LETTERS AND OPINIONS


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LETTERS


BCM is broken, unhealthy and needs change

May 25th, 2015

I refer to the Daily Dispatch article dated Saturday, May 23, 2015 with front page heading “Now it’s BCM’s turn”. The ANC s attempt to send in top brass to sort out the second troubled metro will achieve little. While there are many examples of councils, mayors and municipal managers and officials in the Western Cape that provide effective leadership and making progress with strengthening governance,  there are instances where …


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Successful country based on strong family values: The Herald

May 25th, 2015

THE DA held an historic federal congress in Port Elizabeth, the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan municipality, the next metro outside of the City of Cape Town that the DA plans to win in 2016. The congress made history ostensibly for electing the first black DA leader. Some people thought this would never happen and our main political opponents hoped it would never happen. The only people not surprised by this …


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The ANC’s claims that it leads the fight against corruption is false

May 15th, 2015

The response to a question about the controversial Amathole toilet contract that I received from the MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs today are a shameless cover up and countenance of a disgraceful abuse of the Supply Chain Management  (SCM) regulations and in particular regulation 32 thereof.  Reply to IQP 16 for oral reply Amathole toilet tender The Amathole contract for R634-milion is considerably greater in scope than the …


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We can bring change to our society if we are unified: The Herald

May 4th, 2015

ON Freedom Day, the following came to mind: We have much to celebrate; We have much to mourn and; We have much to change. When we face situations like this, we need to always take the long view. Our society achieved a miracle in 1994, when we experienced a peaceful transition to democracy away from the harsh and brutal apartheid system. We celebrate the fact that we have one of …


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Housing process must be transparent

April 29th, 2015

I REFER to the article “MEC takes tough stance on corrupt officials” (Daily Dispatch, April 29). The door-to-door visits by ANC human settlements MEC Helen-Sauls August in Zimbane Valley in Mthatha are noteworthy. Clearly these are a desperate attempt by her to try and regain credibility for the ANC and her department in an area where 1 900 crumbling houses will have to be demolished and rebuilt again. But wasn’t …


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