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« Reply #270 on: October 12, 2015, 09:54:05 AM »

Fuck me: Somebody in a high position in SA is gonna get fired for corruption, ineptitude and lying to the public?! WHAT NEXT?!

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« Reply #271 on: October 12, 2015, 10:06:08 AM »

Right, so the ANC bigwigs are opting for the cutthroat route by scapegoating Nazir Alli before throwing him under the bus, all the while conveniently ignoring their own complicity in, and responsibility for, this shambles (not that Alli doesn’t deserve to be roundly shafted for his many mendacities and belligerence).

Remind me again why people generally disdain politicians as spineless slugs?

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« Reply #272 on: October 12, 2015, 11:08:21 AM »

Remind me again why people generally disdain politicians as spineless slugs?
I think it's because they often overlook the clever physiological design and the valuable ecological contribution of slugs.

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« Reply #273 on: October 12, 2015, 11:16:50 AM »

Oh, so it’s a demeaning comparison—for slugs. Grin

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« Reply #274 on: October 12, 2015, 11:45:20 AM »

Definitely.
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« Reply #275 on: October 15, 2015, 10:04:56 AM »

It seems that throwing people under buses isn't quite enough, now people are also ending up under bridges....

While the construction company is going to take a lot of heat for the bridge collapse, I heard the news also report how taxis started blocking the bus lane/emergency lane, making it impossible for ambulances to use that lane, but I don't see that anything is going to be done in that regard, after, taxis will be taxis and we must all keep paying etolls so these things don't happen again.

Pay your etoll, it's the right thing to do...

Ahh the etoll, it's the magic in the water, but don't focus on etolls and government responsibility for ensuring safety now, just focus all your attention on what the construction company did wrong...


These construction companies do adhere to safety regulations.... on paper, they just do enough to tick the right boxes without taking safety actually seriously. The only time they take safety seriously is when they work at sites involving airports and mines, everywhere else safety is just practiced on the paper level and their actual safety practice is not worth their word, though the paper it gets written on is worth quite a bit, fueling an industry of people that makes money out of making the paperwork look in order
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« Reply #276 on: October 15, 2015, 10:23:33 AM »

While the construction company is going to take a lot of heat for the bridge collapse, I heard the news also report how taxis started blocking the bus lane/emergency lane, making it impossible for ambulances to use that lane

In fairness, I've seen this in real life, a cop losing his mind trying to clear a path for an ambulance in the "emergency" lane... and it's not just taxi's: It's everyone from beat-up old ford lasers to taxi's to impatient business assholes in M3's. Being a self-involved shit-stain is an equal opportunity endeavour.

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Has someone actually claimed this had anything to do with etoll?
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« Reply #277 on: October 16, 2015, 07:06:53 AM »

I wanted to hold up a sarcasm sign, but my phone hates doing that Wink
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« Reply #278 on: October 16, 2015, 09:42:05 AM »

Poe's law dude, somewhere, somebody...
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« Reply #279 on: February 10, 2016, 10:26:21 AM »

Some more Scamral tricks.  Angry
http://www.timeslive.co.za/local/2016/02/10/Sanral-using-private-debt-collectors-for-e-toll-fees-says-Outa
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« Reply #280 on: March 21, 2016, 13:44:06 PM »

http://www.timeslive.co.za/local/2016/03/21/Sheriffs-to-issue-e-toll-summonses-over-the-next-few-days
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« Reply #281 on: March 21, 2016, 16:33:57 PM »

I will use my etoll money as a bribe to the wardens for a smartphone. I will post from my cell along with a couple thousand others. At least I wont have to face the morning commute any more.
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« Reply #282 on: March 21, 2016, 19:12:07 PM »

Aha, things are about to get interesting.  There’s widespread consensus among legal eagles that the whole e-diddle scheme is legally vrot from the ground up, a contention that has yet to be thoroughly tested in any Court.  The civil prosecution of high-profile defaulters further opens the can of worms.

Whichever side succeeds in the High Court, the opponents will very likely escalate their challenges to higher Courts.  That is, it will take at least a year before legal clarity becomes available.  And those who refused to pay from the outset will score because their e-fraud debt prescribes after three years, provided there has been no implicit or explicit acknowledgement of debt.

As said, things will shortly become very, very interesting.

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« Reply #283 on: March 22, 2016, 08:47:35 AM »

OUTA responds.

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« Reply #284 on: March 22, 2016, 13:19:14 PM »

I wonder if the prosecuting authority will find an impartial magistrate. That is, one whose own retirement funds isn't presently rendered immobile in bitumen concrete.

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