Insignificant impact of NMW to retrenchments

One of the most serious concerns the South African work force is faced with is blatant inequality in the work place and our government’s seemingly reluctance and inability to not only address the problem but in fact (their inability) to take strong action against employers who continue to ill treat those who work for them.

SA must revisit its policy on foreign nationals

One positive move that Johannesburg mayor, Herman Mashaba can draw inspiration from during his tenure as mayor of the economically strong city would be his continued fight against illegal immigrants in South Africa and their dubious contribution to the country. Mashaba has since he took office spoken out strongly against the negative effects illegal immigrants had in the country and Johannesburg in particular.

Members of Parliament must remain disciplined and respecting

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

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

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.