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

eg2505

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yes, biggest airport in SA
most embassies already in PTA,
 

Cius

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Yes, purely from a money saving perspective it makes sense to consolidate government to one city. Happy with PMB retaining the court but 3 capitals is expensive to maintain. A lot of parliament members have two houses maintained, one in CT and the other in Gauteng because their duties expect them to spend time in both areas. Take that away and the travel expenses and it will cut costs over the long run.
 

Noob-Noob

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Lol, They will not move to Pretoria. Why move out of the best run city...Its nice fcking up the whole SA while staying in CT and enjoying the good life.
 

ToxicBunny

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The costs of rebuilding in CT have to also now be factored in.

Rebuilding the damaged structures in CPT will be a drop in the ocean in comparison to building an entirely new complex in PTA...
 

Speedster

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Rebuilding the damaged structures in CPT will be a drop in the ocean in comparison to building an entirely new complex in PTA...
True. But added to the annual savings the maths become a lot more interesting than before the fire.
 

Jola

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Yes, may well be cheaper to build a new parliament than to fix the old one.

But how do you stop the tenderpreneurs ???
 

Jola

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Rebuilding the damaged structures in CPT will be a drop in the ocean in comparison to building an entirely new complex in PTA...

Don't think so, fixing historical buildings is seriously expensive.
 

ToxicBunny

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True. But added to the annual savings the maths become a lot more interesting than before the fire.

Hardly in my opinion...

You're looking at nothing shy R10bn, and I would hazard a guess closer to R40bn when all is said and done, and that would just be the infrastructure to be built. It doesn't cater for the costs of moving the support staff etc up to PTA.
 

SlinkyMike

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Yes. CT is small, the roads have not been upgraded to handle the current number of motor vehicles in the city and parliamentary stuff (SONA for instance) brings the city to a standstill. It's ridiculous.
 

LCBXX

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Imagine the fallout if, let say, the UKs parliament caught fire.

Over here it's: "Oops, the sprinklers were turned off. Is this time to move parliament to Pretoria?".
 

elf_lord_ZC5

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Imagine the fallout if, let say, the UKs parliament caught fire.

Over here it's: "Oops, the sprinklers were turned off. Is this time to move parliament to Pretoria?".

Of course, any excuse, no matter how feeble, is better than no excuse at all.
 

eg2505

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Wonderboom Airport? :sneaky:
actually meant OR tambo, but Waterkloof works for me,
should Biden drop in for a visit, to South Sh*th0le will most likely land there,

most Embassies already in PTA, think there are only Consuls in other Cities
makes a lot of sense actually,

OR my Conspiracy Sense in tingling here.
The fire was Engineered to damage parly enough to force the people in charge to change parly location forcibly

people are already saying something smells fishy about the whole thing.
wouldn't put it past them to find a nice way to do it without raising too many eyebrows.
 
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