Sunday, March 13, 2011

The Public Protector needs protection

The Public Protector needs protection.

I was watching morning live when the public protector was interviewed about the controversial 500 million police headquarters leasing deal. She went briefly over what the procedure that was supposed to have been followed is as opposed to what General Bheki Cele and Minister Mahlangu-Nkabinde did.

I was happy to see that there is someone who is trying to combat corruption in government yet I also found myself wondering whether the case will have a happy ending were the corrupt officials are being punished. With the mafia way that South African politics run, a couple of scenarios of how the people investigated could get out of the whole thing came to mind. It's no secret that corrupt officials will go to any lengths to cover their tracks an example of that would be the Mpumalanga killings that happened in between 2008 and 2009. In this instance though my imagination went only as far as case files going missing or the Public Protector being investigated and sacked for some odd thing.

This morning I felt like kicking myself for not taking a bet over what I thought would happen to the Public Protector vs. Cele case when I saw an article in the Sunday Times which read "Sleuth's Cele files deleted by hacker". The article speaks how files relating to the Roux and Cele case have been destroyed from an investigator's laptop. It has been a trend with high profile cases that files would go missing or evidence would get tempered with one way or the other so it was not hard for me to predict that it could happen even in this case.

My only hope is that investigators made back up files because if there are no backup copies that would either prove incompetence and negligence or foul play and I do hope that in the end General Cele and Minister Mahlangu-Nkabinde lend up in court to answer for what they did. The government and opposition parties all talk off combating corruption yet it doesn't seem as though they are playing an active role in making sure that justice is served and that cases are investigated as quickly and thoroughly as possible instead of dragging long enough for evidence to go missing in the process. I also don't see much happening in protecting those dealing with these high profile corruption cases and those exposing corruption and irregularities in government processes. It is however good to see that the Public Protector is getting support from the public.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

What is the colour of the wind?

What is the colour of the wind?


Wind is air moving and air has no colour. We cannot see wind but we can see the effects of the wind. We see the motion of the wind from the objects that the wind moves. We determine the direction in which the wind is blowing to or from by looking at the things that the wind moves like trees and flowers or even own skirts and dresses.

The wind is always associated with dust, the stronger the wind the more dust in the air. Just as the wind often moves various objects of different sizes, colours, shapes and in places like Cape Town we get winds that are strong in enough to lift a person. I would say because the wind has no colour of its own, it becomes the colour of whatever it moves or affects. So then the wind is a very colourful thing. It is the colour of brooding clouds, the colour of sand and the ocean, the colour of the dress that you would regret wearing on that windy day.

I am


Wendy Motsisi

Friday, February 11, 2011

I am

By name I am Wendy Maphefo Motsisi. I was born and bred in Johannesburg, Soweto. I moved to Cape Town as a teenager in pursuit of my dreams. The road to my dreams has taken many detours however I am close to reaching just one of the many dreams and that is obtaining a degree in Public Relations. I am an introvert with some characteristics of an extrovert in terms of personality. I am an ambitious, hard working, passionate and driven individual.


I subscribe to a Christian value system yet I keep an open mind on my view of the world. I spend a lot of my time reading for pleasure and also as a requirement to be effective in doing my job as a Bookseller.  Customers somehow expect booksellers to have read all the books and get surprised if we haven't never the less a bookseller should be able to recommend books to a customer. Apart from reading I enjoy other things like listening to music, watching movie and just spending time or going to some social places with friends. While this is not all that I am or who I am, I think it's a great starting point for anyone interested to get to know me.

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