Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - COMMENT -

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

Road trou­ble

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 Hel­ – David Al­lenby.

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