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Joburg is a giant pothole

Blunders with Paul Theron from Vestact



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  • Chris Shearar says:

    I love your comments and take on things Paul! So to the point.

  • Scott Gordon says:

    Lots of moans and groans , hear them all the time ! On and on and on !
    Yet not one single plan or idea of how to change things , zip, nada , zilch !
    So the crooks keep feeding at the trough and never get fired .
    I have mooted one idea several times in various fora .
    Maybe I should take to twitter ?
    Given the underwhelming response so far am not expecting much !
    Some have correctly commented that all those in government service are employees of the tax and ratepayers .
    Not paying tax is almost unavoidable .
    Paying rates are !
    As you correctly mention ‘Johannesburg Ratepayers’ who begrudgingly cough up the $$$ on a monthly basis .
    So, imagine , if say all the Jhb Ratepayers formed their own ‘group ‘ , which could lead to a Gauteng ratepayers group .
    Say 500k and more ratepayers work as one ?
    Month A , instead of paying the rates , you load up with enough electricity for 2-3 months ?
    Month A payday has passed .
    Month B , again no rates paid !
    A gaping hole appears in the council trough !
    Oh dear , what can they do ? And how long will it take ? Given how long it takes to fix a pot hole ?
    Month C just sees more ‘non ratepayers ‘ joining in .
    Now the trough is empty and broken !
    By now its hitting the pockets of our ’employees’ , both good and useless .
    ‘You are required to pay rates ‘ quid pro quo, we expect delivery of services and a clean audit by the AG !
    ‘Ag shame , what about the subsidised poor ‘ , they are in the same boat . How is service delivery working for them ?
    With clean , efficient councils , slowly the mis spent billions will filter back into their communities .
    I have only one voice , multiply that a few million times 🙂
    Hopefully in time to be registered as a new party , contesting local elections .
    by the time nationals come back ? Non racial group takes control !
    Would have no need to pay consultants , they will work ‘pro bono ‘ as a group 🙂 In their own interest 🙂
    Even Status Quo changed over the years , one of my likes after seeing them live late 60s .
    The past is done and dusted .
    Only the CCP is currently changing history .
    A ‘better life for all ‘ is only a better life for a few !
    are their enough to ‘Carpe Diem’ in time ?
    Sadly , most of the masses , taxpayers or not are seriously apathetic about the ‘status quo’ .
    Motivate them and run the country !
    Soon South Africa , much later the world 🙂
    I do not seek financial gains , a small pension and med aid will be fine .
    No blue light brigade ! I prefer to drive myself !
    Who else better to be the head honcho ? Than the guy that came up with the idea ?
    President for life , not for me , 4 years is enough .
    By then it could have spread globally 🙂
    Nobel ‘ Peace Prize ‘ ?
    Elected ‘President of Earth ‘ 2026 ? ish .
    Clearly , someone has to do something , Earth is not in a great place .
    Ex Unitate Vires !
    🙂 Normal ‘Copyright ‘ rules apply 🙂
    As a ‘ collective’ (ANC talk)

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