Wonderful tributes to the magnificent Jacques Kallis in Friday’s Argus. All the accolades heaped on him are richly deserved. – William, Hout Bay
I suppose Kallis wants to breathe again as he’s been choking for so many years.
Come on WPCC, let’s name one of the pavilions at Newlands after Jacques Kallis in recognition of his achievements for SA and WP. Let’s not wait for Wanderers or another cricket ground to act first. JK thanks for the memories. – Cyril S
Clive Solomons, do you have nothing to do with your time? I cannot believe you can compare Jacob Zuma and Graeme Smith. It is an injustice to Graeme. The Proteas fought back with courage after everyone, including me, had written them off. I also believe they should have gone for the win but they have lots more experience. – HJH
For Smith to say the decision was Steyn’s and Philander’s to make and play for draw was a sign of a coward passing the buck. He should take full blame and be fired.
W Cape is being denied cricket matches. They are played in ANC-run, summer rainfall washed-out provinces.
The Proteas have the two best bowlers in world cricket but can’t even take one wicket on day one of the second Test. Dale Steyn can’t take a wicket in three days. What a joke and on home soil. The bowling coach needs to be fired.
So glad the elements are spoiling the Durban cricket Test and costing CSA money. How can Newlands not have a Boxing Day or New Year Test? – Michael, Ottery
Beach Rd, Mouille Point is a free-forall drive-as-fast-as-you-like zone! Not a traffic cop in sight. Crazy!
Regarding “Road carnage”, here are a few suggestions (if they can get past the rights groups): build prisons for drivers and drag racers who are caught and lock them up with no bail or fines. Give them 6-12 months according to the crime. Build another prison specifically for taxi drivers who disobey. They should have their vehicles impounded as well, and any unroadworthy rustbuckets get scrapped. This should teach them a lesson or two, I’d say! Our current justice system is to blame. LJ.
Steve Hofmeyr, who in a 60 zone was doing over 100, would still have travelled at that speed if the limit was 40. The answer is more policing on roads by dedicated officials. People are screaming for jobs. Enrol and utilise them. Better policing, not signs, will reduce the number of accidents caused by speeding.
An SMS suggests that errant drivers should learn the word “consideration”. I think a better word would be “jail”.
Only in a DA-led council would you find the mayor driving her private car alone through a dangerous area. An ANC mayor from any backwater town in the country would be in a chauffeurdriven official vehicle, accompanied by a blue light brigade and entourage of bodyguards – all of course funded by the taxpayer. – Gary
Patricia de Lille is largely to blame for the fact that she was robbed in the street. The failure of her and the DA to provide proper traffic policing in Cape Town and the Western Cape is the underlying reason for street robberies and also for half the crashes, deaths and injuries on our roads.
Regarding the housing shortage, we know of a “prefab” system available locally. The system has surpassed all necessary requirements and a house can be erected within 3 days. Holiday homes, extra classrooms and a clinic have all been made using this system. Because of the red tape involved this system cannot be used to eradicate the housing shortage. Such a waste for those waiting for houses. – CL
The daily Cape Argus circulation has fallen. I attribute this largely to the switch to tabloid format. I dislike it. The whole standard of the newspaper has fallen. – Steven
As the old security house at Valkenberg is a broken-down wreck, I suggest that it be used to provide some therapy befitting the description of alternative medicine, as judging by the conversations at out-patients, the institution is in contravention of the Hippocratic Oath, which states: “First, do no harm”. – Susan Nancy Millard
Shaun from UK please note: the politicians are not stealing or wasting national money, bro. The grief this causes is real. – Alex Belhar
When a drug dealer boasts to the Argus that he has been selling drugs for 25 years we must ask what our police and local politicians are doing or are they all on the drug dealer’s payroll? And why are gang members parading in the streets for the Argus photographer? They owe their freedom to terrorise the public to our useless politicians and useless police and a justice system that promotes gangsters and crime.
Is anyone else having TopTV problems? They’ve taken plenty of channels off and when one tries to phone they either don’t answer or they hang up if you demand answers. Go and look at all the complaints on HelloPeter.com. – David Allenby.