Your suggestions and requests

2010-05-15 15:16

Nicholas Tsiri
via email

I would like City Press to engage our government departments by breaking them into components to disseminate their operations and what their targets, aims and ­objectives are.
Have a column on each ­component from one department each week. This may not only give readers insight but may help speed up service delivery.
Government services should not appear in newspapers only by ­default.

Dickson Morewane
Sekhukhune

The new-look City Press ­reminds me of the now defunct Learn&Teach magazine of the 1980s, edited by Saul Molobi.
The font size, layout and ­design of City Press are not ­attractive and the removal of the “Distinctly African” motto is not good either.
I have been a regular reader of City Press since the days of Khulu Sibiya, Vusi Mona the ­veteran and distinctly African ­journalist, ­Mathatha Tsedu and Khathu ­Mamaila. Too much pink makes it look like a magazine.

Joseph Peter Kgomo
Pretoria West

I would like to see more stories about entrepreneurs from African countries and more business ­stories.
The paper should also have a monthly ­forum where ­entrepreneurs meet to be ­addressed by those who have made it big in business.
Community journalism can also be given space – maybe one ­exciting story and picture from an obscure community.
Put the paper on Facebook.

Kgothatso Mampa
via email

I would really love to read more of Cassandra Gudlhuza’s pages. Kojo Baffoe should also become a permanent fixture.
I’d like the New Releases ­section to stay and to feature more local albums – and it should also afford readers the ­opportunity to recommend CDs to be reviewed.
Chit Chat in 7 should be ­explored more, with local ­entertainers being featured each week.

Dylan Wray
via email

I am a new reader of City Press and I am happy to say that for the past few months it has been my ONLY Sunday read.
It’s a great paper that balances solid investigative reporting with the lighter stuff we need, but most importantly it is a paper that is not afraid to speak out.
Suggestions: Given that ­education affects all of us and is so central to making South ­Africa, as you put it, “the finest possible country”, is there not space for a regular page or ­column that keeps us thinking and talking about education ­every week?
Something that highlights the challenges but also reminds us of the things that ARE working.

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