Department reacts to DA allegation

Written by Christelle Niemandt. Posted in Letters

Response to DA on Administrator at JB Marks local municipality

In the Mahikeng Mail newspaper, dated 20 September 2019, an article was published with the title “DA appeals for capable Administrator in JB Marks” and calls for the MEC for Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs, Mothibedi Kegakilwe to “appoint a reputable, suitably qualified and experienced administrator for the JB Marks municipality”.

Open letter to North West Premier, Motlotlegi Prof. Job Mokgoro and Legislators

Written by Christelle Niemandt. Posted in Letters

Sir, it was not an easy decision to pen this letter to print media. We are not taking this effort to embarrass or tarnish the reputational standing and image of your Office and our beloved government we massively voted into office. The resolution came after all available avenues were followed and exhausted. We are writing this letter directed to your good Office seeking your fatherly intervention as the Prime minister, first citizen, father and custodian of the welfare of your citizens. We are unison that your prompt intervention will bring all that we are yearning to fruition. We are law abiding citizens and residents of Airport View who are deliberately neglected by those who are tasked with the responsibility to provide electricity to our homes. Personal efforts in the form of countless visits to ESKOM Offices where effected but was met with deafening silence littered with arrogance, lies and bogus promises.

NWU responds

Written by Christelle Niemandt. Posted in Letters

Sir
In response to the letter, carried in the Mahikeng Mail of 27 September 2019, herewith the North-West University’s response:
Boiketlo Motshegoa’s letter, “Foreigners disguised as professionals should also be sent packing” published on 27 September 2019, contains very serious allegations and unsubstantiated statements against the North-West University (NWU). The letter’s xenophobic undertone is regrettable.

From the Desk of the President...

Written by Christelle Niemandt. Posted in Letters

Welcome to the first weekly message ‘From the Desk of the President’. Each week, I will discuss some of the issues that interest and concern South Africans, and talk about the work we are doing in government to tackle these issues. I hope you will find it useful. Almost everyone I meet in the country, whether residents of Lusikisiki or business leaders in Johannesburg, is deeply concerned about the state of the economy and the stubbornly high rates of unemployment.

Medicine shortages in NW pose risk to patients’ health, says Gavin Edwards

Written by Christelle Niemandt. Posted in Letters

The Democratic Alliance (DA) in North West has again claimed rthat they have written to the MEC for Department of Health, Madoda Sambatha, requesting him to urgently disclose an action plan that will effectively address the shortages of vital chronic medication within the province. In a statement yesterday (Wednesday) Gaving Edwards, DA North West constituency head wrote, “ During oversight inspections to clinics in Matlosana this week, it has come to our attention that patients dependent on the public healthcare system are being sent home without vital medication.