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)
24 February 2007

Useless but priceless information…

Before FNB irritated the President and his advisors, it irritated the rest of us by sponsoring widely advertised talks about how one should love one’s money, by one Suze Orman. That woman’s prattle about how one would become rich if one only thought about it, more seemed particularly galling in a country where many poor people go hungry at night.

In any case, now we hear that, Suze Orman, the financial guru to millions, is a lesbian in a committed relationship of seven years.

Money quote:

Orman says they’d like to get married, and both “have millions of dollars in our name. It’s killing me that upon my death, K.T. is going to lose 50 percent of everything I have to estate taxes. Or vice versa.”

Maybe if she just though positively she’ll manage to change the US into a wonderfully homo-tolerant society.and before you know it, same-sex marriage will be allowed in all 50 states.

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