Mboweni ‘not oblivious’ to South Africa’s shrinking tax base, as emigration numbers rise

Gozado

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For those who are not leaving [yet], what can be done to improve education, for example. Obviously it'd be the right thing to find ways to fix the corruption and to use the funds allocated in the budget wisely, yes. That's a political matter, though, and one can only try to give voters information, and hope that they will also vote for someone more likely to clean things up.

Besides voting, however, what can be done? If the literate and those competent in maths could or would spend some time volunteering at schools, or at home-work clubs for children, or teaching less-educated work colleagues how to support their children doing homework, would this help? Seriously, there are many people of all race, in South Africa who are frustrated and disappointed at the progress (far too slow) and the decline (far too fast) in education and in other state services, and who yearn for things to get better and would probably be prepared to make a practical contribution, if only they knew how and were and what.
 

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For those who are not leaving [yet], what can be done to improve education, for example. Obviously it'd be the right thing to find ways to fix the corruption and to use the funds allocated in the budget wisely, yes. That's a political matter, though, and one can only try to give voters information, and hope that they will also vote for someone more likely to clean things up.

Besides voting, however, what can be done? If the literate and those competent in maths could or would spend some time volunteering at schools, or at home-work clubs for children, or teaching less-educated work colleagues how to support their children doing homework, would this help? Seriously, there are many people of all race, in South Africa who are frustrated and disappointed at the progress (far too slow) and the decline (far too fast) in education and in other state services, and who yearn for things to get better and would probably be prepared to make a practical contribution, if only they knew how and were and what.
I couldn't agree more.
 

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For those who are not leaving [yet], what can be done to improve education, for example. Obviously it'd be the right thing to find ways to fix the corruption and to use the funds allocated in the budget wisely, yes. That's a political matter, though, and one can only try to give voters information, and hope that they will also vote for someone more likely to clean things up.

Besides voting, however, what can be done? If the literate and those competent in maths could or would spend some time volunteering at schools, or at home-work clubs for children, or teaching less-educated work colleagues how to support their children doing homework, would this help? Seriously, there are many people of all race, in South Africa who are frustrated and disappointed at the progress (far too slow) and the decline (far too fast) in education and in other state services, and who yearn for things to get better and would probably be prepared to make a practical contribution, if only they knew how and were and what.
You would need to start with the problems that do not interest government. Maybe someone is interested in feeding the almost one million children in KZN that are malnourished. Unless they get nourishment they will turn into another generation with zombie IQ that will vote EFF. Then do the same in every other province. Education is worthless without brain development. It is admittedly not flashy for headlines like matric dances or shampoo but it is imperative.
 

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What concerns me about Tito's white people statement is that he's not being completely 100% intellectually impartial. I would have thought the position of minister of finance couldn't espouse such delinquencies.

Global macro economic systems to my understanding have scant sympathies for personal feelings.

Gearing down to pegging it about 'white issues' I find worrysome.

Complaining about white people won't strengthen the Rand or solve the current global 200mm wafer shortages.
Blaming whites makes people (voters) look at whiteys as the boogey man, while the ANC continues fcking up. It's in the ANC handbook page 1, line 1.Blame whitey.

As you will see old Tito will throw whitey/apartheid etc in his speech.. even though they have been running he country for 26 years... FREELY. Its his own comrades who sold the country to the Guptas, and corruption.
 

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You would need to start with the problems that do not interest government. Maybe someone is interested in feeding the almost one million children in KZN that are malnourished. Unless they get nourishment they will turn into another generation with zombie IQ that will vote EFF. Then do the same in every other province. Education is worthless without brain development. It is admittedly not flashy for headlines like matric dances or shampoo but it is imperative.

I have some vague peripheral experience with a few projects that have tried to do these sorts of good things.

The government does care about feeding schemes as an example, so there are some valid regulations and redtape that get thrown up which hamper them significantly at times (some of the redtape etc is entirely valid from a food safety etc point of view), but one of the other things that obviously happens is that these schemes get targeted by criminal elements looking for an easy score, or the infrastructure they leave behind to enable the feeding scheme gets looted/destroyed.

In saying that, there are many schemes out there (not just in KZN) that do sterling work in helping to feed malnourished children despite all the hurdles they face and they keep doing it week in and week out.
 

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How is spending tax on "job creation" magically creating jobs?

Extracting market value to bury it in debt isn't helping anyone. It's a net destroyer of jobs. But let's keep playing pretend.
 

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Okay, wait, he also scolded those destroying public infrastructure and made it clear to be addressed.

Yes it will be addressed by means of ordinary citizens taking ownership of public infrastructure.

I think the vandals and crooks already think this way, so much so they break it off piece by piece and sell it off to new owners. :ROFL: :ROFL:
 
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