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Nelson Mandela and you - I pledge:
to give charity in his name 8% 16 votes
to say a prayer for SA 37% 70 votes
to be part of the rainbow nation 55% 104 votes
Have you bought your e-tag?
Yes, I want to be prepared 8% 94 votes
No, I don’t intend to 81% 958 votes
It doesn’t affect me 11% 131 votes
Do you own property?
Yes, it’s a great investment 66% 126 votes
No, I prefer renting 14% 27 votes
I can't afford either 19% 37 votes
The clampdown on government spending in the mini budget is:
Great - the money can be put to good use elsewhere 86% 693 votes
Bad - civil servants deserve their perks 5% 37 votes
I don't care much either way 9% 72 votes
Proposed e-toll tariffs are:
Reasonable, drivers won't even feel the difference 17% 235 votes
Ridiculous, I will never pay to use public roads 71% 1004 votes
I'm not affected 13% 183 votes
Signing the e-toll bill into law was:
The right thing to do, infrastructure must be paid for 8% 61 votes
Sheer folly, roads have already been paid for 87% 645 votes
I'm not bothered, tolls don't affect me 5% 37 votes
Should waiters be allowed to keep their tips?
Of course, they’ve earned them. 87% 452 votes
No, they already receive an hourly payment. 4% 23 votes
I don't care one way or another. 8% 43 votes
Are petrol attendants needed?
Yes – they speed up service 15% 142 votes
No – motorists can fill their own cars 47% 459 votes
They are redundant but necessary for job creation 38% 376 votes
If petrol attendants go on strike, would you fill your own tank if you could?
Yes, I prefer self-service. 89% 1258 votes
No, it would waste my time. 7% 94 votes
I don’t drive so it wouldn't affect me. 4% 63 votes
Nedbank's R66m purchase of Roux Shabangu’s building is:
Good. The bank is helping him out of his debt 16% 93 votes
Bad. The deal seems fishy 43% 243 votes
It doesn't bother me 41% 231 votes
Do you invest primarily in equities?
Yes - It's easy to understand 78% 64 votes
No - I prefer other asset classes 22% 18 votes
Alternative investments require special know-how and skill
I agree - what do I know about art anyway? 100% 1 votes
No way - it takes some homework but no expertise 0% 0 votes
Is the market heading for a "double dip"?
Yes - Time to cash out 42% 14 votes
No - It's a great time for investing 58% 19 votes
Do ETFs trump unit trusts?
Yes - Just look at Mike Brown's stats 75% 9 votes
No - Unit trusts are actively managed 25% 3 votes
Yes - but it won't beat inflation over time 100% 3 votes
Maybe - But shares still offer the best returns 0% 0 votes
Unit trusts appeal to me because:
They offer long term superior returns 83% 5 votes
Unit trusts are liquid 17% 1 votes
They don't appeal to me 0% 0 votes
Which sector will shoot the lights out in 2010?
Commodities - The world needs resources 70% 44 votes
Financials - The banks will bounce back 30% 19 votes
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