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ANC watchdog/Public Accounts watchdog
ANC watchdog/Public Accounts watchdog
The Arms Deal, with its suspicion of bribes paid to well-connected persons, raised a storm in Parliament. The Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa), the public accounts watchdog first raised the alarm, but once pressure was applied by the African National Congress (ANC) in Parliament resulting in the resignation of its chief official spokesman in the Accounts Committee, Andrew Feinstein, the investigation into the scandal became muted. Description provided by Tony Grogan.
Actually they used to have development before 1990, only then they called it separate development
Actually they used to have development before 1990, only then they called it separate development
There was much criticism of the tardiness with which previously marginalised rugby players were being brought into the sport and the lack of development of sports facilities in the townships. Description provided by Tony Grogan.
Agree or disagree with the view that Hamlet was a slob '
Agree or disagree with the view that Hamlet was a slob '
One of the questions in in a senior certificate exam paper was worded in informal schoolboy slang
All in the spirit of give and take
All in the spirit of give and take
Under the Group Areas and Independent Homeland policies, consolidation often meant changing boundaries and cutting up and parcelling out land according to the claims of� homeland leaders and against the wishes of people living in these areas. Description provided by Tony Grogan.
Amnesty!
Amnesty!
As the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings dragged on, perpetrators of political crimes under the previous government continued to drag their heels in applying for amnesty. Nelson Mandela, committed to reconciliation, kept extending the deadline. Description provided by Tony Grogan.
And this one's by Thabo Mbeki '
And this one's by Thabo Mbeki '
Paintings reputedly done by Mandela surfaced in the art market and were bought by gullible collectors. Description provided by Tony Grogan.
Another suspicious claimant '
Another suspicious claimant '
Fraudulent claims for welfare, pensions and employment payments became rife. Description provided by Tony Grogan.
Apartheid ' what was it about?
Apartheid ' what was it about?
When the entire edifice of Apartheid came crashing down in 1990 one wondered what had been the purpose of it all. Description provided by Tony Grogan.
Apartheid puzzle
Apartheid puzzle
Verwoerd�s grand design of apartheid with blacks all living in separate homelands had one major flaw - what to do with urban blacks needed to keep the country's industry running and now flocking to the urban areas in increasing numbers. This was Vorster's conundrum. Description provided by Tony Grogan.
Arms deal report
Arms deal report
The Auditor general's report on the arms deal was sufficiently edited and corrected when published to exonerate anyone from wrongdoing and confirm that the entire deal was above board. Description provided by Tony Grogan.
As I was saying affirmative action must not mean that people are moved into jobs beyond their level of competence '
As I was saying affirmative action must not mean that people are moved into jobs beyond their level of competence '
Affirmative action had severe implications for white employees who, fearing the threat to their jobs, warned about lowering of standards. Description provided by Tony Grogan.
As the old saying goes, 'Bob helps those who help themselves
As the old saying goes, 'Bob helps those who help themselves
Land settlers in Zimbabwe invaded farms and took possession of property at will. Description provided by Tony Grogan.
At least we've got nice helicopters
At least we've got nice helicopters
Huge expenditure for arms was earmarked while more pressing services languished. Description provided by Tony Grogan.
Bad news, Mr President. The dollar's crashed against toilet paper!
Bad news, Mr President. The dollar's crashed against toilet paper!
Under the lunatic economic policies of ZANU-PF (Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front) the value of the Zimbabwe dollar went into free fall. Printing money was one of the solutions adopted to support it. Description provided by Tony Grogan.
Black influx
Black influx
Legislation to stem the tide of black influx to the urban areas became increasingly futile. The government�s forcible return of immigrants from Cape Town back to Transkei, from whence they would immediately board trains to return, was a dismal annual cycle. Description provided by Tony Grogan.
But, Grandma: what big tears you have!
But, Grandma: what big tears you have!
A response of the government to the misery and suffering caused by the Group Areas Act which had people being moved out of their homes to their own racial areas was that some pain was necessary for the greater good of grand apartheid. Piet Koornhof, Minister of Cooperation and Development, as it was quaintly known, an affable person, was one of those who expressed this regret. Description provided by Tony Grogan.
Dear Nelson, I'm leaving '
Dear Nelson, I'm leaving '
Former president, FW de Klerk, a deputy president in Mandela's cabinet, decided to call it quits and left Parliament and a government struggling with a faltering economy. Description provided by Tony Grogan.
Dear old Grandpa ' Twenty-five years on the City Council housing list and they've finally given him a plot.
Dear old Grandpa ' Twenty-five years on the City Council housing list and they've finally given him a plot.
A sad comment on Cape Town's housing backlog where people sometimes spent a lifetime on the waiting list.Description provided by Tony Grogan.
Defence budget
Defence budget
Considering South Africa's pressing needs, Defence seemed to get a disproportionate allocation of the budget. Description provided by Tony Grogan.
Delivery
Delivery
After three years the energy, enthusiasm and idealism which marked the birth of the new South Africa was beginning to wilt and service delivery was faltering. Description provided by Tony Grogan.
Democracy ' A very delicate specimen. Must be planted in favourable conditions
Democracy ' A very delicate specimen. Must be planted in favourable conditions
George Bush insisted that the US invasion of Iraq was purely to install democracy in that country. Description provided by Tony Grogan.
Democracy [gagged]
Democracy [gagged]
The stifling of the media continued unabated during the PW Botha years. Description provided by Tony Grogan.
Dept. of Information. For the best white-wash jobs
Dept. of Information. For the best white-wash jobs
The Department of Information, with its flamboyant secretary Eschel Rhoodie at the helm, did its best to improve the international image of the pariah apartheid state. Description provided by Tony Grogan.
Dr Kildare falls foul of the Immorality Act
Dr Kildare falls foul of the Immorality Act
A reader drew attention to a scandalous matter featuring �in one of the Cape Times comic strips. Popular hero, Dr Kildare was defying the Immorality Act by falling in love with an Indian woman. Description provided by Tony Grogan.
Dumping Bill
Dumping Bill
Under apartheid�s so-called dumping bills large numbers of black people were forced to relocate from urban areas to barren and remote areas in the homelands. Description provided by Tony Grogan.
Ever since Tony became chairman of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Defence he's become a merced man'.
Ever since Tony became chairman of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Defence he's become a merced man'.
Tony Yengeni used his political connections and position to get a discount on a fancy Mercedes 4X4. He served a contracted prison sentence, which on reflection seems unlucky given the corrupt practices which go unpunished today. Description provided by Tony Grogan.
Go and fetch a tin of grease, Major's got stuck in the turret!
Go and fetch a tin of grease, Major's got stuck in the turret!
There was serious concern about the battle-readiness of the army of the new South Africa when it was found that many members of the defence force were unfit and overweight. Description provided by Tony Grogan.
Guards!
Guards!
The police were so involved in suppressing political revolt they had little time to devote to ordinary crime. Description provided by Tony Grogan.
Hello, this is President Mandela. I'm sorry I can't take your call right now
Hello, this is President Mandela. I'm sorry I can't take your call right now
President Mandela was called to appear in court to respond to a dispute with the SA Rugby Board while the many far more urgent calls for his attention were left unattended. Description provided by Tony Grogan.
Here's a useful tip for saving water' Put a brick in the toilet cistern
Here's a useful tip for saving water' Put a brick in the toilet cistern
In spite of climate change and warnings of future water shortages and the need to adopt conservative measures of water usage, South Africans continued to waste water as if there was no tomorrow. Description provided by Tony Grogan.
Hey, we missed one!
Hey, we missed one!
During the apartheid years the nations morals were zealously protected by the Censor Board. Description provided by Tony Grogan.
History as she is taught
History as she is taught
The official white version of South African history was biased, simplistic and distorted. Description provided by Tony Grogan.
How do you say 'a federal system with proportional representation' in Zulu, van der Merwe?
How do you say 'a federal system with proportional representation' in Zulu, van der Merwe?
National Party �electioneers on the campaign trail �had difficulty making their policies understood. Description provided by Tony Grogan.
I knew it ' give them an inch and they'll take a foot. '.- he's doing the backstroke in the bathtub!
I knew it ' give them an inch and they'll take a foot. '.- he's doing the backstroke in the bathtub!
One of the adjustments to apartheid necessary to accommodate influential black people visiting the urban centres was to allow blacks to stay in previously 'whites only' hotels provided they qualified as 'bona fide' travellers. This caused grave disquiet among purist government supporters. Description provided by Tony Grogan.
I promised to honour and obey ' I did not promise to share my bed with a Colt 45, and R4 and two shotguns
I promised to honour and obey ' I did not promise to share my bed with a Colt 45, and R4 and two shotguns
Outraged at measures to restrict the licensing of firearms, ex?defence chief Constand Viljoen said the gun was paramount in Afrikaner culture, second only to his wife. Description provided by Tony Grogan.
I think I remember warning Oupa about knocking his pipe out on that wall
I think I remember warning Oupa about knocking his pipe out on that wall
Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP) houses, built in a rushed and haphazard policy to recover the enormous backlog developed during the apartheid years, resulted in poor building standards and shoddy workmanship. Description provided by Tony Grogan.
I weep for you, the Poacher said '
I weep for you, the Poacher said '
Poachers employed by crime syndicates plundered abalone reserves while coastal management and police seemed ineffective in putting a stop to it. Description provided by Tony Grogan.
I'm ticketing you for not roadworthying your car this year
I'm ticketing you for not roadworthying your car this year
The taxi industry was a law unto itself. Traffic officers, risking being shot at by taxi driver offenders, chose to target softer offenders instead. Description provided by Tony Grogan.
I've said it and I'll say it again. Let one immigrant in and in no time he'll be followed by his whole family.
I've said it and I'll say it again. Let one immigrant in and in no time he'll be followed by his whole family.
South African foreign relations policy was perplexing . Some very dodgy characters from abroad, who served the government�s purposes during the apartheid era, were allowed to remain in the country. Many of these, such as Vito Palazzolo, had some very shady connections. Description provided by Tony Grogan.
It's a joy!
It's a joy!
South Africa's first democratic election was an astounding success and met with local and international rapture. Description provided by Tony Grogan.

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