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Municipalities use high electricity and water tariffs for profit – Patricia de Lille

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GOOD Party leader Patricia de Lille says due to high tariffs, people are now opting between paying their electricity and water bills or buying food.

De Lille and her team on Sunday did some canvassing along Stellenbosch, Klapmuts and Franschhoek in the Western Cape. She said during the party’s campaign trail across the country, and the Western Cape in particular, pressing concerns among communities include the high electricity and water tariffs.

She told Independent Media because of high electricity and water bills which escalate in arrears amounts, people can no longer afford the high bills. If we are given an opportunity by people voting for us, we will commit to getting into the municipalities to stop them from making profit on water and electricity.

’’They (municipalities) buy their water and electricity from Eskom and then put an amount up. This is why electricity is so expensive.

“Municipalities then take those profits for use within the municipality. It is daylight robbery. As the Good Party, we will change the tariff structure to not include a margin of tariff. The municipality can however look at putting a small fee for the distribution of electricity, but they can’t make a profit out of it,” De Lille said.

She added there is no evidence municipalities are reinvesting the profits.

During the 2019 national and provincial government elections, the Good Party, after three months since its establishment, was able to secure 70 000 votes. Two members were sworn in as MPs and a third as a MPL.

With four weeks to go before the 2021 local government elections, De Lille said the party participated in a number of by-elections to test their systems. “We have been able to win one ward in George municipality.”

For the upcoming elections, the Good Party is vying for 45 municipalities, six of the metropolitans and about 1000 wards.

Yesterday ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa was out and about in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality.

He heard the plight of those living in shacks and committed to having government officials address the concerns of the residents who he engaged with.

Ramaphosa said the DA had not built houses for the people of Nelson Mandela Bay, so there is a high need for a change.

“If you don’t vote for the ANC, the DA will continue not looking at our people as they have disconnected electricity in some parts of the municipality,” Ramaphosa emphasised.

He further made a promise to create jobs for young people of Nelson Mandela Bay and the country at large.

Ramaphosa started his election campaigning in the Eastern Cape in East London on Saturday, where he was disrupted by the rain and could not address the crowd.

“As the ANC nationally, we aim to win all the major cities in South Africa, and those are the Nelson Mandela Bay, Johannesburg, Tshwane and Ekurhuleni, ’hambani novotela iANC’,” said Ramaphosa.

On the last day of his four-day election campaign in Limpopo, EFF leader Julius Malema insisted on speedy service delivery in rural and peri-urban areas. He said once in power, the EFF would ensure it builds quality RDP houses for the masses.

On establishing clinics in the area, Malema said he wanted each ward in the area to have a fully functional clinic that has a full staff complement of nurses, doctors and proper ambulances.

At the launch of the SACP’s Red October Campaign launch in Inchanga yesterday, ANC NEC member Lindiwe Sisulu said she had been encouraged by the unity shown in Inchanga, in which members of the Communist Party and the ANC had opted to come together and decided that they were no longer going to work divided and tear each other apart and instead work together for one goal.

“I’m also glad that this thing of the Communist Party wanting to contest elections on its own is over, we are all ANC today, all ANC to wish the SACP good luck in the years going forward. We must congratulate the SACP because we are one party fighting an election as one.

“The unity we found here is the unity we want to make sure that each and every province in this country is going to be able to pick it up and take the sword and move forward, we’ve faced worse periods than this, but right now we need to make sure we face those problems together,” Sisulu said.

Source: News365

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Manchester City 0-0 Arsenal

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Manchester City 0-0 Arsenal. Manchester City and Arsenal handed Liverpool the advantage in the Premier League title race as they played out a bitterly disappointing goalless stalemate at Etihad Stadium.

Liverpool are now top of the table and two points clear of Arsenal after they came from behind to beat Brighton at Anfield, their delight increased by their two closest rivals cancelling each other out.

This was a game that made a nonsense of its billing as a potential classic, as Arsenal’s containing tactics snuffed out City while the Gunners had only limited chances of their own in a desperately poor affair.

Nathan Ake had an early close-range header saved by Arsenal keeper David Raya before going off injured while former City striker Gabriel Jesus posed an occasional threat, just failing to connect with Bukayo Saka’s cross inches from goal after the break.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta will be happier than City counterpart Pep Guardiola with this outcome – but the real winners were Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool.

Guardiola’s side were under greater pressure to win this match but their usual fluent passing game was rarely in evidence, stifled by the visitors’ organisation and infuriated by referee Anthony Taylor’s reluctance to punish the Gunners for a succession of infringements.

It led to a scrappy, disjointed game in which City were never allowed to gather their usual momentum and rhythm, with even the best efforts of master creators Kevin de Bruyne and Bernardo Silva unable to carve out meaningful opportunities for Erling Haaland, who was kept on the margins throughout.

The hosts held sway in possession for most of the second half but it was illustrative of the game that Raya barely had an anxious moment, his counterpart Stefan Ortega also idle for long periods.

Indeed, it is the first time City have failed to score at home in the Premier League since October 2021, a run of 47 games.

The reigning champions, as usual, will remain confident of retaining their title but Guardiola will be bitterly disappointed at his side’s failure to trouble Arsenal, with substitute Jack Grealish on the end of some lengthy post-match advice from his manager.

City are back here at Etihad Stadium to face in-form Aston Villa on Wednesday night knowing they cannot afford any more slip-ups in this tight Premier League title pursuit.

Arsenal arrived at Manchester City with a point to make and a chance to show their improvement at a ground where they have had a miserable record in the past.

The Gunners last won here in January 2015, drawing one and losing eight of their subsequent nine visits before this game.

Here, Arteta set his side out to be fiercely drilled and well-organised to frustrate, a strategy seemingly designed to earn the point they secured rather than risk more for victory.

It was a conservative approach but what it did demonstrate was that Arsenal do have more resilience and character than on previous occasions, when they have sometimes capitulated under City’s attacking assault.

Arteta’s side were composed but also willing to throw bodies on the line when danger threatened, not that they were ever in serious peril of conceding – a tribute to their display in itself.

They have kept clean sheets in both games against Manchester City this season, making them only the fourth team to shut out a Guardiola side twice in the same season.

Whether this is one point gained or two lost remains to be seen, but Arteta seemed satisfied enough at the final whistle.

source – BBC

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A Comprehensive launch of New South African Online Casino Portal

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Corps members have been warned against traveling without obtaining permission

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Corps members have been warned against traveling without obtaining permission from the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC. The Director General of the NYSC, Brigadier General YD Ahmed says such act attracts punishment while addressing Corps members in Oyo and Ogun states orientation camp on Wednesday.

He said unauthorized journey attract sanctions, adding that no employer is allowed to grant permission to Corps members to travel.He informed the Corps members that all services in NYSC are free, warning that they should beware of online advertisers and fraudsters that may offer posting and redeployment to them for a fee.

The DG also implored the Corps members to adhere strictly to the NYSC dress code, adding that improper dressing in NYSC uniform attracts sanctions.

“Don’t dress anyhow. Dress as good ambassadors of NYSC and always abide by all NYSC rules and regulations,

“Respect the culture and tradition of your host communities when you leave camp. Make good impact on the communities and in your place of primary assignments”, the DG said.

He stated that efforts are still on-going towards the signing of the NYSC Trust Fund bill into law.

General Ahmed urged the Corps Members to participate actively in all the camp activities and also ensure that they establish long lasting friendship among themselves before leaving the Orientation Camp.

The Director General admonished them to avoid idleness but rather engage themselves with meaningful activities that will add value to them in addition to their certificates.

The NYSC Oyo State Coordinator, Mr Odoba Abel Oche, while presenting the Orientation Camp brief to the Director General, stated that the Corps members’ behaviour have been very commendable.

Similarly, the NYSC Ogun State Coordinator, Mrs Olayinka Nasamu, said a total of 2,350 Corps members have been registered. 1,318 for Ogun State and 1,032 for Lagos State.

“Ogun registered 496 male and 822 female while Lagos registered 414 male and 618 female”, Nasamu said.

Source: dailypost

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