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How Democracy Created Barriers to Freedom, Happiness, and Prosperity

🔹I read back in 2012, that Zuma earned more than David Cameron and François Hollande did, and that his salary cost #SouthAfrica five times what Obama’s did the US❗️😳…
🔹Why was that? Could we peg ourselves against America, France, or England? Hardly.
🔹Time Magazine recently showcased the abhorrent divide between the have & have nots in #SouthAfrica. So isn't it despicable? That our leaders...
... are paid above their international pay grade, in the face of their voters’ poverty and misery?
🔹The Uruguayan President, (In Uruguay GDP per capita is almost 3 times that of RSA, whereas GDP in RSA is 6 times that of Uruguay) José Mujica, lived to serve; even standing...
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Today there is a @CapeTimes story about Mouquet Farm in Retreat. There were plans for the 2,7ha site to be developed into social housing but now the plans have come to a halt. THREAD
I believe progress on this site may be just one victim of this season's political infighting within the @Our_DA the WC... and there are at least 4 other pieces of land suffering the same fate
In 2015 the City wanted to strip Mouquet Farm for cash. By 2017 the politics around urban land appeared to have changed, reflecting the national mood regarding land and debates around #EWC plus the work of @NdifunaUkwazi @ReclaimCT
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