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Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Crime Does Pay in SA... The Government at Least

I found this on a Facebook page so if anyone has the actual source please let me know. Its a fantastic point being made - and gives us all a direct understanding of why the ANC has actively made it so easy to get away with crime - because it means more money in their pockets.

What the writer below doesn't take into account in addition to the tax that will be paid in Estate Duties, is the tax owing on payouts of Insurance Policies,. Life Annuities, pensions and provident fund payouts when someone is killed. Or the Capital Gains Tax and Transfer Duties payable when people are forced to move from their homes due to increases in crime. 

And all the while they are increasing our taxes, decreasing our protection and completely bleeding us dry while they live the good life off our hard earned money which they pocket. How utterly disgraceful. 

This came in from the UK ! S.A Government makes huge profits from crime.

Question: "What is the influence of crime on the S.A. Govt?"
Answer: Crime generates millions and millions of Rand 's for the SA Government

Here are the facts....

Example 1:

Take just one million home owners in Gauteng who pay for "armed crime reaction" (not crime prevention) where private security companies react AFTER the crime has taken place - no wonder they never make any arrests!

This service costs on average R250 p.m. Therefore 1,000,000 x R250.00 x 12 months x 14% VAT, generates R403 million in tax revenue for the SA Govt!

Example 2:

A car thief steals a R500,000 car and receives between R10,000 and R30,000 for his deed. The car owner is paid out by insurance and then purchases another similar vehicle, on which
he pays 14% VAT of approx R70,000 as a direct result of crime. Who profited the most? The thief or the SA Govt?

We must begin with a mechanism whereby the SA Govt is forced to reconsider this unconstitutional and immoral practice of profiting from crime!

All South Africans should demand that all payments related to protection of life and property should be VAT free and Tax deductible!

This principle should also apply to replacement of stolen property as well as estate duty. If a person dies as a result of crime we should also demand that estate duty not be paid. How much do you think the SA Govt. has made out of estate duty from the murders of 1300 South African farmers?

The S.A. Govt likes to compare us to overseas. Well overseas your safety and security is covered by your income tax and is tax deductible!

It is time that South Africans stood together and made the Govt. and public aware of the Govt's "income" from crime. In the meantime crime is the goose that lays the golden egg.

Is it also not unreasonable to expect victims of violence and hijackings to pay their own medical costs? The Govt. should pay for these expenses as well as family counselling for victims!

Come on South Africa , ask the right questions and demand the right answers!


  1. This is spot on GG. No two ways about it. An for the insured person, he never gets his fair share. Always les than the stolen item, be it a car, or something else. But n our dreams, never will security services be deductable. Such a step will hinder that this fat subhumans can get their far share. This posting of yours will be desributed to many people, to thse who would like it and see the truth, and even to those who dont believe it.

    1. I agree whiteson. Its completely and utterly disgusting. I should maybe do a post on exactly what taxes we pay daily to this black hole of government and then compare it against the services that we receive...