Cape Town’s top 10 accolades for 2012


Cape Town is consistently nominated for and awarded accolades for its amazing attractions, including what nature has to offer, its culinary delights and its luxurious accommodation.

Cape Town’s top 10 accolades for 2012

The fairest Cape, with Table Mountain towering over her, is an iconic city that continues to garner awards. Photo courtesy Joseph A Ferris III

This year was no different, and the city walked away with a clutch of awards, including the iconic Table Mountain being inaugurated as one of the New7Wonders of Nature. Table Mountain, with its magnificent views of Cape Town, is a nature-lover’s dream, with an abundance of flora and fauna and hiking trails. It is one of the must-dos when you visit Cape Town.

  • Cape Town was voted the Number Two City in the World in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2012.
  • It has the highest number of Blue Flag beaches in South Africa, with all of the city’s eight submissions having received the coveted international accolade.
  • Boulders Beach was voted one of the world’s 10 most unique beaches by TripAdvisor. The beautiful beach forms part of the Table Mountain National Park and is home to a colony of African penguins.
  • Muizenberg is one of the 20 best surfing towns in the world, as voted by National Geographic. This laid-back seaside village lies on the False Bay coastline. There are a number of surf schools, and each day scores of avid surfers take to the waves.
  • Sahara Park Newlands was rated the second-best cricket ground in the world by an expert 40-member panel for The Cricketer magazine. The stadium is home to the Western Province Cricket Club and the Cape Cobras, has seating for 28 000 people, and hosted the opening match of the 2003 Cricket World Cup. Table Mountain forms a magnificent backdrop.
  • Cape Town is home to a number of fabulous clubs and bars, including Tjing Tjing, which made the list of The 10 Hottest New Bars Around the World, by Condé Nast Traveler.
  • Villa Zest is the trendiest hotel in the world, according to TripAdvisor’s Best Hotels 2012. Situated in Green Point, this luxurious boutique hotel has stunning rooftop views, and its decor is a modern take on the 1970s.
  • The Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is where floristic magic happens. This year the South African National Biodiversity Institute’s Kirstenbosch-SA entry won another gold medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, in London, UK, for the exhibition, Gateways – a botanical journey.
  • Clifton’s 3rd beach was voted among the top 10 gay beaches in the world by GayCities.com. Huge granite boulders divide Clifton into four distinct beaches, each with its own personality and crowd

SourceCape Town’s top 10 accolades for 2012

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Zuma win sparks DA membership drive


Minutes after President Jacob Zuma’s re-election into the party’s top spot was announced, the DA seized the moment by running a Twitter-driven membership drive.

The DA’s parliamentary leader, Lindiwe Mazibuko, retweeted several messages of people pledging their support for the party or asking where they could join the party.

One of the invites was of the DA caucus in Mangaung saying: “We invite all SA’ns who are disappointed, to join the DA in working for, and delivering, meaningful social change and job creation in SA”.

Lindi Mashinini (@LindiweEM) tweeted: “@Lindimazibuko You have my vote! I am not voting for Zuma as my President in 2014! For the 1st time in my life I am ashamed of the ANC!”

Kholofelo Maepa tweeted: “tjo, @lindimazibuko’s timeline is full of people joining #DA from #ANC, this second term is surely chasing people away form ANC.”

‘Zuma wins, DA celebrates’

The DA City Bowl Branch tweeted: “Wow, our inbox is overflowing with people keen to join the DA. Welcome everyone!”

Sisanda Mbulana (@SMbulana) tweeted: “I’m officially joining the DA. Can’t stand Jacob Zuma and his people.”

A lot of tweets inquired about branches where they could get membership forms to join, and party councillors and MPs chirped in to give advice and direction.

Acclaimed writer Zakes Mda also picked up the trend, tweeting: “As I said before Mangaung: Zuma wins, DA celebrates.”

DA leader Helen Zille sent out an invite soon after the announcement about Zuma’s re-election was made to “all South Africans who are disappointed by the ANC’s decision today [to re-elect Zuma] to join his movement – this new majority that is working for, and delivering, meaningful social change and job creation in South Africa”.

Meanwhile, the ANC in a statement on Tuesday night said Zille’s comments on the ANC’s leadership election were the result of “political jealousy inspired by malicious desperation to have the same support enjoyed by the ANC in this country”.

Zille had said the election results would hasten the “disintegration” of the ruling party.

City Press

SourceZuma win sparks DA membership drive

Should the Western Cape break away?


Is it time that the Cape Province rethinks its attachment to the Republic of South Africa?

With the ANC failing dismally to control it’s own, and cadre deployment being the cause for the entire bankruptcy of more and more government departments, from the very top all the way down to the lowest levels.

And now the call by it’s non-government alliance partners to nationalize and scrap the provinces.

Especially now with members of the ANC Alliance now calling for the total abolishment of South Africa’s provinces is it not also the best opportunity for citezens of the provinces to rethink the union of the republic and call for self governance.

The ANC and Alliance partners who are methodically running the South African government into bankruptcy with many local provincial structures and municipalities already under administration, the plan is now to hide these facts by ‘scraping’ instead of fixing.

To hide the constant embarrassment that the ANC alliance has due to the lack of governing ability especially when put side by side with the DA’ ability to get it right, the plan is to get rid of any opposition structure in a move to centralise government doing away with the ‘useless’ Provinces.

(This so that South Africa can be sold lock-stock and barrel to the IMF as ANC government starts to accept ludicrous loans due to inability to govern South Africa’s finances properly so they can continue to squander South Africa’s resources)

It can be done, the ANC sits with a majority vote in parliament and before any opposition can take it to the constitutional court they might not officially exist anymore.

It all sounds doable except for one possible problem, the people of the provinces. As much as the ANC and it’s alliance partners may express this possibility by announcing such plans to the general population so to can the public begin to make up it’s mind if it is worth being part of the Republic or is it time for Provinces to think of self governance, total autonomy and complete secession.

Can it legally be done?

Yes!

As long as there is a majority support for such an action by the citizens of the territory. Which can be established via referendum.

So while the ANC starts to table plans to scrap the ‘useless sub-levels’ of government (so described by VaVi leader of Casatu) it might be time for the Provinces to look into the possibilities of secession from the Republic of South Africa and thereby force the ANC hand.

It might be a grand opportunity to finally get rid of the ‘Alliance’ altogether and normalize the various provincial territories by having smaller self contained more autonomous governance instead of the proverbial self confessed ‘Ruling Party’

South African’s may have a great opportunity for an anti-bureaucratic revolution by getting rid of central government.

Examples of recent secessions are the break up of the USSR and Yugoslavia.

Maybe it is time for the Western Province to become the ‘Independent State of Good Hope’.

The History of secession in South Africa (From WiKi)

In 1910, following the British Empire’s defeat of the Afrikaner in the Boer Wars, four self-governing colonies in the south of Africa were merged into the Union of South Africa. The four regions were the Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Natal and Transvaal. Two other regions later became the nations of Lesotho and Swaziland in the 1920s. Following the election of the Nationalist government in 1948, some English-speaking whites in Natal advocated either secession or a loose federation. In 1993, leading into South Africa’s first elections of universal suffrage and the end of Apartheid, the Natal and Cape regions called for their secession from South Africa. Pressure from the National Party government and the ANC (African National Congress) managed to suppress the two movements.

In 2008, a political movement calling for the return to independence of the Cape resurged in the shape of the political organisation, the Cape Party. The Cape Party contested their first elections on 22 April 2009.

It makes sense to cut away the bonds that tie a life raft from a sinking ship. And it is clear even to the ANC alliance partners that the ANC is a sinking ship.

While Vavi shouts to throw the useless overboard maybe it is time to cut the losses all together and let the whole shebang sink.

SourceShould the Western Cape break away?

‘n Strategie met baie risiko vir Afrikaners


Die oorlog van woorde tussen die DA en ANC dreig om oor te spoel in iets meer onverkwikliks. Die DA het ‘n klag van aanhitsing tot geweld teen Cosatu se Wes-Kaapse sekretaris Tony Ehrenreich gelê, na die verspreiding van Nehawu se omstrede plakkaat, en die ANC het Zille aangekla dat sy geweld aanhits oor ‘n omstrede twiet van haar.

Dis die spreekwoordelike pot en ketel wat mekaar tans verwyt en dit lyk asof die onderskeie partye nie begryp dat hulle aanslag niks goeds inhou vir die gemeenskappe wat hulle dien nie. Veral nie die DA nie wat, soos dit nou blyk, graag op onbevestigde gerugte staatmaak.

Op 14 November het Zille getwiet “Verslae kom in dat ‘n boer gesterf het nadat hy aangerand is in Wellington. Ernstige risiko van vergelding. Zuma moet die SANW inbring”. Die “verslae” was toe nie korrek nie, maar dit het bygedra tot groeiende spanning tussen die wit boere en swart werkers.

Zille was al voorheen in die warm water omdat sy haar oorgretige twietvingers nie kan beheer nie. Die eerste keer oor die rassime wat swartes in Kaapstad ervaar en ‘n tweede keer oor haar uitlating dat Oos-Kapenaars “vlugtelinge” in die Wes-Kaap is. Dat sy hulle na die Wes-Kaap lok met huise en dienste, het haar natuurlik ontgaan.

Die ANC se provinsiale sekretaris Songezo Mjongile beweer dat boere op Facebook gemobiliseer het as ‘n gevolg van Zille se twiet, wat gelei het tot die aanranding van plaaswerkers.

Zille, wat klaarblyklik knaend aan die volgende publisiteitsfoefie dink en nie aan die gevolge nie, het aanklagte van aanhitsing teen Cosatu se provinsiale sekretaris Tony Ehrenreich gebring, op die basis van ‘n plakkaat wat in en om Kaapstad vertoon is.

Die DA het ‘n deeglike toets van die egtheid van die plakkaat laat doen, omdat hulle gedurende die huidige arbeidsonrus ook uitgevang is dat hulle, benewens die dooie boer-gerug, op ‘n dokument staatgemaak het wat vals blyk te wees.

‘n ANC-pamflet wat voorgee dat werkers kontant vergoed word vir deelname aan protes, is deur die ANC veroordeel. Hulle beweer dat die DA dit self versprei het. Praag het ook so ‘n pamflet ontvang, maar dit nie gepubliseer nie.

Wat die plakkaat egter betref, staan Ehrenreich daarby: “Nehawu doen ‘n beroep op al die werkers in die provinsiale regering om hul afkeer te toon aan die apartheidstyl vervolging van professionele persone wat nie gesien word as DA-partyonderteuners nie. Tony Ehrenreich het Premier Helen Zille gewaarsku oor die naderende Marikana van die Wes-Kaap!!”

Aan die onderkant, in hoofletters: “Voel dit!! WES-KAAP Marikana is hier!”. Wat begin het as ‘n anti-ANC opstand in Marikana, het die ANC nou gerieflik in ‘n anti-wit veldtog omgeswaai, maar Zille hou vol om te maak asof sy nie wit is nie, maar nie-rassig.

Die ontevredenheid van Nehawu spruit uit 50 Nehawu-lede in die Departement van Maatskaplike Ontwikkeling wat gedwing is om heraansoek te doen vir hul werk twee jaar nadat hulle aangestel is. “Ons het gesê, daar is geen manier dat jy eers twee jaar later mense kan vra om her-aansoek te doen vir hul werk nie.” Zille moet versigtig wees dat sy nie ware griewe miskyk wat berge van molshope raak in die huidige klimaat nie.
Die DA se Wes-Kaapse mediabestuurder, is Liza Albrecht, wat eiehandig daarvoor gesorg het dat Rapport se sirkulasiesyfers na benede tuimel tydens haar kortsondige redakteurskap van die koerant. Sy het gereageer met die niksseggende stelling dat “die Departement van Maatskaplike Ontwikkeling die herstrukturering en die modernisering van sy organogram bekyk om die beste diens aan die publiek te lewer”.

Jan-Jan Joubert berig vandag in Beeld dat die ANC se voorsitter in Noordwes ‘n skietaanval oorleef het. Volgens mnr. Chris Hattingh, DA-leier in dié provinsie, is skote op Kabelo Mataboge se kar geskiet. Hy is glo nie beseer nie.

Die ANC in Noordwes is verdeel tussen ondersteuners van Zuma en ‘n groepering wat as die “Forces of Change” bekend staan. Hulle beywer hulle vir ‘n verandering in die nasionale partyleierskap.

Gwede Mantashe, die ANC se sekretaris-generaal, sal vandag ingryp om eenheid te probeer bewerkstellig omdat daar twee afsonderlike benoemingskonferensies – een in Mahikeng en een in Hartbeespoort – gehou gaan word.

Dit klink alles gaaf om die ANC te verdeel, maar die hele oefening hou die hoë risiko in dat die heersende orde dit as ‘n wit aanslag deur die DA gaan sien, aangesien Zille nie op swart steun kan staatmaak nie en sy hardnekkig weier om dit te verreken. As die botsing tussen die boere en die swart stakers kom, gaan Zille waarskynlik lekker terugsit, apartheid veroordeel en ‘n bietjie terughunker na haar ANC-verlede.

Daarvoor sal sy die ruim ondersteuning van die hele Afrikaanse mediamonopolie asook die Engelstalige een ontvang.

Jan-Jan Joubert, die gay politieke redakteur van die Afrikaanse mediamonopolie, se lewensmaat werk boonop in Helen Zille se kantoor. Sy gretige verslag oor die skietery, laat dus ernstige vrae onstaan oor sy joernalistieke pligte en onafhanklikheid.

Om 18h00 gisteraand het die program Leihlola La Sechaba op SABC 2 weer die DA se manewales in Midvaal onder die loep geneem. Die Openbare Beskermer, Corrie Pypers, Kobus Hoffman, die twee fluitjieblasers het vertel hoe die DA veral swart inwoners uit hul huise probeer boender het. Na dese gaan die party se swart steun al hoe verder krimp.

Dit sal die DA se strategiese ontleders, wat kennelik nie ‘n versameling van breinchirurge verteenwoordig nie, deug om vir ‘n oomblik hulle riskante optrede ernstig te oorweeg. Afrikaners wat vir Zille stem, moet kennis neem daarvan dat sy nie verantwoordelikheid sal neem vir die polarisasie wat sy tans skep nie. Sy doen dit om Afrikaners uit te lewer aan haar swart kiesers, kiesers waarvan sy nog net kon droom.

Bron‘n Strategie met baie risiko vir Afrikaners

DA lays charge against Tony Ehrenreich


Western Cape Democratic Alliance leader Ivan Meyer has opened an incitement case against Cosatu’s provincial secretary over a poster put up in the Cape metro.

The matter was registered at the Barrack Street police station in central Cape Town on Thursday, Meyer said in a statement.

The poster reads: “FEEL IT!!! Western Cape Marikana is here!!!”

FEEL IT!!! Western Cape Marikana is here!!!

FEEL IT!!! Western Cape Marikana is here!!!

Meyer said a National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union logo was displayed on the poster above a picture of Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) provincial secretary Tony Ehrenreich.

Text on the poster stated that Ehrenreich “has warned Premier Helen Zille on the imminent Marikana of the Western Cape“.

Said Meyer: “Tony Ehrenreich seems intent on creating the climate that led to the violent and tragic clashes between police and workers at Marikana.

Cosatu is using the symbolism and violence of Marikana to promote its public gatherings. This is happening even as South Africans grieve over… all those who needlessly died in that tragedy.

Police shot dead 34 striking mineworkers and wounded 78 while trying to disperse a group encamped on a hill near Lonmin’s platinum mine in Marikana on August 16.

Meyer said Ehrenreich should be punished for this “despicable display of incitement to violence. The DA expects the police to act on this matter without delay.

Cosatu spokesperson Patrick Craven could not immediately be reached for comment.

SourceDA lays charge against Ehrenreich

Zuma No Confidence Motion Moved


Parliamentary Leader of the Opposition Lindiwe Mazibuko gave notice of a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma in the National Assembly on Thursday afternoon.

The motion was brought on the grounds “that under his leadership the justice system has been politicised and weakened; corruption has spiralled out of control; unemployment continues to increase, the economy is weakening, and, the right of access to quality education has been violated“.

The motion was “mandated” by eight opposition parties, including the African Christian Democratic Party, the Azanian People’s Organisation, the Congress of the People, the Democratic Alliance, the Freedom Front Plus, the Inkatha Freedom Party, the United Christian Democratic Party and the United Democratic Movement.

The African National Congress, in a statement issued later on Thursday by its chief whip’s office, labelled the notice of motion a “desperate, if not silly, publicity stunt“.

Briefing the media ahead of the National Assembly’s 2pm sitting, Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota – flanked by leaders and representatives from the other seven parties – said the motion was prompted by a “mounting crisis of leadership” in South Africa.

It was being brought in terms of Section 102 of the Constitution.

This section states that “if the National Assembly, by a vote supported by a majority of its members, passes a motion of no confidence in the president, the president and other members of Cabinet and any deputy ministers must resign”.

Lekota said the joint decision had been triggered by the Marikana tragedy; the “appalling Nkandlagate scandal“; the government’s failure to deliver textbooks to school children in Limpopo and the Eastern Cape; the downgrading of South Africa’s credit rating by two major rating agencies; a “mounting disrespect” for the country’s Constitution and judiciary; the growing number of unemployed; and a “rising tide” of corruption in the public service.

All of these collectively point to the reality that ours is a country which lacks decisive leadership and vision,” he said.

Lekota said the opposition parties were seeking a “secret ballot” on the matter in the House.

SourceSouth Africa: Zuma No Confidence Motion Moved

Zuma unwilling to cooperate with democrats


The crisis in South Africa is deepening – President of South Africa Jacob Zuma has turned down a request by Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille to publicly debate with her on the state of the economy: “The presidency sees no need to engage in any exercise that diverts attention from getting stakeholders to work together,” presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj said in a statement.

“All South Africans are presently deeply concerned about the state of our country, and particularly our economy,” said Helen Zille in a statement. She said Zuma had not proved himself worthy of leading the country in the wake of escalating labor protests and the downgrading of the country’s credit rating.

The continuing economic and criminal nightmare in SA makes the former mayor of Cape Town Helen Zille increasingly attractive for many voters in the country. Zille is a former anti-apartheid activist. She has worked in all three tiers of government—as the Western Cape province’s education MEC (1999–2004), as a Member of Parliament (2004–2006), as Mayor of Cape Town (2006–2009), and as Premier of the Western Cape (2009–present).

Zille’s work as mayor, and in particular her successes in tackling crime, drug abuse and unemployment in Cape Town, led to her selection as World Mayor of the Year in 2008 – from a field of 820 candidates. Despite her anti-apartheid activism in the past, Helen Zille has quickly realized where the whole country is going. Keeping alive the rhetoric of post-apartheid politcorrectness, she managed to create in Cape Town an asylum for the whites. Her tough measures against the racially motivated crime made her very popular among the Afrikaners and English-speaking whites. Especially in Cape Town, and not so much in the rest of the country.

The crisis in South Africa is deepening – The refusal to debate Helen Zille puts the performing president Zuma into especially vulnerable situation when his party will have to choose soon a candidate for the 2014 elections.

Factions and individuals who might oppose President Jacob Zuma for a second term as leader at the ANC are waiting for a national elective conference in Mangaung in December. Those who accepted nominations to rival Zuma, including Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, are tired with the failures of their government to improve anything in the collapsing country. They were not enraged in the past by their president behavior which led to the rape accusations. They felt comfortable with his chanting in public “Kill the Boer!” But last crisis around the strikes and massive violent demonstrations can cause changes in the mood inside the ANC.

This dissatisfaction with the current regime hits the news and editorial columns in the West. This is what black leadership is afraid of the most. We read in the current issue of the liberal Canadian Vancouver Sun: “The ANC has become a deeply corrupt party of cronyism and patronage. Indeed, holding ANC positions in governments at all levels has become such a sure route to wealth that aspirants will murder to get them. Last week, Reuters news agency reported that an internal ANC report states that in KwaZulu Natal — the largest of South Africa’s nine provinces and the home base of President Jacob Zuma — 38 party members have been murdered since February last year in fights for lucrative positions”.

The press in the West keeps silence about the continuing murder of the whites on racial basis, but other aspects of the regime are becoming known as we see. This is weakening the position of Jacob Zuma in December.

The leader of PRAAG Afrikaner human rights movement dr. Dan Roodt had commented on the current situation: “There is no solution in the current framework. Only a creation of national state for the Afrikaners and their natural allies in the country can put an end to the current bloodshed. We are just demanding a part of the land in order to live in peace and security”.

By Avigdor Eskin

Source – THE VOICE OF RUSSIAThe crisis in South Africa is deepening, Zuma unwilling to cooperate with democrats

What will it take for us to open our eyes?


COMPARISONS between Cape Town and the other South African metros — Johannesburg in particular — when it comes to quality of governance and financial management are getting a little tired, I know. I too would be irritated by now if I was a Jozi resident; they’ve had to listen to Capetonians rabbiting on about that damned mountain all these years, and now it’s all Helen Zille this, Patricia de Lille that, and an annoying body of evidence indicating that the city actually delivers basic services rather efficiently, is doing more for genuine black economic empowerment and the upliftment of the disadvantaged than any other metro in the country — and even has a functioning billing system.

COMPARISONS between Cape Town and the other South African metros

Cape Town

They’re going to have to suck up a bit more from me today though, I’m afraid, because the state of SA’s national governance necessitates a reminder that things don’t have to be this way. Direct comparisons between countries are not that accessible to the man in the street because there are so many factors that get in the way, so it means little to point out that Botswana is doing so much better than we are, or to ask why Australia managed to ride the crest of the commodities wave that passed us by.

But you’d have to be blind in one eye and unable to see from the other to miss the fact that Cape Town is streets ahead of any other city in SA when it comes to governance. And the reasons are just as clear — transparent and accountable leadership and principled resistance to political pressure to compromise on issues such as clean governance, the appointment of competent municipal managers, and insisting that those who win tenders deliver fair value.

Good governance and efficient delivery of services doesn’t just happen; it has taken several years of prudent financial management to get to the point where Cape Town now finds itself — investing an increasing proportion of its budget in capital projects and infrastructure development and maintenance while continually expanding the provision of basic services to households, funding a healthy portion of this expenditure out of cash flows rather than borrowings, and actually achieving a progressive improvement in payments for services.

On top of this, Cape Town’s budget is markedly pro-poor and focused on addressing apartheid backlogs. Of the R18bn dedicated to direct service delivery in the 2012-13 financial year, R10,8bn — more than 57% — will be spent in previously disadvantaged areas, including the provision of free services to almost 1,9-million people. The remainder is spread across established residential areas and the industrial and commercial sectors of the economy.

The downgrade of SA’s sovereign rating by Moody’s last week was prompted largely by policy uncertainty and investor concern over the deteriorating state of labour relations, but in essence these are symptoms of poor governance and too many compromises made for reasons of political expedience, which are a result of weak and unprincipled leadership. Johannesburg or East London residents who get tired of their cities’ mismanagement can always move to Cape Town, and an increasing number do. The same applies to companies that give up hitting their heads against the bureaucratic walls erected by bad city governments.

Foreign investors simply take their money elsewhere. African National Congress secretary-general Gwede Mantashe complains of a private sector investment “strike”, apparently motivated by spite, but if the party he represents carries on the way it is, he ain’t seen nothing yet. And all the indications are that it will carry on this way.

I’m increasingly of the depressing opinion that so many South Africans are functionally illiterate that we are incapable of reading the writing on the wall. We have proved we are capable of change, but only after going to the brink of the abyss and being scared by how far it is to the bottom. It’s going to take a crisis — a run on the rand, economic collapse, or another Marikana-type tragedy — before the electorate realises that the solution is in its own hands.

By Dave Marrs – 2 October 2012

Source – Business DayWhat will it take for us to open our eyes?

 

 

 

DA diskrimineer blatant teen wittes in Kaapstad


Regstellende aksie en die implementering daarvan deur die DA-beheerde Stad Kaapstad het interessante feite na vore gebring.

Op ‘n vraag van mnr. André Fourie, raadslid vir die VF Plus in Stad Kaapstad, het die DA se burgemeester Patricia de Lille bevestig dat die Wes-Kaap demografiese syfers en nie die nasionale syfers as riglyn gebruik word.

Wat egter skokkend is, is dat terwyl die demografiese syfers 22% swart aandui daar alreeds 26.6% swartmense op die diensstaat van die Stad is – 4.6% meer as die kwota en terwyl die demografiese syfers 18% wit aandui, daar slegs 12.7% witmense op die diensstaat van die Stad is. Dit is 5.3% onder die kwota. Die bruin mense trek gelyk: 60% demografies en 60% op die diensstaat.

In ‘n opvolg vraag van mnr. André Fourie waarom daar blatant teen witmense in terme van die DA se eie riglyne gediskrimineer word en of die DA-bewind regstellende aksie ten gunste van witmense sal implementeer om die balans te herstel, wou sy weet waar hy die laaste 350 jaar was, of hy familie van Jan van Riebeeck van Holland is en dat hy liewer sy tasse moet pak en die land moet verlaat.

Regstellende aksie-syfers wat aan die parlement vrygestel is vir die Departement Binnelandse Sake, blyk dieselfde tendens te geld. Daar word die nasionale demografiese syfers toegepas. In plaas van 79% swart is daar reeds 92% op die diensstaat en in plaas van 9.6% wit is daar slegs 1.92% op die diensstaat. Ook die bruin mense trek aan die kortste end. In plaas van 8.9% bruin is daar slegs 5.27% op die diensstaat.

Dit is baie duidelik dat minderhede soos wit-, bruin- en Indiër-mense blatant deur beide die ANC en die DA misken word selfs met die implementering van hulle eie riglyne en kwotas.

Bron – PRAAGDA diskrimineer blatant teen wittes in Kaapstad

 

 

 

De Lille strips powers from Cape Town’s planning body


Mayor Patricia de Lille has controversially stripped the City of Cape Town’s planning and environment committee of its delegated decision-making powers, pending a legal review.

And there is speculation the spatial planning, environment and land use management committee (Spelum) may be having its wings clipped politically because a number of its decisions have run contrary to the pro-development policies of De Lille’s DA administration.

Earlier this year Spelum reconfirmed its previous refusal to approve the highly controversial Princess Vlei development (see ‘no renewed support’) – eventually given the green light by planning and environment MEC Anton Bredell on appeal – and several of its other decisions were overturned by the planning and general appeals committee.

De Lille said in an open letter last month she’d suspended Spelum’s decision-making powers pending a review of its delegated authority relating to seven acts, the planning ordinance, zoning regulations and advertising by-law, “with a view to ensuring that the full development needs of the city are met in accordance with the law and the need to facilitate development”.

The matter was discussed by the mayoral committee, “fully cognisant of the needs of developers”.

But because the city’s planning approval process would have ground to a halt while the review was under way, De Lille reinstated Spelum’s operational duties last Tuesday.

However, she asked the committee not to take any decisions, but merely make recommendations.

The only query came from the ANC’s Jerimia Thuynsma, who said Spelum had been given its delegated authority by the full council, not the mayor, and that only the full council could suspend this authority.

Philip Bam, chairman of the Greater Cape Town Civic Alliance, said they were very concerned that De Lille’s action would result in much greater party-political influence in planning decisions.

“Spelum had really listened (to recommendations by planning staff) and made decisions based on that and not on a party-political basis. So it’s very clear (this is) a bad situation for planning and bad for the voice of the people, too,” he said.

De Lille’s spokesman Solly Malatsi said the mayor was the executive authority of the municipality with a monitoring duty over the administration as prescribed by the Municipal Systems Act. In exercising this statutory authority she had requested a wholesale review of all red tape governing planning and development in the city, with a view to improving these processes wherever possible.

“This was in no way related to any of the previous decisions taken by Spelum… but rather part of a broader review of its functions,” he said

SourceWings Clipped: De Lille strips powers from planning body

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