- Feb 26, 2011
You people tell me when you have fully organized yourselves, I will lead you since I am obviously more experienced in protests, I don't trust you to do it right.
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I think you walked straight into that one.Oh... I thought it was blindingly obvious that I'm taking the piss out of you... Clearly not, I suppose I will have to be a bit less subtle next time.
There wasn't really a point other than taking the piss out of you pretty much... Sovereign citizen bollocks and all...I think you walked straight into that one.
Getting back on point, when someone claims to have the best interest of his community at heart and yet does everything in his power to relieve individuals, in that community, of individual responsibility for the decisions they make.... well, as they used to teach us as kids, just say no. Somewhere along the line they got mixed up in the wrong crowd. Do your best to keep your distance.
But you can do so. There's a whole planet out there. I'm sure you can find some corner somewhere to set up your own little fiefdom. You can even have your free for all market.The elephant in the room, here, is the absence of the freedom to withdraw one's association.
If it were legal to do this, then it wouldn't matter if the elected opted to ignore good advice.
I can see value in legal action, because South Africa does have law designed to keep the government in check.South Africans seem to struggle to organize themselves...
The lockdown is pretty much universally unsupported but there is no unification of the different groups.
You realize the irony of that statement, if all 192 governments say they are equally open to self-determination i.e. closed.But you can do so. There's a whole planet out there. I'm sure you can find some corner somewhere to set up your own little fiefdom. You can even have your free for all market.
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize put his finger on an inherent contradiction in South Africa’s Covid-19 lockdown strategy – while the World Health Organisation criteria tie together any easing of lockdown with slowing infection rates, in South Africa, this comes just as numbers of Covid-19 cases are on the up.
“We’ve actually had to move on and reopen [the economy]… The reason for it is because there’s a problem, a crisis of hunger, income, economic recession and social distress,” Mkhize told the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) on Tuesday.
Earlier in the same briefing, Co-operative Governance Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma also put front and centre the economy and livelihoods.
“With the closing of business, we have seen how the livelihoods are being undermined. And that’s why we have the reopening…”
Then you've got one minister saying one thing and another coming on changing it. There needs to be clear concise things mentioned. Though after 9 weeks this thing should end now, we did it way to early and when places like Italy are opening up, you know we cannot remain locked down forever.Trust levels in the government were low before the epidemic, they must be rock bottom by now:
Trust makes things easier for the state, makes collaboration possible, and ensures a unity of effort. The less, however, that people think the state cares about them, the less likely they are to abide by its rules.www.dailymaverick.co.za
South Africans trust the president and approve of his leadership; however, this trust has slightly declined over the past four weeks.
Adherence to lockdown regulations are high, yet many people are breaking the regulations which put South Africans at risk of increased infection.
Personal responsibility is high as most people agree that they should take responsibility for their own health and well being as opposed to relying on government.
In terms of employment, 43% of people are temporarily not working due to the lockdown. Businesses are struggling to support employees, and many are facing retrenchments or salary reductions.
Only 37% of respondents have enough money for the next few weeks, while 89% of respondents are economically red-zoned at this point and require immediate economic release.
The need for food parcels remains high and is seen as the most important way in which government can assist vulnerable communities, while only 10% indicate that they have received food parcels from government.
Nearly 50% of respondents noted that vulnerable people in their community had not received food parcels.