Tag: Andrew Boraine

  • An open letter to Alan Winde & Andrew Boraine

    Dear Alan & Andrew Have you seen the advert below?  What do you think it will achieve? I think Langeberg Municipality will just get another under-performing, over-paid bureaucrat.  Another person to attend interminable meetings, to demonstrate their importance while the real outputs are little more than hot air and obfuscation. That R215,000 (plus benefits and […]

  • “It’s just a jump to the left… And then a step to the right…”

    Recognise that?  It’s from the Rocky Horror Picture Show. It’s astounding Time is fleeting Madness takes its toll… I’ve been somewhat underwhelmed by the announcements about the closure of Cape Town Routes Unlimited (CTRU) — the Western Cape’s provincial tourism authority — and its incorporation into Wesgro — the provincial trade and investment promotion agency.…

  • “This deserves our best shot”

    The first Joint Marketing Initiative (JMI) started 10 years ago when there was a brief DA-led political alignment between the Province and the City.  It lost its way and was watered down during the ANC’s period of tenure — Wesgr0 (the trade promotion agency) was just one of the agencies that pulled out and all…

  • Why Cape Town is surfing the crest of a wave

    In 1990, while I was part of the V&A Waterfront team, I bought an international travel magazine. There was a story on Barcelona’s renaissance after the end of Spain’s dictatorship. With events then starting to unfold in South Africa, I wondered if the same could happen in Cape Town. Although there have been scores of…