Every word you wrote is correct.Yes,about the e-tolling,indeed had the minibus taxi industry been included in this,it would have been a moot point by
now-but that is Why they gave the taxi drivers exemption-they would not Dare,can you imagine the riots and protests.
I don't think black South Africans are complacent,it is more a case of not seeing the True enemy of the people-their own government for the past 20
years.If they can only be made to understand that ousting the ANC would Never lead to a white/white dominated government again-they should seek rather
a government aimed at truely being For the people,instead of being for self-enrichment,made up of representatives of all race groups.
That is why we have to pay through our necks for good medical insurance-one cannot go to the state hospitals,its like playing russian roulette with
your very life-and my husband's salary package looks excellent on paper-before all the taxes+cost of med insurance-i will not even start on the
obscene prices of almost everything here-its like there is some secret law that says Everything HAS to be an absolute rip-off-this is definitely a
country that is best suited to tourists,when it comes to purchasing almost anything except bread+milk-just too expensive for locals.We are poor, while
on paper,my husband earns an excellent salary.
I had a black friend for a few years,she told me straight out that she+her family was actually better off under the old regime-she could afford a more
spacious house,and of course if they got sick they got top-rate medical care free or for next to nothing at the state hospitals which were excellent
in those days-and the country was a whole lot safer-not that she wanted Apartheid back,but she wants a country being run like in those days,with the
efficiency and safety for the population,only without the one ridiculous aspect,the Apartheid bit,actually having to use seperate facilities-that was
the Only thing about the old regime she did not want back,aside from that she grievously missed living in a 1st world country with personal
safety,excellent medical care,better schools for her children,lower prices,excellent infrastructure,etc etc etc.
But the ANC government will propably in a hundred years still blame the Apartheid system/the white man-as at the moment,it deflects attention away
from the fact that they were handed an exceptional 1st world country-and in 20 years THEY let it decline to a 3rd world country.
How long is it gonna take them to get their act together???????????????????????????????????????????
Instead of blaming something decades in the past,for their own greed,corruption,ineptitude and mismanagement?
Having said all that,the way things are going,i am still grateful to be here,i still believe in that we,the people,CAN work together and to the
benefit of all-but we are being impeded by a government that would waste billions on unnecessary sheet,steal and be corrupt,and instead of fixing
what's wrong,blame the long dead Apartheid system.We need a government that will see that they need the whites too,we have an enormous storehouse of
collective knowledge,experience+specialised skills-it is a pool only the most petty,idiotic and blind would not avail themselves of-it is also a
WASTE,and a waste of formidable aid in getting our country running smoothly.I,being white,can of course not say anything,none of us can,because then
we are being RACIST,that beloved and hardworking old race card.Ja wel...
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