Mpisanes swap tenders for philanthropy

2014-06-22 15:00

Sydwell Marwanqana, via email

It is a very good thing to help poor people. This will encourage other tenderpreneurs to do the same. It is also a better way to avoid paying a lot of money (in tax) to the SA Revenue Service (Sars).

We also do not know how he benefits in rebates from Sars for that contribution to the community.

Sibo Zuma, via email

I’m sceptical. They’ve been millionaires, or rather billionaires, for quite a long time. Why now? To me, when I learnt that there are black people who are so rich, I asked myself: what is it that they are doing for the community, especially underprivileged children?

Pat Kolobe

Lifalethu Primary principal

They are a hard-working family. Please ask the Mpisane family to help me with the construction of three Grade R classrooms. The mkhukhu is too cold for squatter-camp children. It also demotivates regular school attendance.

Ishmael Lekgetho, via email

Ireally am impressed by the Mpisanes for renovating that school and giving to those who are less privileged.

Why is it that whenever black people make it, their success is questioned? May God and our ancestors bless them and all other black people who have made it.

Veleleni Mashumi, via email

‘Tenderpreneur” has a colour and a price. If you are black and win tenders, you are a tenderpreneur. If you are white, you are a businessman. If you get a tender for a small amount and you are black, you are an emerging businessman. If you are white, you are a small and micro businessman who “creates jobs”.

Your reporting is racist.

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