Monday, 30 November 2015

"Burning witches at a stake"?

Article in Thursday 26th Cape Times where Judge Ismail says "You raped her, killed her and finally tied her to a pole and set her alight as if she was some kind of witch at a stake".


I took exception to this and write a letter which was published today:

Your article in Thursday's paper "Two Life Terms for Rape, Murder of Girl" refers.

I am concerned with High Court Judge Mohamed Ismail's use of the term "burning witches at the stake".

Fortunately for our modern society there are very many men and women with intuition. One could include Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Nelson Mandela, and probably every single woman that I know on this list.

In the Middle and Dark Ages, if you knew something that no one had told you, or if you were a homeopath or a naturopath or a healer, then you were likely to be labelled a witch and burnt at the stake.

There are also very many "witches" in our modern societies who practice wicca and many of them are some of the best healers we have.

I am sickened by the way Mr Maselane (the rapist) brutally raped and then hung and made a fire under a seven-year-old girl, or did this to anyone for that matter, but I think that the judge has misjudged his terminoloy by implying that it is ok to burn witches, or anyone for that matter, at the stake.

Friday, 27 November 2015

City of Cape Town warns that vehicle licence disc renewal notices are still not being sent

Please bring it to the attention of the Sector you represent and to the attention of your members respectively.

CITY OF CAPE TOWN

27 NOVEMBER 2015

MEDIA RELEASE

City warns that vehicle licence disc renewal notices are still not being sent

Motorists whose vehicle licence discs expire on 30 November 2015 and are renewable by 22 December 2015 and those whose discs expire on 31 December 2015 and are renewable by 22 January 2016 will not be receiving renewal notices. Read more below:

The City of Cape Town asks motorists to act proactively and to check the renewal date on their existing licence disc to ensure that the necessary arrangements are made, and to renew discs online where possible.

Motorists are also reminded that the National Department of Transport’s new requirements apply, i.e. of providing, amongst others, proof of residence when applying for a motor vehicle licence disc renewal.

‘It is currently the busiest time of the year for our municipal offices, which include our motor vehicle registration centres. This, coupled with the additional requirements and also the lack of renewal notices, is affecting the turnaround time per customer. Motorists and other customers may also experience longer queues than what is the norm. We are doing everything in our power to ease any inconvenience to our residents, including deploying additional staff and moving staff between offices as hotspots arise,’ said the City’s Executive Deputy Mayor, Alderman Ian Neilson.

Proof of address includes, among others, a utility bill issued by the municipality, and a telephone account or retail store account (provided that it is not older than three months). For a full list of acceptable documents that constitute proof, residents can visit the Western Cape Government website: www.westerncape.gov.za/tpw.

The new requirements entail the provision of proof of a person’s particulars (full names and identity document) and the residential and postal address for verification when:
• there is a change of the person’s particulars or change of address
• when an application is made for a national traffic information system (NaTIS) service at the City’s motor vehicle registration offices or at a driving licence testing centre. This would include, amongst others, applying for a driving licence, applying for the renewal of a driving licence, applying for a learner’s licence, applying for vehicle licence disc, renewing a vehicle licence disc, and registering a vehicle

If motorists are applying for their discs online, they are required to scan their proof of residence and identity documentation and to send it as an attachment to the online application.

Please note:
• The problem of motorists not receiving renewal notices did not arise in the City Council processes, but the City has done everything in its power to mitigate the consequences resulting from the lack of renewal notices
• The transfer of the electronic national administration traffic information system (eNaTIS) between the National Department of Transport and the Road Traffic Management Centre (RTMC) has affected renewal notices across the country and continues to do so
• As a courtesy, the RTMC (which is a national agency) has in the past posted renewal notices approximately six weeks before vehicle licence renewals are due, but it remains the duty of the vehicle owner to renew the licence before it expires
• The new regulations pertaining to the provision of, amongst others, proof of residence, have not been instituted by the City. It is a regulation as per National legislation which the City is bound to enforce


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Issued by: Media Office, City of Cape Town

Media enquiries: Alderman Ian Neilson, Executive Deputy Mayor, City of Cape Town, Tel: 021 400 1306 Email: media.account@capetown.gov.za

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Banning Yoga

As the pharmaceutical companies ban everything good about our planet, including quite a few natural remedies that I used to take, they are now at war with the things that make us whole, like Yoga.
In South Africa, besides the banned natural remedies, we are also seeing an attack on our sangomas and witchdoctors. Probably because they are doing great work and this is affecting the pharmaceutical companies' drug sales.
I don't believe in conspiracy theory. All the things I've said so far are based on fact.
Meditation, Tai Chi, Homeopathy, HeartMath: are they going to be banned next?