How will the new Cellphone law work

 The new cellphone law comes into action tomorrow, i thought it was later today but was wrong, this new law provides way for the government to basically track anyone down. No internet service provider can use it without the written permission from a judge.

Any service provider doing so will have to pay a fine of R2 000 000 or up to 10 years in prison. But just how easy is it to get such a written piece of paper from a judge?

I bet it wont be that hard for the ANC to tap into other opponents phones the next time the elections come around. I bet they want to tap into Zille’ s phone because according to them she’s not doing her job correctly and what better way than to always know where she is by tracking her cellphone.

They can also monitor calls of all political parties with the quick signature of a judge.

Not sure where this is going but it doesnt sound good.

New cellphone laws coming live in South Africa today

 A new draconian law coming into effect today will force anonymous cellphone users to register their phones as well as those that buy new sim cards.

Those currently that have Sim cards and activated sim cards in pay as you go phones will be forces to provide your details to your service providers or face termination of their cell phone numbers.

The new law coming into effect from tomorrow (wednesday) will already force those that are out to buy a new sim card from any cell phone service provider in South Africa to give their proof of address and identity document.

Another law coming into effect this week which allows tapping of phones and intercepting of emails comes into effect which is the base of the registration law.

The Justice Department Spokesperson Tlali Tlali has said that the department will be holding a press conference tomorrow about  the Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-related Information Amendment Act.

Details of how long anonymous users and cellphone holders will have to register will be announced tomorrow.

The new act not only gets the cellphone ISP’s but also the Internet service providers by must archive their customers emails in order for authorities to access them.

 

England is the worse place in the world to grow up children

 We were in the UK for about 1 year and 1/2 and those kids are bad, i mean they annoying, ugly and just plain bad.

The fact is most of these children are dull ( i dont know how to spell that) children, their parents wanted money, the government gives money to parents without jobs and that’s their way out.

So they get these kids they dont want, then they treat them like crap, they are basically unwanted kids. So by the time they grow up a bit they are rude and well basically left to do whatever they want to do. Like no one cares.

Another problem in England is that it’s illegal to spank the children when they cause crap. There’s no way of trying to get them to be obedient.

So the government gives people money to have children they dont want that gets ignored all their life and its illegal to spank them and now this. Something new is one the brew in England.

Parents of unruly pupils could be taken to court by teachers under plans to be announced by ministers.

Yep, how messed up is that. Even if it’s great parents, they cant spank their kids and teach them manners so the kids turn out like monkeys. Now the same kids they are not allowed to discipline, if they cause crap at school their parents will face the music in court?

That’s just wasted.

Bafana was impressive on Sunday scoring 2 against Spain’s 3 goals

 There are a few soccer teams around the world that I like, brazil being one, spain also being one. It’s just in the last few weeks that I have started to like Bafana, but i guess now i’m a big fan as well. 

I thought they would lose far against Spain, at least 3-0 but i was amazed at how hard they played and even more amazed to see them score against Spain, maybe i underestimated the South African soccer players but when 2010 comes I will be cheering for South Africa.

 

South Africa gets a 8 from FIFA

 I did not know about these ratings until tonight but I heard FIFA gave South Africa a 8. Things lacking are the transport system and the other issue is crime and security.

I dont know if 8 is good or not but I kind of liked watching the soccer even though i’m not even a avid soccer fan.

Lets hope they get these things fixed before the start of the 2010 soccer world cup. 

No news about the Ark

The Ark of the covenant was supposed to be revealed according to some news sources but that news has vanished.

Apparently the translation that was done from Italian to Enligsh was done in error, thereby causing it to sound like the Orthodox church leader from Ethopia was saying that they will reveal the Ark.

What he actually was saying is that they will reveal news about the ark.

Big mishap.

I love you Beth Cooper – Movie Trailer

This looks like another cliche American teenage movie but it also looks really really good. One I like Hayden Panettiere, two I like nerds they are most of the time funny strange and I just like any type of outcasts. ‘I love you Beth Cooper’ is about a high school graduate who is valedictorian making his declaration in front of the whole school setting to motion a roller coaster night. It seems fun and light hearted and very very funny. I found a clip of Hayden singing really badly for the trailer 🙂 enjoy

Hankey

 

Hankey is located in the Gamtoos Valley and is one of the three towns that make up the Gumtoos Valley. Hankey reaches until Baviaanskloof are which is a World Heritage site.

Hanky has a few things that makes it famous, one is the grave of Sarah Baartman the other is the biggest Sundial in the entire Africa

Old and New changed South African place names

Kglagadi – Gemsbok

Kglagadi National Transfrontier park use to be Gemsbok Park

 

Pretoria – Tswane

The regime is trying to change this historical city with the beautiful name of Pretoria to Tswane. Much controversy surounds this move.

 

 

Warmbaths – (Bela-Bela)

“Belabela” is a Sesotho word simply meaning “hot spring” or “bubble bubble”, in reference to the hot water springs in this area.

 

Nylstroom – (Modimolle)

The word literally means “the forefather’s spirit has eaten” (Modimo o lle). According to tradition, it often happened that someone would climb the mountain (known as Kranskop), only to disappear without trace. The Basotho attributed such disappearances to an ancestral spirit that ate (killed) the unfortunate. (See also my brief synopsis below regarding how Nylstroom got its name.)

 

Naboomspruit – (Mookgophong)

The town was named after the huge candelabra tree (the naboom). The new name of Mookgophong essentially has the same meaning.

 

Potgietersrus – (Mokopane)

The true meaning is unclear.

The town was supposed to be called Mngombane as the original name of a Northern Ndebele (or BaTlou) king was Mngombane. His name was not Mokopane!

 

Pietersburg – (Polokwane)

The true meaning also seems unclear. Some sources say that it means “little storage space”, while other sources say it means “place of safety”.

 

Louis Trichardt

This town was for a short period known as Makhado but has now changed back to Louis Trichardt. (See further details below in this posting.)

More coming.

Fees van die Ganse

‘Fees van die Ganse’ translated as the festival of the geese is the celebration of Gansbaai a small town in the Cape Overberg area. The name originates from the wild geese that flock to that area each year.

The main attraction of the festival is the winter fynbos wildflower show. There will also be a parade of the famous ‘kaapse klopse’ and craft stalls with live music, even a soccer tournament at the Masakhane community. For those who just want to ‘kuier’ can go the beer tent at the harbour overlooking the fishing boats coming in. The adventurers can have some 4×4 fun and there would be boat trips as well.

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