DA proposes bans rather than dealing with issues: iLIVE
Id' like to express my disgust at the DA's penchant for banning or proposing to ban any issue they lack the wit to negotiate to a satisfactory conclusion.
A recent example is this recent horrific Fields Hill truck/trailer accident.
"Ban all HGVs from Fields Hill" was the immediate response from the DA KwaZulu-Natal faction.
This accident need never have occurred were the local RTO enforcement alert and empowered with draconian legislation to punish those who use unroadworthy vehicles, and unlicensed drivers.
Need I add "too bad" for those who'd be forced into liquidation as a consequence of very heavy fines. They have no business jeopardising other road users by "saving" on the costs of important maintenance and repairs.
If their business management skills are insufficient to maintain profitable commercial relationships with their clients then they should go to the wall - not struggle to keep afloat by diverting resources from vehicle safety requirements. No jobs will be lost because the market remains at the same size. It merely means a slight adjustment to the transportation service chain...
Such "business" persons too are of no real benefit to their community or, for that matter, our nation. Such individuals are, imho, a festering wound on our social infrastructure. .
Sea Point development
Are they serious? "...after a 14-year wrangle over building on the site"… Fourteen years? Translate that into property taxes, jobs and opportunities lost. Enough to make a hyena weep!
Does this mean that if' I were an ANC supporter [I'm not] or, for that matter, seen as a crony of any of the DA's political foes I wouldn't be permitted to conduct business in Cape Town or perhaps not even the Western Cape? There's no Constitutional approval for this type of behaviour, as far as I'm aware.
If I were governor of the WC I'd politely but firmly explain my reservations to the developer and then establish a task-team to iron out all the kinks. If needed one could turn to the courts for procedural guidance and approval. There also many other well-used instruments available to sort-out a swift resolution.
But to "resolve" this issue by banning it is not the actions of a reasonable person. This is not just my opinion - it is a rule of law and should be enforced as such.
And this "banning" philosophy of the DA contaminates even their view of the serious social ills, alcoholism, drug abuse, and violent crime prevalent on the peninsula now for many, many years.
Instead of tackling the root cause of, for example, alcoholism they've made several serious efforts to ban or otherwise restrict supplies in this area.
Someone should advise the DA forthwith that we're now in the 21st Century and the hated apartheid style of hanging a "verboten" sign on everything they're unable to comprehend or unwilling, for political reasons, to deal with is passé.