Wednesday, 30 May 2007

Looks like the price of living is going up folks!

Listening to the radio this morning after an incredible weekend in Hoedspruit was rather a bland and sorry end.

I heard some news headlines that made me quiver. The reason it made me quiver was that I realised this weekend that there are alot of people in South Africa that JUST DON'T KNOW HOW TO LOOK AFTER THEIR MONEY. It's not something to be ashamed of, it's just that when you're in financial SHIT, get help! It's doesn't go away, it gets worse. Ok back to why the headlines made me quiver...

Firstly we're looking at a 69c hike in petrol (Those of you who are driving those fancy BMW 4x4's paying R10 000 per month when you can't afford it - Think again)

Secondly, because of this hike in petrol prices and the inflation rate looking at little unstable at the moment, we're in for another interest rate hike.

Thirdly, looks like Eskom are going to raise our electricity prices. Reason being, well all those beautiful outages we've been having in the last couple of months is forcing Eskom to build a couple more power stations to cope with the demand. And guess what, they need our money!

This is going to hurt alot of people in the next couple of months if they don't start watching their money!


Then I have a small issue with this country and a bone to pick with:

1. Telkom
- ADSL lines, finally back up after 3 weeks. PATHETIC considering you're the driving force behind this countries telephony
2. Municipal bodies
- Major town's in South Africa, not having water for 5 days!!!!!! (Ermelo I feel for you), it's pathetic. You'd swear we don't pay enough taxes in this place.

Anyway, that's my rant and rave session for the afternoon!

Have a super one readers!
WizardMan Out!

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