Protest

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - COMMENT -

Shame on the Cape Ar­gus for plac­ing Lili on front page, sies.

Have De Lille and the coun­cil­lors be­come a Privy Coun­cil, privy to ru­mours un­known to the or­di­nary?

It’s ap­palling that the mayor makes the ef­fort to stop peo­ple from the town­ships march­ing and protest­ing in Cape Town. They went to court for an in­ter­dict to stop them from com­ing to the CBD. But she does not in­ter­dict them for il­le­gal protest­ing in the town­ships. This is what this city and prov­ince thinks of the town­ship dwellers – they can suf­fer but not on the rich peo­ple’s doorsteps.

The dis­il­lu­sion­ment a large num­ber of peo­ple must feel to­day, af­ter the end of apartheid, must be ac­knowl­edged. Ap­point an ar­bi­tra­tor be­tween the city and the pro­test­ers to come up with a so­lu­tion. In­volve busi­ness and academia to de­velop Project Ser­vice De­liv­ery. Then stop the use­less con­fer­ences and meet­ings. Ac­tions speak louder than words.

The East­ern Cape ex-res­i­dents have never had it so good in the Cape. Their an­tics are purely po­lit­i­cally mo­ti­vated. They may fool oth­ers in the coun­try, not us Capeto­ni­ans.

Tony must be try­ing his damnedest to earn his 30 pieces of sil­ver.

The ANC has a nerve. Af­ter ship­ping half the pop­u­la­tion of the East­ern Cape to the Western Cape, they de­mand that the Western Cape gov­ern­ment sup­ply them with houses, jobs, schools, hos­pi­tals and roads. And all this to swell the num­ber of ANC vot­ers.

Tutu, of course, had to have his nose in the busi­ness again, con­grat­u­lat­ing the city ter­ror­ists for hav­ing failed to cause more havoc.

Sport

We beat the Pak­istan team with a young team, and then we bring the old one back and lose at home. There must be a moral in the story in there some­where. Let me give you a tip: Even the ex-best all-rounder in the world should know when to call it a day.

When are the Proteas go­ing to learn to ef­fec­tively play against spin bowlers? Un­less they use their feet to get to the pitch of the ball in­stead of re­main­ing an­chored at the crease they will fall prey to re­ally or­di­nary spin­ners like Afridi and Hafeez.

The only rea­son the All Blacks won the World Cup is be­cause it was handed to them, and even then they were lucky in the fi­nal.

Hunt­ing

Mat­field, Bakkies and oth­ers, you have tar­nished your names for­ever and the an­i­mal-lov­ing pub­lic will al­ways view you neg­a­tively.

Those rugby play­ers ex­posed as hunters now surely must have wounded egos.

I guess Fourie and Mat­field thought by shoot­ing a ze­bra they would earn ex­tra stripes.

You have to­tally lost the plot. Would you eat lion, ele­phant, croc­o­dile or ze­bra at your next braai? Please don’t talk such to­tal rub­bish.

Ma­tric

Preg­nant teenager: in this day and age fall­ing preg­nant so young is pure stu­pid­ity. Did you not learn any­thing at school? Good luck with sleep­less nights, med­i­cal bills, nap­pies, end of your so­cial life. A baby isn’t a doll to play with. It’s a life that you are far too young to han­dle.

Well done Shamegah. You go girl! Look­ing for­ward to read­ing about your exam re­sults.

Pol­i­tics

Po­lit­i­cal elec­tion­eer­ing has al­ready started, judg­ing by all the pro­grammes on SABC with ANC pro­pa­ganda and brain­wash­ing.

If Zuma is not im­peached the ANC will fade into his­tory sooner than it would have oth­er­wise.

Other

How times have changed: you do a crazy rain dance around the of­fice when you ac­cess sup­pos­edly bud­get air­lines Mango or Ku­l­ula and find a seat to Joburg for un­der R1 000.

What hap­pened to de­cent Satur­day night films? We’re be­ing fed re­peats. Is it be­cause we can’t af­ford “cable” as we’re poor? No more Dis­ney, please.

Woolworths, Spar, Pick n Pay and Check­ers, please put lo­gos on your foods that are safe for di­a­bet­ics, like they do in Is­rael.

My 90-year-old fa­ther had his gov­ern­ment pen­sion stopped. My mother died last year af­ter years in frail care and they de­cided be­cause he no longer had that ex­pense he was bet­ter off fi­nan­cially. Now he is too well off to get a mil­i­tary pen­sion or a dis­abil­ity pen­sion (he is al­most blind).

Is there a rea­son why so many singers grab their crotches on stage, the lat­est be­ing Justin Bieber? Maybe it’s fleas, a rash or ding-a-ling caught in his zip­per?

Here’s a name for the next male fra­grance – “Radovan” – a fra­grance that’s dan­ger­ously fas­ci­nat­ing and a prod­uct that’s bound to be a big hit.

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