what people think about it
Where is Damian Willemse?
Absolutely amazing photographs! Somehow black and white conveys the mood so perfectly. drumeo
Yep, when the small change is weighing down your trousers, best to buy a little gift to yourself. And why not.
drumeo R4 million for treating recurrent lymphoma? Thats progress for you... Gilead's old testament roots are showing.
Mxm Baleka Mbete you are useless only you holding your position in ANC by pulling down your underwear.Uyishit yomfazi.#Umandike ndakhona eParliament mna ndakuqhwaba ngempama uzirhudele nondindwa ndini.
Hahaha Gwede Mantashe and Mothlante are worse than those delegates.They want to remove each others eyes.Cutting each others throats is nothing.
Dit is jammer dat die regering en in besonder die ANC so gekant is teen die idee van selfstandige werkbare gemeenskappe. Hul soek ons belastinggeld, maar ons regte dra nie veel gewig nie. Solidariteit volg egter die regte strategie. Sterkte,
Ons is ongelukkig oor jare so oordonder deur liberale propaganda dat die meeste van ons mense die huidige politieke gemors maar gelate aanvaar. Baie dankbaar vir Solidariteit se werk; miskien kry julle ons mense wakker geskud.
Die gebied waar Afrikaners die sterkste aanspraak het op selfbeskikking volgens internasionale regbeginsels: www.oase-groep.org/grondgebied/
Catalonia crisis: The October 1st Catalonia referendum was a shame on the Madrid government when police attacked the people and polling stations. That's what is called democracy in Spain as an EU member country. Shame on you Mariano Rajoy
Then correctly you should do what you feel is right. I have a colleague who did her articles at KPMG and her experience was not the same as yours. "So let us not excuse KPMG for employing under-qualified or race-quota employees. to appease a government no one respects. When what they should have done was stamp their foot and say NO, when they had the chance, way back then." This is the status quo in companies who want to do business with our racist government. Very few corporates can be left out of this basket. It seems, the way to meet the racial quotas required is to do what KPMG have done. You could wage war on all of them if you wish but that may not get you very far.
Another view: I can't imagine why I never received notification of your most valid reply. I'd have been most pleased to answer it then, perhaps the powers that be who control this channel may provide that answer???? We should all be most careful not to conflate issues. Perhaps in order to make a point I, myself erred to a degree. For Govts, religions and companies can not of course at this time be held to universal, commonly held principles. But perhaps in the long run, that may be the goal? I beg again to differ. KPMG is indeed tainted beyond redemption. Of course their many staff are to be held blameless, if one considers an employee "just following orders " to be blameless, well, I'd challenge that in such an environment, each and every employee ( not the "tea-girl," of course, LOL) would have or SHOULD have had the NOUS to pick up anomalous transactions, even if only partially involved in the calculations along the way. I say this as a long-ago actuarial clerk ( many times reinvented since ) who did just that,back in the day. Almost brought LonRho a spot of bother resulting. Nicely averted, is all I'm saying. Those who know better, do better. Agreed? Those who don't , can't. Acceded? So let us not excuse KPMG for employing under-qualified or race-quota employees. to appease a government no one respects. When what they should have done was stamp their foot and say NO, when they had the chance, way back then. It's a personal choice, I know. But I refuse henceforth to do any sort of business with any entity that does business with KPMG. Call it that same principle that made for a potential ruckus back in the days when I was a lowly actuarial clerk. It's called ethics and its a life-long journey.
Then Ingrid, do the intelligent thing and deal with the individuals who committ the crimes. It is not a solution to taint entire groups with the same brush due to the actions of some individuals. As long as a group, as a whole, condems the actions of the few then you can deal with the few. So far, KPMG is NOT yet tainted beyond redemption by any intelligent measure - if it is shown the whole of KPMG were complicit then deal with that - if only some individuals (in a vast company spread across the globe), then deal with them. You will NEVER have any groupd in which all its individuals are innocent. What is your remedy In your example of Mulims and policemen? Do you advocate both groups should be "shut-down / wiped-out" rather than deal with the individuals committing the crimes? History is filled with entire groups suffering for the acts of the few and it is not pretty. We can be different.
Crumbs, Douglas Taylor, one might ask the same of you. KPMG is tainted beyond redemption, they've been at it a long time, now their game is up, exposed, that rot is undoubtedly systemic, as the records show. Of course there will be innocents , ask not for whom the bell tolls.....does it toll for thee? Similarly, one Muslim shouting allah u'al akhbar while slaughtering innocents did not bring forth a backlash......but the 1000th one did, while all others who refused to condemn the practice continued to claim their religion one of "peace". Too late now. And yes, when even one Policeman gets away with taking a bribe, very soon the whole lot must come under suspicion. Please consider, very carefully, who cast the first stone?
They once called those of similar thoughts and actions "hensoppers"
Surveyor General: That's harsh. What you are witnessing is folk who for years sat by in frustration NOT KNOWING WHAT they could do ( other than vote every so and so years.....that's not democracy and YOU know it) to make a difference. Things have shifted into a different sphere with the latest revelations. I admire the Author of this piece for his stance, it mirrors my own "private citizen revolt" aimed at my own bank NEDBANK ( also implicating my RA held with Old Mutual) to similar effect and of which I posted notice on this forum some days ago, with no response..... I too have threatened to shift my accounts if THEY do not act to remove KPMG. I encourage, once again, others to do likewise. Capitec are apparently untainted, according to my investigations. Do you know of any others similarly unblemished?
Agreed. Emotion and business don't mix.
Standard Bank and honourable in the same letter?
In the corporate spirit of CYA the provisional head has hit the query upstairs for a company supported PR response. The PR response is dependent on whether anyone can be found in the PR department that hasn't already left for 'urgent business' elsewhere.
For goodness sake try to use what brains you may have. Is every one at KPMG a Gupta acolyte? If one policeman takes a bribe dies that make the whole police force crooked? If one Muslim kills someone does that make all Muslims killers? This is the typical South African response - execute the innocent along with the guilty. KPMG appear to have rid themselves of most of the problem staff - now let the rest, the innocents, get on with business as usual. And, while we are at it, please prove to me that none of the companies firing KPMG have never done anything wrong - it seems easy to cast the first stone!
I have tried to get a response from them (Standard Bank) via their Facebook page twice - no response. My relationship with them also started with a student loan - and both my husband and I have banked with them our whole adult lives. The question is to who to change to - because the response from the other banks has been exactly along the lines of Standard Bank. Maybe Capitec or one of the smaller banks - one can check the auditors in their Annual Reports. When I raised the same issue with Bidcorp - their response was speedy. They promised to get back to me once a decision had been made, which they did. This decision was to remain with KPMG. Anyone that has shares in Bidcorp does however have the opportunity to vote against this decision by Friday 3 November ahead of the AGM on 9 November.
Best leave it to amaBhungane.
You definitely are missing something. Defusing revolutions 101. Place a barrel of wine every 100 metres on the route of the march and by ten o' clock your troubles are over. It took just 70 years for Marx and Das Kapitlal to go the way he predicted for the Western system of economy. He failed to look at the pocket book of the kulak. Rhetoric remains rabble rousing. Only money buys the whiskey. Hit them in the pocket book! Which is what belatedly started happening. With the spike in hand you look for the chink in the armor, usually under the left arm.
Why did Standard Bank's provisional head not reply? Biznews you sell yourself as journalists, but there's a question without an answer go bother the man for an answer dammit.
There is a much larger aspect to this story. The great majority of the population are pretty ignorant of the big issues and don’t understand what the consequences of economic meltdown are. They have been kept in a state of ignorance by a badly run government education system and the propagation of a strong tribal ethos amongst particularly rural populations, who respond largely to their cultural norms. Unfortunately their considered vote is necessary for political change to be made and unless they really understand what is going on, they remain political fodder at the beck and call of the “tribal chiefs”. Independent mass media other than that under government control is not reaching this segment of society, so the status quo remains intact, which the governing class are happy to retain. Meaningful education and communication needs to take place, but time is running out.
Surveyor General - you know as well as I do that the politicians are protected by the captured security cluster...however complicit businesses like KPMG and their clients we can take action against. There are always private-public transactions in corruption, and I for one am happy to tackle which-ever of the two we can knock down first.
I seem to be missing something. Pray tell, what are you Neanderthals doing to remove ALL the corrupt ministers and officials serving in all spheres of government in South Africa? At best, your childish schoolboy antics are simply focusing the limelight on a mere needle in a haystack, instead of remaining focussed on addressing the real problem in this country!
...en 67% wit idiote wat JA gestem het!
Daai lang stok met die klein balletjie heeltemal te moeilik vir my (wel so ook alle balle wat stilstaan of vlieg) Le Clos se speletjie is darem moontlik omdat mens boep ondertoe kan dryf. Al daardie dinge gaan verbode raak soos jy sê.
Hmmm... Die masbiekers kon nie wag om van die Portugese ontslae te raak nie. En, steeds kon Portugal nie wag om jaarliks reuse bedrae geld te skenk vir hulpverlening nie en het dit eers verlede jaar (tydelik) gestaak. White guilt? Die wittes is nie goed genoeg nie, maar hul geld kom heel handig te pas.Net soos oom Bob noord van ons. En daar het die afgelope paar jaar heelwat blanke boere daarheen getrippel om te boer - leer hul dan niks uit die verlede nie?
Die bokke het hulle gat gesien en vandag is die kerkbanke weer vol.
Ek moes nou eers mooi dink oor die 57/0 bakstene - heelwat later toe ek perongeluk lees van die treumare van die getransformeerde span met die getransformeerde afrigter wat getransformeerde resultate lewer het ek besef waarvan jy praat.
Stem saam maar hy kon dit nie op sy eis gedoen het nie - Vorster en kie het hom gehelp
ja maar chester crocker en die ameraikaanse politieke denke en CIA het sa gesink in die ashoop waarin ons vandag is-n tipe neo-liberatarian anti-'life' en 'community' saamevoeging en 'mixing' van totale verskillende denkwyses
Nog 'n storie van 'n dr0l wat in die son gelê het en wit geword het - stinkend van binne en wit van buite. Ek weet nie hoe diegene se koppe so in oorgee mode beland nie. Waar jy 'n land wil oorgee aan die mense wat jou grootste vyande is. Nog 'n storie van iemand wat sy eie genetika verraai - dit is mos maar wat kanker ook is. Hier is mense die kanker in die samelewing - ek is bevrees ons hele samelewing is deur hierdie kanker deurtrek. Ek het al lankal besef, ons oorgawe het lank voor 94 begin - hier is net nog bewyse soos aangehaal uit hierbo: "Vorster het in die hande van Kaunda en die terreurbewegings gespeel en in die tweede helfte van die 1970’s ook die blanke bewind in Rhodesië vir die honde gegooi. Ná Vorster het PW Botha ‘n mate van weerstand teen terroriste gebied" - let wel net 'n ligte mate want sy bynaam was nie verniet pasela wêna nie. Die chaos het egter al by Vorster begin- wel eintlik voor hom. Dis tydens die hippie era wat die weste se kop hom heeltemal gelos het en ons leef nou maar met die gevolge daarvan saam. "De Klerk was toe reeds in toegeemodus, wat spoedig oorgeemodus geword het." - Toegeemodus in my opinie was maar ne om die mense te paai - die padda wat jy stadig kook en die mense was te onnosel om dit te besef. Weereens het hy tjeks geksryf waarvoor ander mense met hulle grond en lewens moet instaan. Sy dag sal kom.
Tog vreemd hoe die oud terroriste graag die morele hoë grond wil beset. Die Mosambiekers het nou wel oogluikend ANC terreur bedrywighede toegelaat maar hulle het darem die terroris en ANC verteenwoordiger, Indres Nadoo, in die middel van die nag al protesterend uit Mozambiek geskop om die "Boere" te behaag en om te verseker dat Veloso se dogter in SA kan kom inkopies doen. En die einste Veloso en sy trawante was besonder gretig om die Kamer van Mynwese te oortuig om die aantal myn trekarbeiders te verhoog sodat hulle die gedeelte van die werkers se lone wat direk an die Mosambiekse regering betaal is, in waardelose Metical teen die amptelike wisselkoers aan terugkerende werkers kon betaal. Dit was in Machel se werkers paradys.