Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Chaotic day

A friend of mine working in the city centre of  Johannesburg sent me this photo of people getting to ready to march against e-tolling. The march was organised by the union COSATU.

I do hope that the event is well-supported because I am completely against e-tolling. I feel South Africans are already facing enough financial difficulties without government taking more from them. We already pay taxes, which should be used for infrastructure development. It's not really fair of them to try to take more from us.

I  am very grateful to my friend for sending me the pictures. It makes me feel not too far from Joburg.

Today is somewhat chaotic. My nephew, who lives with us, is going on a 2-month assignment, so he's doing his laundry, packing suitcases. He's not thrilled, because this is the first time he will be away from home for a length of time. But I think it will be very good for him to live away from home for a time ( he never left home) and hope that he will take the 3-year contract the company has been dangling in front of him.

A plumber is also coming over to install a pressure pump for our borehole tank. This means that we have to let the water from the tanks out, so that they can work, which leaves us without ready water ( we could have access to municipal water, but reconnecting to their pipes is too much work for the job). This is not going to be fun.

And in the midst of that, I need to push on the client manuscript review and the sub-titles for the documentary and promote my e-books.


Theresa Kruger said...

I agree.

po said...

I totally agree with that march, because I think the government is taking liberties with your taxes and taking it for themselves so then plan to take even more money to actually fund roads. So wrong!

PJ said...

It's like paying double - petrol taxes, normal toll gate fees, and now e-tolling. But the part that really bugs me is no consultation til the cow-pie hit the fan. Now why do you wonder that was? Just asking...

Copyright Notice

With the exception of entries specifically credited to individual authors, the content on this blog is copyrighted by Damaria Senne and may not be reprinted without permission.