Readers’ views via SMS

ESKOM ENFORCES LOAD-SHEDDING

WHAT is happening in our incompetently-run banana republic? For many years Eskom has been increasing the price of electricity to cover its bonuses – oops, I mean its maintenance programme. Now we have load-shedding every day. What is this costing the country in lost revenue? My question is: with 60-odd “windmills” at Jeffreys Bay, 10-odd at Blue Horizon, more at Cookhouse and square kilometres of solar farms at De Aar and surroundings, what happens to all this power that is generated? Or is this another cover-up operation?

PIERRE, MIRAMAR, PORT ELIZABETH

NMMM has given The Herald three load-shedding schedules since November 3. Is yesterday’s the correct and final one?

MJ, SUMMERSTRAND, PORT ELIZABETH

THE schedule printed lasts until Sunday November 30 and is printed on a weekly basis, so it changes every week. – The editor

WEREN’T blackouts foreseen? Why could we not have had these blackouts before our children and students were studying for finals? Nkandla, fighting in the townships and in parliament, failure in health, housing and education, looming evictions, unresolved land question – I’m sure if fewer lies are conjured up in our country we’ll be better off. Are we as a country really that stupid? Forward to a United Front and forward to socialism.

UNCLE PAOLO

THE Makana issue and the load-shedding we are experiencing must surely be blamed on the “old apartheid regime”, ne?

RESIDENT

GRAHAMSTOWN ON THE DEATH SLIDE

I LIVE in Grahamstown, I wish I didn’t. Sewage flows in the streets, refuse lies in any available space, water outages often, electricity supply breaks and you need a 4×4 to negotiate the potholes. We need highly skilled people to halt its now rapid slide to death.

MARY

WHY not simply allow Rhodes University to take over the running of the Grahamstown municipality and to get the show on the road?

IAN

PAM Yako paid R27000 per day! Tax-wise what would she pay? If applicable of course. Very curious.

DB

CELLPHONE WRANGLING SICKENING

COUNCIL cellphone privileges: makes me want to puke.

PAT, PORT ELIZABETH

WHY can’t they buy their own phones? Fighting over who must get a phone when in a clinic in Motherwell there is no phone and we are dealing with people’s lives. Come on, do your jobs.

CONCERNED CITIZEN

CELLPHONES, credit cards, cars and food: do not mess with those as some councillors will then not be able to do their work!

OUBOK

THE row over cellphones is pathetic. Spend the energy in running the metro instead. Like normal, wrong priorities.

REALIST

PROTEAS’ PERFORMANCE NOT GOOD ENOUGH

ONCE again the Proteas snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Disgusting! Surely it is time the Proteas got a new bowling coach? The number of wides and no balls conceded is totally unacceptable.

RICHARD, CHARLO, PORT ELIZABETH

WHAT ABOUT DIGITAL SUBSCRIBERS?

WHAT about digital subscribers getting an incentive to re-subscribe, Teresa Coetzee?

JAM

WE are focusing on the print product now. We are looking at incentives for digital subscriptions next year. – Teresa Coetzee, regional circulation manager, Times Media Group

PROBE INTO RDP HOUSES OVERDUE

THE investigation by the provincial human settlements department of illegal allocation of RDP houses is long overdue because a lot of these houses have become spaza shops while there are people who really need houses. Take steps now.

NDOD OMZI KIBI, ETINARA

RE-ELECT WATSON ADMINISTRATION

AS a fan and supporter of our EP Kings, I am kindly pleading with club delegates please to retain Cheeky Watson and his administration intact. They all pulled our rugby out of the doldrums. Please give another four-year mandate. It may sound a pipe-dream, but one day we’ll all wake up to go to the NMB Stadium to watch the Super 15 final!

REGINALD FIRESTONE

A MASSIVE thank you to Cheeky Watson and everyone involved at Epru and the EP Kings. You all did a great job. Vote for Cheeky Watson for president.

RUGBY SUPPORTER

NKANDLA CONCERNS

DOES Jacob Zuma not even feel a little bit guilty? If I was him, I would be ashamed to show myself anywhere.

TOMCAT

WHO will be carrying the burden of maintaining Nkandla, the taxpayer or Jacob Zuma?

NAUSHAD OMAR

NKANDLA’s fence collapsing: with all the taxpayers’ money spent, shouldn’t President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla have a properly built wall ? Why a fence?

TAXPAYER

REPLIES TO READERS’ COMMENTS

PEOPLE do travel now. Who are you to tell other people what to do? It has nothing to with the ruling party, something to do with people of today. Mike McDonnell, do that to your family, not others.

NKULULEKO MAHABENI, PORT ELIZABETH

HUNTERS Retreat tip now seems to be a recycling business. Are these people employed by the NMMM? What happens to the material, is it sold and, if so, where does the money go to? I got a flyer saying they don’t take household refuse but they accept stoves and prams. I ask you! Anything I suppose that can be sold! No entry without a seat belt on. Who do they think they are? What’s next? ID and driver’s licence? Don’t be surprised if we are expected to pay soon! As for the garden, it reminds me of a cemetery from a horror movie set. What is going on with our metro?

FLOWER CHILD

DF Lewis, a mentally deranged Jew showed mentally deranged Palestinians you can attack the enemy in places of worship. When it comes to inhumane acts I bow to the Jews in Israel, they are truly the masters showing others the way.

READER

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