GIVE ALL SCHOOLS A MENTION
IN school sport results on Tuesdays, stop the biased results summary. The Herald only shows names of reporting school pupils who did well. Give the opposition who did well a mention too.
THE Herald is reliant to a large degree on individual schools for the information we receive. But all schools are welcome to send in reports on their events to email@example.com
– The Herald sports editor Alvin Reeves
POLICE BRUTALITY UNACCEPTABLE
MY husband was a proud, good policeman who lived for his work, but I am glad he is out of this new force who don't care a damn except for their salaries. There are very few good ones left. It is seething with corruption.
I WISH people would stop using the acronym SAPS, as they certainly do not offer any service to the citizens of this country. Refer to them as the SAP.
THE rot starts at the top! Why are our police not trained properly? Paid properly? So much crime, making a very sick nation. Also so many businesses close down because of crime. Everyone lives in fear here, it is disgraceful and so shocking. Who really sleeps peacefully in this country? I never fail to be shocked at all the evil things that happen. Let's just stop pretending all is okay. The land, the people and the animals are suffering. How are our children going to grow up watching such evil every day?
COUNTRY LACKS LEADERSHIP
HEADLINE news: "16 schools close due to teacher shortages" and "Man dragged behind police vehicle dies in custody". Clearly the country lacks leadership.
SUPPORT HOME TEAM, SOUTHERN KINGS
ALL rugby fans in the stadium on Saturday are duty bound to support the Kings, irrespective of whether we are Lions, Sharks, Bulls, Stormers or Cheetahs supporters. We must make it work for Super Rugby's sake in the Eastern Cape.
IF Cheeky Watson is working so hard for rugby, why are only the privileged allowed to watch it on TV? It is a fact that not all are able to afford pay channels. Can the sponsors not do something about coverage for all of South Africa?
DRIVER A DANGER ON ROAD
ON Sunday night around nine o'clock a woman travelling in a white Polo was SMSing and driving. Her car was swerving. My husband stopped next to her and asked why she was texting and driving. Her reply was that she must do it. She claimed that she was not swerving. This was in Stanford Road.
SCARED ROAD USER, KENSINGTON, PORT ELIZABETH
I, LIKE many other state pensioners, have not received my grant for February and March. Are they trying to starve the wrinkles to death to get rid of us?
HOME PUTS UP RENT
THE government should assist the aged at Louis Dubb home, and a good start is food parcels and subsidising the electricity hike.
CHERYLEEN, PORT ELIZABETH
I HAVE no problem with the rise in rent at the retirement village as compared to other villages it is fair. What does bother me is the attitude of management: "agree or take two months notice". Some units have been upgraded having showers installed and floors and walls tiled, hot water piped to their kitchens and stoeps painted. Our stoep has not been painted for 14 years! Come on management, be fair and we are expected to pay the same as the upgraded units. Letters addressing this go unanswered by the committee. Remember one day you will be in our shoes too.
KORSTEN! What a mission to get into the streets leading off Cottrell Street. The filth is unimaginable and the taxis are a law unto themselves. Health and traffic departments take note.
GOVT MUST SUPPORT YOUTH, JOBLESS
OUR government must focus on skills development by utilising institutions like the ETC so that people can do something for themselves through the skills they attain. and be encouraged by means of taxi fares and lunch provided.
ESSENTIAL services run out of money: the NMMM and other political parties who supported this budget cut should all shoulder the blame, so when the people start protesting, because of no service delivery, just remember that you caused it. This NMMM is already in a shambles.
CROSS AT VAN STADENS PLANNED
THE Van Stadens cross is a symbol of one man's folly and arrogance. Will he bear the costs of removal when it is shown to cause road deaths from distraction and not to prevent suicides? Stop him!
BEACON of hope: what an amazing story! Robbie Hift, God gave you the vision and then He touched the hearts of those who you approached for help. What a mighty God we serve. God bless you always.
LYNETTE AXCELL, PORT ELIZABETH
WHAT an eye-sore and waste of money the "cross of hope" near Van Stadens Bridge will be. And as for halting jumpers, I think not.
MAYBE the cross should be at the bottom.
VAGRANTS DISTURB NEIGHBOURHOOD
MY quiet and safe neighbourhood is so not anymore. The continuous stream of "bag sifters" on our rubbish day has now gotten out of all proportion with them even squabbling among themselves as to whose bag is whose. My guard dogs meanwhile are going ballistic. Any ideas?
NEW CITY MANAGER STARTS WORK
I NOTE Mark Wiggett is also sceptical about a turnabout with the new city manager. Nothing short of seconding Scotland Yard would make any difference.