Category: Future Cities

The scandal of water leaks

LAST Thursday, the National Assembly (NA) debated the current water crisis in Cape Town, the Western Cape and South Africa as a whole. It is important that South Africans, and Capetonians in particular, have all the information necessary with regards to the management of this…

Don’t raise VAT, rather clamp down on illicit trade

Billions of rands can easily be brought into over-stretched-state coffers if illicit trade is addressed with urgency.  South Africans were shocked in October last year when then Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba informed the nation in his mid-term budget speech that a drastic decline in economic growth, coupled with “a sharp deterioration” in tax collections had led to a tax revenue…