Thursday, February 21, 2013
Mdantsane - known as the Boxing Mecca of South Africa, home of many home grown boxing champions. Well, 8 years ago, money was made available to build a boxing gymnasium for the area as part of the Urban renewal programme. Construction began a year later but funds ran out and the project was handed over to BCM. All that was left to complete was paving and security fencing. Now the building is abandoned, vandalized, a haven for criminals and muggers. Well done, BCM, another loss in your losing streak.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Typical Buffalo City! Close down the Tourism Office then allow the city to host 4 major sporting events - all on the same weekend! Rather than spread the load so accommodation and restaurant facilities can handle the load, there is no co-ordination so visitors and locals are all equally pissed off. Add some strong winds and high temperatures and people get hot under the collar.
Friday, February 15, 2013
I don't often draw internationally based cartoons but a slow news day locally combined with the loony Kim Jong Un was too much to resist. Hope everyone else had a blast on Valentine's Day too.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Amatola District Municipality has upped the tariffs for metered water customers by between 140 and 184 %. This is about 60% more than consumers pay in Cape Town or Johannesburg. What they don't tell anyone is that non revenue water (unmetered connections, communal standpipes and leaking infrastructure) accounts for between 65 and 85% of all the water they supply. To make matters worse, in the 2011/2012 annual report they admitted to a R 428 million uncollected debt, of which R 257 million was written off as bad debt. The actual revenue collection rate up to June last year was 37%. No wonder they want to squeeze the last drop from the paying consumers!