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Author:  Wilson's Toffee [ Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:14 pm ]
Post subject:  SA Politics thread

In a new version of the old, hijacked, Irished one.

New painting of Zuma in an "interesting" ( ? ) posture with his friend Gupta.


http://mybroadband.co.za/news/governmen ... uptas.html

Author:  Sards [ Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: SA Politics thread

Ayanda receiving a lot of flack from all quarters.....


However......this is how the majority of the country actually see this poes

Author:  Wilson's Toffee [ Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: SA Politics thread

This is genuine freedom of expression. And it is current, succinct , expressive and to the point.

Ayanda, my hat off to you !!!

Author:  Jensrsa [ Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:29 am ]
Post subject:  Re: SA Politics thread

Quote:
Zuma’s night of the long knives

President Jacob Zuma has fired Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in his biggest Cabinet reshuffle yet since assuming office in 2009.

In a brutal display of power, the president fired five ministers, including former tourism minister Derek Hanekom, who asked for Zuma to be recalled last year.

He also appointed six new deputy ministers.

Zuma now faces a revolt in his own party, with senior ANC leaders opposing his dramatic cuts to the executive authority. Former Cosatu leader Zwelinzima Vavi has called for a peaceful march to National Treasury in Pretoria on Friday at 10:00.

Zuma has replaced Gordhan with Malusi Gigaba, the former home affairs minister, ANC Youth League leader and known Zuma loyalist.

ANC MP Sfiso Buthelezi replaces Mcebisi Jonas as deputy finance minister.

Buthelezi was advisor to Zuma during his years as MEC in KwaZulu-Natal, and former chairperson of the embattled Prasa.

Zuma axed Gordhan and Jonas, despite opposition from his party and alliance partners Cosatu and the SACP.

This week Zuma recalled Gordhan from an investor roadshow in London, stoking speculation that he was planning to recall the finance minister.

Gordhan has been a vocal opponent of Zuma’s family friends, the Guptas, and was embroiled in three ongoing court cases with the family's companies.

The new ministers are:

• Minister of Energy, Ms Mmamoloko “Nkhensani” Kubayi

• Minister of Transport, Mr Joe Maswanganyi

• Minister of Finance, Mr Malusi Gigaba

Minister of Police, Mr Fikile Mbalula

• Minister of Public Works, Mr Nathi Nhleko

Minister of Sports and Recreation, Mr Thembelani Nxesi

• Minister of Tourism, Ms Tokozile Xasa

• Minister of Public Service and Administration, Ms Faith Muthambi
• Minister of Home Affairs, Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize

• Minister of Communications, Ms Ayanda Dlodlo

The new deputy ministers are:

• Deputy Minister of Public Service and Administration, Ms Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba

• Deputy Minister of Finance, Mr Sifiso Buthelezi

• Deputy Minister of Public Enterprises, Mr Ben Martins

• Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture, Ms Maggie Sotyu

• Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Gratitude Magwanishe

• Deputy Minister of Communications, Ms Thandi Mahambehlala

• Deputy Minister of Tourism, Ms Elizabeth Thabethe

• Deputy Minister of Police, Mr Bongani Mkongi

• Deputy Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams

• Deputy Minister of Small Business Development, Ms Nomathemba November.

http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/zumas-night-of-the-long-knives-20170331

Author:  Big Nipper [ Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:18 am ]
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Sweet Jesus, I booked tickets to Greece last week

:lol: :x

Author:  Average Joe [ Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:28 am ]
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Big Nipper wrote:
Sweet Jesus, I booked tickets to Greece last week

:lol: :x

You did it again. Is there something you want to tell us?

Author:  houtkabouter [ Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:33 am ]
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I hope the big six do what they've threatened to do now.

Author:  Big Nipper [ Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:36 am ]
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Average Joe wrote:
Big Nipper wrote:
Sweet Jesus, I booked tickets to Greece last week

:lol: :x

You did it again. Is there something you want to tell us?

Say what? Stop being such a friggen snowflake

Author:  handyman [ Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:36 am ]
Post subject:  Re: SA Politics thread

houtkabouter wrote:
I hope the big six do what they've threatened to do now.

I hope so, but I'm not holding my breath.

Author:  Big Nipper [ Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:37 am ]
Post subject:  Re: SA Politics thread

handyman wrote:
houtkabouter wrote:
I hope the big six do what they've threatened to do now.

I hope so, but I'm not holding my breath.

Neither am I

:(

Author:  Sards [ Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:38 am ]
Post subject:  Re: SA Politics thread

houtkabouter wrote:
I hope the big six do what they've threatened to do now.


Apparantly the list was prepared " elsewhere " and presented to the top 6 to rubber stamp.

Author:  Big Nipper [ Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:40 am ]
Post subject:  Re: SA Politics thread

Saw this on twitter

Quote:
Derek Hanekom‏ @Derek_Hanekom 7h7 hours ago
More
Derek Hanekom Retweeted Ntsiki Mcingane
No reasons given. I saw it on the media release.


Zuma really has no spine, such a coward

Author:  Average Joe [ Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:49 am ]
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Big Nipper wrote:
Average Joe wrote:
Big Nipper wrote:
Sweet Jesus, I booked tickets to Greece last week

:lol: :x

You did it again. Is there something you want to tell us?

Say what? Stop being such a friggen snowflake

Just pointing out that for someone who claims to be an atheist you use the Lords name quite often and that I find it strange that when you do type out his name it’s normally with a capital G or J. I find this peculiar because atheist normally won’t use the capital G or J. Whilst I’m on this subject why is it that when you do you revert to the Christian God? Why not use sweet baby buda or holy mohamed instead for a change?

No need to get over sensitive sweetheart or did I hit an artery?

Author:  Big Nipper [ Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:51 am ]
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Average Joe wrote:
Big Nipper wrote:
Average Joe wrote:
Big Nipper wrote:
Sweet Jesus, I booked tickets to Greece last week

:lol: :x

You did it again. Is there something you want to tell us?

Say what? Stop being such a friggen snowflake

Just pointing out that for someone who claims to be an atheist you use the Lords name quite often and that I find it strange that when you do type out his name it’s normally with a capital G or J. I find this peculiar because atheist normally won’t use the capital G or J. Whilst I’m on this subject why is it that when you do you revert to the Christian God? Why not use sweet baby buda or holy mohamed instead for a change?

No need to get over sensitive sweetheart or did I hit an artery?

Get a grip snowflake. One day we will all die and rot in our graves

Image

Author:  Average Joe [ Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:55 am ]
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Is it because God makes you feel guilty when you have a wank?

Author:  Big Nipper [ Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:10 am ]
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Image

Author:  Bullettyme [ Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:20 am ]
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Good for my dad, he just arrived in SA for a holiday. Enjoying his retirement anyway.

My friend just cashed in his overseas shares two days ago to put down a deposit for an apartment, he says he feels like jumping off a building :lol:

Author:  maxbox [ Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:29 am ]
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I have just come in here for the Nipper Gifs, as you lot were :thumbup:

Author:  troglodiet [ Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:35 am ]
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From the other thread:

troglodiet wrote:
You guys are going to feel so stupid tomorrow morning when JZ and Gordhan appears on SABC1 together, and JZ, with his now famous chuckle, shouts "APRIL FOOLS!!!!".

Author:  rabble [ Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:52 am ]
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It's going to be allright

Dagga can be used in the home, Western Cape High Court rules

Quote:
In making the ruling on Friday, it has allowed for the possession, cultivation and use dagga at home, for private use.

It has also ruled that Parliament must change sections of the Drug Trafficking Act, as well as the Medicines Control Act.

It has 24 months to do so.

Author:  Sards [ Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:53 am ]
Post subject:  Re: SA Politics thread

rabble wrote:
It's going to be allright

Dagga can be used in the home, Western Cape High Court rules

Quote:
In making the ruling on Friday, it has allowed for the possession, cultivation and use dagga at home, for private use.

It has also ruled that Parliament must change sections of the Drug Trafficking Act, as well as the Medicines Control Act.

It has 24 months to do so.

Discipline. That's all

Author:  Wilson's Toffee [ Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:16 am ]
Post subject:  Re: SA Politics thread

Sards wrote:
rabble wrote:
It's going to be allright

Dagga can be used in the home, Western Cape High Court rules

Quote:
In making the ruling on Friday, it has allowed for the possession, cultivation and use dagga at home, for private use.

It has also ruled that Parliament must change sections of the Drug Trafficking Act, as well as the Medicines Control Act.

It has 24 months to do so.

Discipline. That's all



An old mate was caught with a few hundred plants at a farm house he uses.
Out on a R1000 bail.

People, these days. But he will probably get out scot free, now.

Author:  troglodiet [ Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:20 am ]
Post subject:  Re: SA Politics thread

rabble wrote:
It's going to be allright

Dagga can be used in the home, Western Cape High Court rules

Quote:
In making the ruling on Friday, it has allowed for the possession, cultivation and use dagga at home, for private use.

It has also ruled that Parliament must change sections of the Drug Trafficking Act, as well as the Medicines Control Act.

It has 24 months to do so.




Brilliant move by JZ (who I'm sure whispered in the judge's ear)......


While JZ is looting the treasury, we'll all be "Yeah, like....whatever man".

Author:  troglodiet [ Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:22 am ]
Post subject:  Re: SA Politics thread

Wilson's Toffee wrote:
Sards wrote:
rabble wrote:
It's going to be allright

Dagga can be used in the home, Western Cape High Court rules

Quote:
In making the ruling on Friday, it has allowed for the possession, cultivation and use dagga at home, for private use.

It has also ruled that Parliament must change sections of the Drug Trafficking Act, as well as the Medicines Control Act.

It has 24 months to do so.

Discipline. That's all



An old mate was caught with a few hundred plants at a farm house he uses.
Out on a R1000 bail.

People, these days. But he will probably get out scot free, now.




"A few hundred plants"?

:lol: :lol:


For personal consumption only I presume :roll:

Author:  Wilson's Toffee [ Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:14 am ]
Post subject:  Re: SA Politics thread

troglodiet wrote:


"A few hundred plants"?

:lol: :lol:


For personal consumption only I presume :roll:


I don't know. he and a mate "occupied" the house. Not sure how much dagga makes a zol.
Sounds a bit of "overkill", but I doubt he really wanted to trade in the stuff ... he's got other decent business interests.

But I was totally, totally surprised - an upstanding businessman, no less.
Strange things happen, these modern days.

Author:  Bokkom [ Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:47 am ]
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Wilson's Toffee wrote:
troglodiet wrote:


"A few hundred plants"?

:lol: :lol:


For personal consumption only I presume :roll:


I don't know. he and a mate "occupied" the house. Not sure how much dagga makes a zol.
Sounds a bit of "overkill", but I doubt he really wanted to trade in the stuff ... he's got other decent business interests.

But I was totally, totally surprised - an upstanding businessman, no less.
Strange things happen, these modern days.


Maybe they were exploring the dagga oil business.

Big buz lately. Apparently cures all kinds of ailments.

Author:  Sards [ Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:53 am ]
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Wilson's Toffee wrote:
troglodiet wrote:


"A few hundred plants"?

:lol: :lol:


For personal consumption only I presume :roll:


I don't know. he and a mate "occupied" the house. Not sure how much dagga makes a zol.
Sounds a bit of "overkill", but I doubt he really wanted to trade in the stuff ... he's got other decent business interests.

But I was totally, totally surprised - an upstanding businessman, no less.
Strange things happen, these modern days.

Are you saying one cannot be a decent and successful businessman if you smoke zol

Author:  Sards [ Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:59 am ]
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Image

Author:  Jensrsa [ Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:04 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: SA Politics thread

Sards wrote:
Wilson's Toffee wrote:
troglodiet wrote:


"A few hundred plants"?

:lol: :lol:


For personal consumption only I presume :roll:


I don't know. he and a mate "occupied" the house. Not sure how much dagga makes a zol.
Sounds a bit of "overkill", but I doubt he really wanted to trade in the stuff ... he's got other decent business interests.

But I was totally, totally surprised - an upstanding businessman, no less.
Strange things happen, these modern days.

Are you saying one cannot be a decent and successful businessman if you smoke zol


Of course he can

Image

Author:  Wilson's Toffee [ Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: SA Politics thread

Sards wrote:
Wilson's Toffee wrote:
troglodiet wrote:


"A few hundred plants"?

:lol: :lol:


For personal consumption only I presume :roll:


I don't know. he and a mate "occupied" the house. Not sure how much dagga makes a zol.
Sounds a bit of "overkill", but I doubt he really wanted to trade in the stuff ... he's got other decent business interests.

But I was totally, totally surprised - an upstanding businessman, no less.
Strange things happen, these modern days.

Are you saying one cannot be a decent and successful businessman if you smoke zol



Not if you sell the stuff zol is made of.

Author:  saffer13 [ Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:04 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: SA Politics thread

handyman wrote:
houtkabouter wrote:
I hope the big six do what they've threatened to do now.

I hope so, but I'm not holding my breath.


I missed that, what did they promise?

Author:  saffer13 [ Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: SA Politics thread

rabble wrote:
It's going to be allright

Dagga can be used in the home, Western Cape High Court rules

Quote:
In making the ruling on Friday, it has allowed for the possession, cultivation and use dagga at home, for private use.

It has also ruled that Parliament must change sections of the Drug Trafficking Act, as well as the Medicines Control Act.

It has 24 months to do so.


Nick is SO happy right now :lol:

Author:  Chilli [ Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:15 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: SA Politics thread

saffer13 wrote:
handyman wrote:
houtkabouter wrote:
I hope the big six do what they've threatened to do now.

I hope so, but I'm not holding my breath.


I missed that, what did they promise?

To do nothing........................ x(

Author:  Rinkals [ Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:32 pm ]
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saffer13 wrote:
handyman wrote:
houtkabouter wrote:
I hope the big six do what they've threatened to do now.

I hope so, but I'm not holding my breath.


I missed that, what did they promise?

They said they'd resign en-masse.

Already Ramaphosa has stated that he won't resign, so that's the first one whose bluff has been called.

To be fair, Ramaphosa is technically next in line as the deputy President, and if he resigns he concedes that to Dlamini-Zuma.

Author:  echo [ Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: SA Politics thread

this made me feel a strange emotional solidarity with treasury officials.....something i never thought was possible...

http://m.news24.com/news24/Video/SouthA ... g-20170331

Author:  echo [ Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:54 pm ]
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Wilson's Toffee wrote:
Sards wrote:
Wilson's Toffee wrote:
troglodiet wrote:


"A few hundred plants"?

:lol: :lol:


For personal consumption only I presume :roll:


I don't know. he and a mate "occupied" the house. Not sure how much dagga makes a zol.
Sounds a bit of "overkill", but I doubt he really wanted to trade in the stuff ... he's got other decent business interests.

But I was totally, totally surprised - an upstanding businessman, no less.
Strange things happen, these modern days.

Are you saying one cannot be a decent and successful businessman if you smoke zol



Not if you sell the stuff zol is made of.


"the stuff zol is made of"? You are a bizarre old man.

Given that its possible to pick up a bankie at pretty much every petrol station in the western cape this ruling is more of symbolic value than anything else.

Author:  sorCrer [ Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:01 pm ]
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echo wrote:
Given that its possible to pick up a bankie at pretty much every petrol station in the western cape this ruling is more of symbolic value than anything else.


Wut? Come on, echo, you're brighter than that. This legalises smoking dagga in private homes.

Author:  echo [ Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:10 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: SA Politics thread

sorCrer wrote:
echo wrote:
Given that its possible to pick up a bankie at pretty much every petrol station in the western cape this ruling is more of symbolic value than anything else.


Wut? Come on, echo, you're brighter than that. This legalises smoking dagga in private homes.


I know, I know sorC. No objections from me. It will make my folks less anxious about any gardening I do at their plek in Hermanus.

Author:  Sandstorm [ Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:14 pm ]
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echo wrote:
It will make my folks less anxious about any gardening I do at their plek in Hermanus.


:lol:

Author:  saffer13 [ Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:21 pm ]
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:lol:

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