Quote of the week

It is clear that no legitimate objective is advanced by excluding domestic workers from COIDA.  If anything, their exclusion has a significant stigmatising effect which entrenches patterns of disadvantage based on race, sex and gender…. In considering those who are most vulnerable or most in need, a court should take cognisance of those who fall at the intersection of compounded vulnerabilities due to intersecting oppression based on race, sex, gender, class and other grounds.  To allow this form of state-sanctioned inequity goes against the values of our newly constituted society namely human dignity, the achievement of equality and ubuntu.  To exclude this category of individuals from the social security scheme established by COIDA is manifestly unreasonable.

Victor AJ
Mahlangu and Another v Minister of Labour and Others (CCT306/19) [2020] ZACC 24 (19 November 2020)
4 February 2007

FNB hackers….

I received the following email on Friday that was clearly sent out by hackers trying to get your details:

Wachovia - Personal  Finance and Business Financial Services

Dear Customer,

FNB understands that your trust in us depends on how well we keep
your, business, and account information secure.
We’ve just upgraded our new SSL servers to protect our customers for a better and
secure banking service,against any fraudulent activities. Due to this recent upgrade,
you are requested to update your account information by
following the reference below…

https://www.fnb.co.za/legallinks/securitycentre/tips.html

FNB, Customers Care Center. 

If I was the paranoid type, I would wonder about the timing of this email, arriving on the same day that FNB decided to can their campaign against crime directed at President Mbeki. I am sure the National Intelligence Agency has better things to do, but this is the kind of stuff conspiracy theorists swoon about.

Wonder what Billy Masetla has been up to lately……?

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