REPLIES TO READERS' COMMENTS
PLANES are not allowed to land and take off in most European countries between 10pm and 6am. The PE Airport should also be closed at night due to its urban location.
CONTRARY to the SMS sent in by Lindsay aka Golly, I think the letters by R Piyose are refreshing as they are positive and optimistic, and a change from the negative and whining submissions which predominate.
THE Bible is the inspired word of God. Our world is in a mess because they don't know the author. I stand with Nigel Wakeford.
W HART, please get your facts right. Library staff start at 8am and work till 6pm Monday to Thursday, and Friday 8am to 4pm. We were appointed as five-day-a-week workers and work 40 hours a week. Saturday is overtime! Who do you think packs books? We are not hooligans.
DR Galloway, remove your eyepads. The prisms of education, healthcare, safety/security and general governance, etc are hardly "gloriously colourful".
ELECTRICITY TARIFFS TOO HIGH
ELECTRICITY tariffs must be dropped for Bay business and residential users. People have to fork out more on electricity for the Bay's shortfall and less on other consumer products.
TREAT ALL DEBTORS THE SAME
SOME people get away with debt. My water and rates bill is due around the 25th. I get paid on the last day of the month. I get a call to say I must pay or services will be suspended. People I know in the northern areas admit to not paying for months, but there are no threats to them. Unfair!
WHAT A STUPID NAME FOR TEAM
REGARDING this new national basketball league, what absolute idiot named the PE side the PE Windbreakers?
TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT ON STRIKE
I WENT to St George's Hospital last week. As I came out a traffic vehicle that had been parked outside when I went in pulled into the entrance to load his passenger. The driver was in uniform, his passenger was in civvies. Was he also on strike just giving a pal a lift?
HOW can the NMBM even consider a notch increase for traffic cops who don't give a damn for a pedestrian lying injured in the road? Fire all of them and hire those who want to work.
HOW do striking traffic cops come to be in possession of official vehicles, firearms and uniforms while conducting themselves in this manner [disrupting a schools quiz]. I wonder if they didn't sign on duty first and will be paid? Who will ever know or care?
DIDN'T DIE FOR THE ANC
I WOULD like to correct the statement made by Zizi Kodwa in The Herald yesterday, that Oom Gov Mbeki and Ray Mhlaba died for the ANC. Sorry chaps, they died of old age or various other ailments.
ZIZI Kodwa and ANC, how can you expect us to vote for ANC as we work on contract in this municipality? The banks are not even giving us loans because we are not permanently employed, so how can we vote for you again? Never again.
HAVE HEARING TESTED FREE
ANYONE listening, it is National Deaf Awareness Month. If you think you or anyone you may know, child or adult, may have a hearing problem, you can go down to Greenwood Primary School partially hearing unit for free hearing screenings. Help a child before it is too late.
ANC FINALLY HAS MADE SA UNGOVERNABLE
IN the 1980s, the ANC threatened to make the country "ungovernable" for the Nats. They have finally succeeded in doing this, but to themselves.
HOLMES'S PICTURES WORLD CLASS
MIKE Holmes interprets life through his lens wonderfully. "Colour burst" and "Rhapsody in blue" are examples of excellence in creating a sense of place. The Herald should consider a photographic column by Mike. Thank you and congratulations on world class pictures.
WELL DONE, NMMU MADIBAZ
NMMU Madibaz, well done on your success thus far. Mark Tommy should be commended for his efforts.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE KINGS
CONGRATULATIONS to EP Kings for winning your match. Keep it up and win all your remaining matches. Cheeky Watson, you will have to buy a few very good players and make them sign three to four year contracts as you need more players. We want Super Rugby quickly – 2016 is so long to wait for.
BIKO PLAYED HUGE ROLE IN SA LIBERATION
STEVE Bantu Biko – the liberator, the revolutionary and the martyr. Therefore anyone who tries to reduce Biko's role in the struggle for liberation must be desperate to win the minds of those Biko fought for.
ZWELINZIMA KA MATYU, PORT ELIZABETH
CITY GOING SAME WAY AS DETROIT
SOME years ago PE was called the "Detroit of South Africa". It is going the same way as Detroit, US – bankrupt and collapsing!
FERDIE KILIAN, UITENHAGE
COUNCILLORS can meet for workshop on councillors' salaries and benefits, but can't find time to resolve the library salary issues. Chaos reigns. Roll on three months so we can dissolve them out of existence.
MANDLA THINKING OF LOST OPPORTUNITY
NELSON Mandela's discharge: Mandla is just kicking the sand, he's just thinking of the millions he stands to lose if Madiba is buried in Qunu. Mind games.