Un­fair that In­dian ar­eas bear load shedding brunt

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On March 27, 1999 at the African Re­nais­sance Fes­ti­val, Man­dela said: “For South Africans… It is a call to join hands against crime, cor­rup­tion and Aids...” Two cat­e­gories are self­evi­dent but one won­ders now what cor­rup­tion he was re­fer­ring to after just 5 years of an ANC gov­ern­ment?

Dear Malema: No one gets away from the wrath of God, not even body­guards can pre­vent the wrath of God.

Why doesn’t Eskom teach the work­ers they want to re­trench to be­come in­spec­tors and send them into the town­ship to catch all the peo­ple that are not pay­ing for power. I say that they get a bonus for ev­ery il­le­gal con­nec­tion they find, and you will see, Eskom will col­lect mil­lions. | buzz

Looks like the three wise men from the East (the Gupta broth­ers), not only cap­tured our lead­ers, took all our money out of the coun­try, but took the elec­tric­ity with them too. | Alan T

Pa­tri­cia de Lille, our coloured peo­ple need you as our leader in dirty Went­worth.

Mr Malema please note that only your res­i­den­tial ad­dress has been re­vealed… No­body asked about your wife’s ca­reer.

Now I see the rea­son why He­len Zille quit her high pro­file po­si­tion in the DA. She knew what was com­ing with all the new faces you see to­day in the DA.

ODDS AND ENDS

Now that car guards in malls are in­ves­ti­gated by po­lice, please do the same for all traf­fic light beg­gars who are en­dan­ger­ing mo­torists.

Em­fu­leni sewage fail­ure once again serves as an­other re­minder that cor­rup­tion, lack of pop­u­la­tion con­trol and sheer wil­ful neg­li­gence of recog­nis­ing the ef­fec­tive dis­posal of hu­man waste is as equal a pri­or­ity as world food pro­duc­tion. | Ese

Peo­ple vis­it­ing Sun­coast in Dur­ban be­ware of con men and women who beg you for money to hire a taxi to get home. Don’t be fooled. If you give them money they exit the rear en­trance, walk around the build­ing and en­ter the main en­trance straight into the casino. | R.M

Un­der­priv­i­leged get a golden op­por­tu­nity. Your ar­ti­cle was apt, cor­rect and it seems with suc­cess comes greed which we see to­day in pri­vate prac­tice. Our med­i­cal aid raped by spe­cial­ists and their cronies. In­vari­ably you have numer­ous other spe­cial­ists re­ferred by the treat­ing doc­tor. Also do not for­get the doc­tor’s re­cep­tion­ist is also trained to find out if you have gap cover. Many of these doc­tors also have shares in the hospi­tals we are re­ferred to. Med­i­cal Aids need to in­ves­ti­gate doc­tors’ ac­counts and make sure pa­tients are not un­nec­es­sar­ily ser­viced.

Why is it that zones 2 to 8 bear the brunt of load shedding be­tween 4pm to 10pm? It is worth not­ing that these are pre­dom­i­nantly In­dian ar­eas. Zones 11 and up only af­fected at stage 3. Why is there a sched­ule for be­tween mid­night and 8am when there is no load shedding? This sched­ule should be re­vis­ited.

Mark Barnes, CEO of the post of­fice, has pub­lished a let­ter to cus­tomers say­ing “In­ter­na­tional items… will be back on in­ter­na­tional de­liv­ery stan­dards by early next year.” Is this an­other way of say­ing “Christ­mas mail from over­seas will ar­rive in time for Easter?” | Richard Ben­son, Cape Town

Msun­duzi Li­brary Ser­vices will be closed on De­cem­ber 24 and 31. This is ap­pre­ci­ated. It is a log­i­cal de­ci­sion and I do not un­der­stand why other mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties can­not do the same.

Telkom de­liv­ered the wire­less phone but be­fore ac­ti­va­tion dis­con­nected the orig­i­nal lines. For over a month now I don’t have a work­ing phone and Telkom keeps on say­ing the prob­lem is be­ing es­ca­lated. Frus­trated Telkom client.

It is now two months since my last Backchat about the sky­car be­ing out of ser­vice. What is Dur­ban Tourism do­ing about this de­ba­cle? What is the Coun­cil do­ing? It should take no longer than 48 hours to ob­tain the parts from any­where in the world. | Oupa

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