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  • Warning – petrol pumps in SA might run dry in 3 days due to strike
    Posted by on Jul 29th, 2016

    If you’re running low on petrol then now is probably a good time to head to a garage and fill up because South African petrol stations may run dry in less than 3 days due to a strike. The warning comes from a union official after petrol industry workers went on strike yesterday demanding an increase in pay of 9%. It is estimated that around 20 000 refinery and petrol transport workers have gone on strike.

    empty fuel tank

    The Automobile Association of South Africa has issued a fuel strike advisory saying it will “start to impact motorists once the pumps at petrol stations start to run dry” and that the Association “has advised motorists to ensure they top up their fuel tanks as regularly as reasonably possible. In addition, the AA said motorists should avoid taking unnecessary journeys”.

    “These workers transport petrol and work in the refineries, so the impact will be huge if the strike is prolonged,” Clement Chitja, spokesperson for the Chemical, Energy, Paper, Printing, Wood and Allied Workers Union (CEPPWAWU), told AFP.

    “The petrol stations may run dry in three days or so, but it is not our intention. The employers must come to us with better offers.

    “With our members and other unions, more than 20 000 workers are on strike.” [Fin24]

    You have been warned.

    Graphic nude painting of Helen Zille and Mmusi Maimane [NSFW pic]
    Posted by on Jul 29th, 2016

    A couple of weeks ago the controversial painting of President Zuma and Atul Gutpa by Ayanda Mabulu HERE caused an outcry and now another artist has made headlines for a graphic nude painting showing the genitals of DA leader Mmusi Maimane and Helen Zille. The artwork was revealed on Twitter by Kenny Kunene (yes him) who bought it from artist Iven Amali after he claimed that the gallery which exhibited Mabulu’s work refused to show his because it was too insulting.

    Anyways here’s the painting Kunene bought. Click it for the NSFW version.

    kunene zille painting sfw

    Click for the uncensored version, but be warned. The other person is DA federal chaperson James Selfe.

    This from the artist who explains his thinking behind the work

    “In the painting Maimane is sweating and his physique symbolises that of a slave who toils hard to bring SA back to the white DA leaders.

    “Zille is revealed as having misled the world when she said she was stepping down as a political leader of the DA. But she was pretending, as she wasn’t stepping down. Her womanhood has been portrayed as that of a snake. Therefore, taking off the G-string is a metaphor to say she took off the leadership gown, but she remains active in power.

    “Selfe is worried, asking himself if this slave you put in front bring will back this South Africa to us. That’s why he is sitting like that; he is impatient and thinks Maimane is not delivering enough.” [Citizen]

    And the response from Mmusi Maimane…

    “It’s a crude‚ disgusting painting that belongs in a dustbin and not on display. Kenny Kunene is trying to gain some kind of publicity through someone who is relevant and trying to bring change to South Africa. We are not distracted by this silly painting. We are working hard to win elections on August 3‚” [Times Live]

    Now you know.

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