Cosatu takes on Zille over forum

2011-12-13 20:10

Cape Town - Cosatu is to report Western Cape Premier Helen Zille to the Public Protector over her government's closure of the Provincial Development Council (PDC), a platform for social dialogue in the province.

According to the union federation's provincial secretary, Tony Ehrenreich, it did so without regard for the legal obligations to the national government.

Provincial Finance MEC Alan Winde said the Western Cape government had given adequate notice of its intention to close the forum - in which business, government, labour and civil society were partners - and had twice been through the consultation process.

"At executive and legislative level," he said.

Ehrenreich alleged Zille had historically been hostile to engaging workers and civil society, who had often pointed out the weaknesses in her policies.

  • Mark - 2011-12-13 20:24

    Tony Ehrenreich will do anything to get a bit of publicity. Give him hell Helen!

      Andrew - 2011-12-14 11:32

      Not mention he alleged Zille was historically hostile to engage workers and civil society, well from what I have seen she is a very friendly person. But must add I would also be hostile to idiots like Ehrenreich who is just a bad loser.

  • Shoe - 2011-12-13 20:24

    the Western Cape government had given adequate notice of its intention to close the forum - in which business, government, labour and civil society were partners - and had twice been through the consultation process. I bet they did that in writing, and Sheeple never read. They are just run their mouths, and stop only to injest.

  • dave.leverton - 2011-12-13 20:25

    Tony, just how bitter and desperate are you ? Get a life - and a proper job.

  • Kenny - 2011-12-13 20:38

    The capital city of apartheid.

      cazlinbouwer - 2011-12-13 20:50

      Kenny get a life u wernt even born when apartheid happened

      Mike - 2011-12-13 21:16

      Kenny you are a right royal prick. You are just like JuJu the other 49 million

      phillip.havenga - 2011-12-13 21:44

      Lol Kenny can you really be such an un-intelligent degenerate? Blacks, Whites, Coloureds, Indians etc all live together down here in Cape Town because here things work.

      MaxOdin.SA - 2011-12-14 01:46

      @henno, the fact that CT is running and running well is the reason you don't see much of the DA in the news or on your doorstep looking for handouts or trying to expropriate your land. And for yappy little dogs? Who do you think is speaking on your ungrateful behalf? taking government to task? is that not what they are meant to do? And if they had a stronger voter base they could actually do something about the gross neglegence and corruption in our country. So don't down the very people who are fighting for your rights. It's not enough to vote for the DA and then bad mouth them all in the same breath and expect change. That's just fool hardy.

  • Mantsho - 2011-12-13 20:58

    Can this man find something better to do, and leave our future president alone.

  • Yar - 2011-12-13 21:01

    "a platform for social dialogue" WTF is that. In my day that meant going down to a pub and leaning on a bar counter chatting with your mates over a beer or 2. Trouble wit Tony Ehrenreich is, he's got no mates. Well done Helen - shut down more of that wasteful, usesless garbage that burns taxpayers cash. Go Helen go!!!!

      Vaaldonkie - 2012-02-17 14:00

      Wie's jou bleddie mate?

  • Moss - 2011-12-13 21:04

    Everything done by Zille is correct haa!! If it was ANC you would the Janies of Pretoria turning political comentators overnight.

  • Nicholas - 2011-12-13 21:13

    Ehrenreich playing petty opposition politics again. He should be made to pay for it himself then we'll see how eager he'll be to abuse state resources.

  • Pierrepressure - 2011-12-13 21:19

    @Henno: "As for the DA - Can't say I like voting for them but I do vote for them" & "only time you ever see the DA scum bags is when they want your votes around election time" in the same meaningless diatribe - says a lot about you then?! Methinks you're a very confused individual - those "keyboard warriors" are far more prominent, outspoken, open to the media (for better or worse) and than any other party. You, on the other hand, are not sure where you stand.

      Blink - 2011-12-13 21:42

      hahaha Henno why don't you vote for Cope?

  • Max - 2011-12-13 21:19

    So when is the ANC going to admit that these types of forums is just there to create an illusion of participation for the sheeple?

  • TheWatcher - 2011-12-13 21:35

    Seems the DA went through the proper processes to do this (whether the actions are right or wrong - I don't know enough about this topic to make a call in that dept). So my question is: Why didn't Cosatu throw its toys out the cot sooner?

  • George - 2011-12-13 21:40

    Eish cosatu Mara! Everything, we are going to tell superwoman Madonsela. Why is it that they are not striking or trashing the streets? They want us to believe they are opposed to the DA when we know they are fond of zille and mazibuko. They have been doing a gud job opposing the ANC. These guys are idiots. I'm sure zille is not taking them serious.

  • Alva - 2011-12-13 22:02

    Ehrenreich. Shame, what a waste of energy!

  • paul.duplessis - 2011-12-13 22:20

    Tony Ehrenreich, you are a truly transparent ANC politician - we can see right through you!

      Mark - 2011-12-14 00:34

      Well said Paul, Ehrenreich is a populist of the worst kind.

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