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BUDGET BLUES

ONLY R43 a day for food for pensioners. We are not cattle.

CQ ;-(

GRANTS go up and so does booze, so the party never ends. Government laughs as it gets most of it all back in VAT and sin tax!

LOOPDOP

BUDGET special: “Success depends on discipline, hard work etc, etc”. Don’t you just love it when the minister speaks foreign!

LEN S

THANKS a billion, Mr Minister. NMBM allocated more than R760-million in new budget. Just watch the feeding frenzy now!

MR PIGGY

NORTHERN AREAS KILLINGS ‘NOT IMPORTANT’

STRANGE that a gang shooting in Summerstrand makes the front page of all the local newspapers, but a shooting in the northern areas features nowhere. Gelvandale has had 17 attempted murder and five murder cases for the month, related to gang shootings. Not to mention Bethelsdorp! It seems to be acceptable in poor, but not rich areas. No additional SAPS members from TRT, Pops, flying squad or dog unit deployed in the area, because the cluster does not see it as a problem. Just wondering.

HUGH, PORT ELIZABETH

GREAT PRODUCTION OF ‘MACBETH’

MACBETH is a really great local production. We are so privileged to have such talent in PE. Congrats to everyone involved in this very enjoyable play.

AM

FAMILIARITY COSTS TEACHER HIS JOB

I DO not know the contents of Leander Oosthuizen’s BBMs, neither do I care, but my sympathies are with him. Alex is a fine school with a loving, happy ethos but unfortunately this somehow blurs the line leading to familiarity between the older pupils and the younger staff. In any other context, these relationships or remarks would probably be unremarkable. This closeness between the younger staff and the pupils is nothing new. It is unfortunate that something so trivial has cost a young man his job in an economic climate where jobs for pale males are hard to come by. Let us hope it has not scuppered his whole career.

BIRDIE

 

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