EN PAS­SANT

The Star Early Edition - - LETTERS - Tom Lambe Farouk Saloo­jee Keith Chipiwa Quentin Poulsen

IT SEEMS to me that the ANC is in tur­moil, un­sure if it is a party for the peo­ple or a party for the self-elected na­tional ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee.

I wouldn’t be sur­prised if there’s a huge revo­lu­tion from ANC MPs on Sep­tem­ber 8 dur­ing the vote of no con­fi­dence in the pres­i­dent.

I’m wondering about the real meaning of the ab­bre­vi­a­tion “ANC”. Is it An­other Non­sense Car­tel, per­haps Agents NonCom­pos­men­tis or maybe even Al­leged Na­tional Car­toon­ists?

Should we, Joburg res­i­dents, go to the Sax­on­wold she­been on Sep­tem­ber 8 to de­mand our money back? Oak­dene FIVE-thou­sand small busi­nesses can be nur­tured and they will skill 5 000 young busi­ness­peo­ple, from which more than 10 000 jobs can be cre­ated.

This is if the gov­ern­ment can set aside R1.5 bil­lion to up­lift SMMEs and cre­ate skills-development pro­jects. But, most im­por­tantly, “kick­starts” of about R250 000 must be strictly mon­i­tored. Also, the gov­ern­ment se­ri­ously needs to look into up­lift­ing ru­ral ar­eas and cre­at­ing jobs, along with in­cen­tives/re­bates for fac­to­ries.

I’m sure the R1.5bn would go a long, long way to­wards help­ing young en­trepreneurs. Rusten­burg OUR NO 1 cit­i­zen is proof that you can be a “disas-Star” and en­joy the good Times.

In a New Age of delu­sion this com­pro­mised Daily Mav­er­ick thinks The Sun shines only be­cause the Gup­tas bought it.

We have all been Wit­ness to the fact that his Busi­ness Day is ruled by crony en­rich­ment. The Mer­cury of the vir­tu­ous is reach­ing boil­ing point and we trust our news­pa­pers will soon be able to Rap­port on his Dis­patch. Rand­burg FRANCE has a strong bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup. Count­ing against it is that it played host a decade ago and se­cured the 2024 Olympics. Wouldn’t it make more sense to hold a World Cup after that event, when all the sta­di­ums and in­fra­struc­ture are in place?

That has been one of the is­sues with Ja­pan 2019. The main sta­dium won’t be ready. So, 2027 seems far more ap­pro­pri­ate for France. Twenty years should be the min­i­mum pe­riod be­tween tour­na­ments in the same coun­try.

Mean­while, I see that one of the rea­sons France won the 2024 Olympics is that its bids failed in the past. It’s not go­ing to look good for rug­by­dom if the African bid is re­jected yet again, with­out good rea­son. Ire­land is a first-time bidder and has zero ad­van­tages over South Africa – quite the op­po­site, in fact. For­mer New Zealand sports re­porter Is­tan­bul

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