Tag Archives: South Africa

59 days before WC2010 and SAMWU demands a 15% wage hike

With an event such as World Cup 2010, a nation would be pulling together to show the world what they´re all about. Finally, the world can see what South Africans are really like. Apartheid sufferers? I think not. Usurpers? Definately!

Just hope those visiting South Africa don´t get robbed, stabbed, hijacked, shot, raped, gang-raped, broom-stick impaled, hacked, or even bound in used tires and burnt alive.

Are you visiting South Africa? Pack mace, a shotgun, and bring your police-trained rottweiler along for the ride.

Just saying it as it is

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Vuvuzela Trumpets

vuvuThis Confed Cup is arguably the best held to date with powerhouses Italy, Spain and Brazil putting on strong performances – yes, I’m being sarcastic. If there’s team that is playing with heart, that team is Egypt. The pharoahs are taking the Cup seriously and really showing the world why they are African Champions. If they win, it’ll be great for Africa.

Now, I believe Fifa took on the King Fahd Cup because it saw the championship as a means of testing the structure of the nation to hold the next World Cup. South Africa has put on a good show so far despite some stadiums being a bit empty. There’s an explanation for that: at $100,00 a ticket, and games being held during working hours(the first match only), how the hell does FIFA expect to have fans on the stands? Idiots! Although this issue does bother, it is easily over looked the minute your ear drums start aching to the unceasing buzz echoing from the stands: the vuvuzela trumpets. The sound is annoying! That’s why the walls of Jericho fell! The people of Jericho broke the walls down on themselves to escape the blaring! Death was the sweeter option. Now, as for those South African fans, they are ALL LUNGS! Don’t they realize the commotion they’re creating? I’m fully aware that it is the country’s soccer culture, but it has to be done away with! Nobody will buy a ticket to have some guy blow the crap out of a vuvuzela throughout the match!

The players and the media have already taken note of this and I believe FIFA will have to come to a decision of whether to ban the ogrish trumpet or not. If nothing is done, the 2010 World Cup is bound to be marred by the ghastly vuvuzela.

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Joel Santana the man?

joelI really don’t want to be harsh here against South African coach Joel Santana, but I cannot sit back and not shed my thoughts on SAFA’s decision in contracting him.

There is no doubt that he is talented, and can put together a team to win tournaments: he has shown this in Brazil. But glory in Samba land doesn’t guarantee success elsewhere and I see two factors that keep Joel from making SA football worthy of watching.

First: South Africa has no players! All respect to Pienaar and the boys, but there was no renewing of the team after the Dr. Kumalo/Bartlett/Fish etc generation called it a day. They, SAFA, probably thought a fresh batch of players would just pop out of fertile mother Africa. Did anyone see them water the ground atleast? Or were they too busy counting the cash in their own pockets?

Second: This one is Joel’s own Achilles Heel – language. Even though South Africa is a country of eleven official languages, Santana speaks none. Ok, he tries to scrape some English out, but how can you get respect if you don’t know how to communicate? Remember Scolari in Chelsea? No English? No job!

SAFA should have tried Guus Hiddink or SA’s own Clive Barker: the former speaks English and has freakin’ wide experience, and the latter knows what SA clubs have to offer in terms of players.

I just hope Bafana-Bafana make it through to the second round or they will have No-fan-a No-fan-a.

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Trust in the ANC?

tThere’s nothing more vomit inducing than having to read sh*t like this. According to ANC deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe, they only want trustworthy people to be part of their political affiliation. Oh yes, and they want Jacob Zuma for President. Trooly honest, hey?

ANC was built on truth and it lives by the truth.

There should be some kind of penalty for politicians that go out publicly claiming to be honest, concerned with the good of society. Come election year, and we’re blown aback by this tidal wave of crap: corrupt people promising this and that, but the only promise they keep is that of filling their own pockets.

If voters had common sense, no ballot would be folded. Trustworthy, my friends, is just a word found in a dictionary.

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SA’s highest petrol hike to date

There’s one thing that needs no Viagra to go up in South Africa, and that is petrol. At it’s highest yet, at just under R10,00 ( around US$1,27), South Africans have to tighten their belts and discover ways of dribbling this “disaster”. The country doesn’t sport of any decent  transport infrastructure, and the projects for World Cup 2010 won’t suffice when complete – if completed. And to tell citizens to take up walking is unheard of once everything is far from everything else. It’s not like you can go around the corner for bread!  It’s South Africa! We need to drive around the corner for bread!

This shame is being attributed to a weakened rand and high crude oil prices. If you ask me, it all stinks. With mass media nowadays, corporations can manipulate all they want and profit more – see where I’m getting at? The government you voted for is the government that is doing everything it can to get hold of your pennies.

But it’s moments like these that humour has got to come in and quieten the spirits of those who are paying sun-filled Caribbean vacations for the stinking rich. I got this one by e-mail. It says it all:

Company cars for the New South Africa

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