ALL’S NOT DOOM AND GLOOM FOR CAPETONIANS
PHEW! What a week. It started on a happy note – Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu turning 87. As Capetonians we were very blessed to celebrate the Arch’s birthday with him.
Commuters continue bearing the brunt of Metrorail’s meltdown – more carriages were torched and there was just more hot air coming from Transport Minister Blade Nzimande. The murder of Hanover Park volunteer Ameerodien Noordien shocked his community, where Police Minister Bheki Cele’s announcement of a gang task team offered some consolation.
Depressing was news of the Road Accident Fund’s financial crisis. Also depressing reading was what transpired in the Hannah Cornelius murder case. But there were also stories that showed all was not doom and gloom. A highlight of the week was Tito Mboweni’s announcement as the new finance minister.
Homeless couple Nathaniel Booysen and Sophia Schalk tied the knot while Mitchells Plain youngster Shakur Hector, 14, seems destined to mesmerise the soccer world.
The winners of the Academia Library’s schools essay contest were crowned. The essays of all the finalists were simply outstanding. We’ll be publish them in coming weeks – so watch this space.