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    Name changes for streets and areas in South Africa can improve service delivery: ANC

    The only thing in that article that mentions any explanation for service delivery is about naming new things. No explanation is provided for how renaming things improves service delivery. I mean come on. It obviously doesn't.
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    Juju Turns 40: EFF Shares Snippet into Malema's Birthday Celebration

    Dude looks good for 40. Good for him.
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    5.8% of the population is paying about 92% of all personal tax

    Basic food stuffs are VAT exempt. The poorest of the poor won't be giving 24% of it to the government. Far less. Not saying I necessarily agree with the idea, but let's not misrepresent it.
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    We won't be blackmailed by "greedy" SAA pilots – Government

    hmmm. Good point. The way it's phrased in the quote is even more confusing. It makes it sound like not all of pilots at SAA are part of the union.
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    We won't be blackmailed by "greedy" SAA pilots – Government

    It makes perfect sense to me that pilots are paid more than the average staff member at SAA. By that same logic I'd expect doctors to make up a greater percentage of the salary bill at a hospitals relative to the average staff member. They're a higher skill job with a greater level of...
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    Revealed: 6,500 migrant workers have died in Qatar as it gears up for World Cup

    yea have to agree that considering this, the number of deaths for the Qatar construction seems orders of magnitude out from what one would expect. Can't say I'm surprised. Qatar doesn't have the best track record when it comes to respecting the dignity of other human beings. When places like...
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    Revealed: 6,500 migrant workers have died in Qatar as it gears up for World Cup

    and if that's the case that's an unacceptable death. Those in charge should be catering for this.
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    Revealed: 6,500 migrant workers have died in Qatar as it gears up for World Cup

    Here's one I found after literally 10seconds of Google: https://www.pressreader.com/south-africa/the-mercury-south-africa/20090218/281565171661260 It happens dude. Massive construction projects like this are dangerous. I'm sure the infrastructure projects also aren't just limited to stadiums...
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    Revealed: 6,500 migrant workers have died in Qatar as it gears up for World Cup

    Suppose how concerning this is depends on what the usual death rate is on massive infrastructure projects like this in the rest of the world. These jobs are dangerous. People do die while performing them.
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    Massive drop in TV licence payments as SABC pushes for new ways to collect

    I'll go to pirating. On principle I'm not paying a TV license ever. Any service that attempts to make me do so will be ended.
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    It is official, Port Elizabeth has a new name — Gqeberha

    I never really lived through Apartheid, but I can easily accept the innocent kids thing considering how messed up it was. In history classes we learnt about dudes dying in police custody and having the cause of death written down as stuff like "fell against the chair". Insanely brutal. I'd be...
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    It is official, Port Elizabeth has a new name — Gqeberha

    When politicians make these sort of largely cosmetic decisions that cost hundreds of millions of Rands they should be required to meet with the destitute communities in their cities and tell them which social projects need to be scrapped in order to afford the name change. Imagine how many...
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    New bill aims to make it easier to do business in South Africa

    does the Bill make the ANC illegal?
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    Mboweni ‘not oblivious’ to South Africa’s shrinking tax base, as emigration numbers rise

    You're delusional. It's not just white South Africans emigrating. People aren't leaving because they aren't loyal or because their roots aren't here. They're leaving because this country has been destroyed by the poor economic practices of the current government. My family for example have...
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