Opinion

Informal settlements – a humanitarian crisis in our midst

These temporary units were built on leased land to provide shelter for families from the town, who were displaced by severe floods the year before. It is well known that the families came from out of town in surrounding rural areas. They were told they would be housed in these structures for 2 years before being moved into formal housing. 10 years later and they are still living in the units, which are now in need of repairs.

Gandhi and US in South Africa

The great Soviet leader Jospeh Stalin asked the Indian Ambassador Philosopher Sarvepali Radhakrishnan: “How is it possibe for this small man to mobilize thousands of people for his righteous course and we Communists dont have his charisma and ability to do this”

IFP reiterates call to #SuspendFuelLevies of R5.30

It is an absolute sham that President Ramaphosa addresses the nation with a “stimulus package” to instil hope and confidence in the government’s efforts to grow the economy, but he ignored the burden of the ever increasing fuel costs on the average South African.

Open letter to Mayor Dube and Speaker Ms Mpanza

We appreciate that political competition and propaganda play a role outside of the council structures, in what is generally referred to as “campaigning”. Our concern here is with the roles we perform inside the structures, to ensure that the institution serves its citizens well.

Debate of Urgent National Public Importance: Escalating Fuel Prices

Honourable Speaker, with 7 petrol price increases this year against a 1% VAT increase and fuel levy increase of 52 cents in April, surely South Africans are in a corner. These incessant increases are overbearing and surely perpetuate poverty, inequality and are a daily struggle for our people. These increases are simply not viable.

Honey: Clarifying a sticky situation

We purchase as much locally produced honey as possible from local beekeepers and blend it into our other honeys which we import from reputable suppliers. It maintains a flavour, body, aroma and rich colour to which our local customers are accustomed and which they enjoy
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