CAPE TOWN Sunny. Mild.

MIN19
MAX24
7 day
  • Saturday 18-25°c Sunny. Warm. Sunny. Warm.
    Sunday 18-26°c High level clouds. Warm. High level clouds. Warm.
    Monday 17-22°c Morning clouds. Mild. Morning clouds. Mild.
    Tuesday 15-19°c a few showers. Morning clouds. Mild. a few showers. Morning clouds. Mild.
    Wednesday 14-21°c Sunny. Mild. Sunny. Mild.
    Thursday 12-22°c Sunny. Mild. Sunny. Mild.
More News

WCape's good story queried

2014-02-21 18:15
Western Cape legislature
(Photo: GCIS)

Cape Town - Western Cape premier Helen Zille's claim of having "the best story to tell" was queried by provincial ANC leader Marius Fransman on Friday.

"The reality is, as a nation, South Africa has done well... That good story is to be told everywhere in South Africa, including the Western Cape," he said after the premier's delivery of the state-of-the-province address in Cape Town.

Zille earlier said progress had been made over the past five years in realising the vision of an open-opportunity society for all.

"I believe that this is the Western Cape story. And it really is the good story to tell," she said to jeers from the opposition benches.

"We have the best story to tell."

An opposition member shouted "that's plagiarism", in reference to the African National Congress's election phrase "We have a good story to tell".

Fransman said Zille claimed the success of the Saldanha Industrial Development Zone as her own, when it was Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies who had negotiated these deals.

He said a pilot project to provide free basic electricity to farmworkers in the Hex River Valley next year, in partnership with Eskom, could also not be considered a purely provincial project.

The project could only go ahead next February if R12.5m funding was secured from national Treasury and the national departments of energy, and rural development and land affairs.

"The question must rather be: What money has the provincial government invested in those projects? And the answer would be nought," Fransman said.

He said the good story Zille wanted to portray only applied to a select few.

"The bad story... is when people have to fight for toilets in the Western Cape. Farmworkers have to fight against evictions."

- SAPA
Read more on: anc  |  helen zille  |  marius fransman  |  cape town  |  politics  |  elections 2014

More In This Category
SA sliding into crony capitalism - Naidoo

Twenty years after the first democratic elections, South Africa is sliding into a system of crony capitalism former Cabinet minister and Cosatu leader Jay Naidoo says.

Who won? Let the News24 App notify you!

Not only can you stay up to date with the latest elections news, you can also get notification of results during the results phase with our easy-to-use app.

Mbete alludes to a closer ANC, NFP relationship

ANC national chairperson Baleka Mbete has suggested the party could have a closer relationship with the National Freedom Party in KwaZulu-Natal after the 7 May elections.

No legal challenge to Nkandla report - Mbete

There are no plans to legally challenge Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's report on Nkandla, ANC national chairperson Baleka Mbete says.

Comments
Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
136 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
News24 |  OLX  |  PriceCheck  |  Property24  |  Kalahari.com  |  Careers24