ALL’S NOT DOOM AND GLOOM FOR CAPETONIANS

Cape Argus - - METRO - AZIZ HART­LEY

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.

Peace.

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