ANC’s rocky election path; the environmental reality of prawns; and SA’s wine industry concerns

ANC’s rocky election path; the environmental reality of prawns; and SA’s wine industry concerns

ANC’s rocky, potholed road to the election, that prawn on your plate is not as ‘green’ as you think, and why South Africa’s wine industry is in a tight corner.

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  • Charles Butcher says:

    The lifespan of a “liberation” political organization is 30 years ( the norm in africa) soo we stand a chance of ACTUAL freedom if the people wake up and dump these thieves and “actually ” think before voting. The “everything for free ” party are just that a party for the executives while we pay and pay, tje ifp are just tooo tribal, the others are INSIGNIFICANT which leaves the DA as the only viable alternative sooo please vote DA.

    • Emil Scharf says:

      Part of the problem, and the reason why SA is so far behind in creating a viable, moderate alternative to the ANC, is the rediculous notion that the DA is the only alternative. A party with a white leader, white federal chairperson, white mayor in the only province it controls, and white mayors in the two metros it controls.

      So, now many of the DA’s Coloured supporters are beginning to ask the question “Where are the coloured leaders of the DA? ” and the Patriotic Alliance is gaining traction because of that. The problem the DA has in retaining black leaders is well-known.

      Results from the 2021 municipal elections and by-elections, clearly indicate that ActionSA is currently the only moderate party that could attract 20% of the votes from Soweto to predominantly white Afrikaans neighborhoods, and we would be failing SA not to give them a chance. The demographic realisties of SA would always, unfortunately, portray the DA as a party that is based on White supremacy, and it has reached its ceiling because if it.

      • Bryan Bailey says:

        I hear you, HOWEVER, when will we get away from the colour of the skin as the basis of everything? This continually perpetuates the problem of SA Inc. When will we wake up to the fact of COMPETENCE. Technically, ActionSA is DA in thought with modifications but based on the colour of their leader. We all know that SA Inc is in deep, take the “R” out of SHI(R) T and you know what we have got; under the ANC in every possible way that exists in SA Inc.
        So we as a country as a whole should be vying to get the ANC out of power and STOP basing just about everything on the COLOUR of a persons skin.
        Read the article by Prof William Gumede in today’s Sunday Times Page 14, and you get the level of FINANCIAL disaster facing SA Inc, sooner than you think.

        • Niek Joubert says:

          Well said. Meritocracy is the answer. Thus far the ANC does not seem to have competent leaders and still they are in power. Is that what Emil Scharf is pleading for?

    • Val Ruscheniko says:

      Suggest you all enrol at your local Tech for fast track Russian language lessons.

  • José Lueje says:

    While criticising the ANC, for their costly, inept & ineffectual cadre appointments. There is one we must be grateful for.
    We’ve all heard of the wonderful fruit RSA produces, and I have purchased it often in Europe. But the fruit we buy locally, is at best second grade.
    Yesterday, I bought some fantastic grapes, big, flavoursome, the skin melts in your mouth, no seeds. The perfect table grape !.
    I believe this is thanks to the incompetent cadre collapsing the local Ports, and Farmers not able to get their fruit exports moving.
    Thank you TRANSNET !.

  • Derek Van Bergen says:

    Keep up the good work you are doing, without which we will certainly never know the truth of what direction our country is going. eNCA being a propaganda machine for the ruling party.

  • Neels Pienaar says:

    30 year’s is a long time. Nearly a life time. If the ANC could not get it right in 30 year’s they will never get it right. And then our country was broken of in that time so it will never survive under the ANC. The DA must firstly get rid of Helen Zille. She does not belong there. I think Musi Mayamani can do a thing. His wife is white so he know both cultures. After 30 year’s there can no longer be a blame on “apartheid”. That is looking for excuses. Yea. The best thing for all is to go and vote. If you don’t vote you can complain about anything you don’t like.

  • I simply wish to ask this question: Since the very first democratic elections under our founding President Mandela, who is largely said today to have been a great statesman, what has been the percentage of white voters that ever voted for his party the ANC? If we can answer that question honestly then I will ask why that is the case?

    • Niek Joubert says:

      For the same reason blacks do not vote for the DA, regardless of their sterling governance as proven in the Western Cape. I hope that answers your question.

  • Politics are really a dangerous game.greedy leaders don’t just care about the supbodinates but themselves, family and friends.what is happening in my country today is very sad. ANC vs ANC is very sad.sona today loadshedding stage 6 today shows how bad these guys they use all monkey tricks to destroy each other.unfortunately there’s no one to lead this country other than the current “sabotaged” administration.i hate to talk about EFF because their greed is worse.and equally want to talk about the DA of whites who made me a third class citizen in my own country.i shudder to imagine what exactly is going to happen after this elections but my country will remain in good hands except the DA.

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