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Members of Parliament must remain disciplined and respecting

Written by Christelle Niemandt. Posted in Editor's Viewpoint

Just when South Africans were about to celebrate the new dawn bringing with it hope, peace and stability at the National Assembly, unruly members took over the proceedings bringing back their previous disappointing actions and allowing unbecoming behaviour to show its ugly face in the National Assembly last week
MPs recently displayed a lot of maturity when Parliament reassembled for the new season and unlike during the leadership of former president Jacob Zuma, MPs especially from opposition benches led by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and the Democratic Alliance (DA) applauded the speeches of President Cyril Ramaphosa whom they also honoured with a standing ovation.

Cutting down on wasteful expenditure by municipalities must be welcomed

Written by Christelle Niemandt. Posted in Editor's Viewpoint

Of all the new measures announced this week by finance minister, Tito Mboweni to reduce municipal spending through the Municipal Cost Containment Regulations (MCCR), the most important rule should be for municipalities to properly regulate and monitor the appointment of consultants hired to perform and or implement specific programmes and duties in municipalities.

It is now time for the total eradication of the offensive and humiliating bucket toilet system in Mzansi

Written by Christelle Niemandt. Posted in Editor's Viewpoint

If he watched the widely publicised news on the SABC news channels over the weekend about reports in which local residents went up in arms protesting against the continuing dreaded bucket toilet systems and overflowing sewerages in Coligny, newly appointed MEC for Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs, Gordon Kegakilwe must have felt deeply concerned by the plight of the residents.

South Africans show off their strength in the increasing fight FOR and AGAINST Adv Mkwebane

Written by Christelle Niemandt. Posted in Editor's Viewpoint

A worrying scenario played itself out in Mzansi this week as South Africans from different walks of life including politicians, political parties, civil organizations and individuals became divided some supporting calls for the removal of Public Protector, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane while some have argued that she was going nowhere.

South Africans must be part of efforts aimed at building the economy

Written by Christelle Niemandt. Posted in Editor's Viewpoint

It is not surprising that most Africans believe that African countries need to re-prioritise and refocus their education careers on areas that will build their economies. As part of the African continent, South Africa is currently in a desperate need to put more emphases on growing its economy which would also help to uplift the country, her people and status.