Korrupsie, moord, martelings en bloedgeld – alles deel van misdadigers se bestaansreg. Hoe lonend het misdaad vir die regering (en hul finansiers geword. 15% bo-en-behalwe word reeds heelwat normale belastings gehef. Dis hoekom hulle alles met uitspattige “dinner parties” kan vier, terwyl ander uitgewis word – moorde word ontken. Iets wat hul in hul magsposisies oordra is om alles te ontken. They all living in denial.
Question: “What is the influence of crime on the S.A. Govt?”
Answer: Crime generates millions and millions of Rand’s for the SA Government
Here are the facts….
Take just one million home owners in Gauteng who pay for “armed crime reaction” (not crime prevention) where private security companies react AFTER the crime has taken place – no wonder they never make any arrests!
This service costs on average R250 p.m. Therefore 1,000,000 x R240.00 x 12 months x 15% VAT, generates R403 million in tax revenue for the SA Govt!
A car thief steals a R500,000 car and receives between R10,000 and R30,000 for his deed. The car owner is paid out by insurance and then purchases another similar vehicle, on which he pays 15% VAT of approx R70,000 as a direct result of crime. Who profited the most? The thief or the SA Govt?
We must begin with a mechanism whereby the SA Govt is forced to reconsider this unconstitutional and immoral practice of profiting from crime!
All South Africans should demand that all payments related to protection of life and property should be VAT free and Tax deductible!
This principle should also apply to replacement of stolen property as well as estate duty. If a person dies as a result of crime we should also demand that estate duty not be paid. How much do you think the SA Govt. has made out of estate duty from the murders of 1300 South African farmers?
The S.A. Govt likes to compare us to overseas. Well overseas your safety and security is covered by your income tax and is tax deductible!
It is time that South Africans stood together and made the Govt. and public aware of the Govt’s “income” from crime. In the meantime crime is the goose that lays the golden egg.
Is it also not unreasonable to expect victims of violence and hijackings to pay their own medical costs? The Govt. should pay for these expenses as well as family counselling for victims!
Come on South Africa, ask the right questions and demand the right answers!
Hier vee ons so ‘n bietjie van die biljoene rande en sente bymekaar, meestal was dit op studente gerig. Die oorblyfsels en letsels van protesaksies het nog nooit voordeel vir niemand ingehou nie. Hoe het Suid-Afrika nie gebrand sedert 2015 nie – ‘n permanente rewolusie het ontaard. Dit was ook wat die ANC lank voor 1990 beplan het.
Ons ken die geweld wat gepaard gaan met EFF en alle ander politieke oproer. Dreigemente teenoor blankes gaan nie ongesiens verby nie. Ons doen weer eens ‘n beroep op elkeen onder ons volk, sluit aan by buurt of plaaswagte en beveilig julleself – dit is baie duidelik dat ons as teikens, nie regtig op enige hulp kan verwag, ons is op onsself aangewese en binne die “wetlike reg”.
Geweld was aan die orde van die dag al sedert 1994. Met elke sogenaamde VREDE betoging deur swartes of VREDESprotesoptogte deur swartes het nie een plaasgevind vry van skades, plunder, afbreek en selfs aanrandings nie…
Student protest actions
Do they want to be educated if you burn schools and universities?
There are no respect for lifes or properties.
Dit is duidelik studente wil nie regtig leer vandag nie, nog minder wou van hulle voor 1994 ook nie leer nie. Ander word blameer as hulle nie slaag nie. Uitlatings soos dat blankes alles besit is ook nie waar nie, want as swartes niks afbrand nie, sal hulle ook baie besit – ten minste respek vir die begin.
Universities South Africa (USAf) estimates that the damage caused by the #FeesMustFall protests over the last year-and-a-half will cost around R700-R800 million to repair. USAf is working on estimates which incorporate the damages caused by the latest protests, which are continuing.
TERRORISME – TERRORISM
University of Johannesburg – R120,295,000
Students burnt down UJ’s auditorium in May 2016, causing an estimated R100 million in damages. They also burnt down a laboratory, which will cost approximately R20 million to repair.
Other damages include burning down three cleaner change rooms, a guard house, and an external property. Numerous properties were also vandalised.
“In the space of the last two weeks, we have had several arson incidents that were all fortunately detected early,” said UJ.
University of KwaZulu-Natal – R82,000,000
Protests continue at UKZN, and the R82,000,000 figure provided by the Department of Higher Education in April is higher now.
In September, protesters burnt down the law library at Howard College. In October, a coffee shop at the Howard campus was torched.
The William O’Brien residence was also set alight.
North West University – R54,046,169
Damages at North West University occurred at its Mafikeng Campus. The Vaal Triangle Campus suffered a few broken windows, and there were no damage at the Potchefstroom Campus.
The damages between 21 and 30 October 2015 amounted to R743,734.
Damages that occurred between 15 and 25 February 2016 amounted to R52,602,435. This includes damages to the administration building, science centre, bursary office, entrance, and house parents’ residence.
Damages on 20 September 2016 are estimated at R700,000, and include damage to the main gate, gate monitors, and cameras at the main entrance.
University of the Western Cape – R46,000,000
In April 2016, the Department of Higher Education said damage to UWC was R46,000,000. This figure does not include damages caused in 2016.
Last year, protesting students set alight two buildings at the university.
The latest damages include vandalising the electronics in buildings, broken windows, looting shops, graffiti, fire damage to buildings, and broken doors and gates.
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University – R6,600,000
Damages to NMMU since the #FeesMustFall movement began a year ago are estimated at R6.6 million.
In October, the Xanadu Melody clubhouse on the university’s South Campus was torched.
According to The Herald, NMMU’s South and North campuses “have been left resembling war zones”.
Tshwane University of Technology – R5,073,747
In April 2016, the Department of Higher Education said the damages to TUT were estimated at R5,073,747.
Recent protests saw students at the Pretoria West and Garankuwa campuses blocking entrances using burning tyres. These students also attacked taxi drivers and set cars alight.
University of Zululand – R4,500,000
In April 2016, the Department of Higher Education said damages to the University of Zululand were estimated at R4,500,000.
In September, several buildings at the University of Zululand were set alight and many vehicles torched.
University of Cape Town – R3,200,000
The total cost of damages caused by recent protest action, which started in September 2016, is yet to be determined.
The damages include a Toyota bakkie, used by students and researchers in the Geological Sciences Department, being destroyed by fire. Arson is suspected.
Vents from the specialised air filtration system worth millions and located in the Geological Sciences building took in fumes and smoke from the fire.
There has also been cases of broken doors and smashed windows. This week, four privately-owned vehicles were set alight.
In February 2016, the value of damage to property amounted to R3.2 million.
A Jammie shuttle bus and a bakkie, used by students, were burnt, while the Vice-Chancellor’s office in the Bremner Building was petrol bombed.
Historic paintings of priceless cultural and historic value were destroyed, statues and signage were damaged, and a number of windows were smashed.
Free State University – R2,800,000
In April 2016, the Department of Higher Education said the damage to the university was R2,800,000.
In February, students damaged the statue of late politician Charles Robberts Swart.
University of Witwatersrand – R2,044,000
Wits suffered R332,000 in damages in 2015, including vandalised fire extinguishers, fire hydrants, fire hose reels, toilets, becnhes, bins, and windows; flooding; damage to light fittings; and graffiti.
Damages that occurred before September 2016 amounted to R412,000. The estimated cost of damages to a lecture room that was burnt are approximately R1.3 million.
The Umthombo Building Lecture Theatre on the Braamfontein Campus East was also set on fire.
University managers are still calculating the cost of repairing the damages that occurred due to protests which started in September 2016.
Rhodes University – R250,000+
In April 2016, the Department of Higher Education said damage to Rhodes University was at an estimated R250,000.
This figure is set to climb after students burnt down two exam venues and a tennis club.
“At the moment, we are reviewing damages as they occur, but we do not have a rough estimate available yet,” said Rhodes University.
The SA Special Risk Association, an insurer, has said claims for damage caused by service delivery protests amounted to 67% of claims in the 2015-2016 financial year, up from 18% the year before. Student riots accounted for 10% of claims up from 1% the year before.
The country is spending billions repairing infrastructure damaged in violent protests in communities and at education facilities. Municipal IQ has noted protests are becoming more frequent and more violent. Karen Heese said 86% of protests on the Municipal IQ Hotspots Monitor were violent.
Already millions have been lost to violent protests including:
An estimated R100-million in damages caused when five schools in Malumele, Limpopo, were burnt down. The Education Department estimates rebuilding a school can cost up to R20-million;
The estimated R300-million cost of repairing damage caused during Fees Must Fall protests at multiple universities;
Hundreds of millions of rands the City of Cape Town said it spends annually repairing infrastructure damaged by vandalism, not all acts of which are protest-related; and
Half a billion rand the Department of Basic Education has estimated is needed to rebuild 24 schools burnt down in Vuwani.
Protests cost R1.4 million
Institutions of higher learning are considering tougher measures which include a policy review to deal with violent protests on campuses.
In a recent written response to parliament, Minister of Higher Education Blade Nzimande said this year alone damage to university property was over R1.4-million.
The figure does not include all 25 universities, as 10 of them had not provided the information.
Brand skole af, want julle hou nie van skoolgaan of leer nie OF julle geniet om onder die bome skool te gaan. Ontstig universiteite, want julle hou niks van leer of werk nie, julle is “volleerd” van die grot en boslewe. Brand biblioteke af, want hoekom sal julle leer as daar nie boeke is nie. Brand treine af want voetslaan is makliker en goedkoper, terwyl die fiksheid inskop. Brand ook sommer julle huise af dat julle onder bome kan slaap ….
article of 2015
Johannesburg – Disgruntled commuters torched a train at a Pretoria station because they apparently grew frustrated as it was running late due to a technical fault.
Metrorail spokeswoman Lillian Mofokeng told The Star on Tuesday morning that two trailers and a motor coach were burnt to shreds during the blaze at the Fountains railway station on Tuesday night.
She explained that the train was experiencing a fault and that technicians were called in to attend to it. “The commuters got impatient waiting for the train so they burnt it,” said Mofokeng.
She was unable to confirm what initially caused the fault, which resulted in the train being torched but admitted that the infrastructure was ageing. “These trains are old and from time to time they experience problems,” she said.
Despite the commotion, no one was injured during the incident and the train has since been removed from the track in a bid to avoid delays there on Wednesday.
Tuesday night’s incident comes just four months after enraged commuters torched two trains at the Germiston railway station in Ekurhuleni because several trains were running late at the time.
This amounted to damage estimated at about R30 million and effected operations at the station as the two trains made about 12 trips per day. This meant that many commuters were inconvenienced at the time and were forced to make alternative transport arrangements or wait for another train.
No one was injured in that incident. Meanwhile, several trains around Joburg, including those in Daveyton, Tembisa and Springs, were running late on Tuesday morning due to a technical fault but Mofokeng said that the delays were not more than 15 minutes.
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EDITORIAL: SA taxed by SARS farce
SA cannot afford any deterioration in tax morality or in SARS’s ability to collect
President Jacob Zuma assured us recently that SA was not a banana republic. We are inclined to agree. SA’s exploits are a lot more like a soap opera’s theatrics. Each new episode brings ever-more absurd, outrageous and distressing developments. We can rely on regular new episodes, with an ever-expanding cast of characters, even though there are some trusty stars who appear again and again.
Choosing the most riveting episode is a tough one, but the kidnapping-in-the-boardroom incident at the South African Revenue Service (SARS) is up there among the most outrageous, and is one of the most disturbing.
It is also one of several such episodes in the life of SARS that is surely doing deep and possibly irreparable damage to a key South African institution, one that had long and carefully built a tax culture and a tax morality that could easily be destroyed if these kinds of episodes continue.
The National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA’s) Shaun Abrahams has now, thankfully, dropped the spurious fraud charges against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. But the damage to institutions, and to public perceptions of those institutions, may be more long lasting.
The Symington episode came, damagingly, after the NPA had already charged Gordhan on what rapidly proved to be remarkably flimsy and ill-assembled evidence.
Vlok Symington, who is deputy director of law at SARS, had authored a 2009 opinion advising that it was within the rules for SARS to rehire former commissioner Ivan Pillay on contract even after he had taken early retirement and been paid out for it — the supposed “fraud” with which Gordhan was charged. When the NPA asked the Hawks to obtain an affidavit from Symington, he was also, by mistake, sent an e-mail to SARS commissioner Tom Moyane from a SARS external lawyer, who had refused to have anything to do with the case on ethical grounds.
If all that was not damaging enough, a tussle ensued when the Hawks and Moyane’s bodyguard detained Symington in the boardroom and tried physically to prevent his departure, which looked even worse.
Most damaging is that the footage of the tussle suggests that Moyane himself was involved in fabricating the evidence against Gordhan.
If that is the case, it is high time Moyane, who has been controversial from the start, was dismissed.
He has done a great deal of damage to SARS already, driving out more than 55 experienced executives and implementing a restructuring against Gordhan’s wishes whose rationale is unclear and that will erode SARS’s ability to collect revenue at a very tough time for the economy and the fiscus.
The boardroom debacle can only add to the damage Moyane has caused, raising the risk that tax morality is compromised and citizens start looking for any way they can find to avoid paying, just as they used to in the old days before Gordhan took over as SARS commissioner and began the process of turning SA’s tax culture around, creating the revenue dividend that enabled a huge increase in propoor social spending by government.
Now, he had to announce in his medium-term budget a R111bn shortfall in tax revenue collections over the next three years, given an even weaker-than-expected economic outlook. We already face tax hikes and government spending cuts and SA cannot afford any deterioration in tax morality or in SARS’s ability to collect revenues.
SARS itself therefore needs to be able to demonstrate the highest ethical standards. The behaviour of the Hawks and of SARS in the Symington episode needs to be thoroughly investigated. Moyane must be subject to disciplinary action if there is even a hint of wrongdoing.
SA cannot afford any deterioration in tax morality or in SARS’s ability to collect http://ow.ly/kk4I305J0vY
MAAK ‘N PRO EN KON LYSIE VIR JOUSELF…
Tans weet ons nie eers hoeveel ons regtig is met Wit armoede nie, die regering ontken dit en Swart bemagtiging eis elke dag nog meer. As ons nie opstaan, en ons Selfbeskikking/Self Determination opeis nie, sal dit in 20 jaar nie meer so lyk nie, dan gaan daar nog meer sterftes wees. Niemand gaan iets vir ons doen, as ons dit nie self doen nie.
Daar is baie meer voordele as nadele met selfbeskikking.
1. Ons onttrek ons belastings – en dit sluit nie net ons gewone bydraes in nie. Dit sluit alle 15% en koopkrag in. Dit sluit versekerings in, want as dis ‘n groot boom waarvan die regering pluk met kriminele dade. Hulle vat 15% uit alles uit. Daar word aanhoudend by jou ingebreek, jy vervang, hulle breek weer in, en jy vervang weer. Jy word aangerand en moet in ‘n hospitaal gaan bly, kry mediese sorg, dokters, medikasie – alles het 15% op. DUS, maak die regering baie meer hieruit. Elke keer as jy sekuriteit uitkry, betaal jy daarvoor, hulle kry weer 15%.
Hoe MEER kriminele dade is, hoe lekkerder pluk die regering van hierdie MISDAADBOOM. DUS, sorg ons self vir die regering se “manna uit die hemel”…. Wie se skuld is dit?
Hoe meer immigrante die land instroom, hoe groter word ons las, en hoe groter moet die boere aan kos voorsien. Ek sien nie regtig dat dit beter gaan met WIT armoede nie. Ek het al baie mense gesien wat honger gaan slaap, want daar is nie werk vir hulle of eers ‘n plekkie in die samelewing nie. Dink mooi: As jy more jou besigheid verloor en jy land daar, met niks om jou, ons almal kan daar beland soos in die konsentrasiekampe.
2. Ons onttrek ons kennis om dienste te verrig, want ons gaan dit nodig he in ons eie gebied.
3. Ons onttrek alle besighede, waarop hulle teer (60% behoort aan hulle swart vennoot. OK, as jy hier werkers het wat jy nie soek nie, maar moet he, kan jy nou van jou eie mense in jou eie gebied gebruik maak. Swart bemagtiging is ‘n euwel.
Rassisties en diskriminerend – skending van menseregte.
4. Al ons sekuriteit en beveilig sal deur net ons eie gebied se mense gebruik word. Die wat agterbly, jammer, maar daar sal darem ‘n gebied wees waarheen jy sal kan vlug as dit te erg raak in die ou reenboogland.
5. Eskom – a. hulle bly die krag afsit, dis irriterend, jy raak gatvol, jy vervang jou toerusting om onafhanklik te raak. Jy betaal weer eens 15% aan die regering, van alles. Solar is duur, Gas is duur, alles kry die regering ‘n groot hap uit jou sak. Jou stoof vervang jy met gas, jou geyser met gas of solar. 15% aan die regering. Met die aanhoudende afsit/aansit, pak jou kameras en rekenaar op, jy gaan leen geld, want nou het jy niks. Bankfooie is op, maar weer eens betaal jy 15% op alles… Dit gaan nog 2 jaar duur voor hulle ons “groen” maak, onafhanklik. Baie besighede wat krag voor die tyd aankoop, gee ‘n sekere persentasie vir die “rural areas”
6. Dan tree onteiening in – en alles wat jy nou uitgegee het vir die laaste 5 jaar, vat hulle netso. Ook jou besighede… Dit is net lekker, en daar is geen waarborge in SA nie, ook nie vir jou veiligheid nie. Onteiening is nie net van toepassing op grond nie, dit raak al jou bates.
7. Werkskepping – Swart bemagtiging GAAN nie verdwyn nie. Ons kan ons wit armoede self begin versorg en leer om vir hulleself te sorg.
Gee ‘n vis stok dathul hul eie vis kan vang. Ten minste met volle selfbeskikking, is jou grond gewaarborg en jy die eienaar, nie die regering of een of ander trust nie, waar die regering die eienaar is nie. Hoeveel kan ons ons mense regtig help, sommige van ons lewe onder die broodlyn. Juis as gevolg van misdaad, korrupsie en al bogenoemde punte is baie van ons magteloos. Maar moet ons toekyk en magteloos bly of oe en aa en huil as iemand elke dag vermoor word…. doen iets vir jouself. Wat is regtig gewaarborg in SA – niemand kon tot sover vir my ‘n waarborg gee nie – nie op lewe nie, nie op oorlewing met al die misdaad nie, en ook nie eers my besigheid of huis nie.
8. In die huidige omstandighede gaan dinge binne 5 jaar nog 100x erger lyk, en as ons selfbeskikking verkry, weet ons ons moet saamstaan, saamwerk en dit sal werk, beter as waar ons tans is.
Ons weet daar is mense wat nie wil trek of wil beweeg of wil ontslae raak van hul besighede bv. nie. Wat gaan jy dan doen as regering jou hele besigheid vat, tans besit ‘n swart vennoot 60% en ook al jou bates en eiendom.
………… Ten minste, as ons selfbeskikking het, het ons REEDS ‘n gebied en kan ons ons self opbou. Almal sal nie oornag kan trek nie, dis logies.
………… Ek glo daar sal meer wereldregerings wees wat ons sal help. Maar, moenie dink regerings is dom en sien nie wat die ANC regering doen nie. Dus, hoekom sal die buiteland ons help, as ons nie EERSTE opstaan en onsself eers ook bietjie help nie?
………… DAAR is protokol, wat alle lande wat aan VN lidmaat is (200) geteken het hulle sal nie inmeng in sake van ander lande nie.
…………. En 99% van ons berigte en youtubes wat so lyk en orals plaas, kom nie by die lande wat omgee, die regerings wat wel omgee, uit nie. Die regering blok baie video materiaal en ander. Jy dink dit gaan uit, maar hulle blok die kanale.