We've heard it before, but does it become truer the more times you say it…

Has anyone been keeping count on how many times, and how many different ANC-government members have said that nationalization of the mines is not government policy?

I don’t expect anyone to have kept count, but it’s been very frequent, and it’s aroused my suspicion that something’s afoot. Methinks the government doth protest too much.

The latest in a long line of statements designed to allay the possible doubts created in the minds of investors comes from the Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan. All these protestations comes in the wake of the ANC Youth League’s exuberant ignorance getting the better of them once again, when they called for nationalisation of the mines.

It just leaves one wondering why there has been the repeated attempts to make the motives of government clear, as if it was not articulated clearly enough, the first few times. And do the puppeteers in the ANC who pull the strings of the government frontmen, think that they have not done a good job in keeping the hounds of investigative journalists at bay, up to this point?

Do they sense that all the other naysayers might not have had sufficient credibility, and have thus unleashed probably the only person in government who still has it in relative abundance?

Hmmmm…sniff sniff…

Kanye West’s tribute to Jacob Zuma’s government

When I first heard the song Runaway by Kanye West on the radio, I thought it was the most atrocious thing I had heard for a long while. Since then……………I have not changed my mind; however I do believe that it could be the most appropriate tribute for Jacob Zuma’s cabinet, especially after the Democratic Alliance’s 2010 rating of this obscene collection of misfits [the only notable exception being Pravin Gordhan for demonstrating exceptional competence in turning the South African Revenue Service around, and now running a functioning Finance Ministry].

Off course, the Finance Ministry has always been a shining light in the ANC government’s cabinets since Nelson Mandela [another exception] appointed Chris Liebenberg in 1994. The obvious reason being that money seems to be the most important concern of our liberators from Apartheid; money that can’t seem to stop finding its way into the back pockets of these revolutionaries and their cronies.

Anyway, you know the whole sordid story of how liberators liberate us from our wealth…

Here’s the chorus of the song Runaway; I don’t want to bore you with the rest of the crappy lyrics and ridiculously long video.

Let’s have a toast for the douchebags,

Let’s have a toast for the assholes,

Let’s have a toast for the scumbags,

Every one of them that I know

Let’s have a toast to the jerkoffs,

That’ll never take work off

Baby I got a plan

Run away fast as you can