The City of Tshwane, under mayor Randall Williams, issued a press statement this week about the R4billion worth of corruption under the previous ANC-led government that was now being uncovered by the current DA-led administration. In the statement, he made specific reference to the now-notorious Yellow Plant tender – a R100 million-a-month bonanza for corrupt officials and their relatives. But the report that revealed the tender irregularities also revealed some uncomfortable truths about the Tshwane Metro, and gave an indication how long it was going to take to get the municipality straightened out.
Democratic South Africa was, for a while, the Rainbow Nation. It is now the Mis-Appropriation Nation, as the government has become a criminal enterprise bent on extracting the last cent of loot from an over-burdened population. The tide might be turning, but it will take a long time.
They take a lot of research and a LOT of brain power. They may be small, but they can’t be dashed off in an hour, or in the shower.
Reality TV leaves Bachelor with “mental issues”. Motoring scribes go the extra mile and AB de Villiers earns his keep… it’s A Weak in the News.
I was all set to pen a scathing indictment of mission and vision statements; items I occasionally refuse to write for my clients unless doing so culminates in a refusal to pay me. I hate them. And I’m not shy to say so.