BEE and Affirmative is a form of Racism

Not sure how many of you know that Solidarity is laying a complaint at the UN that South African government is breaking international laws by applying BEE and affirmative action. During a Solidarity Conference held in Pretoria, Heman Mashaba presented this speach.

I post it here because it is really worth reading and I am glad to see more people thinking like Mr. Mashaba:

Address by Herman Mashaba to Solidarity’s Shadow Report to the United Nations’ Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, May 13 2015

Distinguished guests Ladies and gentlemen

Thank you for the invitation and the privilege to address this important conference that can help shape the future of our country.

This Solidarity’s Shadow Report to the United Nations’ Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination is more than a vital initiative. Racial discrimination has affected, over the last 300 years of our recorded history, the lives of every person living in South Africa, and unfortunately continues to do so today.

It is impossible to be born black in South Arica and not to have experienced incidents of racism. I was born in 1959 under the leadership of Prime Minister H F Verwoerd, known as the architect of apartheid, and by extension the unashamed advocate of institutionalised racism.

I grew up in the black homeland of Bophuthatswana and experienced first-hand the results of racial segregation. Due to the apartheid policies, my parents had to travel to Johannesburg to find work, resulting in me living with my sisters in isolated rural Hammanskraal. Blacks were paid paltry wages and my widowed mother was unable to maintain a family with her R29 a month salary. My mother stole supplies from her employer, and my sisters and I stole firewood and water from neighbouring white farmers,
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Tim Noakes Banting Diet – My experience

Tim Noakes’ Banting diet is currently a hot topic all over the world.

I find it amazing to see with what excuses people can come up not to try and live a more healthy life.

I am not a strict diet person. I don’t like diets. I just changed a couple of things on the menu and lost 14 Kg in about 3 months.

I see what people post all over the Internet and seems to me there is a general misconception about the whole thing.
I often see people say you may eat as much meat and fat as you like.
I think it is important to read the book because above statement is far from true.
If you read the book you will see that you eat much smaller portions of meat as most people think. You must eat fat because you get your energy from fat.
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The Binary Insider Scam

The Binary insider scam
The Binary Insider Scam

I never liked Binaries, so I am not sure exactly why I went against my own judgement and gave this a try.

I think it is because of this guy’s brilliant video on his web site. He warns you about all the false promises and all the programs that do not work. So I thought I might as well take a small risk and give it a try.

The web site is thebinaryinsider.com

So I deposited 200 pounds, which is the minimum amount you can deposit.

The first alarm bell went off when my bank’s fraud department called me just after I made the payment to ask me whether I know about the transaction.

My funds were in the account and I activated the trading robot.

The first trade was a loss. But I decided to give it a month and see. The next 4 were winning trades.

But then the next day a very sleek salesman from LBinary.com phoned and said that he see I deposited 200 pounds, but he tries to persuade me to deposit more. He said he will be my own personal broker and teach me step by step to trade binaries.
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Some Wise Proverbs

The wise man, even when he holds his tongue, says more than the fool when he speaks.
Yiddish Proverb

What you don’t see with your eyes, don’t invent with your mouth.
Yiddish proverb

A hero is someone who can keep his mouth shut when he is right.
Yiddish Proverb

One old friend is better than two new ones.
Yiddish Proverb

One of life’s greatest mysteries is how the boy who wasn’t good enough to marry your daughter can be the father of the smartest grandchild in the world. Jewish Proverb
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How you can benefit from crowd funding

If you ever wanted to start a new business and needed cash to get it off the ground, you will know how hard it is to find capital to get a great idea started.

The banks only want to borrow money to people who already have money and even then they are very reluctant to lend money to a new business.

You can borrow money on the black market, but normally the lenders are sharks who charge you interest in the region of 24% per year or they want the bulk of shares in the company or the idea you started.

This is where crowd funding can help.

Crowd funding is by definition, “the practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet.”

There are some web sites where you can register as either an investor or a business seeking funding.

In South Africa the most popular crowd funding web site is Investornetwork.co.za .
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Make Money selling LNB Protectors

The LNB of your satellite dish (also known as the eye) normally only lasts about 2 years. The sun and rain damages it and it have to be replaced.

The cost of a new LNB is about R350.00 without installation.

Another problem is that during heavy rain the signal is very poor.

There is a nice new product, invented and manufactured by a fellow South African which protects the LNB from rain and sun. This extends the lifespan of the LNB by several years.
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FNB Ad – This is what the anc DOES NOT stand for

This ad was widely criticized by the anc and FNB decided to can these ads.

In my opinion this is a very powerful message to all South Africans and I hope more people can think this way.

The article where they are accused of treacherous attack
http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/ANCYL-accuses-FNB-of-treacherous-attack-20130121

The article where they canned the ad
http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/FNB-cans-ad-campaign-20130122

Goodbye Acrobat Reader

For some time now I have been frustrated with Acrobat Reader. It is a big slow program which likes to make huge updates. It uses more than 100 Mb of disc space.

I once caught while it  was trying to do an automatic update to the tune of about 110 Mb. At the time I did not know about it and soon learned that the default setting on it is to do automatic updates. If you do not know to always go and switch off Acrobat’s automatic update feature then it will eat all your bandwidth.

I know in 1st world countries bandwidth is not a problem because you get it for free or pay virtually nothing for it, but in South Africa it is hell expensive and you cannot allow a program like Acrobat to steal your bandwidth.
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Solution to South African’s problems – Makes Sense

email I received:
The person who wrote this should be PRESIDENT! – BRILLIANT!

Dear President Zuma,

Please find below our suggestion for fixing South Africa ‘s economy.

Instead of giving billions of rands to the government that will
squander the money on lavish parties and unearned bonuses, use the
following plan.

You can call it the Patriotic Retirement Plan :

There are about 10 million people over 50 in the work force.

Pay them R2 million each severance for early retirement with the
following stipulations :

1) They MUST retire.
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