Limpopo not in a vacuum, Mathale says

2012-02-16 19:53

Johannesburg - Future development plans in Limpopo should be co-ordinated with similar initiatives in neighbouring countries, Premier Cassel Mathale said on Thursday.

"Limpopo cannot develop in a vacuum, we must always, when we plan, take into consideration that we have Lesotho, Botswana, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and our plans must talk to each other," he said in his state-of-the-province address .

Previous plans perpetuated the colonial system and did not contribute to the development of the continent.

The province planned massive infrastructure developments which would increase job creation. It was also preparing to supply coal to the Kusile power station because Mpumalanga would soon run out of coal.

The national cabinet would need to keep a close eye on the development of the railway line because the Treasury would want to ensure the funds were wisely spent.

A road would be built linking Lephalale to Richards Bay to allow goods to flow into the province, he said.

In addition, the Beitbridge border post, between Musina and Zimbabwe, would be upgraded and millions of rands were expected to be pumped into the Musina logistics hub.

Mathale said 126 500 jobs were created by the end of December, and by the end of this financial year a total of 1 668 168 would have been created.

  • maseratifittipaldi - 2012-02-16 20:03

    After the Billions stolen, there must be one hell of a vacuum. The biggest vacuum is probably between the ears of this man. I think we need Mr. Hoover to clean this guy.

      Francois - 2012-02-16 21:12

      Mathale does not know that Lesotho does not border Limpopo?

      Max - 2012-02-16 21:16

      I agree, he must be intellectually challenged or something. Your neighbouring countries are sh&t holes with no money and the same applies to your province. All of a sudden every minister is going to create hundreds of thousands of jobs and now the premier tops this with over a million jobs. The lies are getting bigger and bigger every year.

      ISO - 2012-02-16 21:44

      Check he has no top lip, it is caused by the vacuum!

      John - 2012-02-16 22:00

      Limpopo not in a vacuum !!!! Limpopo is already a HOLE !!!!!

      Juan - 2012-02-17 01:10

      Before there can be any improvements in Limpopo this idiot together with his corrupt cronies has to be removed. What drivel this idiot speaks.

  • Moss - 2012-02-16 20:03

    Cmrde o opile kgomo lenaka weshu, ga go nnete ya go feta eo. re swanetse go hlola digoba tsa meshomo ka gae.

      Burtfred - 2012-02-16 21:09

      This is an English post. please take your obscure language somewhere else./

      Francois - 2012-02-16 22:03

      Burtfred, I think you lost the argument. Putin has the right to expression and I don't think to call anyone's language obscure will endear you especially with them and maybe you don't want to which is also fine. With only Putin's comment there, all had a laugh as a person has a Russian name, an animal surname, the inability to use punctuation and speaks a language on a forum to which he is most probably the only person with a PC to have access to that forum that speaks that language and he thinks he is soooo seriaz. Now with your comment, there is not only a fool, but also someone else who cannot see the joke - I think the clown will win, unlease off course, he does not understand the meaning of obscure ;).

  • Whitty - 2012-02-16 20:06

    I think we should give Limpopo to Zimbabwe, it will be cost effective.

      Kim - 2012-02-16 20:13

      Just make sure Malema is part of that package

      chris.debeer1 - 2012-02-16 21:18

      And Kotze as well their water must be contaminated from them to have a dis-apportionment of nut cases.

  • Chappies ZA - 2012-02-16 20:23

    Bla bla bla blaaaaa

  • Ben - 2012-02-16 20:28

    He has had the opportunity to do all this, why does he want to do it now that the money is gone. The people suffer and all they hear is promises.

      chris.debeer1 - 2012-02-16 21:19

      they love promises the vote anc

  • Rudi - 2012-02-16 20:36

    The leadership in Limp Poppo is a vacuum!

  • Morama - 2012-02-16 20:39

    I don't see any problem with whatever this guy do!!! If south africa or limpopo doesnt want him,come elections ANC would come tops and someone else again would be elected from ANC.if you dont like it,then and leave us with wht you call corrupt country.

      ISO - 2012-02-16 20:56

      Cant you see people in SA suffering? This is due to corruction! Money should be spend on the poor!

  • ISO - 2012-02-16 20:40

    Nothing sucks like an electrolux; or is it Mathale/Malema! You sucked Limpopo dry!!

  • Rudi - 2012-02-16 20:41

    Improve the musina borderpost????? wtf. To export what?

      ISO - 2012-02-16 20:48

      To export Zims,Bots,Mozs.....

      Juan - 2012-02-17 01:16

      Maybe they will fit wider gates at a cost of millions (after all Mathale & co's kickbacks)so that more illegal immigrants can flood SA

  • Kgomotso - 2012-02-16 20:51

    Mathale is a pain to me. Honestly i think he was supposed to be removed from office what he did with Limpopo is criminal case. Much as I am an ANC Mathale and his cabinet are criminals

      ISO - 2012-02-16 20:55

      You get good ANC officials and then you get the bad one's like Mathale and comrads.

      Ben - 2012-02-16 20:56

      Morama does not think so but I am glad someone can see it. I wonder what the people without proper services think.

      Juan - 2012-02-17 01:20

      You get what you vote for Kgomotso. I have no sympathy for the 85% of the populace that voted for them. If you are stupid you have to carry the consequences and live in a dump. The only thing that is annoying is the other 15% that pays the taxes and get screwed all the time.

  • karen.cigana - 2012-02-16 21:01

    Ag please, go right to jail and take you chronies with you.

  • Irene - 2012-02-16 21:48

    Mathale's brain is a vacuum and Limpopo is a bottomless pit.

  • Elena - 2012-02-16 22:00

    The definition of a job created is one person employed for one day is one job created.Wake up guys the ANC can easily create the promised jobs as per their definition.

  • Lavida Koekemoer - 2012-02-16 22:14

    Mathale u must b a journalist .... U have great headlines

  • hein.huyser - 2012-02-17 06:49

    You just don't know that you don't know.

  • Nigel - 2012-02-17 09:03

    is that why your province never ordered any school books this year, idiot!!!

  • kudakwashe.manyame - 2012-02-17 16:36


  • Tonny - 2012-03-14 18:42

    limpopo is developing and it needs money to develop, now that last years budget was not sufficient for the required developments needed and it has been proven that the national government must double their funding into the province. As a resident of Limpopo i can see the Infrastructural improvements within the province.. well done Combrade

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