67 min­utes not enough… but don’t overdo it

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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.

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