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    Default Sputla Ramokgopa to take over as Tshwane mayor

    Yes, he is related to the former mayor, Gwen Ramokgopa


    The ANC’s Gauteng provincial executive on Monday elected Sputla Ramokgopa as its candidate for Tshwane’s new mayor. Ramokgopa is expected to replace his aunt Gwen, who was appointed deputy minister of Health, when council meets to vote on Tuesday afternoon.

    WHO IS SPUTLA RAMOKGOPA?

    Kgosientso Sputla Ramokgopa entered politics in 2001 when he was elected as a ward councilor in Atteridgeville, west of Pretoria.

    He quit the post only a few years later to take up a position as an official in the Johannesburg City Council and in 2006 as the chief executive of the Johannesburg Fresh Produce Market. In 2008, he was awarded the Boss of the Year award for his work at the market.

    Ramokgopa holds masters degree in public administration and business leadership as well as a civil engineering degree. He returned to politics last year when elected chairman of the Tshwane region.
    http://www.ewn.co.za/articleprog.aspx?id=52009

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    *sniff*

    Dont you just hate the smell of nepotism in the morning? I dont know the guys history and track record, but this is not on...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sox63 View Post
    *sniff*

    Dont you just hate the smell of nepotism in the morning? I dont know the guys history and track record, but this is not on...
    I hoped it was not.

    After a dismal performance by Gwen Tshwane could have done with someone great.
    “Character — the willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life — is the source from which self-respect springs.”

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    I will take a mayor with a civil engineering degree and management experience any day. At least this dude should have an appreciation of town and regional planning which is important for service delivery and infrastructure management.
    Last edited by dlk001; 02-11-2010 at 08:40 AM.

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    What it takes to protect all the irregular tender documents... the Gravy-Train is running full steam ahead. He was appointed Deputy Mayor last year September in anticipation for this. Cronyism at its best

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricard View Post
    What it takes to protect all the irregular tender documents... the Gravy-Train is running full steam ahead. He was appointed Deputy Mayor last year September in anticipation for this. Cronyism at its best
    Makes me sick. All those squatters will suffer for longer. The electricity fiasco will just carry on. The Metro Police is a scam. And seems to be the department of housing has been raping bussinesses for years now.. IT will just carry on.
    And Gwen? She will have all that NHI money to party with and spend at heart’s content. And probably getting a nice back hand from her family for the gift of a cushy job. As if he will point out her failures..
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    Well if he has a degree in Civil Engineering he can't be a complete plank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawker View Post
    Well if he has a degree in Civil Engineering he can't be a complete plank.
    Sort of like the SAA pilots that paid for their licenses ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by marine1 View Post
    Sort of like the SAA pilots that paid for their licenses ?
    I'm assuming he got his degree in a legit manner.

    Of course if he didn't get it in a legit way then he is a plank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marine1 View Post
    Sort of like the SAA pilots that paid for their licenses ?
    Typical marine1. In his world blacks can't have legit qualifications nevermind being black and rich.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawker View Post
    I'm assuming he got his degree in a legit manner.

    Of course if he didn't get it in a legit way then he is a plank.
    He has BSc Civil Eng from UKZN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djtay View Post
    Typical marine1. In his world blacks can't have legit qualifications nevermind being black and rich.
    got to make it about race hey?
    This is not a black thing, its an ANC thing unless you are saying the ANC is black?
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    Quote Originally Posted by marine1 View Post
    got to make it about race hey?
    This is not a black thing, its an ANC thing unless you are saying the ANC is black?
    But the dude is 35 yrs and looks like professional goal driven person

    - 3 degrees, BSc Civil Eng, Masters in Public Admin, Masters in Business Leadership and is doing PhD at Tuks.
    - 3 major business/management awards

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlk001 View Post
    But the dude is 35 yrs and looks like professional goal driven person

    - 3 degrees, BSc Civil Eng, Masters in Public Admin, Masters in Business Leadership and is doing PhD at Tuks.
    - 3 major business/management awards
    Good qualifications.

    I do think he is too young for the position he holds, though.

    Apart from knowledge (not sure if he has that, because his qualifications are not in the area of law or such), one would need a degree from the "university of life" for such a position. He will find himself in many situations where he needs to rely on life experience, make judgment calls based on experience, etc and at 35, he may just be too young.

    I will give him a chance to prove me wrong, though

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    Call me when Tshwane is voted best run metro in the country. Until then I am unimpressed.
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