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    More South Africans will likely quit their jobs and emigrate in the coming months: expert

    In South Africa we suffer excessively from boiled frog syndrome. We normalise and rationalise violence and incompetence. The recent riots show how fragile our security truly is. I hate that my home is a gilded cage of barbed wire and electric fences. All I want is to be able to walk down any...
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    Most South Africans Don’t Want Covid Shot, Many Rely on Prayer

    Hundreds of millions of people have taken the vaccines. Antivaxers will just keep shifting the goalposts in support of their pathological paranoia.
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    Can banks seize personal assets?

    Everything can be attached except tools of trade.
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    Solidarity wins battle for information in review application on Cuban engineers

    My guess is that the Cubans have made "donations" to the ANC and this is how repayment is being made.
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    Israel committing crimes of apartheid and persecution- Human Rights Watch

    Where did I say I support Palestinian armed conflict? It is possible to criticise Israel without supporting violence by Palestinians.
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    Israel committing crimes of apartheid and persecution- Human Rights Watch

    Israel chooses to respond disproportionately. I hate to use religious analogies but instead of an eye for an eye it can turn the other cheek. It has all the resources to be the adult in the room and to adopt a measured and thoughtful approach.
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    Israel committing crimes of apartheid and persecution- Human Rights Watch

    Iran has been chanting “death to America” for decades now and is nowhere close to achieving it. They hold a similar view about Israel. If Israel has withstood repeated threats from Iran, I doubt they face any existential threats from some angry Palestinians. But even if there is a real threat...
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    Israel committing crimes of apartheid and persecution- Human Rights Watch

    There has never been a functional independent state called Palestine. At most there is a modern idea of Palestinian statehood. It’s a proto-state that could still become real.
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    Israel committing crimes of apartheid and persecution- Human Rights Watch

    The belligerence is well known, but Israel keeps falling into the trap of using a disproportionate military response, which reinforces the idea that the Palestinians are victims. Israel deploys their military and treats the West Bank and Gaza as if they are enemy states, but then refuses to...
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    Israel committing crimes of apartheid and persecution- Human Rights Watch

    There are some countries which recognise Gaza and the Westbank as part of a larger part of a state of Palestine, but whatever you want to call them they are entirely dependent on Israel for there existence. They are essentially parts of Israel. The Israeli government should treat the people of...
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    Israel committing crimes of apartheid and persecution- Human Rights Watch

    I don't know what this has to do with the independence of Palestine.
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    Israel committing crimes of apartheid and persecution- Human Rights Watch

    None of them were ever truly independent.
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    Israel committing crimes of apartheid and persecution- Human Rights Watch

    Palestine is independent in the same way that the Transkei and Bophuthatswana were independent.
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    Thick column of black smoke - Midrand

    Apparently a factory fire in Wynberg area.
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    Donations tax... it's ridiculous

    The Income Tax Act is absurdly complex. It is replete with contradictions and exceptions. Don't try to game the system. Tens of thousands have come before you with similar ideas. If you are caught, you could be saddled with 200% understatement penalties. The tax you are trying to avoid now is...
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    Traffic fine - non-admission of guilt - no summons? Any lawyers around?

    https://www.westerncape.gov.za/general-publication/paying-traffic-fines-western-cape https://www.jp-sa.org/sec57cpa/ (Summonses & written notices issued under the Criminal Procedure Act) The second link seems to suggest that a summons can be served at an e-Natis address.
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    Traffic fine - non-admission of guilt - no summons? Any lawyers around?

    That SMS makes no sense. You need to ask them for a copy of the original fine because it might incorporate a notice to appear (aka summons) into the fine. If this is the case, then your options are to (1) appear in court on that date or (2) sign the admission of guilt and pay the fine. If the...
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    Do good restaurants marinade steak before flame-grilling or pan-searing?

    Lots of butter, garlic, thyme and rosemary at the end.
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