• All Share : 49552.32
    UP 1.83%
    Top 40 : 3821.67
    UP 1.11%
    Financial 15 : 15092.62
    UP 2.33%
    Industrial 25 : 60400.83
    UP 2.33%

  • ZAR/USD : 10.8795
    DOWN -0.65%
    ZAR/GBP : 17.4155
    DOWN -0.61%
    ZAR/EUR : 13.6924
    DOWN -0.96%
    ZAR/JPY : 0.0973
    DOWN -2.18%
    ZAR/AUD : 9.6020
    UP 0.12%

  • Gold : 1174.7000
    DOWN -2.11%
    Platinum : 1234.0000
    DOWN -0.64%
    Silver : 16.1780
    DOWN -2.04%
    Palladium : 783.0000
    UP 1.03%
    Brent Crude Oil : 85.270
    DOWN -1.12%

  • All data is delayed by 15 min. Data supplied by I-Net Bridge
    Hover cursor over this ticker to pause.

Fri Oct 31 13:19:43 SAST 2014

No excuse for excess: iLIVE

Ron Legg, Hillcrest | 30 November, 2012 00:40
Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson accuses unnamed officials of dirty tricks

Agriculture Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson's excuse for using taxpayers' money for private travel arrangements is unacceptable ("Thuli: hotel bills excessive", November 27).

There are millions of single parents who are in a far worse financial situation than her.

Most people can only dream about her salary and benefits.

She has set a very bad example in a country where the abuse of public money is hopelessly out of control.

Joemat-Pettersson was caught out. Thousands of other public servants, from the top to the bottom, escape exposure and enjoy [wasting] taxpayers' money.

In light of [the finding] , Joemat-Pettersson should stand down - but we know the ANC protects its cadres.

SHARE YOUR OPINION

If you have an opinion you would like to share on this article, please send us an e-mail to the Times LIVE iLIVE team. In the mean time, click here to view the Times LIVE iLIVE section.