Since he took office as mayor of Johannesburg, Mayor Herman Mashaba has been outspoken about what many South Africans including leaders of political parties are afraid to even think about –let alone talking or acting against it – foreign nationals.
The North West province and particularly Mahikeng residents and the Molosankwe family in Lomanyaneng Village outside Mahikeng are holding their thumbs in anticipation for the arrival from Cape Town of the now popular Thato Molosankwe who is expected to land in Mahikeng on August 9 when the country celebrates Women’s Day.
The fact that Victoria Private Hospital has reportedly acknowledged publicly an incident in which a patients was discharged from the hospital with a needle from a drip still stuck in his arm and that the same patient had disappeared from the ward and was found outside the hospital premises recently took a lot of guts and courage.
We have said it before and we will say it again. For as long as there are no consequences for officials in any local government entity found to be responsible for poor financial management , efforts by the provincial government to address poor audit outcomes might never be successful.
The stand-off between the Office of North West Premier, Supra Mahumapelo and the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) in the North West is totally unacceptable and the sooner the two parties bury their differences the better for both.