Should Par­lia­ment move from Cape Town?

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Yster Ndzambo via SMS Par­lia­ment should not move; it must stay in Cape Town. If govern­ment wants to save money, it must cut the size of Cab­i­net. Jed Gaut­eng I don’t think mov­ing Par­lia­ment to Pre­to­ria will save costs. What should hap­pen is a cut in the num­ber of Cab­i­net mem­bers. Some mem­bers are do­ing noth­ing to earn their salaries. The size of to­day’s Cab­i­net should be sim­i­lar to the one used dur­ing Man­dela’s era if they want to keep his legacy alive. They should also down­size de­part­ments and stream­line them. Lastly, space and con­struc­tion for a new Par­lia­ment will re­quire money, which we don’t have. We should be build­ing in­vestor con­fi­dence in­stead. Sandile via SMS This is not a clever move and would not be in the best in­ter­ests of the peo­ple of South Africa. Cut down the Cab­i­net and you will save money, Mr Pres. S Bothse North West No need to move Par­lia­ment. Rather re­duce the num­ber of provinces to four, as run­ning th­ese con­sumes a lot of money. Thu­lani Tshukuse Cape Town, Western cape Par­lia­ment must stay in Cape Town be­cause we re­spect that place as one of hope. If we move it to Pre­to­ria, they will throw us into the open grave made by the Cor­rup­tion Party. Mo­siuoa Le­ba­joa via SMS Par­lia­ment must stay in Cape Town. In the US, there is one min­is­ter for ev­ery 20 mil­lion cit­i­zens. In South Africa, we have one min­is­ter for fewer than 2 mil­lion cit­i­zens and that min­is­ter is still not as ef­fi­cient as he or she should be. We should only have about 10 min­is­ters, with very strong tech­ni­cal teams, who work ef­fi­ciently and of­fer a high level of ac­count­abil­ity. The large Cab­i­net and pro­vin­cial ex­ec­u­tive coun­cils are a “job-cre­ation” mech­a­nism for cadres.

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