Monday, June 28, 2010

Narrow the Gap


Narrow the gap between rich and poor.

This period of recovering from the economic slump may not be a period of increasing wages, but decreasing them from the top down. The unions should understand that, and rather become watchdogs for greedy high earning opportunists than fighting for more wages for people who already have jobs.


The fact is that a working man will never have enough money, no matter how much he earns. People will spend themselves into their comfortable state of need.

We need to decrease wages right now so that there is money to create jobs for those who have no money to support their families.



Get South Africa working should be the new purpose of the unions, today --- to have 0% unemployment for all citizens who had their names on the last voters roll.

We should aim at a 100% employment figure for all voters because they were the people who cared who would run this country and they are the people who deserve jobs first.

Our new slogan should be 100% employment for all voters by 2015.



We can only do it if we make decisions that will strengthen our economy and suppress our financial greed.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Educational needs in South Africa and other third world countries


The pavement baby



The baby in the photograph, (R), was born on the streets. His parents have no home and is living on the pavement in a Cape Town suburb.

If this baby survives to grow to school going age; what will his chances be of receiving the kind of education that will empower him to become the best he can be; or at least learn right from wrong?





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FREE EDUCATION ON A ZERO BUDGET
SHORTAGE OF SCHOOLS
THE UNIVERSITY OF HARD KNOCKS
ONE BOOK PER CHILD NOT ENOUGH
TV TO HEAL A NATION
DO NOT LOOK BACK GOING FORWARD
A VISUALIZATION OR PRAYER TO CHANGE THE WORLD
http:   SEARCH FOR SCHOOLS LABEL
A DELAYED SUCCESS IS BETTER THAN A TOTAL Failure
PONDER ON THESE THOUGHTS
CHILDREN SHOULD BE FREE TO CARVE THEIR DESTINIES
HEAL TE INNER CHILD OF AFRICA
A COUNTRY IN DEBT IS A ROAD TO SLAVERY
CHILDREN SHOULD BE FREE TO CREATE THEIR DESTINIES
2015 A YEAR FOR JUDGEMENT
DO NOT DIE FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM, LIVE IT

 

1 Education Week

3 Thoughts on how to meet the educational need

Friday, June 25, 2010

G20 / G8 versus World cup


While we kick around soccer balls at the World Cup; blasting ears with the sound of vuvuzelas, to show our enthusiasm; 20 great world leaders are throwing their thoughts and some angry noise around to find solutions to the economic slump that is affecting the globe.

It is not only the money that suffers but the scars caused by greed may be a bigger global threat yet it is mostly not recognized by financial leaders.

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G20 nations see different paths for securing recovery

Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:07pm EDT

By Ka Yan Ng and Glenn Somerville

TORONTO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - World leaders aimed for a common target on Thursday of securing the economic recovery, but disagreed over how best to reach it.

With two days to go before the Group of 20 summit convenes in Toronto, officials tried to downplay differences between the United States and Europe over how quickly to shift from crisis-fighting mode to budgetary belt-tightening.

"That's the delicate balance that we need to try to strike this weekend," Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said.

His U.S. counterpart, Timothy Geithner, said each country needed to decide what policy mix made sense to ensure both growth and fiscal responsibility.

"Our job is to make sure we're all sitting there together, focused on this challenge of growth and confidence because growth and confidence are paramount," he said in an interview with BBC World News America.

The G20 club of rich and emerging economies joined forces at the height of the global financial panic and poured an estimated $5 trillion into stimulus spending, emergency loans and bank guarantees, helping to ward off a global depression.

The group still has a long and difficult to-do list, including forging consensus on new rules about how much capital that banks must hold, and making sure national financial regulatory reforms do not clash on a global scale.

The cost of fighting the financial crisis and recession left gaping holes in government finances, and Greece's debt troubles have focused Europe's attention on the need to shrink budget deficits before investors lose patience. read more

Friday, June 04, 2010

Peace makers and sheep




There are those, within African societies, who are the leaders of peace and stability, then there are the sheep of society; a great majority of African citizens who have not yet developed their consciousness beyond that of their own personal needs.

We need to engender positivity and hope within our own minds; One mind at a time.

The ‘FIFA World Cup’ is a platform on which to stage our hopes and dreams for Africa.

It is only when the consciousness of the majority of thinkers swings to positive mode that the sheep will follow. The sheep of a society is like the horses that pulls the cart.

For an African society to change you need to change the unthinking masses.

When governments fail in their duty, regarding bringing peace and stability within their jurisdictions, it become crucial for the thinkers to put their doubts aside and project positivity for the sake of the unthinking masses.

Be positive during ‘The World Cup’. This may be our last chance to turn the tide of destruction at the Southern point of Africa into that of building the RAINBOW NATION.