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The Problem with Blind Obedience…and what of Religion?

A substantial proportion of people do what they are told to do, irrespective of the content of the act and without limitations of conscience, so long as they perceive that the command comes from a legitimate authority.

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Political assassinations in South Africa persists

Political assassinations have often been ascribed to battles around patronage within the ruling African National Congress. However, not all assassinations are a result of conflict within the ruling party.

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Ex-Eskom director found guilty of fraud and money laundering

Eskom suffered losses of around R65 million as a result and so far about R10million has been recouped through the attachment of the accused’s assets.

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A Picture from my day!

On a busy main road this morning I happened to see a common site most South Africans would, to that are the beggars at the traffic junctions. However, I must admit this was my first time witnessing such a desperate and reckless beggar on his knees on a very busy motorway junction.

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Intolerance & Controversy over Imminent Precipice of Land Distribution Reached

Land redistribution has been a subject well-known to cause a stir in the melting pot of racial tension in South Africa. Equal rights are being rightfully demanded from all racial groups and opinions involved; however the balance of land division has not yet been established to a degree that is found to satisfy all parties.

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Black men see rape as a right, says South African judge

I still have to meet a black girl who was not raped at about 12, Ms Jansen said in another repost from Ms Schutte. She told commenters on a Facebook thread that “99%” of her cases were “black fathers/uncles/brothers raping children as young as five years old”, then asked one poster: “Is this part of your culture?”

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South Africa fails to protect 363 rhinos but claims it is an improvement?

A total of 363 rhinos were poached in South Africa in the first four months of this year. That is down from 404 rhinos lost to poaching in South Africa in the same period last year. What if someone’s job depended on the safeguard of these endangered animals? Do you think the results would be the same?

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Vandalising Educational Institutions are becoming the Norm

Vuwani residents are protesting against the creation of a new municipality which will include Malamulele residents so resulting to the burning of schools to gain attention.

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South African Parliament in chaos again

Several EFF MPs appeared to be harshly manhandled. One bouncer could be seen holding an MP in a lock around his neck while EFF MP Nazier Paulsen who tried to fight back was also harshly dealt with.

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Are these the acts of students or barbarians?

I supported the #feesmustfall protest, I particularly respected the manner in which it was conducted – encompassing the diversity from varying backgrounds and the negotiations which led to reform. However, I believe that many are now attempting to boycott this type of “protest vehicle” and use it to the furtherance of their political agenda. A specific political party (to which I will refrain from mentioning) is using the students as mere pawns.

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