Patricia de Lille and the Cape Town drought tax

Sure you might say now we need to have a drought tax for whatever thing you can come with.

Patricia de Lille went directly for the truth of why the city of Cape Town thinks we need to pay more tax. She said

The drought charge is needed to make up the deficit in the City’s revenue which has come about due to residents’ water savings and paying significantly less for water and sanitation.

So, because you use less water the city of Cape Town gets less money and now they have to increase the price to pay their bills.

She continues

The reality is that because of reduced consumption, the City’s Water and Sanitation Department has projected that it will see a deficit in the region of R1,7 billion for 2017/18.

Well then…

This is the fairest way to recover the City’s revenue shortfall by distributing the charge in such a way that those who can afford it will pay an amount based on their properties’ valuation.

Basically. You people that have houses and pay taxes will have to suffer because the city of Cape Town wants to give the shacks and people that come to Cape Town, pay no tax and live here, these people will obviously not pay a cent.
The hard working home owner will just have to pay the extra tax so that the city of Cape Town can continue to be a wellfare system.

Online marketing in South Africa – A company has no face

So, as i mentioned earlier I worked in the online marketing industry in Cape Town and South Africa and what a different world that is. I prefer news but if you are good at something (unlike me at writing) then why not make money from it?

To be honest, 3 years ago things were different. Facebook was just starting to be realised. Blogs were still a thing and video blogs including other types of videos were still in the beginning stages of being just about everywhere.

Today Facebook is a giant and those that took the advantage from the growing troll under the bridge by now must have plenty of followers. I chose not to. I knew depending on Facebook would kill the uniqueness of what blogging used to be. Now, the last time i checked Facebook has like 1/4th of the internet traffic and old time bloggers that used to rely on Google for their traffic is now finely engrained in Facebook.

Yes, blogs used to be a thing (so was my grammar, now not so much). Blogs used to be the starting point to explore greater subjects and the path for businesses to expand. Before Facebook obviously.

Facebook however did a whole lot of magic to mess with how things worked. You know, the blogging thing.

A company today relying on just Google for traffic might have a lot of issues because where expert Googlers were a vast minority the same is not with Facebook. The average Facebook user now can find a business or a company without the help of Google by using the search bar. Facebook already knows everything about them so you know, they will get the results. (never mind privacy issues)

So today, a company that is not basically entirely focussed on Facebook is a company with no face. A company with no big Facebook profile is almost invisible. I still wont use Facebook as it represents a heap of privacy issues.

Those privacy issues might also mean the downfall of Facebook but that is a subject for another day.

Point is, Right now Online marking in Cape Town and South Africa and even the rest of the world is a dead horse, unless you know how to use Facebook or are a real expert in Google.

Not saying I am but you can give me a try.

Crime in South Africa is racist

I thought about how to write the title of this blog post and I came to the best title namely Crime in South Africa is racist because this sums up best what I want to say.

If a black person in South Africa commits a crime against a white person then there is zero media outrage, its not even reported in the news anymore. Everyone would just say this is crime.

Well, fair enough. Lets say that all black on white “crime” stays as such. A crime.

Now, take for example a white person doing a “crime” against a black person. This will instantly be labeled racist. A white person can not do crime against a black person because it will always be called racist.

Every single time a white guy does something that one would consider a crime he is labeled a racist.

Take for instance the other day when a farm worker stole a tractor and eventually he was shot.

The media, the government and all of the social justice warrior twitter hopped on the bandwagon to call the person that shot the thief a racist.

Later on it was discovered that it was not the farmer that shot the tractor thief but someone from a security company. This after certain ministers of the South African government already named the event a racist crime.

If black on white crime is just crime and not racist, then why is every white person that commits a crime instantly a racist as well?

As people would like to point out constantly, its only crime in South Africa, everyone is affected. Sure, then stop calling white people commiting crimes racist. Except of course if there is clear evidence that in fact that they are indeed racist. Which in that case, bring out the pitchforks.