67 minutes not enough… but don’t overdo it
RYLAND Fisher argues, quite rightly, that the 67 minutes a year in honour of Madiba is not enough (“Madiba’s legacy needs much more than 67 minutes”, Weekend Argus, July 22). But don’t go to the other extreme and ask people to do too much.
The “I’m Backing Britain” campaign in Britain in 1968 was 30 minutes a day – people would work an extra half-hour a day without extra pay, which could have worked out at 10 000 minutes a year. But it only lasted a few weeks. I HAVE just returned from Stockholm, Sweden, where waste to incineration and use of the energy provided is an integral part of Sweden’s waste management programme.
Irrespective of whether the tender process for the Drakenstein Municipality is illegal or not, the benefits of the technology should not be summarily dismissed. So effective is this technology, Sweden is running out of waste, and currently imports it!
Surely this technology should be given serious consideration.