 

While the country speeds towards a certain financial catastrophe the vindictive mafia mob “on top” are more concerned to phase out all “whiteness”- even in retail shops’ mannequins!

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BUT HERE are the real agenda behind the communist ANC’s zest to “Kill that Boer”- in their own words!

 

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