... at 57 murders a day, and if we consider a de facto population of almost sixty million given the large presence of undocumented migrants, we have a homicide rate in the mid thirties per 100K of population, and we can expect that every year one in three thousand of us will be murdered.
Compare that to our senior BRICS partner, China, with about about half a homicide per 100k ... !!!
India has less than a handful, Russia less than a dozen.
Brazil is almost as violent as South Africa, at about thirty homicides per 100k, in twelfth spot whereas we are tenth in the most violent nations!
The trauma and economic damage that this does to our communities is massive!
There should be a crucial distinction made between violent and non-violent crime, a disincentive to make criminals think twice before they use violence.
Non violent criminal, apart from serious economic crimes, should never be incarcerated,
They should instead be made to perform lengthy spells of community service if necessary, a year of Sundays for that matter.
This will free the prison space to sentence violent criminals to far greater periods behind bars with higher thresholds set for any parole.
By mixing non-violents with violents in prison, we incentivize the violent as we provide human prey to the latter to establish status hierarchies that they can obtain satisfaction from.
... I first came across Nomuntu via an OZY article, and met up with her soon afterwards.
Just the kind of social entreprenuership that appeals to us at GreenIt!
... a different take on the 80/20 Rule !!!
... municipalities keep going out on tender for debt collection, as if debt collection was this sacred cow or panacea to solve all problems.
One may as well try to keep a tsunami back with one's bare hands.
Debt collection is a great way to provide outlet for the debt collecting personality, often one that relishes the act of debt collection as the deserving outcome for the 'dishonourable'.
Like undertakers, debt collectors serve a role too, that is the way of Nature.
It is also a great way to make some easy money if one can win these tenders.
Does it provide a genuine business solution?
The facts suggest not, CFOs of municipalities are in a zombified knee-jerk reaction trying to mimic their private sector counterparts who of course can simply deny service and shut the 'dishonourable' out.
A holistic approach, where debt collection becomes the tiny component that it is in any sustainable solution is the more appropriate way.
Debt collection is necessary for dishonourable consumers. But the vast majority of 'dishonourables' are not dishonourable. They would pay if they could.
But yes, holism is a complex discipline, and silos and simplified delusions of how to solve business problems are far more tempting to clutch at ...