'Have confidence in the ANC'

2012-11-04 07:18

Johannesburg - Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said the ANC must be led by people who have confidence in the party, the SABC reported on Saturday.

He was speaking at the 68th anniversary of the African National Congress Youth League at Bizana in the Eastern Cape.

Motlanthe told crowds that leaders of the ANC were elected in an acting capacity and accordingly people do not come to the ANC for positions.

The Youth League's anniversary coincided with celebrations of the end of the Oliver Tambo month, during which tribute was paid to his legacy.

The deputy president first visited the homestead where Tambo's only surviving sister, Gertrude still lives. His daughter, Tselane accompanied them.

The SABC reported that Motlanthe laid a wreath on Tambo's grave in the Garden of Remembrance and visited a multi-million rand legacy project in his honour.

Among those with the deputy president were Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale and ANC treasurer Mathews Phosa.

At the rally at a local stadium marking the 68th anniversary of the League, Sexwale and Youth League members talked about the need for change in ANC leadership at Mangaung.

ANC Youth League Deputy President Ronald Lamola called for change, saying that Polokwane had shown that no leadership position was guaranteed after the expiry of its five year term, according to the SABC.

Motlanthe also paid tribute to past ANC presidents, saying many of them started out as members of the ANC Youth League and emphasising the importance of branches.

  • lesia.mohale - 2012-11-04 07:32

    The deputy president is 110% correct. Only those who believe in the strength and golden history of the ANC must lead. It is people of this calibre who will lead with vision. A visionary is a planner. Such shall put the interest of the party before all. They do not pose risk of coming along with hooligans, dragging them into the 100 year old successful party. If there is something that will kill the ANC the NP death, is the weak leadership.

      njdejager - 2012-11-04 07:37

      I agree 100%

      robes.spear - 2012-11-04 07:55

      783 and the rest of the ANC are corrupt. R250m spent on 783's private residence in Nkandla emphasises the point. The fact that NOT one member of the ANC is critical of this emphasises the point. Where is Mothlante, Gordhan or Manuel? Either ANC supporters and members condone corruption in continuing to vote for the ANC, racist or worse still - fools.

      robes.spear - 2012-11-04 08:03

      The ANC have not delivered to our people. Any fool can go and spend money on housing and grants. We need to measure how much money has been spent and how much has been delivered to the poor - corruption means there will have been massive under delivery. The real measurements of delivery are how many young people are matriculating with world recognised matrics, how many jobs have been created in the private sector, how has the medical infrastructure improved and how has local and foreign investment in the country improved under the ANC. All are EPIC FAILS.

      spartanx93 - 2012-11-04 08:07

      All I hear is bullsh**t rolling off the tongues of these ANC agents....

      koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-11-04 08:07

      And therein is the problem. The cANCer has a history (Golden... errr debatable) so they must make the people look back all the time thus no one looks forward. The day you can tell me that your boys won’t get away with what they get away with in for example the US, that they I might start to believe. Guess we all know exactly how long that will take. Let’s be honest, this is Africa and this is the African way - I’m quoting now. All the cANCer is doing is following what comes naturally just like all the others. The people who put and keep them in power gets no sympathy from me. They get what they deserve.

      ian.flack2 - 2012-11-04 08:23

      How about putting the interests of the country and its people before all........

      scouter.fourone - 2012-11-04 08:32

      Motlanthe told crowds that leaders of the ANC were elected in an acting capacity and accordingly people do not come to the ANC for positions." Well, you certainly had me fooled on that one.........

      andrez.kolesky - 2012-11-04 08:48

      Experience is a wonderful thing. It enables you to recognise a mistake when you make it again.

      Rabbler.Rouser - 2012-11-04 08:50

      I have absolutely no confidence in the ANC.

      DrFeelBetter - 2012-11-04 09:40

      In the Constitutional Democracy that is South Africa, the interest of the Nation is paramout to that of the Political Party. I will trust any leader who gets rid of ungovernability, impunity, endemic public disrespect and violence.

      claudia.meads - 2012-11-04 11:56

      The ANC is worse than the NP on every single substantive measure. Note: you can only compare the ANC with the NP pre-sanctions. Eg in 15 - 20 years the NP took SA from the fringes of the Great Depression, two WW's, the devastation of the Boer War (were the British concentration camps made the Nazi camps look like a picnic - eg it destroyed 1/3 of a population, almost exclusively children) to one of the most powerful economies in the world. SA had some the world's best engineers and scientists, its economy was one of the strongest in the world (eg the Rand stronger than the US$), its infrastructure and state services among the best in the world, the larger rail-network in the southern hemisphere (at the time), etc, etc... However inconvenient it might be to face - the NP understood that black people cannot govern themselves. Call me what you like, I am simply the messenger - eg, The ten poorest countries in the world are ALL black African countries. These countries are (from formally the poorest upwards), Congo, Liberia, Zimbabwe (pre-Mugabe one of the richest in Africa and a strong performer globally), Burundi, Eritrea, CAR, Niger, Sierra Leone, Malawi and Madagascar. All of the above countries collapsed into the economic abyss directly after white people people were coerced out of the governance or simply failed under black governance from the onset. In fact, if any of the above did ever prosper economically, it was exclusively under 'white rule'. Scary but true...

      romeo.avest - 2012-11-04 14:33

      you are correct.

      debduplessis - 2012-11-04 15:06

      what for???? There is no reason to trust you lot! you proven you all not trustworthy - now we vote for a president & party we can trust therefore have confidence in!

      gail.rieck.9 - 2012-11-04 15:56

      "Such shall put the interest of the party before all" I disagree, the leaders must put the people first, irrespective of who they voted for. The leaders have to remember that they serve the people, NOT the other way around. It is the taxpaying public (most of whom didn't even vote for them) who are paying their salaries etc.

      roger.kaputnick.90 - 2012-11-04 16:09

      Golden history my arse.

      indianajohn - 2012-11-04 18:05

      "Such shall put the interest of the party before all" I rest my case. Go live in an undemocratic country before you hurt yourself. How can you seriously make the above statement? Do you not understand how anything works at all? May I remind you that the ANC works for ME. NOT the other way around.

      KennySven - 2012-11-04 21:32

      Anyone who has confidence in the ANC has only a half a brain

      KennySven - 2012-11-07 13:13

      Showerhead must stay,the sheep that voted for the cANCer thieves will soon be starving,homeless and jobless. Maybe then the sheep will wake up and begin to wonder where all the billions of Rand lost/missing have gone since 1994.

      Elisha - 2012-11-20 13:32

      What he means is that only people who are willing to support the corruption and BS of the ANC should be in the ANC. Anyone who goes against them should not be in the party!

  • khethu.ndlovu.3 - 2012-11-04 07:33

    Anyone but zuma!!

      pdvermaak - 2012-11-04 08:41

      OK, anyone but Zumer or Malemmer.

      pdvermaak - 2012-11-04 08:42

      No wait, anyone but cANCer.

      art5SA - 2012-11-04 23:20

      Vote for Mothlanthe is a vote to bring back Malema... A vote for Zuma and the country continues it's DOWNWARD DICK-TATOR LED SLIDE... Either way, SA is FUCT!

  • mammudi.makgaleng.3 - 2012-11-04 07:38

    We had confidence in ANC that's the reason why we put it in power. But now is nothing but a grave train. We are so confused of what is happening and the leadership of this cANCer. Don't tell us rhetoric but be specific on the way forward from the grave train maybe our confidence will come back, except that just be quit and think of solutions Mr Deputy Prez.

      paul.chick.501 - 2012-11-04 07:58

      So are you saying that the ANC is on the "grave train" or the "gravy train" cause there"s a big differance there...not that my spelling"s any better

      luke.dekoker - 2012-11-04 10:22

      mammudi.makgaleng.3, easy mistake, don't worry however, I hope it is the "Grave(-yard) Train" that is ready to be disposed of.

      clivegoss - 2012-11-04 11:38

      "Grave train" sounds really good ! !

      beverly.young3 - 2012-11-04 14:39

      Also, do not forget, "WE" voted ANC in 1984, we my family, and friends who saw the need for change. The UP and NATS we living in a time zone of ancient sad that this has all truned to dust.

  • abner.malema - 2012-11-04 07:40

    Viva my president viva. You are the only one who can be sure we are fully liberated cause you don,t have anything bad over you head. No suspicion of corruption, morally ok, not self enrichment

      AyGeewils - 2012-11-04 08:04

      I must conclude that you are taking the michael? Or else you have been totally deceived and that is exactly our problem - too many people are blindly following the blind.

      paul.chick.501 - 2012-11-04 08:51

      They want to liberated from poverty...they "want" jobs,houses,education and everything nice that everyone else has

      aspruyt - 2012-11-04 09:11

      "want our land you stole from us" 1) It was never yours to begin with. 2) I don't own any land. 3) Self entitlement with no input for those rewards will result in you squandering it all away within days ending up again with nothing!

      bless.boswell - 2012-11-04 09:53

      WHAT??? Is that what you really believe?

      paul.chick.501 - 2012-11-04 10:48

      abner.malema (malema"s brother ?) Ja i guess i was lucky to be born white, but i have never stolen anything from anyone ever ! Hey i would also like some land. Havent 95% of all land claims been settled ? I think mabe you will find liberation in the toilet

      jackie.white.94064 - 2012-11-04 13:11

      @abner where is the proof that you own land. As said below it was never yours to begin with!! Liberation my arse!! i also don't own land and have never stolen from another. I work my butt off for what i have

      herman.burger.5 - 2012-11-04 22:58

      If you have proof that your land was stolen, please present this to a court of law. Otherwise, shut up, wake up and shape up.

      herman.burger.5 - 2012-11-04 23:04

      You Malemas are not the brightest bunch, are you? Looking forward to Zimbabwe, are you? Is the poverty and service delivery in South Africa not yetbad enough for you? No one as ignorant and backward as you and the OTHER ONE should call anyone else an idiot.

      ryan.a.smith.3958 - 2012-11-05 02:49

      Abner is just another jackass looking for a handout. and he clearly doesnt understand that his forefathers stole land.

      winifred.watson.9 - 2012-11-05 09:45

      So sorry Abner.malema that after 18 years you are still find yourself chained to apartheid, what happened, so many black people took the opportunity and have uplifted themselves, they have nice jobs, nice house and even a nice car, leadiing a decent life with their families, all this while you were chained up and were mislead about freedom, you still waiting for it whilist others got off their backsides and did something. Shame you poor poor fellow, now waiting for empty promises oh gosh another free loader.

  • J.Stephen.Whiteley - 2012-11-04 07:41

    Interesting that he was accompanied by Phosa, Sexwale and Lamola. I prefer these four to Mantashe, the Motshekgas and the current Pres.

      art5SA - 2012-11-04 23:25

      BOTH FACTIONS are DEADLY and BAD for the future of SA.... Watch this space!!!!!!!

      ryan.a.smith.3958 - 2012-11-05 02:51

      Mothlanthe, Phosa, Sexwale and Lamola are all Malema supporters. sad. Mothlanthe also said he hates capitalism. i think thats a pretty bad attitude

      dee.bone.39 - 2012-11-05 07:30

      Stephen. are you sure? Tokyo stealing his bit and maybe more corrupt than JZ. just cleverer

  • beverly.young3 - 2012-11-04 07:41

    I am constanly gob-smacked by the audicity and ???ignorance of these old Robben Island has-beens. Their mouths move, they speak in rat-a-tat sentences, and seemingly, are unaware.........??? no, so full of themselves, that when they have make a speech for the 'news media' its a done thing? I repeat a posting I made ages ago. The only people who have FORGOTTEN, what the concept amd mission of the ANC 'caretakers' is all about, is them, these people have done it...its this unholy greed, unacceptable, unruly claptrap, that has ruined our country. I have been burned Motlanthe !!! oupa Mandela did not teach you anything. 51/2 million people, with most bordering on the edge of poverty...everything that we held holy,education, employment etc etc,gone in a matter of 18? years. Motlanthe, your cadres have ruined an incredibly wealthy country, you have created anarchy, we are depressed and afraid. Do something about this before you sound off.......baaaaa

  • dimitri.tsafendas - 2012-11-04 07:42

    I think Kgalema is a better option than Zuma, but aligning himself with Phosa and Tokyo just goes to show that he will be no different from Zuma. Those 2 opportunists must never ever be trusted!

      dee.bone.39 - 2012-11-05 07:32 the poor will be even more screwed. these guys are cleverer than JZ

  • larry.piggott1 - 2012-11-04 07:43

    It will take a massive overhaul and the Jailing of a lot of people, before I will ever have the slightest confidence in the ANC. I wont hold my breath on this happening any time soon.

  • andrew.mackie.90 - 2012-11-04 07:44

    South Africa should and will embrace change only if honest and a strong person is elected to the leadership. The leadership must root out corrupt and self-serving people and place the best possible candidate into positions of authority. All forms of rascism must be excluded for the selection of officials in government with commensurate skills to ensure service delivery. All government officials be it national or provincial must be held accountable for the departments and institutions entusted to them. No tolerance must be allowed for any corruption and wasteful spending of public funds. Lastly earn the trust of the populance, do not think it is a right.

      reine.marais - 2012-11-04 07:56

      If we rule out race and gender discrimination and embrace true democracy, then we have the perfect leader in Ms Helen Zille - a lady who has been internationally recognised for her strong leadership as Mayoress of the Western Cape.

      paul.chick.501 - 2012-11-04 08:05

      Agree 100% Vote DA No other choice

      AyGeewils - 2012-11-04 08:13

      What you are describing - is probably impossible now - but at the least it cannot be achieved within the ruling party and by extrapolation - it means a change of government - that is our only glimmer of hope.

      andrez.kolesky - 2012-11-04 10:25

      If voting could really change things it would be illegal.

  • Jakkals Venter - 2012-11-04 07:44

    Agree anyone can be President!NOT ZUMA pls

      king.rasta.583 - 2012-11-04 08:45


  • sabelo.nkwanyana - 2012-11-04 07:47

    We need someone with a vision, and 100% belief that South Africa belongs to all who live in it regardless of color.someone that will instil in us the values of Ubuntu , the sprit of togetherness in making our country a pleasant place to be.

      AyGeewils - 2012-11-04 07:58

      Agree with you completely elections are party political stages - governing MUST be for all the peoples of the land - and this is why it has failed - the ANC is concerned about itself and not the nation.

  • morrisn2 - 2012-11-04 07:48

    Except for honourable Tokyo and Phosa, what happened when they were premiers of Gauteng and Mpumalanga respectively! Juju seems 2b pulling strings on them! And you Honourable pres what happened 2 the allegation levelled against ur sweetheart!

      lloyd.sedio.9 - 2012-11-04 08:03

      the public protect found nothing, as there was nothing kgalema wanted to hide. Phosa and Tokyo were disciplined premiers and achieved and implemented ANC's and mandelas RDP that provided the poor with basic human need of shelter, tap water. Etc

  • sabelo.nkwanyana - 2012-11-04 07:48

    We need someone with a vision, and 100% belief that South Africa belongs to all who live in it regardless of color.someone that will instil in us the values of Ubuntu , the sprit of togetherness in making our country a pleasant place to be.

      beverly.young3 - 2012-11-04 08:06

      sjoe that is a vision that we all hope for sir.

      colin.dovey - 2012-11-04 12:08

      Mr Sabelo - you are a person who I respect - surely THAT is what ALL right thinking South Africans REALLY want. Not only the spirit of Ubunti, one of "Lerato" for our beloved country. Now all we need are leaders that are not corrupt.

      dee.bone.39 - 2012-11-05 07:32

      Amen to that

  • Danie Gerber - 2012-11-04 07:48

    How can people have confidence in the ANC if they never speak the truth, they are corrupt and they have actually haven't done anything for South Africans in the past 18 years. Don't we think it's time for a party that put the people of South Africa first instead of filling their pockets and tell one lie after the other. We need a party that will show by example and not just talk and make empty promises. We need a party that wants to fight unemployment, crime and poverty. And please I am not talking about the DA. They are as useless as the ANC.

      wenzeslaus.majola - 2012-11-04 08:46

      Am I sensing Afrikaner/English historical antagonism as well as Afrikaner swaargevaar mentality coupled by propagandist theory of divine right to rule over pagan and uncultured Africans. Dear Danie the world does nor revolve around Afrikaner sentimentality and the fact that ANC is in power testifies to people liking 'to be lied to' by the ANC as they will confirm this in Mangaung and when the ANC remains to lead government after that. If you don't like that pack your bags and leave our beautiful country.

      Kelly Ramala - 2012-11-04 08:54

      enough is enough we are tired with monger

      ryan.a.smith.3958 - 2012-11-05 02:57

      ya Danie is an idiot if he thinks the DA are anything like that ANC. Danie, take your head out your ass and educate yourself. Zille was voted the best mayor in the world a couple years ago. and thats just for starters

  • AyGeewils - 2012-11-04 07:51

    - the ANC has failed to transition from a revolutionary cause to a democratic governing party where all the peoples of the land are vital in the dynamics of it's future and it's prosperity. They have left behind - not only the poor - but the elusive opportunity to lead SA into a 1st world economy and to bring security for all - there is no going back. They have failed in every way - without an urgent change in government - we will sink into dysfunction on a par with the rest of the continent.

      bosveld.reaper - 2012-11-04 08:02

      I think we are on par with the res:-)t of the continent......

  • frankylouw - 2012-11-04 08:06

    please can we get rid of the "comrade" bulls@#t. That's a communist Russian term that has no meaning in a democratic South Africa. I for one find it polarising. The same goes for "Honourable". Public servants are there to serve us, the citizens of this land. They should be honouring us.

      luke.dekoker - 2012-11-04 10:32

      frankylouw, let them use the word "comrade", in Russian it means PEASANT.

  • SirFGrumpy - 2012-11-04 08:19

    Trust the ANC? Not on your f#$%ing life. You are all crocks and fraudsters.

  • nathan.buchner - 2012-11-04 08:20

    The anc is busy bitting their fingernails because the da is busy domanating the voters choice!its not anout being confident,its about you people giving us reasons not to trust you!the anc burned their fingers when they made the choice to let malema sing kill the boer!he thought that the white people don't have a say in this country anymore and look where he ended up!can't wait for the da to rule pretoria!so they could just show south africa what a real party is al about not the anc that just pays remeberance to their fellow comrades and throws partys day and night and reads of a paper then he can't even read what's on the paper!we need a president like obama that speaks from the heart not his ass!

  • lloyd.sedio.9 - 2012-11-04 08:21

    while at work, condemnin the ZUMAVILLE project a white friend of mine once said he has never and will never vote for the ANC as he has never trusted the ANC, i said the same about the DA. He got all upset and asked me why dont i vote DA, i then told him again for the very same reason that he has. So the question is why must we vote for the DA when many whites say they will never vote for a black led party, its clear that they will never have confidence in a black led party, then why must we blacks have confidence in a white led party?

      ivan.ferreira - 2012-11-04 08:33

      The DA is not a "white party", it probably got more blacks voting for it than whites. Also, please look into the DA's leadership structure - there's well educated and respected blacks appointed in high positions. Please educate yourself.

      nathan.buchner - 2012-11-04 08:37

      The defrince is that the anc is corrupt and they sing kill the boer and hate speach so why should we vote for a party that wants to kill us?you don't hear the da sing kill the boer of kill the blacks!the president of the anc is now using 200m of the tax payers money including your money to live like a king while there are thousands of homeless people on the streets!zille is the only party that don't care about the race card!the anc lives in the past while the da is working on the future!

      amandla.whereto - 2012-11-04 08:39

      @Lloyd - Welcome to South Africa 2012, in this country we all now have equal rights, Apartheid has been abolished and we live in a democracy, with many political parties, why do people insist on still labeling a party as black or white led? Can we not hold people accountable for their actions and performance regardless of colour? Many whites do vote ANC as do many blacks vote DA, it is now 2012 as I said, and lets be honest, based on what we can all see the ANC should not be trusted, this has been proven by their track record and not their colour.

      ben.spreeth - 2012-11-04 08:41

      Forget about colour, we are all S.African. Vote for a party who serves their people.

      MAVHUTSA - 2012-11-04 08:49

      I dnt want to vote for anc but hell no for DA, I dnt trust...thee

      Erna - 2012-11-04 08:52

      It is not a case that whites won't vote for a black party - they have the sense not to vote for a corrupt and inadequate party. We don't vote with our hearts but with our brains.

      lloyd.sedio.9 - 2012-11-04 08:58

      @ivan, yes it may be true that there are many blacks that vote for the DA, and that there are many blacks in the DAs structures, but what baffels me is why dont the very same DA put confidence in blacks that are in the party by deployeen them to goverment? Eg the all white male cabinet in WC. I lable DA as a white party as this is proves that blacks are just used to gather votes, while whites will do the work for them in government. Lets try to engage in such matters objectively

      lloyd.sedio.9 - 2012-11-04 09:10

      @erna, what made many whites to not vote for the ANC in 1994?, was the ANC corrupt and an inadequete party before 1994?. Did the ANC give those whites a reason not to trust it? No, they never voted for ANC because they dont trust a black man, Whether it is the great and competent Mandela, Mbeki or Zuma, they will never trust a black man. Let us be realistic

      bless.boswell - 2012-11-04 10:01

      It's very shortsighted and racist to "not vote for a black or white led party" that means you are basing your vote purely on colour. That is truly daft. Vote for a party that puts the interests of the people first - be it black or white. C'mon guys - grow up!

      nico.leroux1 - 2012-11-04 13:14

      I am white and was a member of the ANC. I really tried. But after they sang give me my machine gun again during one of our meetings, I realized how foolish I was. The ANC is a war machine with their eyes focused on money and power. It is not about the country and or the poor people. Wake up my friend. You can also walk away from them.

      herman.burger.5 - 2012-11-04 23:28

      We trust people who have proven to be trustworthy regardless of race or colour. We do not trust people who have been and still are involved in countless instances of fraud, theft, corruption etc. etc. etc. This is what the ANC has become. get rid of the corruption, restore law and order and I will vote for you, black or not.

  • ekafita - 2012-11-04 08:25

    Viva mhKuluwa viva

  • haroldrvjansen - 2012-11-04 08:28

    In that case, select an ANC president who puts the party first, AND a president of the country that puts the COUNTRY FIRST!!! SA is not equal to ANC and once that is realized shall we start moving forward!

  • wenzeslaus.majola - 2012-11-04 08:31

    Cde Kgalema must come out of the closet and declare who he is lest people remain in the dark about where he stands where the gang up against the President and the ANC is concerned. I sincerely believe Cde Kgalema knows this. The confusion currently obtaining in the road to Mangaung is destroying the image of the party and this is ammunition to people that do not have the interest of the country's success at heart. It also helps justify implied assertions that African people are inherenly corrupt and corruptible and these are made by people that are bitter the country is in the hands of the African majority. I will always maintain people will speak in Mangaung and comrades like Kgalema must ensure that they do not find themselves on the wrong side if their hearts are truly in the interest of democracy and the country. To Pres Zuma I have to say that people will have unholy alliances and gang up against you when they fail to win you to their side or successfully sell you their solidarity for you to turn a blind eye to their evil schemes. Mangaung will tell you that you are on the right track and detractors brace yourselves for this.

  • Tebogo Thape - 2012-11-04 08:31

    ANC or DA?...which one gets your vote!

      hein.helmand - 2012-11-04 08:57

      Not one of them, Zille makes a lot of noice, and needs attention. She has a special counter at the saps charge counter.This time round,i will sit on my hands.

      andrez.kolesky - 2012-11-04 09:43

      @hein. The avoidance of voting is the only intellectual pursuit that carries no reward.

  • gregory.jurgens - 2012-11-04 08:31

    I hope you will replace Zuma. You seem to be a fair and compassionate person. President Kgalema .

      Erna - 2012-11-04 08:45

      He may have a better presence but I don't see him as a strong president who is going to change things - just more of the same!

  • tiaan.truter - 2012-11-04 08:32

    omg everytime i come on Mweb to read the news i just laugh more and more @ these clowns...South Africa is F*****.

      humphrey.s.mbothwe - 2012-11-04 09:26

      You can say that again tiaan.truter

  • sminx.r.mandla - 2012-11-04 08:33

    I truly can never have faith in that corrupt party, it has created nothing misery for some of the people of SA. Regardless of whether Motlanthe gets voted in, this man lacks teeth to put a dent on fighting the rot that lies in that party! Thanx but NO thanx!!

  • Erna - 2012-11-04 08:39

    At this time I don't think there is anyone strong enough in the anc to lead the country out of the mess this country is in. We need a president who will choose ministers on merit and not because he/she owes them a favour. No matter who is at the helm, while we have people like Angie and Blade running education (into the ground) we will achieve nothing. The way methods of teaching are changed regularly, ie now CAPS is being introduced, is not good for both teachers and pupils and means more money being spent on totally new resources. Textbooks used previously are now no longer suitable and need to be replaced with new 'CAPS' books at huge costs.

  • alaina.robbertse - 2012-11-04 08:40

    Now i know forsure you are out of you head motlanthe.There is no way that anybody can have confidence in the thieving corrupt ANC.You are not the blue eye one for the people.You are ANC and that is bad for every one.Go and get lost in the bush...

  • jaco.botha.5243 - 2012-11-04 08:44

    Confidence they say ??????...more like confidence in coruption screw you !!you idiot

  • hein.helmand - 2012-11-04 08:47

    Confidence in the party,OR,the leaders

  • cliff.eva - 2012-11-04 08:48

    What this country needs is jobs .. Fruitful employment .. That's it! All other benefits will follow. A good father will not take the food from the mouth of his children. And the solution is simple.... Stop allowing the abuse of our country by foreign parasites like BHP Billiton who enjoy cheap energy subsidized by the SA Citizen .... Ban the import of Chinese Finished products that are produced or can be produced locally and while you at it ... Keep them away from our natural resources...revive national service in the military, hospitals etc .... Ahhhh but this will mean that our CORRUPT government will have to keep their hands out then till!!

  • louis.frederick2 - 2012-11-04 08:55

    How can we if the ANC is killing his people and stealing land by using teroriste like Malema and others,what kind of leadership is that by destroying the land like that .

  • rebecca.pooe - 2012-11-04 08:56

    Motlanthe, i trusted you. But the cheer leaders that you sarround yourself with are snakes. They supported Mbeki,then turned against him,supported Zuma. And wanted his corruption charges to be dropped. Now it your turn,good luck

  • teboho.martin.3 - 2012-11-04 09:02

    Thanks to the deputy president mothlanthe ,indeed the ANC need a leadership with confidence and strong leadership! I think the ANC need leadership wich is gonna put the intrest of the people first not leaders who come to the ANC to enrich them selfs and their famalies.I think it is time for the ANC to restore respect and dignity and vision and by electing a new blood ,its clear than we don't need the current leadership because our country is in crisis, and the leadership says there is no crisis , they must stop to take fellow south africans for a fool.I think jacob zumas administration was the worse since the apartheid era !and I know we as south africans we can't wait for another 5years(5years of mesary)no we need new president ,unfortunatly not jacob zuma!thank to deputy president for those wise words

  • sandy.sutherland.58 - 2012-11-04 09:03

    LOL the only thing you can be confident about with the ANC is that they will steal every cent they can lay their hands on out the Treasury.

  • John Badenhorst - 2012-11-04 09:05

    The only ones that believe and trust in the cANCer are the ones that still believe their lies and the ones that are lining their pockets because of their cANCer connections. I still want to know where my tax money is being spent on Nkandla???? the poor are getting poorer and the rich? well, they are smiling all the way to the bank...

  • John Badenhorst - 2012-11-04 09:10

    I also think its stupid that the president of the ruling party (cANCer) should also be the president of the country...after all they are JUST a political party...full of thieves, corruption and self en-richment...maybe its time for a strong leader with backbone and a NO Bull$hit attitude to run this country...and if its a woman? even better...Zille, Viva, Zille

  • douglas.reid.921 - 2012-11-04 09:11

    When the DA have Gauteng and the Western Cape the ANC won't be able to steal anymore. I don't care who runs this country just stop the stealing by government, get rid of illegal immigrants, get rid of crime and give the people work and education. Our future does not depend on a new elite who live like kings while others starve.

      dan.mashimbye - 2012-11-04 09:36

      Thanks for the reply. I am a 1950 16.12 born male.\r\nA business man in the following . Building construction industry. And farming. I am now in my home soil. limpopo. I am a farmer adding to other profession and skills.\r\n\r\nResigned from politics 1990. When left south Africa to Botswana.\r\nI graduated. On. Personal management, public relations, marketing management and a number of certificates including Nono certificates, like training in pits in johannesburg Fine location . Transporting people to other counties during the days of struggle for south Africa for all. I say we fought for freedom as many people for the liberation of many not one race, and call others racist . Corruption is for people who do not have the investment on this freedom for all. But for those who vote for a person or man not a party.

  • mncedisipride.blakfesi - 2012-11-04 09:15

    Having confidence in the ANC is,acording to my oppinion,is what all 'reasonable'South Africans have to do at this point in time,rather than having to think DA,since it is a formidable opposition party compared to the rest,can serve the interests of the poor people of this country.It has shown us what it is cappable of.i,e bribing poor people for adverts,failing to ameliorate the dilapidated living conditions of the people in its constituances,eg the on going toilet problems in Khayelitsha(to mention but few).As a product of apartheid era,I know that DA is a convertible of National Party which I don't see no person with the scars of yersterday can be so happy to be led by.There might be cracks within the ANC but those can be fixed.I stand with those who stand for the betterness of poor peoples lives in general,than having to eat back what I have puked.

      Muffin_man_can - 2012-11-04 09:45

      Wake up blakfesi

      gareth.flook - 2012-11-04 11:15

      Ha ha ha aw that's so ridiculous and trying to use fancy words? Do u think u smart? I highly doubt that you're smart, just because u can use big words, does not mean that u are clever in any way. In fact, just judging by what u are saying, and what u said makes alnmost no sense, you are pretty retarded.

  • Tiaan Liebenberg - 2012-11-04 09:19

    Geef dem anada chance... Geef dem anada chance! (and I thought the americans were pathetic in their campaigning)

  • sphala - 2012-11-04 09:22

    You go team...

  • lloyd.sedio.9 - 2012-11-04 09:28

    what made many whites to not vote for the\r\nANC in 1994?, was the ANC corrupt and an\r\ninadequete party before 1994?. Did the ANC give\r\nthose whites a reason not to trust it? No, they never\r\nvoted for ANC because they dont trust a black man,\r\nWhether it is the great and competent Mandela, Mbeki or Zuma, they will never trust a black man.\r\nLet us be realistic. The problem is not people that keep voting for the ANC, but its because of blacks and whites of this country that still have the superior and inferior superstition or stigma against each other

      JamesMWood - 2012-11-04 09:46

      Has the ANC shown any reason for us as whites to have confidence in them. Its not a colour issue but it is about trust, and we simply don't believe the ANC propaganda and lies!

      sphala - 2012-11-04 09:46

      And solution for all these @Lloyd, I agree 100%...cause we will continue pointing fingers to each other and it won't help either, suggestion???

      Karel du Toit - 2012-11-04 09:53

      suggestion any person that is not corrupt can lead this country. any person who will honor his promise to uphold the constitution can lead this country. Has Sexwhale got any convictions or verdicts against him?

      lloyd.sedio.9 - 2012-11-04 10:01

      @karel du toit, its Kgalema Motlanthe, lets just hope and wish that he does not change. Tokyo has to prove himself

      karel.dutoit.50 - 2012-11-04 10:51

      @loyed no way kgalema is not a leader he is a follower he has not proved himself anywhere. Tokyo is a brillian bussinessman with a mind to lead.

      lloyd.sedio.9 - 2012-11-04 11:20

      @karen, so donald trump can be the best president USA has ever had just because he is a brilliant business man? Pls get your mind out of the gutter

      karel.dutoit.50 - 2012-11-04 11:24

      Do you know his history? He was asked not to run against Mandela as a young well minded man. He knows the political field much better than most cANCer leaders. Gutter, my mind? Get real dude. Donald Trump has got nothing on any politician. Sexwhale was a politician before he became a bussinessman.

      sphala - 2012-11-04 11:38

      @Karel...let's not judge book by its cover, Deputy has not yet prove himself, and being quite does not imply deficiency of qualities, let's give him a chance to prove himself.

      sphala - 2012-11-04 12:09

      @Jamba....getting rid of current regime is not gonna get us else where or change anything though, just like apartheid regime, change of leadership is the way to go, we can vote for DA now but they're still gonna brawl very same thing or make it worse, KHUDU GA E LAHLE LE GAPI LA YONA...we just need leaders who can implement incentive to all upcoming leaders or young south african, they need bit of more motivation to study or work harder and to improve the education system. My so called linear perspective

  • DrFeelBetter - 2012-11-04 09:35

    Values of ubuntu "The SACP wishes to caution that Helen Zille must take personal responsibility, together with the DA, for any consequences arising out of such racist, insensitive and extremely provocative actions." "The SACP urges Helen Zille, in the interest of national cohesion and unity to pull out of this dangerous publicity stunt." He urged the residents to protect Zuma's dignity. "The values of ubuntu cannot be sacrificed at the altar of political expediency on the back of what is clearly a racist and right wing agenda." While President Kgalema Motlanthe harangues us to Trust his organisaiton, the organisation and its syncophants intimidate, harass and stirl up public violence! What duplcity! Ubuntu receives visitors with love, kindness and respect. Anyone can visit Ulundi, Motswedi,Nkandla, Seroe and Phokeng. Ubuntu says you get there, findout where the Kgosi stays, report your presence and the reason for your visit. The Lekgotla Chief will take you to the King's presence. No threat of violence - even if your visit was with beligerent intent, UBUNTU disarms you. Of course, people addicted to intimidation, harrassment, bullying and violence cannot act in accordance with the precepts of UBUNTU. Sies Comrade Blad Ndzimande.

  • debduplessis - 2012-11-04 09:36

    There is absolutely nothing trust worthy about the ANC, so many times one thing said in the name of democracy and yet completely another thing occurs usually in line with communist principles e.g. take from rich to give to poor BUT ANC take from everyone for own personal gain!

  • masixolentunguntwana.rangerover - 2012-11-04 09:42

    Oliver Tambo's legacy must not be aborted in the ANC and the ANC leadership must pay atentinon on Tambo's legacy. We can't succeed in the ANC that doesn't endorse the personal and political life that Tambo lived. Tambo was a good leader of the ANC as well as all other ANC presidents. In order for us to be good leaders and ordinary members of the ANC we must travel the route traveled by cde O.R Tambo and other progressive ANC presidents and all those who led the ANC faithfully. Leadership in the ANC doesn't mean that Jacob Zuma or Kgalema Motlanthe must not serve in the ANC but to me that means the ANC must be reinforced by sober people who will be able to advance the agenda of the poor people, as we all understand that there are people who have their own business interests we can't separate them with their own way of doing things. Our own ANC must be what we want it to be through the process of electing the people we want.

  • johan.jacobs.5680 - 2012-11-04 09:44

    Have confidence in the ANC, and betray,your selve and your country.

  • Eterni80 - 2012-11-04 09:46

    Dude, I get nervous when people tell me to 'have confidence in them' - you are so far removed from the reality that is SA that it just isn't funny. I'll have confidence in you when you actually get something right and stop stealing - which you've proven is never going to happen.

  • nthato.thema1 - 2012-11-04 09:46

    Real Talk

  • irvin.mkhari - 2012-11-04 09:52

    motlanthe for president.

      Karel du Toit - 2012-11-04 09:58

      This country needs a strong leader. Not a good follower.

      sechaba.magubane - 2012-11-04 11:22

      Thumbs up Karel

  • luke.dekoker - 2012-11-04 10:02

    So ALL of you were/will be "elected in an acting capacity" .. sorry for you, you all have failed the country, thus ALL of you are not fit for the job and should be fired.