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    Default Construction van falls into 'Gautrain hole'

    Construction van falls into 'Gautrain hole'

    I mean, again? Honestly, WTF?

    Can we do nothing right in this country? Could you imagine if the road collapsed while they built new sections of the Tube in London?
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    Yes, but remember our workers are exploited, over-worked and under-paid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timgaul View Post
    Construction van falls into 'Gautrain hole'

    I mean, again? Honestly, WTF?

    Can we do nothing right in this country? Could you imagine if the road collapsed while they built new sections of the Tube in London?
    You know it's a Spanish company doing the digging, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by timgaul View Post
    Construction van falls into 'Gautrain hole'

    I mean, again? Honestly, WTF?

    Can we do nothing right in this country? Could you imagine if the road collapsed while they built new sections of the Tube in London?
    Funny you should mention that...
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    Tim do you think these kinds of thing only happen in this country?

    Go look up bridges collapsing during peak hour traffic in other countries and then lets talk about how poor SA is. Why is when something like this happens in this country people take the view that it can only happen in africa lol, it happens all over the world even in 1st world countries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by killadoob View Post
    Tim do you think these kinds of thing only happen in this country?

    Go look up bridges collapsing during peak hour traffic in other countries and then lets talk about how poor SA is. Why is when something like this happens in this country people take the view that it can only happen in africa lol, it happens all over the world even in 1st world countries.
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    It's easy to blame the "Africa" mentality when something goes wrong, and it's getting old.

    There have been a few bridges that have collapsed in the USA in very recent times, but you will never hear anyone say "only in the USA."
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    No wonder I didn't go study civil engineering... make 2mil this year, get sued 3mil the next
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    Quote Originally Posted by killadoob View Post
    Tim do you think these kinds of thing only happen in this country?

    Go look up bridges collapsing during peak hour traffic in other countries and then lets talk about how poor SA is. Why is when something like this happens in this country people take the view that it can only happen in africa lol, it happens all over the world even in 1st world countries.
    Yes, but killadoob, this was the second time on the same road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genetic View Post
    +1

    It's easy to blame the "Africa" mentality when something goes wrong, and it's getting old.

    There have been a few bridges that have collapsed in the USA in very recent times, but you will never hear anyone say "only in the USA."
    Er... actually that's quite a common expression.
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    Quote Originally Posted by genetic View Post
    +1

    It's easy to blame the "Africa" mentality when something goes wrong, and it's getting old.

    There have been a few bridges that have collapsed in the USA in very recent times, but you will never hear anyone say "only in the USA."
    And when the road collapses for the fifteenth time? Oh, but I remember a bridge that once collapsed in the USA in the 1960s. So it makes it all alright.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Claymore View Post
    Funny you should mention that...
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    So has the construction company been fined R9mil for endangering peoples lives? Hell no, that will just cut into the bribes trust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garyvdh View Post
    Yes, but remember our workers are exploited, over-worked and under-paid.
    So it would appear:

    Workers in South Africa are just about as lazy as workers in Germany, Brazil, France...workers. They waste nearly half less time at work than those in the other countries, showed...every working year (or 1.7 days of every work week) doing things which do not deliver
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    Quote Originally Posted by timgaul View Post
    So it would appear:
    um, I was being sarcastic... as if that was their excuse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timgaul View Post
    Yes, but killadoob, this was the second time on the same road.

    "Fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again."
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