Should parliament be moved to Pretoria?

Should parliament be moved to Pretoria?

  • Yes

    Votes: 149 50.5%
  • No

    Votes: 118 40.0%
  • Undecided

    Votes: 28 9.5%

  • Total voters
    295

bwana

MyBroadband
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Should parliament be moved to Pretoria? Is having the legislative capital in Cape Town worth the expense, or should it join the executive in Pretoria?
 

SAguy

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Is there any benefit to having it in CPT?
Local hotels and so on probably do well over the period, but not sure if there's any other benefit.
 

Polymathic

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Instead of having 3 capitals, Government should move everything to Bloemfontein or Harrysmith if you ask me. It's central location between the major population centres and out of the way from major cities so the blue light convoys won't disrupt traffic and cause delays
 

R13...

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No, because the promised savings will end up being swallowed up by ballooning costs as seems to be already happening.
At the time, the cost to move parliament to Pretoria would have been R237 million. Conversely, the cost to move the country’s administration to Cape Town would have been R23.5 billion.

A revised breakdown of the costs published in 2016 saw the costs to move parliament rise to R7 billion – but it was expected that this would save the country between R500 million and R750 million annually.
 

Brian_G

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Working right or not, the structure is set up for CT and it's still part of the country. I can't see travel to CT making even a scratch on what these characters spend.
 

heartbroken

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Instead of having 3 capitals, Government should move everything to Bloemfontein or Harrysmith if you ask me. It's central location between the major population centres and out of the way from major cities so the blue light convoys won't disrupt traffic and cause delays
Oi, leave us out of this. We host those clowns every couple of years for the ANC funtime get together and that is more than doing our part, thank you very much.
 

WalkWithMe

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Not as simple. The staff and the support around is tens of thousands people. It is going to be expensive to move or make redundant. It is not just the few hundred MP's. There is also other structures like the Council of Pronvinces.
 

Herr der Verboten

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... or just crucify the lot? a Few wooden crosses and nails would be cheaper. Besides we will be creating jobs for the local denominations churches.
 
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