The Star Early Edition - - LETTTERS - Leo Tut­tel­berg Farouk Saloo­jee Richard Maswan­ganyi

I WON­DER how many ANC cadres and Safa of­fi­cials will at­tend the next Fifa World Cup in Rus­sia, now that we did not qual­ify.

I bet it will be a large num­ber, par­tially paid for by tax­pay­ers’ money.

I don’t think Danny Jor­daan will go­ing as he might still be ar­rested and charged for hand­ing over the fa­mous suit­case of bribe money to Fifa of­fi­cials to en­sure that we would host the 2010 World Cup.

As we have not qual­i­fied, we will not be re­ceiv­ing the money from Fifa and the stan­dard of our foot­ball will fall fur­ther be­hind. Ber­ario CYRIL Ramaphosa’s “New Deal” for our fu­ture on labour eco­nom­ics and ed­u­ca­tion, is go­ing in the right di­rec­tion.

But he needs to look at up­lift­ing “ru­ral de­vel­op­ments” with skills and job cre­ation.

Crime, which is cre­at­ing havoc, must be tack­led from the neck down.

If a team has good man­agers, teams will per­form well. He needs a clean sweep of get­ting rid of re­dun­dant non per­form­ers in nearly every gov­ern­ment de­part­ment , mean­ing A – Z.

Re­view the min­ing char­ter and con­sult with mines and agri­cul­ture who are the big­gest em­ploy­ers and whose fi­nan­cial ben­e­fits for the coun­try are in the dol­drums.

Coun­try first be­fore party pol­i­tics will be a “win-win” sit­u­a­tion for him and all. He must be a pres­i­dent for South Africa and all its cit­i­zens, blar­cikghot rtowe­hdi­it­toer.

Mr Ramophosa, as pres­i­dent Kennedy once said: “Ask not what your coun­try can do for you, ask what you can do for your beloved coun­try.” Rusten­burg AL­THOUGH I’m against the hoist­ing of the old apartheid flag by a sec­tion of white South Africans, the deaf­en­ing si­lence sur­round­ing the dis­play of the old Venda Ban­tus­tan flag stickers on cars by Venda peo­ple is mind bog­gling.

This ex­presses a long­ing for the “good old days” un­der the Venda Ban­tus­tan rule of apartheid stooge Pa­trick Mphe­phu. They even go to ex­tra­or­di­nary lengths to pro­tect their ter­ri­tory against “en­croach­ment” by burn­ing dozens of schools.

Is it per­haps a ques­tion of dif­fer­ent rules for dif­fer­ent folks? Moreleta Park, Tsh­wane

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