The e-toll issue can only be solved at a national level - David Makhura
Gauteng Premier David Makhura delivered his last State of the Province Address (Sopa) on Monday in Ekhurhuleni.
He highlighted his successes during his premiership during the last five years.
To discuss the Sopa, Makhura joins 702 Breakfast's Bongani Bingwa.
One of the big issues that loomed over Makhura's legacy and his administration is the Life Esidimeni tragedy and e-tolls.
I acknowledged that yesterday, I think the critical issue is what do you do as a leader when you are faced with such an issue? Do you dig your head in the sand and cover it up? Or do you face up to it and do the right thing which includes having appointed Justice Moseneke to do the arbitration process.David Makhura, Premier - Gauteng
A painstaking and painful process after which we were ordered to pay the affected families. We never tried to cover it, that is what you do when you are faced with a situation like this as a leader.David Makhura, Premier - Gauteng
He adds that his administration is currently busy with issues pertaining to the criminal justice system.
Makhura says that a special investigation unit is working on charges to hold those responsible for the Life Esidimeni tragedy.
The special investigation unite is hard at work, it has been ordered by the President to complete all investigations into the Life Esidimeni tragedy and we are waiting for the Hawks who are also busy with their investigation and I am very confident and I am very confident especially with the new NPA head.David Makhura, Premier - Gauteng
Makhura notes that urban tolling is not sustainable.
There is no more dispute, you cannot toll an urban system and the e-toll issue like Eskom, and President Cyril Ramaphosa has assured me that one of the issues on his national agenda is the e-toll issue and it can only be solved at a national level.David Makhura, Premier - Gauteng
Anyone who comes to Gauteng as mayor or as premier and says he can make a final decision on e-tolls is lying to the people of Gauteng.David Makhura, Premier - Gauteng
He says despite all the hardships that the country and province has gone through in the past five years, the economy has created more than 469 000 jobs.
These jobs were created in the midst of a difficult national and global situation where lots of jobs were shed and significant problems around policy.David Makhura, Premier - Gauteng
Listen below to the full interview:
Stakeholder and communications head Kaizer Kganyago unpacks how his unit will handle this investigation.Read More
The auditor-general says people need to act in curbing irregular expenditure shown in municipal audits.Read More
The Presidency says that it will be a public platform to address all the questions on issues and challenges currently facing society.Read More
Metrorail said the trial trips would stress-test operational plans which need to comply with COVID-19 regulations.Read More
Oxfam SA inequality programmes manager Dr Basani Baloyi says a there is a shortage of critical medical supplies and understaffing.Read More
MP Werner Horn, who's also the DA's Federal Legal Commission deputy chairperson, has been tasked with investigating the misconduct claims against Helen Zille.Read More
Statistician-General Risenga Maluleke says this data doesn't include post lockdown data of the economy's performance.Read More
The organisation's COO Benay Sager says people should avoid getting into debt as no one knows what the future holds.Read More
Politics of the left and right are failing argues Thomas Piketty in his latest New York Times Best Seller, "Capital and Ideology".Read More
SAA must be liquidated, some MPs said on Monday. Bruce Whitfield interviewed independent business journalist Ray Mahlaka.Read More