EFF Manifesto: Wealth taxes and RDP houses in Sandton

The EFF manifesto is here. And if you listen to Julius Malema, so too could be plenty of land...and even RDP houses in Sandton.

EFF Manifesto: Wealth taxes and RDP houses in Sandton

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) have unveiled their new manifesto, going into the upcoming Local Government Elections. As expected, party leader Julius Malema was in top-form as he revealed the party’s key promises. From the usual remarks about land for all, to promises to distribute jobs on a 50 50 gender basis, let’s take a look at some of the standout points.

“Clearly spelt out, the overarching objective of the EFF is to build developmental municipalities, imbued with the will and desire to reverse centuries of ill-treatment, subjugation, and inhumanity that African people have been subjected to in the land of their birth.

It is now a fact beyond doubt that the so-called former liberation movement has failed and is nearing the end of its disintegration process.”

Julius Malema

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EFF manifesto launch: RDP houses coming soon to Sandton?

The party says its manifesto is “people-centric” and if in government, will have a key focus on getting people living back where the economy runs strongest.

While unveiling the manifesto in Johannesburg this afternoon, Malema explained that the party will look to purchase property in Sandton.
This will then allow an integrated affordable housing development, right within one of the country’s economic hubs.
Malema went on to insist that the legacy of apartheid spatial planning can not be allowed to continue.
And as result, the country needs to move away from the perception of “rich” and “poor” areas.

“We are identifying a piece of land in Sandton to build RDP Houses. All the buildings in JHB City centre and hijacked ones. They will be refurbished and made into housing for our people. We want our buildings in Sunnyside, Kempton Park and Vaal.”

EFF promises a property wealth tax

Another standout part of the EFF manifesto is the threat to unveil a wealth tax on those who are “rich”.
Malema says that anybody who can afford to live in Sandton must be able to subsidise the poor.

“They are rich and they must subsidise the poor. Dali Mpofu will be the first to pay. He must pay for a poor person in the township and a village. Even myself, I stay in Sandton, I must pay the wealth tax to subside the poor. That is the only practical way we can share the wealth of the country.”

Julius Malema

While there were also promises to deal with corruption, eradicate all pit toilets and have EFF councillors available on call 24/7, Malema and co promised that all jobs created would be made available equally to men and women.

“When we give land, jobs… women must get 50%,” said Malema.

You can read the EFF manifesto in full, here.

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Crème Brûlée – Creamy and oh-so-indulgent dessert

Each bite through the caramelised sugar into the soft, creamy interior is pure enjoyment and a taste sensation.

Crème Brûlée – Creamy and oh-so-indulgent dessert

If there is one dessert that always captures one’s attention, it is Crème Brûlée. This creamy, almost pudding-like custard with crusty, caramelised sugar on top is decadent and delightful.

The rich, luxurious custard consists of heavy cream, egg yolks, sugar and vanilla. It is utterly delicious. Whipping together this dessert will make you feel like a five-star chef. It takes a bit of time to prepare Crème Brûlée but it is worth every second. Each bite through the hardened caramelised sugar into the soft, creamy interior is pure enjoyment and a taste sensation.

When preparing this dessert, make sure to follow the exact time instructions as set out in the method of this recipe. Also, you need ramekins to prepare the individual portions of Crème Brûlée. If you have a blowtorch available, that is most useful to get the sugar to that delectable, caramelised texture.

Let us know in the comments section of this recipe if you have tried out this indulgent dessert recipe.

Crème Brûlée recipe

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Recipe by Asande Mpila Course: DessertCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Moderate
Servings

8

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

2

hours 

35

minutes
Total time

2

hours 

50

minutes

Ingredients

  • 5 egg yolks

  • 150 g sugar

  • 3 cups cream

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 163°C.
  • Whisk the egg yolks, 100 g of sugar with the vanilla essence until thick and creamy.
  • Pour the cream in a saucepan and stir over low heat until it almost comes to a boil. Remove the cream from the heat set aside.
  • Stir the cream into the egg yolk mixture and beat until combined.
  • Pour the cream mixture into a top pan of a double boiler and stir over simmering water until the mixture lightly coats at the back of a spoon. This takes about 2 – 3 minutes. Remove the custard mixture from the heat.
  • Pour into ramekins and bake in a preheated oven for 30 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven to cool down and refrigerate for 1 hour or overnight.
  • Before serving, use the 50 g leftover sugar to sift over the Crème Brûlée and use a blow torch until the sugar melts. Garnish and serve.

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