Watch it, Eishkom’s com­ing to blow out your can­dles

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You want fur­ther proof that Malema is an avowed racist? When asked for his com­ment about Shamila Ba­tohi’s ap­point­ment, the first thing he said was that she be­longed to the In­dian ca­bal of the for­mer UDF. Note the con­no­ta­tion of the word “ca­bal”. This man will drive SA into a race war! | Vi­jay

Shamila Ba­tohi hearti­est con­grat­u­la­tions on your out­stand­ing achieve­ment! We are all so proud of you. | Tanusta Jainarain

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Ms Ba­tohi on be­ing ap­pointed NDPP. I am cer­tain that she will ac­quit her­self with merit and that she will do her job without fear or favour. But, will Malema be pleased? Af­ter all, she is of In­dian ori­gin and we all know about Malema’s dis­like of peo­ple of In­dian ori­gin. He pub­licly spat venom against South African In­di­ans. His re­cent tirade against Mr Gordhan also con­firms his dis­like for peo­ple of In­dian ori­gin.

Nearly every sin­gle gov­ern­ment de­part­ment in our coun­try is in a sham­bles. It is a dis­grace. From hos­pi­tals, mor­tu­ar­ies, Sars, elec­tric­ity, SA Air­ways, broad­cast, li­cens­ing to se­cu­rity, there is a prob­lem, and you read on so­cial me­dia that the par­ties are go­ing to fix racism. For good­ness’ sake, fix the coun­try!

LOAD SHED­DING

Load shed­ding is a man-made prob­lem. I have never met any­one who is not up­set about it. The peo­ple in charge of Eishkom don’t give a damn as long as they get their salary and make ex­cuses.

By al­low­ing/ac­knowl­edg­ing/ en­cour­ag­ing “black­outs” sev­eral times a day, the gov­ern­ment is shoot­ing it­self in the foot hor­ri­bly from a cash point of view. I have my own busi­ness that gen­er­ates vat, in­come tax... So, when we have these planned “black­outs”, all ac­tiv­ity stops, thus pre­vent­ing us do­ing any busi­ness so we can’t pay over vat or in­come tax gen­er­ated by our busi­ness. By the way… “black­outs” is not racist as it is a term used world­wide… so don’t go there, those who are tempted!! | Parks

Eskom warns pub­lic to be care­ful of stage 5 load shed­ding. This is the stage where Eskom comes to your house and blows out the can­dles.

ODDS AND ENDS

With the ar­rest of lit­tle Miguel Louw’s killer a sigh of re­lief, mor­tu­ary work­ers strik­ing caus­ing de­spair for fam­i­lies af­fected, then the load shed­ding in full ac­tion caus­ing may­hem to res­i­dents and on roads, but pos­i­tiv­ity ahead as we are fi­nally out of a re­ces­sion at the end of 2018. It’s been a long year. Drive safely and take care on the roads and wher­ever you may be. Bless­ings and happy, peace­ful hol­i­days. | Shameema Omar

CEO Mike Barnes takes out a huge ad­vert an­nounc­ing that “the SA Post Of­fice has caught up with pro­cess­ing the back­log of do­mes­tic mail items”. Re­ally? Haven’t yet re­ceived the pol­icy an in­surer posted to me six weeks ago, on Oc­to­ber 24.

For those who still refuse to be­lieve in evo­lu­tion, stick around as the name of our planet changes, due to exc­reta build-up all over, clog­ging rivers, oceans, top­ping moun­tains and forests. From “earth” to “death” (of clean space), then “stealth” (watch what you step on) and fi­nally... | Ese

SAPS quick and ef­fi­cient to ar­rest un­reg­is­tered car guards, but can’t do much about ar­rest­ing cor­rupt of­fi­cials...

| JAC­QUES NAUDE African News Agency (ANA)

THE ap­point­ment of Shamila Ba­tohi as the new Na­tional Pros­e­cut­ing Au­thor­ity (NPA) head has been wel­comed.

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