Monday, October 30, 2006

The solution to the Problem of Driving In Schools

I spoke to Beverly of Busy B's Driving School today to ask her what her thoughts were on approaching the schools, for a fee, to make driving lessons an extra corricular activity in schools. She did say that the idea was an appealing one and that she would give it some serious consideration. The people that are in my group are Lushika Preethuraj, Philandra Govender and Goodness Sibiya. Here are the links to their respective blogs.

Lushika: http://wheresthebunnie.blogspot.com/
Philandra:
http://omnia-crystalline.blogspot.com/2006/10/last-week-monday-16-oct-i-attended.html

I was unable to find Sibiya's Blog

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Driving in school



The editors have now decided that it would be easier to work in groups of four, for our next edition, so I opted to speak to the principal of Durban Academy to find out if there were any plans in place to teach the students to drive. He had some very interesting points which are all in my article. I have emailed my article, as well as two photographs, to Philandra Govender, one of the editors, who has offered to edit our work before the final submission.

Lushika's blog: http://wheresthebunnie.blogspot.com/
Philandra's Blog: http://omnia-crystalline.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

3 Kinds of Driving tests

Today I interviewed two people, as well as giving my own personal experiance, in regards to the Driver's license system. The first person that I spoke to was my mother, who explained to me what it was like to do do the test back in 1982, the second was my experiance with the test, which was the K53 meathod of driving, and the third was a friend, Fredriek Louw who did the test in the new cars at Rossburgh with cameras and sensors. These three experiances show the difficulty of passing the test at different levels. I hope that my article is as informative to you as it was for me when I compared the three.

3 Kinds of Driving tests

Today I interviewed two people, as well as giving my own personal experiance, in regards to the Driver's license system. The first person that I spoke to was my mother, who explained to me what it was like to do do the test back in 1982, the second was my experiance with the test, which was the K53 meathod of driving, and the third was a friend, Fredriek Louw who did the test in the new cars at Rossburgh with cameras and sensors. These three experiances show the difficulty of passing the test at different levels. I hope that my article is as informative to you as it was for me when I compared the three.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

money laundering in casinos

It now appears that the men responsible for the cash in transit heists are laundering money through casinos. This means that the people responsible are getting a lot smarter so one would assume that the people in charge of transporting the money would be a bit smarter as well. I feel that if they carried less cash and it was done in unmarked vehicles as opposed to a huge green truck that basically shouts to everybody on the road that a large sum of money is being transported by two lonely men. If it were a few men in unmarked cars carrying smaller amounts of cash, it would be harder for them to be tracked and even if they were robbed, they would lose a lot less money. Casinos also need to up their security in order to put an end to the money laundering.

prison space

I have to admit that I was quite perturbed by the fact that violent criminals were being released while people that were quilty of petty crimes were being kept in the jails. I am please that the government has finally decided to make space for the violent criminals, such as murderes and rapists, as opposed to a shoplifter. Of course, crime is crime and people that commit crimes need to be punished, but things need to be kept in perspective. People that choose to steal the life of another need to be given the maximum penalty and this cannot be done if there is no space for them in the prisons.

Killer TB in Gauteng

This new strain of killer TB in Gauteng is quite frightening, especially to the common individual without the funds to pay for the medication. It is a relief, however, that most of people with this new strain of the virus have been contained. The fact of the matter is that the government is not prepared enough to deal with the problem and they really need to get their act together if they plan on solving this problem.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Crime in Gauteng must be addressed? Are you sure?

I couldn't help but laugh to myself when I read the article in the Mail and Gaurdian Online entitled, "Shilowa:Crime in Gauteng must be addressed." I just wondered to myself if nobody had given any thought to the crime situation before now. One just has to wonder if anything would have been done about the crime if South Africa were not hosting the football world cup in 2010. I actually find it ridiculous that somebody could actually write an article saying that the crime situation must be addressed. It makes one wonder if they thought that the police depatment sat back and let people be mugged, raped or murdered. Maybe it is true that the police might have a lack of funding in certain areas but I do feel that they are doing the best that they can.

Monday, September 11, 2006

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Fake Hijacking?

When looking at the article, in the Mail and Gaurdian Online, about the woman that faked a hijacking and the kidnapping of her child, one is forced to wonder why she would do such a thing. There is no meantion of insurance of any kind on the care, never mind the fact that there is no insurance that pays out for the kidnapping of a child. This woman wasted the time of the police, who could have been out investigating an actual crime, which is why we pay taxes to the South African Revenue Service, as opposed to going out on a wild goose chase to find a car and child that was never missing to begin with. I feel that this woman should be given the maximum penalty so that she understands the severity of her actions.