It’s a joke right?
So you got Traffic Cops and Law Enforcement Cops on opposing sides, the traffic cops want a wage increase and are on strike, the Law Enforcement cops are there to control the striking cops in case of a riot and or other mayhem and the 2 start shooting at each other?
It sounds like the plot of a very bad movie, except it isn’t. It’s real and this is life in South Africa.
You can read more about this at this following link at The Times.
Let’s add this to the growing list of problems that are making South Africa the laughing stock of the world.
The country to host the next soccer world cup lose their coach after he quits the job.
A country whose largest policitical’s party president was not only accused of rape but also is to be tried on corruption charges.
A country who had a cleric jailed for defrauding a development program of money donated by Paul Simon.
A country that kills electricity to homes and businesses somewhat randomly 4 hours at a time because they forgot to plan for the future and cannot handle the capacity.
A country where rapes of minors occurs on a daily basis because it is a belief that it will cure HIV/AIDS
A country whose president has a quiet diplomacy to everything.
A country whose president refuses to get involved in the Zimbabwean crisis because his wife and the wife of the president of Zimbabwe are related.
A country ranked second for assault and murder (by all means) per capita, in addition to being ranked first for rapes per capita in the entire world.
A country whose economy is on the decrease and unemployment on the increase.
A country where you can be shot and killed for your cell phone.
A country where police stations get robbed.
A country where you can bribe a traffic cop and not break a sweat while doing so.
A country where a traffic cop pulls you over for an infraction, tries to extract a bribe from you then seeing your empty wallet, lets you go because youre broker than he anticipated.
A country where free government sponsored education is almost non existent because of the lack of funds.
A country where the president spends £37.5m on a private jet while school children do not have desks, chairs, pens , pencils or even scraps of paper to learn on.
TIA my friend, TIA
Bring on the bananas.
I’m looking forward to attending my first 27 dinner this Sunday and seeing some old faces like Vinny Lingham who I used to work with and Tyler Reed who I have known for a few years and is someone that I think is going to make a huge dent in the online arena in the next few years with his ideas.
A number of people that I am looking forward to meeting include Vince Maher, Matt Buckland, Justin Hartman to name a few and I’m also looking forward to hearing Colin speak about the ideas for The Times.
If you are going to be attending 27 I am looking forward to meeting you.
Some wise man once said that a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step and this post is my first step.
My name is Paul De Sousa, I am a web 2.0 enthusiast and Search Engine Evangelist in search of knowledge, a deeper purpose, the meaning of life and of course some serious linkage and better rankings.
I have been known in the past to design processes for a number of web2.0 applications, although I am not a developer, I am an analyst, an ideas person. I find faults and provide new ideas and solutions.
I am employed by JohnCom and am grateful and honoured to be involved in the “The Times” project from a search engine perspective.
My involvement thus far has been more than just the SEO aspect, but general change control management of the current build as well as various documentation on where we would like to take The Time’s site.
Being a System Analyst for the group has allowed me to be involved in some seriously awesome projects, but The Time’s was a project that I was looking forward to for sometime and one that is not only right up my alley, but definitely a place that I feel I will shine. Do what you love, and love what you do.
I’ve had a number of blogs over the years so blogging is not new to me, I also helped design a number of ideas and processes for www.blogmad.net – a traffic exchange program for bloggers who are looking for new audiences, so blogging is not new to me. And neither is laziness, which is why I have had many blogs, but none that I have maintained for more than 2 years at a time.
So I have decided to run with this blog as a progress report on my journey with The Times project as well as any cool new things which I find and decide is good enough to share.
Enjoy, stay in touch and lets hold hands and share that link love!