justice aint so just.

So the Oscar trial came and sort of went and now the Anne trial also came…. and its gone. all that is gone along with all the media buzz and all the attention on the family and the very public concern for their welfare and rehabilitation. but the scars remain and society is still inflicted with the the gun epidermic. society is still a very trigger happy and no-one seems to be genuinely holding anyone accountable for anything .

so the question we need to ask ourselves is just how just is justice. We can makea lot of noise when an issue is still fresh in peoples minds and the media gets the necessary ratings, but what happened to genuine concern and the need for society to seriously rally behind a cause. tougher punishments for offenders, better support systems for victims families and most importantly not sleep until every gun is off the streets and people do not sleep with a loaded gun underneath the bed. such should not be the case.

government needs to do more to address the violence that has engulfed our society. security has become big business because people are getting more paranoid by the day…… walls are getting higher, the barbed wires on op are getting a lot more dramatic

Office Romance-electrical thinking

So many people are taken more openly to the idea of office romance… and some organizations have caught on to the negative end result of an office romance and have gone as far making the practice illegal. and this is why i generally support team illegal. In as much as we all would like  to indulge in some office romance because its fun and flirty when its all great and merry and the bubble is very much in place.

But that fateful day comes, wanted or not and that bubble pops and looking at that guy no-longer exciting and giving your butterfly’s in your stomach. instead you are filled with intense rage and anger. it is at that moment when reality strikes that every single day unless buy chance or fate one of comes into a different path that will separate you. you are literally doomed to seeing each other all the time.

that becomes very destructive and counterproductive… so I am inclined to say people should generally stay away from office romance, because it always ends badly for someone.

 

SAPS SUCKS

The level of South African Police Service (SAPS) integrity has to be question to avail the credibility of their duties. I have heard many people mourning about the poor service offered by the men who are suppose to serve and protect. Let me emphasize that this is coming from experience through a lame robbery that happened in some early hour of a Sunday morning.

 

Some random guy unexpectedly grabbed my phone when i was checking time and some messages and had to run after the guy but to no avail the guy made some quick turn which resulted in me falling. Anyway i had to go and report the petty incident and only to be asked why i had to chase the guy(as if i just had to smile while someone took whats not theirs).  Should the police be asking such questions? When  i told a friend about the incident, he smiled and say he was once told “am sorry but theres nothing  we can do”, after his car wa stolen, honestly MR Officer just sorry. Hence we wonder why we have to many obese in SAPS, one will wonder if they do even get physical training regularly after graduating  or they will just be taking bribes to buy burgers and doughnuts.

Many cases are being unsolved to an extend that many victims have lost hope and respect to the uniformed men. Its just pity that they tend to act actioned packed causing sound pollution with their loud serine when responding to an issue that was reporte an hour beforehand. So does this mean that some officers lack common sense or its what they are taught behind closed doors that we don’t know of.

I just feel the police force doesn’t have sense of humour when dealing with different kind of cases or should i rather say they lack respect, yet forgetting they are here to serve and protect.

Trading Market Stocks in South Africa

For one to to trade stock you need to understand what’s it’s all about:

A stock market or equity market is the aggregation of buyers and sellers (a loose network of economic transactions, not a physical facility or discrete entity) of stocks (also called shares); these may include securities listed on a stock exchange as well as those only traded privately.

The market in which shares of publicly held companies are issued and traded either through exchanges or over-the-counter markets. Also known as the equity market, the stock market is one of the most vital components of a free-market economy, as it provides companies with access to capital in exchange for giving investors a slice of ownership in the company. The stock market makes it possible to grow small initial sums of money into large ones, and to become wealthy without taking the risk of starting a business or making the sacrifices that often accompany a high-paying career.

Below please find links to some of  Stock Trading in South Africa :

JSE

SHARENET

STANDARD BANK

OLD MUTUAL

SOUTH AFRICA STOCK MARKET

 

I am in it to win it!!!!!!

So we all get those moment when life squeezes us so badly you feel soo hard pressed on options you end up being so negative in your thoughts and feelings. That is the understandable reaction to any bad situation. We all have our moment of revelation… mine came when it hit me that I asked myself why i should keep trying despite the number of doors that have shut in my face and the answer was really quite simple.

That moment you tell yourself that you are a winner not because your are winning but because that is the end result you want to see in your life. When you realize you have what it takes to win at the end of the day

tribalism in africa

it shocks me that at the level of life we are at we still manage to be very myopic and still see life as if through a peripheral view. it is my opinion that we are damaged by the identities that we have been given from the oral tradition passed on from our fathers since time in memorial where one tribe does bad things to another and that negative energy is transported from generation to the next.

Now Africa is plagued with tribal wars on a national/ communal and organizational level that will continue to haunt us unless there is a shit on what stories are told to generations afters generation. I am not forsaking the history we have as a people nor am I discrediting the injustices suffered by many at the hands of another tribe but what i am disputing is the continuous transferences of negative energy and you’ve people fighting wars they barely understand. people hating each other when all that negativity could be transferred into building a more constructive society

corporate responsibilty the new face of social justice

so  when the wave started of corporates doing there bit to improve the general  welfare of the less privileged started it ushered in an era f change and real positive value in society. We always tend to bash corporates for their profit motivated approach to business.

But we cannot take away from the positive contribution they have made to society to date. Mukuru.com as a growing organization has taken its responsibility seriously and have claimed their part on the social responsibility gravy train with the vince vigour and vitality that makes me believe there really is hope for the future.

Sometimes the biggest investment into someone’s life is not the grand gestures, but rather the investment of time…. and companionship and attention. Mukuru spent the day at at Orphanage in Athlone Cape Town with gifts and allowed the children a chance to get a lot more affection than they they normally get. That sort of commitment to philanthropy makes me believe as a people we are not totally devoid of hope

 

Is the storyline really changing?!

So there has been a great discussion over the years over the role of women in society and changing the defined role and identity of the female specie within society. great strides have been been some social structures are obviously more advanced on the matter in comparison to others. Which brings me to a very interesting point that was raised by one futuristic minded individual who said the force of  gender balance is has greatly tilted in favour of women, to such an extent that the time is coming when man have to fight for their rights.

Now as a self-proclaimed gender activist i was inclined to dismiss the notion as possibly psycho-bubbling. but I took a step back and allowed myself the to just think of why he would say that and indeed I saw that they maybe merits to the idea.  Slavery officially ended in 1865 in the Americas and a 140 years after the global super power embraces the first AFRICAN-AMERICAN female secretary of state in Condoleeza Rice. Globally women are holding pivotal positions in society and we really are building a global identity of power and strength. Christine Madeleine Odette Lagarde holding the managing director position of the IMF is not a fit for the faint hearted.

So yes if women do continue soldiering on and not placing limitations the pendulum is tilting and the day is coming when man will want to play catchup.

 

Thank God for that embarassing incident.

so we are quick to find the closet rock to crawl under when that embarrassing incident happens. Disclaimers are issued, promises for swift and just actions to b taken are made. there is a great debate about the significance of the incident and what the whole mess implies about a brand or national identity and reputation. lets take for instance the mishap with the interpretor at the funeral of the late Nelson Mandela.

so after all the noise was made they finally got to my favourite part where they make changes and come up with solutions to ensure that future episodes do not take place. then along came sign-language being a compulsory addition to all school curriculum structures. Now there is a moment to observe silence and really think of that what that decision implies. The overall over haul of learning institutions and more conversations about deafness and disability. the deaf society has just been moved from the back offline to being mainstream. tertiary educational structures also now have a responsibility to provide a place for people with hearing disabilities.

so yes whilst ideally we try to avoid life escalating to a point where it takes major national incidents to make the necessary changes one cannot deny the positivity that has been generated as a result.

Mukuru the Rising remittance global power house.

so I’m not one who is known for blowing anyone’s bubble unless they actually deserve it. so the moment has come for me to acknowledge that. Mukuru has been adapting and improving so much on its product and providing world-class service to so many people living within the south African boarder one has no option but to give respect where its due.

Lets take a look at the latest product to be launched, the Mukuru card-to-card transfer… one phone call or ussd application away one has been able to meet the needs of a friend a relative, a necessary business transaction from one province into another. the idea to not be satisfied with just service but trying to ensure that mukuru is a cornerstone of every society by the provision of fast and efficient service delivery that i believe most companies should try and model after.

The idea that a generic/beneficiary account system is limited and does not offer much service is being put to the test by a company that is seeking innovation and progress from one level of service delivery to the next. its getting harder and harder to ignore that cow logo and the bright colours associated with Mukuru.