It's been a horrible week - there is just no other way to describe it! I have had massive issues at work with one of our systems, which has just made my life absolutely miserable (and a lot of my colleagues too!), the weather has really turned and it's quite chilly outside, I feel exhausted and ready for a holiday actually! In fact, one of my seniors asked me that question yesterday, "When last did you take leave?" I was NOT impressed and told him that I don't need leave, I need a system THAT WORKS! Ha! I must say that today has been a vast improvement, although I cannot believe that it's not lunch time yet! Surpising how one has to throw one's toys to get some action? On top of that, the taxi's in Johannesburg are on strike. But typical - they're creating turmoil in our city. The strike is spiralling out of control, and police have been forced to fire rubber bullets in order to disperse the crowds. I think it's shocking! We wanted freedom, freedom of speech and a proper democracy, but what kind of freedom do we have, when our local people are unable to choose their own method of transport ?? I just don't believe thats freedom! The taxi drivers took to the streets to protest against the new Bus Rapid Transit system, which, according to them, will lead to loss of business and jobs..Surely the commuters should be allowed to make their choice? I've had to let two of my staff members leave early so that they can get home safely before the rush hour this afternoon. I think its VERY sad!
Blocking the highway near Killarney
It's chaos out there - honestly makes me very sad!