SA now has more unemployed people than those getting a paycheque

umamankandla

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There is a saying that goes something to effect "The more things change, the more they stay the same" ... :(
Mind fu©k with the saying: "The only constant is change"

So change is always there and thus everything will stay the same. 1 = -1
 

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Now the money will run out faster than ever, I do have a paycheck anymore and really I do not want one, as it Just fuels the endless theft.
 

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I'm not condoning their actions but I can partly understand where they might be coming from.

When you are so ridiculously busy it becomes very hard to give a price on everything everyone asks for.

Only takes a minute to send an email saying you're busy and will respond next week, next month .....
 

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The fact is that the sheeple accept this.
They accept that unemployment due to weak economy has nothing to do with poor governance.
They dont see that FDI isnt going to happen while we have poor power supply, shidty labor laws, AA and BBBEE. , high corporate tax, port delays, strike seasons, business disruptions because of tw@ts like the EFF.

Despite the lack of jobs - which government cant magically produce, but can make the economy conducive to job growth ...... despite this, the zombie nation will vote ANC again and again, because ................. well.........
 

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The fact is that the sheeple accept this.
They accept that unemployment due to weak economy has nothing to do with poor governance.
They dont see that FDI isnt going to happen while we have poor power supply, shidty labor laws, AA and BBBEE. , high corporate tax, port delays, strike seasons, business disruptions because of tw@ts like the EFF.

Despite the lack of jobs - which government cant magically produce, but can make the economy conducive to job growth ...... despite this, the zombie nation will vote ANC again and again, because ................. well.........

Because Zombies do what Zombies do, over and over ...
 

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Given the effects of the CCP virus, it is natural that people lose their jobs and unemployment numbers reach all-time highs; not just South Africa (many of these articles make one think the issues experienced in ZAF are limited to ZAF).

A tax hike will definitely happen; if not next year then the following year. That, or an additional "recovery" tax that wealthy people must pay. In an international context, one of the party leaders in Canada spoke of introducing an additional tax, payable by wealthy people who grew their finances in the midst of the plague. That notion will probably become a reality in many countries around the globe. In a local context, It will be heart-breaking to see a tax increase - we already pay a lot in terms of income tax. I do recall seeing an infographic that South Africa is among the highest taxed countries on the African continent (if we not 2nd, then we are 3rd or 4th).
 

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SA now has more unemployed people than those getting a paycheque

There are now more unemployed people in South Africa than people who get a paycheque every month.
Only now? It has been years where we had the scenario where the taxpayers are supporting what 80% of the country?

e.g.
The vast majority of taxpayers comprises of +- 1.5% of the population. We're concerned, but meaningless in terms of votes.

See - http://www.rollingalpha.com/2015/10/22/but-who-pays-south-africas-tax/
and
http://www.rollingalpha.com/2015/10/23/how-south-african-indirect-taxes-are-paid/

53 million population.
Of that 13% pay taxes (6.89 million)
Of those taxpayers, 13% again pay tax (the other's don't pay anything meaningful or have income < threshold values).

13% of 6.89 million is 895,700 actual tax payers.

from
 

elf_lord_ZC5

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Given the effects of the CCP virus, it is natural that people lose their jobs and unemployment numbers reach all-time highs; not just South Africa (many of these articles make one think the issues experienced in ZAF are limited to ZAF).

A tax hike will definitely happen; if not next year then the following year. That, or an additional "recovery" tax that wealthy people must pay. In an international context, one of the party leaders in Canada spoke of introducing an additional tax, payable by wealthy people who grew their finances in the midst of the plague. That notion will probably become a reality in many countries around the globe. In a local context, It will be heart-breaking to see a tax increase - we already pay a lot in terms of income tax. I do recall seeing an infographic that South Africa is among the highest taxed countries on the African continent (if we not 2nd, then we are 3rd or 4th).

15-20 percent of the population supports the remainder - ridiculous.
 

umamankandla

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You want a complex solution when Singapore already have a very simple one. You see, the ANC are making the majority just smart enough so that the majority are able to read just how great the ANC *say* the ANC is. Not smart enough so that the majority can realise its just exactly that, empty words.

In Singapore they resolved health and poverty through education. The smart students of the upper grades teaching the younger grade students. Now, Singapore, in a short 50 years of freedom became the richest county per capita in the world.
 

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When you are so ridiculously busy, then times aren't tough.

Times are tough for incompetent people.
You want a complex solution when Singapore already have a very simple one. You see, the ANC are making the majority just smart enough so that the majority are able to read just how great the ANC *say* the ANC is. Not smart enough so that the majority can realise its just exactly that, empty words.

In Singapore they resolved health and poverty through education. The smart students of the upper grades teaching the younger grade students. Now, Singapore, in a short 50 years of freedom became the richest county per capita in the world.

Too much logic here for the 30 percenters
 

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Propaganda != fact.

The virus is not responsible for our economic disaster. We were in junk status before this. The completely unnecessary and destructive lockdown just finished what was left.
My point is a simple one. Job shed has been accelerated by the global crisis and such job shed is not limited to South Africa. A number of countries, including the "1st world nations", have also seen rises in their unemployment numbers due to the CCP virus - though the extent at which jobs were shed isn't as bad as ZAF, they still weren't immune to the effects of the CCP virus.

People were already in junk status before the exported virus came to our shores; they had expensive cars, car loans, massive debts and little to no savings and investments, which would have been useful in the event their employer caves in.
 

elf_lord_ZC5

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Please. Please quit with this BS

The virus has fark all to do with the economic fallout from our species' knee-jerk reaction to it.

Problem with the "Every one else is doing it, so we must do the same" attitude ... , ah well
 
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