Well we can expect the warm weather berg wind to continue for a bit longer considering all the hot air that was spoken in parliament last night. Talk of a new city was most interesting for Cyril must have paid an unseen visit to St Francis recently for we have the start of the ‘new city’ right here on our doorstep.
I refer of course to the growing ‘city of China Town’ for the way it is expanding adjacent Santareme towards the tip and alongside the R330. Cyril spoke of revitalising the building industry but somehow I don’t see our many construction companies benefitting unless thaye start new tin and boxwood divisions. The estate too cannot expect too many sales from this sector unless of course they are an ANC cadre who has a concession to sell the plots. Sadly is won’t benefit the municipality for the development of this ‘new city’ will not attract anycash flow by way of rates and taxes but rather reduce the profitability of an already stretched electricity uupply with thousands more illegal connections. And the SRA cannot expect a spinoff for this ‘new city’ fall outside the demarcated area.
Oh well Cyril did say they are going to clamp down on all those involved in state capton and corruption. Of course he omitted to say this excluded the higher echelons of his party for they have become the ‘Untouchables’. Little doubt that the head untouchable will be Cyril’s predecessor followed by the ACE in the ANC’s stacked deck.
Ah well maybe there is a little hope that the Untouchable will indeed fall for I seem to remember a movie made called the Untouchables starring Sean Connery and Kevin Costner some years ago where the baddies finally fall in a bloodbath. An aspiring movie maker could get some colourful scenes for a local remake with cadres dragged off kicking and screaming their innocence dressed in in orange suits if Cyril really means there will be ‘No Fear – No Favour’!
Talking of suits. I see Cyril led the fashion with his beautifully tailored suit, tie and shirt all made in Suth Africa, in fact right there in Salt River. It seems he wasn’t prepared to divulge where his undies were made lest he would have to admit they were of Chines iport variet. No self respecting gentleman is going to admit something that personal.
SONA must challenge both the Durban July and JB Met when it comes to fashion. Did’t see a lot of what was on offer but is seemed a lot tamer than in previous years. A few outrageous hats, surely they can’t be comfortable for the earer nor for the poor spectator who has to sit behind the hat. That said, the way so many politicians sleep in parliament maybe the lucky ones get shilded by theses expansive hats and can catch 40 winks ignoring Cyril’s threats to lock them up if they do bad things with the state’s money.
Good to see the R230 billion to refill the coffers at Eskom should see us keep our lights on, well certainly through the winter but seems after October they are not too sure. But if you flying anywhere maybe it is a good idea not to fly SAA or SAX. Not much being said about neither SAA nor the SABC bailouts.
Cyril’s promise to make Daya cheaper won’t have pleased Multichoice for cheaper data will see even more viewers dump DSTV for much cheaper and a far better choice offered by Netflix. Wonder if Vodacom will come to the party and reduce data costs on their 24 month contracts. Somehow I doubt it.
Oh well another SONA done and dusted until next year unless Musi has his way with the Public Protector report on Cyril. Please let us pray that they don’t make Cyril step aside for that would let the ace in the hole who, with his buddies are already lining up at the ATM chomping at the bit to turn SA into another Venezuela or Zimbabwe.