Ma’m Pick-it-up

CityPress - - Voices -

It is hard to be­lieve that Min­is­ter of Wa­ter and San­i­ta­tion Nomvula Mokonyane was once in charge of a budget of about R100 bil­lion in Gaut­eng, and con­trols more than R15 bil­lion in her cur­rent job.

This week, she told the Prez’s sup­port­ers that if the rand falls, “we will pick it up”. Call­ing in­vestors mere “win­dow-shop­pers”, she rub­bished rat­ings agen­cies. Some­one should re­mind her that rat­ings down­grades and a weaker rand di­rectly af­fect wa­ter and san­i­ta­tion projects. Or, would she un­der­stand if we said it would af­fect the price of luxury af­ter-shave she may want to buy for her lat­est Ben 10?

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