19 March 2001Let's talk about sex baby 2
I'm guilty of not being on time. Hackers had a whale of a time with our
Internet link, flooding our servers with close on Twenty Thousand messages
within a minute and a half. In spite of protection we have in plce, it
still brought us down for a week. Well, it happened to Microsoft, so why
Some more interesting facts on the youth and HIV/AIDS in South Africa -
Quoted from the Sunday Times.
The UN released their official research figures on HIV/AIDS. Turned out that Gauteng has the highest number of AIDS cases in the world. One out of every three pregnant women in government hospitals are living with the disease. More than 3.4 Million South Africans are now infected out of a population estimated at 40 Million. Now that it's official, what does the government plan to do about it? No-one knows. It is probably another case of Foot and Mouth (as I refer to it - foot in mouth - read last paragraph) and Cholera, which they are still struggling to contain. Then again, I look at Britain and Europe and suddenly they don't seem too incapable!
An American drugs company offered a full year's supply of testing kits to the South African government for "pasella" (free) which was turned down. Instead the ANC government is harping on a standing contract with an existing supplier which cannot be "undermined" even though it's costing them big money. With a dire shortage of test kits at all clinics across South Africa, this would've been a major boost for healthcare in our country. Maybe they're scared that the figures would rise too drastically for them to duck the issue any longer.
same applies to the scandalous moratorium on crime statistics. It doesn't
help much to stop releasing figures to the press crime, as the press have
their own resources. At the end of the day, with the very pessimistic attitude
of Joe Citizen in this country, we all know that it's actually getting
worse. Not long ago certain organisations came forward with their own analysis
and facts on the crime situation in South Africa. It did as a matter of
fact, increase quite drastically.
in Mouth comes from my days on a farm (where I grew up) in the Northern
Transvaal. We had a minor scare with one of the black folk coming to the
homestead to report that one of the cows was acting strangely. The explanation
was that the cow "hy't voet in die bek" (the foot is in the mouth). It
stayed with us. Another case was lockjaw, with "hy't gaklim binne in die
kak" which translated means "he climbed in the sh*t". Once you know that
in Afrikaans we refer to this ailment as "klem in die kaak", you can see
where the deduction comes from.