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.