Expropriation list questioned

Written by Christelle Niemandt. Posted in Editor's Viewpoint

The ongoing public debate from South Africans who include those supporting land expropriation without compensation and those standing firm in their believe and argument that by expropriating land without receiving any money for it, current “landowners” would lose millions of rands in the process.
As part of the latest developments around land expropriation without compensation, media reports of a purported list of farms that the government intended to expropriate without compensation have sharpened anxiety about the policy direction South Africa was taking.

Accountability continues to fail in local government

Written by Christelle Niemandt. Posted in Editor's Viewpoint

Based on the latest audit findings of all 23 municipalities in the North West province by the provincial auditor-general whose officials announced the results of the 2017/18 audit performance of municipalities in Mmbatho last week, there seems to be no room for improvement in sight by local government entities in the province. In general, there appears to be no will from the municipalities and politicians to correct past mistakes which hamper acceptable outcomes of auditing.
At least not in the near future.

What now NWDC, Tokiso?

Written by Christelle Niemandt. Posted in Editor's Viewpoint

A document or report recently leaked to Mahikeng Mail suggest that North West Premier, Job Mokgoro could be well on his way to uncover an intriguing web of carefully manufactured activities of fraud and corruption and irregularities involving the North West Development Corporation (NWDC) and a security company known as Tokiso Service Services.
Both organisations have denied any wrong doing or any knowledge of such irregularities in the questionable appointment of Tokiso this year which the NWDC has backdated to April 10 2017.
The NWDC said when responding to a list of questions forwarded by Mahikeng Mail on April 23 that Tokiso was appointed on Ma1 2017.

ANC in the North West battles efforts and calls for unity

Written by Christelle Niemandt. Posted in Editor's Viewpoint

While calls for unity among members of the ruling African National Congress intensify and as the organisation continues to battle to keep some of its at times “unruly” members in line with the calls by ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa growing for the movement to bury the differences within its structures and strengthen itself from branch level, there are growing concerns in some quarters that the ANC might not be ready on time for what promises to be a gruelling battle at the polls come the year 2019.

White monopoly capital remains Ramaphosa’s biggest challenge

Written by Christelle Niemandt. Posted in Editor's Viewpoint

The challenge for President Cyril Ramaphosa to succeed in achieving his goal of uniting the ANC will continue to come from white monopoly capital groups who seemingly have acquired renewed hope and strategies which will prevent the ANC from succeeding in their bid to keep the organisation united.
These white groupings have realised that their “successful removal” of Jacob Zuma as president of both the ANC and the country has not helped them to destroy the ANC.
They are therefore now using a new approach to strengthen their attempts. They are working on plans to drive a spirit of disunity within the ANC.

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