Cape Town offers to share its expertise

2012-02-23 16:31

Cape Town - The City of Cape Town will offer its expertise on infrastructure development and public transport to the national government, mayor Patricia de Lille said on Thursday.

She said this would be done in the spirit of co-operative governance following Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's budget speech on Wednesday.

"The focus on infrastructure-led growth... is one that has been at the core of the agenda of the City since 2006," said De Lille.

"There is an urgent need for national government to help all spheres of government develop public-private partnership wherever possible, to develop infrastructure programmes so that the market can accommodate for capacity issues."

She said the City would contribute knowledge on public transport, as it was a national leader in this area.

De Lille welcomed Gordhan's announcement of an additional R4bn allocation to the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa).

  • Irene - 2012-02-23 16:40

    The arrogant idiots in government won't be willing to listen Patricia. The morons think they know it all.

      Bongani - 2012-02-23 16:52

      you must be adding a lot of calories. DA is part of government, when you say "the arrogant idiots in government won't be willing to listen Patricia" you also include patricia in that because she is a meyer which means she is governing cape town. By the way who designed that road next to V & A water front, how can you have a circle next to a robot, only in cape town, that wont work here in Joburg.

      yolie.Landa - 2012-02-23 17:10


      alansmartSnr - 2012-02-23 17:28

      Hey Irene, Your postings were always so intelligent, Whats up? taken a tic or two. Cape Town and suburbs have always had the best public transport until the ANC forked it up. They have managed to bring it back up to par, so give credit where credit is due.. Have a nice day

      renofinch - 2012-02-23 17:47

      @Bongani: Don't you mean a roundabout next to a traffic light?

      DJEloff - 2012-02-23 19:04

      @Bongani, and most probably you're referring to a mayor, and not meyer? Since I don't know what our Springbok coach has to do with this...

      msendi - 2012-02-23 19:39

      @alansmartSnrā€¦ Calling other people by idiots and morons has nothing to do with intelligence. Irene must learn to admit that people differ in opinions. Di Lille is a South African and she is entitled to co-oprerate in Nation Building. Some people here are affiliated to the ruling party and using such statement is provocative. Let's use this forum to build than to always provoke other peopleā€¦

  • Henri - 2012-02-23 16:42

    Make Western Cape an Independent State and sell them our Knowledge, we have fed this country long enough and they still dont get it !!!!!

      Stan - 2012-02-23 16:49

      "Make Western Cape an Independent State" ... keep dreaming, this will never happen, even the DA is clever enough to know this...

      Henri - 2012-02-23 16:55

      @Stan, how you noticed how many companies are actually moving down to CPT. follow my trend.

      SJ - 2012-02-23 17:24

      If the WC people know what is good for them, that is exactly what they will fight for.

      Hugo - 2012-02-23 22:33

      please educate yourself about the economy of SA.key words for your research are Pretoria-Witwatersrand-Vereeniging,Gauteng and Durban-Pinetown.

  • Clarence - 2012-02-23 16:43

    What expertise? Are they talking about roads to nowhere in the middle of the City? Sure, we need those in JHB as well.

      Irene - 2012-02-23 16:46

      Actually Clarence if you crawled out from under your rock a little further and also educated yourself, you'd find that the DA was not responsible for the highway to nowhere. Shake your head and let your ears klap your brain awake.

      Henri - 2012-02-23 16:49

      do you even have any idea how much that highway to no where has generated ???? more than you goverment can actually balance their expendures account, go troll back to your hole

      JasonEye - 2012-02-23 16:56

      That highway to nowhere has brought in millions of rands in the film and advertising industry.

      Clarence - 2012-02-23 16:59

      Guys, U are exposing your stupidity and illiteracy. The issue here is not lack of expertise, it is corruption and the "dont care attitude" by gov employees. Irene and Zoolie, dont think with your fingers idiots.

      Graham - 2012-02-23 17:27

      Delivery is possible - look at the World Cup! As Clarence rightly says though, corruption and productivity remain stumbling blocks. Pravin's speech suggested a new direction though from the government and we are all waiting eagerly to see what is rolled out this year..

      Nigel - 2012-02-24 08:00

      @ clarence, the road to nowhere was built during the Apartheid days, nothing to do with the DA.

  • Piet - 2012-02-23 16:57

    No dont, if they succeed they will tell the voters it was the Anc and not the DA proccesses. Stupid idea!

  • Moca - 2012-02-23 17:16

    dont bother sharing the expertise Patricia. They're gonna stuff it up!! Dont let them "steal" your ideas, let them earn it and work for it!! you go girl, and keep the Cape in shape....

  • vmeiring1 - 2012-02-23 17:19

    Well done Cape Town. It just shows that the DA is on the right track.

  • SJ - 2012-02-23 17:23

    I am sure some commies and ANC okes choked when they heard I also almost did.

      Hugo - 2012-02-23 22:34

      I am sure they did SJ

  • William - 2012-02-23 17:37


      Hugo - 2012-02-23 22:35

      a dream,sir

  • Ashraaf - 2012-02-23 17:46

    I have no idea what expertise Patty is talking about. Cape Town's public tranport system is pathetic. Integrated my ass!!! Trains are never on time. My city buses are runnng at a huge loss to ratepayers in the City, Bicycle tracks for the have's. The various corridors of public private participation has come to nothing under the Current Prov Gov. The labour force still has to travel 1 to 1,5 hours per day to work. No one coming to Cape Town Int wants to travel on a my city bus to their hotel a really stupid idea. They should look to Singapore for expertise, you don't need a car and the MRT is on time everytime and you don't wait longer than 5 minutes. Every residential area is within a minutes walk of public transport.

      Hugo - 2012-02-23 22:36

      Dankie Meneer,just my words

      Mock - 2012-02-24 05:06

      lol have you even been singapore? its so small you can cycle across it in half a day. doesn't take much expertise to build a transport system for a small island. also, singapore doesn't nearly have the bloodsuckers in their tax base like SA has. ie. there the majority actually contribute to the GDP. the opposite is true in SA. so dream on buddy. and since when is public service a business? do public hospitals make a profit? i'd rather my tax money spent on myCiti than some lazy ass politicians retirement fund. of course lazy ass folks aren't predisposed to actual physical work, so obviously they wont use the cycle lanes.

  • Neville - 2012-02-23 17:49

    Johannesburg - A Randfontein couple has been ambushed on Johannesburg's Golden Highway, according to a newspaper report on Thursday. Pierre and Marietjie le Clus were travelling to Mozambique on Wednesday, but had to pull over when one of their tyres was damaged by one of several large rocks barricading the road, Beeld reported.

      Hugo - 2012-02-23 22:37

      could it be possible that the DA has already started sharing its expertise

  • Nigel - 2012-02-24 07:56

    thats the difference between real leaders & ones that follow, while the ANC fight amongst themselves for the spoils of power & money, the DA is working hard to serve the people of South Africa, & even going so far as to offer to assist the government with delivering to the people, because clearly they can't deliver by themselves, & seem to focus on trying to make the DA look bad rather than getting their act together.

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