Too many agendas at play
Ronald Harris via email
The article “Housing: Help is at hand” (City Press, June 11 2017) refers. There is a serious disconnect between the different tiers of government regarding the delivery of housing in Gauteng. To be fair, housing is a complex issue.
However, the processes are bedevilled by, in my opinion, a lack of political will to deliver, ANC vs DA cold wars and the inability of opinionated ANC branch-level deployees to implement some excellent policies.
Gauteng is blessed with the majority of the catalytic projects. Most of these are allocated to white property developers. Their focus is maximum return on investment, rather than on delivery of housing stock. So much for “radical economic transformation”.
If ever there is a department that needs a professional civil service, as per the National Development Plan, the department of human settlements is it.
Sadly, there are too many agendas prevailing for help to be at hand. I do not think the Proteas lose or that they choke. I think they are so good at fixing matches – losing main matches and then receiving money through the IPL. An investigation into these matches is needed. The Proteas are so used to the fact that we are going to say they choked again that they do not feel anything. They do not show pride in playing for the national team.
Lila Nicholson Western Cape
The Proteas being the number one team in the world is good enough for me.