Excerpt from NEWS 24 of 12/05/2017 Cape Town – SABC CEO James
Aguma shocked on Wednesday by telling parliament the SABC wants the
Broadcasting Act changed to include more viewing devices so that more people
need a SABC TV licence, for instance for computers, cellphones and tablets.Aguma, SABC executives and the
SABC’s new interim board appeared before parliament’s portfolio committee on
communications to brief members of parliament about the latest situation at the
crisis-riddled public broadcaster and its revised corporate plan.He said the SABC is budgeting
for lower revenue from SABC TV licences this year, but that the SABC wants to
see changes made to the Broadcasting Act to make it mandatory for people to pay
a TV licence for more devices they view content on.Currently people are required
to pay a TV licence for a device that can receive a TV signal. As
video-on-demand (VOD), digital broadcasting and video content channelled
through other device however grows, millions more South A…
More than 7000 white farmers have been killed in South Africa from 1994. to April 2017. If one considers that we have a total of about 30 000 white farmers left, this figure really becomes significant. (23% of the white farming community) Latest update April 2017 >7000
We, the white city dwellers may feel reasonably safe at the moment, after all, it is the farmers they are after. The question remains, who will be next?
Once all the farms have been re-distributed, your suburban dwelling may be the target of choice.
Do not become complacent, do not distance yourself from these atrocities as you may become the next victim.
The Jewish people in Europe also thought that they were fairly safe from harm, quite a large portion of the Jewish community in Europe were considered affluent and this may have contributed to their perception that they were isolated and buffered from the impending violence.
ENTER Adolph Hitler, Hater of Jews. It is known that he felt that the Jewish people robbed t…
Judging by the reaction of almost the entire populace of
this beleaguered country it is quite clear that Z1 has been weighed and found
too heavy, heavy and bloated by the amount of loot skimmed, not only from the top
but from the middle and bottom layers as well.
Perturbing is the number of supporters who, unless they are
all brain dead, can certainly not align themselves with a person that clearly
has no values, no conscience and no empathy for anyone but himself.
One can only conclude that the loyalty originates from some
other source i.e. fear of being exposed as the following who lightened the
burden of Z1 somewhat.
It cannot be the character, looks, mathematical abilities or
any other positive traits that keeps these cronies from jumping ship.
Now would be a good time to pack and go because later would
reveal the true reasons(s) for staying on board.
Once this guy is relieved of his position he will not remain
in this country but would probably go into voluntary exile – to th…
Saw this apparently arrogant individual rise through the
ranks and reach the pinnacle of the American Dream – President of the USA
Throughout his campaign he was honest about his feelings
towards the section of the population that he deemed undesirable. The bleeding
hearts objected vehemently to no avail.
This guy was the first American in years that spoke out loud
what almost all the Americans were thinking, but were too scared to voice in
fear of being labelled racist or something. Being politically correct having
become the norm instead of tackling the real problem(s)
If any American is honest enough to say out loud what almost
the entire population of the USA were too scared of saying, he deserves to be
It is a breath of fresh air to have an honest person (not
perfect at all, but mostly honest), with enough money to exclude him from being
It is also the first guy in many years with a real business background and
skills to take the job of Managing Directo…
All time high temperatures measured in many towns and cities - Is it a once - of occurrence or will it happen again? This is only the seventh day of our official Summer. Are we going to wait another year or ten to find out or are we going to act now. We did measure some extraordinary high temperatures last year as well but it seems that the events are not isolated anymore this year.
Extreme weather has become the norm over the last decade and the increase of the number of incidents over the last two years seem to be logarithmic.
What I do know for certain is that it is becoming impossible to sleep without at least a fan blowing at full blast directly onto one's body.
The minimum temperature measured in our bedroom on 07/12/2015 was 27 …
At last - Zuma's reign nearing it's end. It took the populace twenty two years to realize that a country can not be ruled by a nincompoop. Political jargon and renaming of streets, towns and cities does very little in providing work, education, medical services and the like which are the things that actually matter.
A city called by any other name will soon smell of excrement if the sewers are left to their own device, if garbage collection is done at the whim of the Municipal workers Unions and if streets are used as urinals as per the squatter syndrome. If the urge strikes, squat and void the old bladder and bowels.
I the old days, when people still had some values, they would at least look for a bush to hide behind, not anymore. I saw a woman taking a crap on the sidewalk, in front of everybody and just walking off as if nothing has happened. A taxi pulled over in front of me and five or six of the occupants, male and female just did their thing - no problem.
The country i…
Distracted Driving AASA sent out a newsletter regarding this topic yesterday
(12/05/2016). I believe that those who subscribe to this publication are
already concerned about the death rate on our roads and should not be the
We have a well-developed broadcasting system that could –
and should be utilised to graphically bring this message to the attention of as
many citizens as possible.
I have on many occasions experienced the result of the
distractions caused by texting, applying make-up and general inattention of
fellow drivers. People seem to forget that they are often travelling at 120 Km
per hour or 33 meters per second or more.
It simply means that if you look
down for 1 second, you will be 33 meters further along when you look up
To text one word or read one sentence will often take in excess of 5
That will place you 150 meters or the length of one and a half
football fields further down the road. Should someone in front of you apply
brakes it …
Kan nie glo dat ons alreeds besig is met Februarie 2016 nie.
Dit is veronderstel om die maand van die Geelperskereen te
wees i.e. twee weke van reenweer wat lei tot sowat 100mm neerslag in totaal. Ek
praat nou van die dae voor Valentine se sekskapades in hierdie land besing is. Een of ander persoon het gesien dat dit n geleentheid gaan
wees om baie blomme, klere (vir die baldanse, dit is nou die Afrikaans vir "Ballroom dancing" - dink ek)) en sjokolade te verkoop. Ek weet net dat ek nie sommer sal deelneem nie - klink of dit dalk kan seer wees. Dollar is koning. My oupa, hy was omtrent so ses en tagtig toe die ding nou so
posgevat het dat hy ook daarvan kennis geneem het, het dit Vaaltuin-se-dag
genoem. Niks van Valentine nie, die
soort van naam is eintlik deur kulkunstenaars gebruik wat so eenmaal per jaar
die kinders (en hulle ouers) se geld by n skooloptrede gevat het. Die ouens het teelepels gebuig en geselekteerde lede in die
gehoor se horlosies laat staan. Maar terug by Va…
Decided on Sunday, 24 January 2016 to fast for a few days, just to detox and mainly to show my body that I will not allow it to dictate when and what I must eat.
Today is day four (nearing it's end) and I feel extremely good.
The first day was difficult but after that it actually became quite easy.
(I structure my life around the principal of doing the right thing(s) right for the right reason(s)
I was 7 Kg overweight on Sunday, I am now only 3 kg overweight and I expect to reach my target (ideal weight for my age and body type) of 87 Kg by Sunday 31/01/2016.
Quick-Quick and relatively painless.
I have fasted before but only for 3 or 4 days in succession. It helps to rectify the battle of wills between body and soul but not really to allow the stomach to shrink in order that one can feel satisfied without having to eat too much.
A certain advantage is the return of the body's ability to process sugar(s) After a three day fast one will experience a rush of energy if you indulge…
For the poor individuals who are
genetically inclined to become obese. Nine out of
ten times the problem is not inherited, it is taught. I have so
often witnessed parents (at restaurants) tell their children to eat up,
otherwise they will not be given sweets afterwards. Poor kids, they are already
stuffed to the gills, they are forced to eat whatever is on their plates and
afterwards they forcefeed themselves
with sweets in order to get some joy from the meal. Two hours
later, they feel nauseous and have to be given medication to stop the nausea.
It only postpones the inevitable – what should have been an afternoon barf
becomes a two-o-clock-in-the-morning session, bedding full of something
resembling a pizza that ended up in the dishwasher. Poor kid
gets whacked for eating too many sweets and stinking up the entire house with
barfodour – the sticky smell with the same retention qualities in the atmosphere as in the poor individuals mouth. You can
brush your teeth ten times afterwards and …
For the first time in decades, Crude (Brent) is below $30 per barrel. If you are residing in a country where your currency is worth more than the paper it is printed on, this is great news.
The ZAR was worth more than the USD when I was a youngster. we paid ZAR 0.82 for a USD and prior to the sanctions and the '71 oil price crisis Ford and GM products were more abundant than VW beetles. We paid approximately R2.00 for a British Pound. You could buy a Benz for less than a Chevvy or a Ford.
Even after the oil fiasco during the seventies, we still had the strongest currency in Africa. The infrastructure was better developed than most European countries and Nothing in Africa could touch us.
This state was maintained until 1994.
Now we have to multiply the USD price by 17 to get the Rand value and the British Pound by 23 - the slide is so rapid that one has to check the exchange rate at the time of purchase, or else you may be underpaying for your import with the resulting inconvenienc…
As members of the class - Mammalia, we are required to eat every day, more or less. This, being the life sustaining prerequisite of our race has been turned into a (normally) enjoyable ritual where family and sometimes friends gather to consume food and beverages.
We often forget that we are also spiritual beings and that the spiritual also requires sustenance, albeit of a different kind.
The foods that influence our spiritual wellness are not sourced from the physical world and selection of the sustenance that will keep the spiritual being alive is a crucial factor - infinitely more important than the meat and veggies that we often select with great care from the shops.
Experiment with different spiritual foods - negativity for instance - if you constantly allow this nutrient to enter your spiritual realm, you will become negative, not maybe, not sometimes but every time, without fail.
This is also true for hatred, avarice etc. - we know the negatives.
As Omnivorous beasts, we consume almost anything - some with a preference for meat, others leaning towards the veggies.
What remains true is that excess consumption, be it vegetable matter or meat will lead to obesity.
I have studied family members and friends (and my own eating habits) over the past forty years or so and there is only one conclusion; If you eat in moderation, you will not become obese, regardless of you preferences (except of course the obvious high sugar, high cal foodstuffs and beverages).
People often blame their blood group, glandular dysfunction and many other excuses crop up - bull es h one tee.
Look at photographs of the people in concentration camps during WW2, the camps during the Anglo Boer war, and photographs of those unfortunate individuals in famine struck regions - not one fat person, sorry OBESE person in sight.
What could be the mystery? Lack of excess nutrition maybe?
The groups mentioned certainly contained individuals with glandular problems and a…
Wrote the appended post at the end of 2013 - since then we have experienced load shedding, Nkandla, Zuma reading numerical figures in excess of three digits, Zuma explaining to us that Africa is the biggest continent on the planet and that all the other continents will fit into Africa - no problem, Zuma getting married to wifey no 21, Zuma wanting to purchase a four billion dollar plane.
What immediately comes to mind is the dubious ability of this person to govern as President with obvious defective schooling, at least as far as Geography and numerical literacy are concerned.
What does emerge is that he may be innocent of the R 250 000 000.00 spent on Nkandla (he was most probably unable to comprehend the figures that were presented to him for his approval and signature.
More incomprehensible may be the astronomical number of zeroes after the four required for the jetliner. Zeroes after all means zip, nothing, nada, no value - regardless of the number that precedes the string of nada…