Teh greatest abortion in SA since the 1994 election.
In my view.
The company I work for has a fleet of cars.
Today, the FM is meeting with the E tolling gents. As I’m certain many other companies are doing.
Trying to get better rates or whatever they’re trying.
The people trooped in here – think they sent 6 or 7 people. Of course, not a single whitey, and not a single female of any colour, but that’s par for the course.
I’m looking at them, and I wonder.
When will the government make, as prerequisite for being employed, or owning a car, or having a driver’s licence, that you MUST register for E tolling?
Because I will not be registering for it anytime soon.
If they want money from me, they will have to send me an account.
Then again. I have access to GPS and Google maps.
If I can avoid using their highways, I will, so SCREW THEM!! The highway they’re planning on tolling is the busiest highway in the whole of Africa. Don’t suppose it means much, Africa being what it is and all that, but the magnitude of vehicles on those highways every day is immense.
This is going to cause innumerable job losses. And I can’t fathom why the government can’t see it like this. If you have to fork out R 2000 extra per month for travelling, you’ll have to let the domestic worker go. The kids’ afternoon care, the extra lessons, maybe your dancing lessons – sure, all relative luxuries, but all those things employ people to exist. And if you can’t afford them anymore, what do you think is going to happen to them?
And it’s not only 1 person that will have to pay extra for transport. It’s every single person driving between JHB and PTA on a daily basis.
Companies that has 5 drivers but only really need 3. Before they would have paid the 5 salaries. Now they will have to cut a job just to keep their profit margin steady. Not bigger. Just steady.
I suppose the government has a plan – they always do. Or somebody saw a gap and took it – and is getting filthy rich in the process.
I really need to move away from this suck hole I live in. Can’t handle this blatant stupidity, idiocy, greed – in short, a typical Africa mentality. Only a matter of time before we’re stuck in the same trap Zim has fallen into.
Where do I flee to though?
I don’t belong anywhere but here…