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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

It's a DOGS life

For many years I have been supporting a number of charitable organizations with not unsubstantial donations. Organizations such as the SPCA (Society for the prevention
of cruelty to animals), Meals on Wheels, Cancer as well as Muscular Dystrophy etc.
However I have stopped all donations a long time ago. When one becomes aware that
large sums of monies are being stolen by employees of such organizations that is
where I draw the line.
It has become a national sport here in South Africa. Everybody, from our top Public
Servants to Supermarket workers are on a massive spree of embezzlement, theft,
on a grand scale.
Even trusted employees abuse that trust by engaging in massive theft. Happened to
one of my largest clients. He was shocked to discover that the worker he trusted
most was selling stolen items to his very own customer, who blew the whistle.

That is the sorry state of the nation. Not a day goes by without reports of massive
corruption being discovered in all of our newspapers.

So Charity starts at home. And I have taken that literally. For years now I feed
my three dogs Roast Chicken every meal. They love it. If I am late too feed them
they let me know in no uncertain terms.
I buy a Roasted Chicken when ever I go shopping so I don't have the hassle of
doing it myself. I used to do it myself but it's not worth the effort if one can
get a ready chicken over the counter.
I also buy them some good pellets from my Vet (the imported variety, don't trust
the local crap any longer).

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

100 000 PhD's

Every morning, when I wake up I never know what hare brained schemes our clueless leadership will dream
up to justify their multimillion salaries.
The latest attempt is to produce 100 000 PhD's by 2030. Now that about 6000 per year, up from about 1800
a year at present. I watched a video on a news channel where a Professor was interviewed. And by the way
that chap was from Nigeria I think judging by his accent. He claims that we are using the wrong model
to train PhD's. We are using the British model which is not suitable for Africans as it requires graduates to just go on with research on their own as it is the norm anywhere else.
No, we plan to have formal classes they will have to attend for at least 2 years, in other words being spoon fed, coached or coaxed along. Not a very promising start to a illustrious scientific career.
Besides, where will we find large numbers of required supervisors? In Nigeria? This will give 419 scams
a new lease on life.
But then again, since the pass mark to enter tertiary institutions is at the moment 30%, yes that is correct, it is little wonder that such hilarious schemes are being considered.
As I say elsewhere on this Blog I had some dealings with recently graduated 'Engineers'.
Totally clueless. Universities are being forced to push though quotas who then find it nearly impossible
to find employment as no employer has a use for them. Not in my company, for sure.

Vorna Valley Johannesburg

Vorna Valley Johannesburg
I live right in the middle of the picture

My Life Philosophy

My Life Philosophy