Should Parliament move from Cape Town?
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.