• All Share : 51967.0824
    DOWN -0.48%
    Top40 - (Tradeable) : 46355.5984
    DOWN -0.58%
    Financial 15 : 16620.6125
    DOWN -0.02%
    Industrial 25 : 67132.5513
    DOWN -0.64%
    Resource 10 : 38668.9489
    DOWN -1.03%

  • ZAR/USD : 12.3166
    UP 0.57%
    ZAR/GBP : 19.142
    DOWN -0.02%
    ZAR/EUR : 13.6736
    UP 0.01%
    ZAR/JPY : 0.0998
    UP 0.91%
    ZAR/AUD : 9.2336
    DOWN -1.20%

  • Gold US$/oz : 1165.89
    UNCHANGED0.00%
    Platinum US$/oz : 1084
    UNCHANGED0.00%
    Silver US$/oz : 15.7
    UNCHANGED0.00%
    Palladium US$/oz : 692.57
    UNCHANGED0.00%
    Brent Crude : 61.8
    UNCHANGED0.00%

  • All data is delayed by 15 min. Data supplied by Profile Data
    Hover cursor over this ticker to pause.

Sat Jul 04 15:40:09 SAST 2015

Dressing up while SA burns: iLIVE

Jason Fivaz, by e-mail | 15 February, 2013 02:25
TTP4SONA_2_15-14-02-2013-17-02-04-406-.jpg
Premier Helen ZIlle and her husband Johan Maree arrive for the State of the Nation Address at Parliament in Cape Town.
Image by: SHELLEY CHRISTIANS/THE TIMES

"Zille plans red-carpet fashion shock" (February 13) reported on the fashion designers whose wares were to be worn by the female ministers to the State of the Nation address last night.

Who foots the bill, I wonder?

What is wrong with Woolies or Edgars? Why have them looking as though they are off to the Durban July or Met? This is work, not play. - Chris Jennings, by e-mail

WHAT is wrong with you people? You are politicians, not movie stars. You are supposed to be fighting for our rights, not wasting time and resources on dresses.

Parliament should not be "Americanised" into a Hollywood event. Our people are starving, they are homeless and jobless. Our politicians are making a mockery of the institution that is our legislature.

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.