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Tuesday, 07 April 2009

Good riddance to another incompetent ANC cadre

The South African minister of communications, Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri, has died. While any death is sad, very few, with the exception of her family and the ANC regime, will miss this fundamentally incompetent waster of oxygen.

Her long list of failures and disastrous policy decisions have deservedly earned her the nickname "Poison Ivy."

South Africa is blighted by its sloth-like telecommunications monopoly, Telkom. Its telecommuncations costs are amongst the most exorbitant in the world.

Telkom has enjoyed a monopoly since its creation, and only recently got some modicum of competition in the form of a second communications provider, Neotel. However, Neotel's creation came disastrously late and has yet to bring down South Africa's astronomical internet and telephony costs. Matsepe-Casaburri was directly responsible for this state of affairs by deliberately instituting obstacles and delaying tactics.

Another piece of incompetence for which Matsepe-Casaburri (what IS it with these idiots and their double-barreled surnames?) can be blamed is the delay in installing another undersea network cable. She insisted that any cable that arrived at the South African coast had to be owned by a majority of local shareholders. This was no doubt to enrich some ANC cronies – possibly Matsepe-Casaburri's husband or cousin.

Glittering eulogies have been spewing forth from the mouths of the ANC, and no doubt Matsepe-Casaburri will receive a state funeral, thereby adding to the billions she had cost taxpayers during her incompetent life.

Some may miss her. Internet users and the long-suffering South African consumers of telephony services won't be among them.

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