Strike on the brain

June 5, 2007 at 8:35 am (Uncategorized)

How on earth do you survive on under R7 000 a month? That’s the thing I keep thinking when I hear news of the strike. What’s even more sickening is the fact that MPs and other fatcats positively swim on the cream they smear on their lips in the morning. I just can’t see the justification in keeping civil servants’ salaries so low when others are being paid so much for doing nothing.
Am I missing something?



  1. Lost-in-Jozi said,

    TB….lots of people, not even in the public centre survive reasonably ok on R7000 a month.

  2. tbhanks said,

    Hi Lost-in-Jozi. For some reason your comment went to spam so only saw it now when I cleaned out that folder. I’m guessing the people you refer to are those who don’t
    a) have kids
    b) homes/bonds to pay
    c) extended family to support
    d) live far from their places of work so don’t have to shell out transport/petrol money
    e) pay for schooling if they do have kids
    etc, etc.

    I could live on R5000 a month – which I did when I first started working – but I don’t have any of the above stuff apply to me, so it was ok. My only debt was petrol and rent and was manageable enough for me. Not everyone is so lucky.

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