Jacob Zuma SONA speech - Internet, telecoms create wealth

Allin

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A 37,000 kilometres of fibre-optic cable has been laid by the private and public sectors in the past five years
1. How many km of fibre was laid by the public sector?
2. How many of his "friends" daughters were laid by Showerhead?
 
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President Jacob Zuma delivered his State of the Nation Address (SONA) today (13 February 2014), in which he highlighted that [highlight]“wealth is created through the Internet or telecommunication”[/highlight].
In SA, really? And there I was thinking that wealth in SA was created by corruption and BBBBBEEEEE tenderpreneurshipping.

I eagerly await king Zumatello's next Nkandla fundraiser campaign which will take the form of 419 scam emails.

Unless, wait for it, king Zumatello is erm "reading", in the "speech" that someone else wrote, in a seriously huge font size, with no more than 3 words, per A4 page, about Gordhan's nefarious plan, to get his VAT on, with everyone's digital parts.
 
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Of all the things they pick...telecoms & internet?

Building a successful country around that would require at a minimum a school system that isn't a disgrace.

I think I know what he means though. That $10 wordpress template some enterprising tenderpreneur sold for millions to gov...now thats "wealth creation" of the kind our gov specializes in.
 

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with JZ no surprises.... he loves to say what he thinks people want to hear.
but alas... he knows what to do, he has the power to do, but unfortunately thats where it somehow goes vrot... something keeps getting in the way of the doing :(
a great leader doesnt have to know it all, or do all the good work himself, but ffs... surround yourself with good people, who can do it, and want to do it, and give them the power to do it.
 

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And a few days ago, there was a Captain Obvious article in the papers about how current school leavers have zero real world experience (coding, IT etc) and can't find work.
If you can't get your broken edukashin department to work or deliver textbooks to the kids, then just how are the majority going to learn the basics, let alone technology related stuffs, Mr rev4Life?
 

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wealth is created through the Internet or telecommunication
He should have continued with "...and Nkandla is how I'd redistribute it."
 

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Of all the things they pick...telecoms & internet?

Building a successful country around that would require at a minimum a school system that isn't a disgrace.

I think I know what he means though. That $10 wordpress template some enterprising tenderpreneur sold for millions to gov...now thats "wealth creation" of the kind our gov specializes in.
To be fair, the template did cost a whopping $40

Joking aside, I agree with you the schooling system needs drastic improval before young people will be able to use the Internet to uplift themselves.
 

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He sounds like he is downloading his speach as he is reading it. haha. with all that money invested in telecoms you think he will have a faster downloads. :D
 

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if there's one thing JZ and all of government can learn from Madiba : good education, more than anything else, is the key to a better life for all.... if you only fix one dept, thats where to put good resources into
 

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dunno about you guys, but I switched to the live broadcast of the speech and recall only a few minutes of monotony ... then i woke up, evidently the speech knocked me the f.. out

i swear i was wide awake, not intoxicated, and planning to listen for even a flicker of hope despite my skepticism of this speech, but i'll be damned if any sleeping pill can compete with zumatello!
 

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Here's the thing:

If the Internet and Telecoms were that important to the Nation, why have we had incompetent fckwits like Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri, Siphiwe Nyanda and Dinah Pule given the portfolio to muck about with as they like to reward them for political support?

If Zuma thought that the department was so inconsequential that he could feel justified in handing it over to greedy imbeciles like Pule, why on earth has he now changed his mind?

It's bloody lip-service, that's all. He says it because everybody keeps telling him it's so, but he doesn't really believe that it's true because he incapable of understanding it.

And that is the crux to me; how can someone who has risen to the highest public office in the land without a formal education place anything but the smallest token value on education and science.
 

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This is where things are headed.
They saw the backlash that tolling the highways caused.
The next step is taxes on internet and telecoms... All part of the plan to make it as difficult as possible to stay online, and thus unaware of what goes on. Another step to covering their tracks too.
 
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