The Running Commentary


Law Enforcement must take back the roads from the taxi drivers!

Simply put I feel that there is a collective lack of will to bring basic law and order to our streets

Widen the deficit or Increase Taxes or maybe a bit of both?

One of the answers maybe be a bit of both. I would suggest that the government is going to look to increase the company tax rates and then run with a larger deficit. Why do I say this…..

What has happened to the 500 000 jobs JZ?

While the economists are saying that signs are improving the real economy is in your pocket. As long as you feel the pinch times are tough.


No “Jump to the left”

What we do know is that under prudent financial management, sometimes you have to make unpopular decisions….

SAPS bosses enjoy the finer things

It seems that the SAPS leadership has moved away from the left – far away!

Democracy reigns…

This post is a little late, but I have been waiting for the “right time”. On 11 December 2008 I put a post together that was entitled ANC will lose two-thirds majority. While many people agreed with me then, as we approached the day, many started to change their minds. I must say that I…

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Just voted…

I was reminded this morning what a privilege it is for us to vote. We – my wife and and I plus our children (too young to vote yet) had the added bonus of not having to wait in a massive queue. It was great to see our fellow South Africans coming out to vote,…

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My vote on Wednesday

Many of the people that read my blog and interact with me on a daily basis ask me “Who are you going to vote for in the upcoming election”  I have a stock answer which is “my vote is my secret” It certainly can be no secret to anyone though that I do not vote…

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ANC require two-thirds to deliver service????

So I picked up the article below from the Mail and Guardian and Zackie Achmat, it is long but I think worth the read. I do not agree with the conclusion and can only assume that Zackie is saying that despite the non-delivery the ANC is the only party that can deliver for the majority…

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Undecided about which party to vote for???

I heard about this site a day or so ago. Vote 2009  While this can in no way be your only avenue for deciding on who you should vote for it does help to provide some insight. Effectively the site has been built around 14 “key” questions that the developer sees as major issues in…

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