From the desk of the President

Written by Zandre. Posted in Letters

Dear Fellow South Africans,
The three life sentences handed down to the rapist and killer of UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana by the Cape High Court are befitting of this heinous crime. The life sentences serve the cause of justice and must act as a deterrent to men who rape and kill the women of our country.

PREMIER, WHERE IS OUR TOWN? CAN WE HAVE OUR TOWN BACK? OUR TOWN HAS GONE TO THE DOGS!

Written by Zandre. Posted in Letters

In this capital city of the North West Province of the beautiful Republic of South Africa there is no law and order.  This town has the premier and his team of managers resident in it.  It has the MEC for local government and his team.  There is the City Council that is supposed to run the affairs of this city, yet lawlessness abounds everywhere.

‘ High demand for rental property ’

Written by Christelle Niemandt. Posted in Letters

 A shift has caused a high demand for rental property. There was never a balance really, but the space between the demand and supply has definitely widened. The landlords of residential flats and apartments have awakened to a gap in student accommodation. They have decided to let go of tenants some of whom have been housed for many years in exchange for students.  Landlords are attracted by the fact that when it comes to students, one can charge per bed or per room. The rental received would be higher than placing a family.

Dear Fellow South African

Written by Christelle Niemandt. Posted in Letters

In April last year, I announced our ambition to raise $100 billion – equivalent to R1.2 trillion – in new investment over five years. This was aimed at boosting the rate of investment in our economy, which had been declining over several years. Not surprisingly, there was a fair amount of scepticism about our ability to succeed in raising this amount of investment.  Now, with the success of the second South Africa Investment Conference, held in Johannesburg last week, those doubts are giving way to a sense of realism and optimism. The total value of investment commitments made this year has vastly exceeded our expectations.