New ‘per­spec­tive’

Finweek English Edition - - LETTERS -

I RE­SPOND to CJ Marnewick’s letter (31 March) head­lined “Per­spec­tive on Share­max saga”. Can the writer of this letter be the same CJ Marnewick who stated in a letter in your 5 Au­gust 2010 is­sue: “Mr Edi­tor, your mag­a­zine now looks like the back page of a Sun­day rag” and “In­vestors are at all times pro­tected by own­er­ship of the dif­fer­ent prop­er­ties”? How can he now claim “a breach of faith” and “That’s some­thing no­body could have fore­seen”?

Finweek has been warn­ing for a long time and an ad­viser ob­vi­ously has a con­flict of in­ter­est in the mat­ter in terms of at­tempt­ing to re­tain com­mis­sions. sup­pos­edly not sub­mit­ted my tax re­turns. That was rich, as I’d per­son­ally sub­mit­ted my re­turns to the tax of­fice in Rand­burg, not wish­ing to in­cur the risk of a post­man not do­ing his job prop­erly.

Not a huge amount, one might say, but out of all pro­por­tion to the ir­ri­ta­tion and in­con­ve­nience im­posed by such of­fi­cial cock-ups. And, I’ve been told – this time all too plau­si­bly – any ob­jec­tion based on the true facts will sim­ply be dis­missed.

I be­lieve Sars has been com­plain­ing about be­ing strapped for cash. It could save plenty by get­ting rid of the bum­bling fools who can’t be both­ered to open mail when it’s de­liv­ered to their doorstep. But I reckon that’s about as likely as Ja­cob Zuma com­mit­ting him­self to monogamy. disas­ter that could rea­son­ably be ex­pected at any plant. Put aside the lies we hear in the me­dia, which is con­trolled by the same ca­bal, and study how rel­a­tively lit­tle harm has been caused. Don’t talk about Ch­er­nobyl. No nu­clear plants will be any­thing like Ch­er­nobyl to­day.

Then com­pare that to plane crashes, car ac­ci­dents, sui­cides, cig­a­rettes, oil spills – you name it – and tell me: should we have cheap nu­clear power? YES! No other op­tions are com­pa­ra­ble.

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