Words you will hear today: Special leave

Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille and Mayco Member JP Smith have been placed on special leave from Democratic Alliance activities in the Cape metro.

Tensions boiled over when Smith questioned the shutting down of the City of Cape Town’s Special Investigating Unit as well as alleged irregularities in renovations done at De Lille’s house.

De Lille is considering legal action against Smith.

READ: DA places Patricia de Lille and JP Smith on special leave

Producer Jonathan Fairbairn looks at what it really means to be placed on 'special leave'.

I am not sure if that is the accurate word we should be giving people placed on leave for these specific activities.

Jonathan Fairbairn, 702 producer

The word special means better, greater or otherwise different from what is usual, it is a positive description. So when someone is involved with dodgy dealings, they are placed on special leave because they have done something wrong so we need to re look at the word.

Jonathan Fairbairn, 702 producer

ALSO READ: De Lille, Smith spat could threaten public confidence in DA, warns Tony Leon

Fairbairn suggests we call it 'task team leave'.

Or we are placing you on 'no stone will be unturned leave'.

Jonathan Fairbairn, 702 producer

Click on the link below to listen to the full audio....


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
De Lille, Smith spat could threaten public confidence in DA, warns Tony Leon

De Lille, Smith spat could threaten public confidence in DA, warns Tony Leon

Ex DA leader Tony Leon says the party's reputation of good governance and sound management faces the threat of being tarnished.

DA places Patricia de Lille and JP Smith on special leave

DA places Patricia de Lille and JP Smith on special leave

The strained relationship between them has resulted in the DA placing the pair on special leave pertaining only to party duties.

Analysts examine if coalition governments stand a chance in SA

Analysts examine if coalition governments stand a chance in SA

Political analyst Lukhona Mnguni and economist and data educator Paul Berkowitz reflect on the state of coalition parties in SA.

Mmusi Maimane targets job creation in DA led metros

Mmusi Maimane targets job creation in DA led metros

DA leader, Mmusi Maimane, spelt out the party’s plan for job creation in the DA-managed municipalities at the briefing.

City of Cape Town plans to augment water supply, but little detail given

City of Cape Town plans to augment water supply, but little detail given

City of Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille delivered a speech a to a full Council meeting on Thursday morning.

Cape officials to harvest 500 million litres of new water a day

Cape officials to harvest 500 million litres of new water a day

Mayor of Cape Town speaks to CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies about plans to provide more water amidst the ongoing drought.

CoCT 'Water Resilience Plan' to produce 500 million litres of water per day

CoCT 'Water Resilience Plan' to produce 500 million litres of water per day

City of Cape Town Mayor, Patricia de Lille held a media briefing to share the City’s 'Water Resilience Plan' on Thursday.

Popular articles
[WATCH] Refentse Morake continues breaking cultural barriers through his music

[WATCH] Refentse Morake continues breaking cultural barriers through his music

The singer who says he's 'on the border of being Afrikaans and being African' joined Azania Mosaka for this week's #702Unplugged.

What happens to our bodies if we cut out sugar

What happens to our bodies if we cut out sugar

Naked Scientist Chris Smith explains.

Why did Jussie Smollet fake his own attack? Eusebius and listeners weigh in

Why did Jussie Smollet fake his own attack? Eusebius and listeners weigh in

Eusebius McKaiser facilitates a debate on whether or not American actor Jussie Smollet faked his own attack.

[WATCH] SANDF members hilariously mess up a supposedly easy practice run

[WATCH] SANDF members hilariously mess up a supposedly easy practice run

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

[LISTEN] Wife of Vele Investments' Madzonga flatly denies VBS involvement

[LISTEN] Wife of Vele Investments' Madzonga flatly denies VBS involvement

Vele Investments CEO Robert Madzonga's estranged wife Khosi shares her side of the story on the VBS saga.

Is EOH corrupt? Is that why Microsoft ran for the hills? Its CEO explains…

Is EOH corrupt? Is that why Microsoft ran for the hills? Its CEO explains…

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Stephen van Coller, CEO at EOH Holdings.

'R23 million for rent a month seems huge. I don't think we could've done better'

'R23 million for rent a month seems huge. I don't think we could've done better'

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Adrian Gore, founder and Group Chief Executive Officer at Discovery Limited.