Tuesday, May 13, 2008

living in south africa







we all know south africa has its own share of problems... har har ok that is the understatement of the century but... here's a few prime examples SO unbelievable yet undeniably true... and so freakin funny... and after all this crap i actually have a point...


  • firstly our future president thinks that taking a shower after having intercourse with someone infected with HIV is enough prevention... oh and i forgot to mention that he's currently on trail for corruption??... but we still love him... i know... delusional...

  • then our current president seems to be oblivious to our neighbour's (zimbabwe) barking mad president robert mugabe...

  • then our previous minister of health (a convicted thief) tells the whole world that garlic and beetroot is the cure for aids and denies any link between hiv and aids.... (holy shit!!)

  • our sports teams are subject to quotas... simply put: sport teams members have to be demographically representative (rugby, cricket etc) which is so good for our sport on an international level it is just ridiculous, i mean who ever said that it's for the love of the game anyway?!

  • then we had a power crisis that sent businesses country wide running to buy very expensive generators etc etc etc... just to keep their business afloat... we were without power for hours on end... for months... only to be informed a week or two ago that all power cuts will now cease... wtf? i feel like a toddler being spanked...







  • on the up side we have wonderful things proudly south african... such as madiba, natalie du toit, oscar pistorius and bishop tutu... we are a very proud and strong little country aren't we... yes i think so...


so... we are a rainbow nation that closely resembles a circus... but...



if i read shocking news events world wide my mouth actually hangs open... for instance...



i'm just so forking glad i call this circus home... where we don't have wars or famine or aeroplanes flying into the union buildings... sure we have Ripley's moments on a daily basis but we don't have to worry about crazy shit and natural disasters such as tsunami's and hurricanes and earth quakes... really we have been spared all these horrible disasters... ok mostly... but nothing like the disasters we see on the news... those news stories/natural disasters scares me shitless ...


i'm so sorry for all of those people, it's simply horrifically shocking...

13 COMMENTS....bite me!:

Tamara said...

I hear you!

Ruby said...

hey, at least we have humor on our side....it kinda keeps us going me thinks

sweets said...

tam: :)

ruby: oh yes... very true!! :)~

The Jackson Files said...

SA is a crazy country, but, like you said, it's our home and there are many things to be grateful for.

omg...I'm feeling all like...Viva South Africa Viva!

sweets said...

LOL Jacks... Viva indeed!

Mel said...

Got to love this country of ours, warts and all.
Dis fokken' kwaai om hier te bly, smaak dit stukkend.

sweets said...

@mel LOL! wasn't expecting that fokken comment from you... ok the second bit hehe!!
thanks for popping over! :)

Lopz said...

It is a bloody circus, but its OUR circus. I guess that's what makes it ok.

Southern Sage said...

its a circus everywhere
come over here and get some our stupid assed politicians
I mean we have the market cornered on idiot leaders, the worst part here is all 3 still in are WORSE than what we have now!!!!
so we can only go downhill!
sheeeeeeeesh

anyway
everyone is lucky if they aren't in that shitty disaster areas.

the assheads in Burma still won't let us in with supplies and aid?????
wtf is that?

angel said...

its a crazy place indeed!

Slyde said...

nicely said.

p.s. concerning SA and the hiv virus, you just made me remember an article that i read last week in a local paper that mentioned that there is a growing problem in parts of SA because there is a rumor abounding that some young men are buying into... namely that you can not get HIV from a virgin, and the number of rapes in the area have gone up exponentially.

have you heard of anything similar?

Obakeng, The Chief said...

You know, Mzansi stories, particularly our politicians, has become my daily Soap opera. And i mean this in an honest way.

There is NEVER a dull moment here. You wake up every morning, and there is a new script, a new plot, a new twist to the drama you thought had ended just a mere 8 hours before you went to sleep.

I love my country, i just wish our leaders in gov could really start implementing the wonderful plans they've come up with, instead of their all bark and no bite mentality.

sweets said...

lopz: well said :)~

sage: i know... the mind boggles! i must admit the US does entertain tremendously politically at the moment ;) but ANYTHING must be better than Bush right?!

angel: home sweet home :)

slyde: unfortunately yes, they do think that they can't get hiv when having sex with virgins, it's urban legends mostly but i think there is a lot of truth there... i saw a documentary last night stating that someone is raped every 23 seconds in SA, totally shocking yes.

obi: wouldn't that be a perfect world my friend, but i agree there is so much potential and with actually just a little bit of vision from our leaders this country could turn around

 
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