Joburg on the brink of massive disaster as illegal miners set off explosives at will

Ockie

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They don't run the city anymore and therefor cant steal from it's coffers....so why would they care? Because of the people maybe? Yeah.....right.
 

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Unfortunately, the ANC cannot run the country. They do not have the experience, the skills, the education or even the knowledge. This is a looming danger for this country, one we cannot escape. I still say the ANC should never have come into power. They should have stayed an opposition party and let the management of the country to more experienced people.
 

Radioboy

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This is what's gonna happen.

The city would explode. People will die. A commission of enquiry will start with some old fart heading it. It will cost millions and government would be found negligent, and then nothing much would come from it.

We've seen this before. Arms deal, Marikana, Life Isidemeni...
 

R13...

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They don't run the city anymore and therefor cant steal from it's coffers....so why would they care? Because of the people maybe? Yeah.....right.
Did they look like they cared when they ran the city? They run Ekurhuleni and there have been mass murders there related to illegal mining which remain unresolved.
 

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Unfortunately, the ANC cannot run the country. They do not have the experience, the skills, the education or even the knowledge. This is a looming danger for this country, one we cannot escape. I still say the ANC should never have come into power. They should have stayed an opposition party and let the management of the country to more experienced people.
Like who? The IFP?
 

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Like who? The IFP?
No, the old NP.

Majority votes would have seen the ANC as official opposition. Losing majority votes should have stripped the ANC from this position. I think with the old NP at the helm of the table and the ANC as opposition, there may have been a chance of both rectifying the past and possibly growing the economy at an enormous rate. None of the parties that came after that would have been in a position to run the country and make a success of it.
 
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If the government is not willing to deal with this issue it's up to the people to exterminate the problem. This is the deal we make with government.
 

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No, the old NP.

Majority votes would have seen the ANC as official opposition. Losing majority votes should have stripped the ANC from this position. I think with the old NP at the helm of the table and the ANC as opposition, there may have been a chance of both rectifying the past and possibly growing the economy at an enormous rate. None of the parties that came after that would have been in a position to run the country and make a success of it.
How would having majority votes make them the opposition? :unsure:

If the government is not willing to deal with this issue it's up to the people to exterminate the problem. This is the deal we make with government.
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There is also the risk of parts of the city collapsing due to the network of tunnels being made by the miners.

A 140km stretch of tunnels runs underneath areas such as the M1 highway and FNB Stadium.
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How would having majority votes make them the opposition? :unsure:
That should have formed part of "The Agreement" with the ANC prior to the 1994 elections. That is how a majority vote would have made them official opposition, but that would have been for the better of the country too.
 
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