PETER Neilson, this new electricity tariff system is a complete rip-off and open daylight robbery. It's this very system that caused so many companies and small businesses to pull out of NMB. Some had to shut down, which led to job losses. It also led to people making illegal connections. This damn system should be scrapped. You buy R250 electricity and you get 209 units. Then you buy later for the same amount and you get far fewer units. What rubbish is this?
WHAT a catch-22! Daily we are urged to save power. We all do our bit and now the metro is whining about the drop in revenue! Go figure.
DOES the one hand know what the other hand is doing? We are told on TV to reduce electricity usage. In The Herald of Wednesday August 14 a report, "Concerns as electricity usage dips". Time for change. Vote DA.
WATER RESTRICTIONS NEXT
"BAY residents warned to cut back on water consumption": another big joke! Please sort out Durban Road's water leaks, which have been flowing since ... mmm ... just checking my date of birth. Will get back to you on that one!
NMBM looking for money, that's why they want to implement restrictions. Last time with the restrictions, they milked us to the bone as the limits were impossible to maintain.
WHAT HAPPENED TO PEACE OFFICERS?
METRO, what happened to the peace officers who were trained to help us with enforcing municipal bylaws. We need them.
MANY know the tragedy that happened at Marikana last year, where 34 miners were killed by police – a very sad day in South Africa's young democracy – which had the whole nation dumbstruck. Recently, President Jacob Zuma signed the Dangerous Weapons Bill into law. Is this the way Zuma thinks will lead to peaceful demonstrations? Only a fool would think so, because sadly the ANC has forgotten her children. A government that fails to serve its people will be met with violence because it's the only way people can make their voices heard. Actions speaks louder than words. Wake up ANC, wake up.
MUNICIPALITY WASTING OUR MONEY
THANKS so much, Mr Gordhan, for leaving your cheque book at home. Stand up, ratepayers, and support the Homeowners' Association in taking on the NMBM for wasting our money.
"NOT leaving a cheque behind"! That must have really upset the powers that be in the metro. Infrastructure challenges! Try fixing the lights on the N2 highway from Kabega side to Summerstrand. The road is dangerous. I hope the families of any unfortunate people who die on this road due to the bad lighting sue our inefficient metro.
BEN Fihla, what did I tell you? They are using you because you are an old man. Now you call in Pravin Gordhan. Many are still in office who stole money and are still in their positions, but why must Lindiwe Msengana-Ndlela go?
REPLIES TO READERS' COMMENTS
LLOYD, a barrier will not stop rear-end collisions, but it will stop cars from hitting poles. Instead, they will slide along the barrier. It will also stop head-on collisions with vehicles travelling in the opposite direction. Those two probably cause many more fatalities than rear-ends or shunting barriers.
SPOT on, Judy from Summerstrand. I was fined R1000 for not stopping behind the stop line.
BIRDIE, you obviously have never been exposed to yapping dogs all night long! If you had, you would not have that attitude, that's for sure.
"CHRISTIAN community not homophobic" (August 8): Nigel Wakeford, Baptist author Tony Campolo has an interesting response to your phrase "I love the sinner, but hate his sin". He says, "That's interesting. Because that's just the opposite of what Jesus says. Jesus never says, 'Love the sinner but hate his sin.' Jesus says, 'Love the sinner and hate your own sin. And after you get rid of the sin in your own life, then you can begin talking about the sin in your brother or sister's life.'" Get the books Bridging the Gap by Campolo and Torn by Justin Lee.
ATHEIST, your comments about the Almighty stink. Give readers your name. I'll even give you my surname and address, too. By the way, how do atheists get buried? Hope your family doesn't make use of a church when you die.
NAUSHAD Omar, spot on! Reasonableness and wisdom in a sea of Babylonish drivel!
TO the family of Lona, no amount of words can fill the gap that is in your home. I hope the criminal who did this rots in jail for life. Mrs Fufu, Lelethu and Akhona, and the rest of the family, be strong.
ZOLANI AND ERROL BUKWANA
IAN Bell: three centuries in four tests – were you watching, Jacques Kallis? Give that man a Bells!
ACCOUNT FOR POOR PEOPLE'S PLIGHT
AZAPO, PAC and ANC must account for the plight black people find themselves in today, more specially the ANC as it is currently the ruling party in this country of ours.
ZWELINZIMA KA MATYU, NEW BRIGHTON, PORT ELIZABETH
CDC SCHEME HELPS THE DISABLED
WITH reference to CDC driver training, it's funny that those driving schools complain about what the CDC is doing for our poor people, because most of these people are not working and don't have money to go to driving schools. The CDC helps people like me, who are confined to a wheelchair because driving schools don't accommodate people with disabilities. I read about the CDC accommodating us last month.