With a few days and counting to the imposition of e-tolling, Fedusa has entered the fray - along with a range of other bodies - in an effort to halt what must be ranked as one of the most deeply unpopular moves on the part of government. Fedusa has addressed an open letter to Zuma
after, apparently, an earlier letter to him went unanswered - maybe he was busy on those wedding plans.
On the education front, we didn't come out of the recent World Literacy Summit in the UK smelling of roses because when it comes to literacy, SA comes bottom of the class
. Apparently the experts are puzzled as to 'how can this be?' Well, here are a couple of ideas for discussion... Under-trained teachers, bad management, lack of discipline in the classroom, lack of textbooks, a teachers' union that often seems more intent on striking than teaching... that sort of thing?
There's good news for those in ICT - Cape Town is to host the international ICT Indaba 2012
and strategies on how Africa can be developed to be become the next boom market in the ICT sector look to be high on the agenda.
For our e-tag carrier enthusiasts, our motoring editor Henrie Geyser waxes lyrical on the Kia Optima, which Henrie describes as smart, sensible and stylish
... again, very much like our Henrie, then.
Surprise - some good news for a change from the Eastern Cape... If you're planning on flying anywhere in the next few years, there's good news for you... the man (or woman - must be PC) at the sharp end up at the front should be pretty good as an Eastern Cape pilot training school has linked up with Boeing to train pilots.
Finally - and still up in the air - kulula feels deeply for those of us who are brave enough to have four wives. So, appreciating that the cost of lugging her along with you can be heavy, the airline has just launched a '4th wife flies free'
offer. The only drawback we can see is that the offer is open to all fourth wives when the family travels together on the Joburg to Cape Town leg - so if you live in Durban, hard cheese.Rod Baker, content director
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