Monday, December 31, 2007

Mayor and labour union's message for the New Year

By Anele Siwa
31 December 2007

The 31st of December celebrations mark the end of 2007 and the beginning of a new year, the Mayor of Cape Town, Helen Zille and the labour unions have passed on their new year's wishes to all Capetonians.

“2008 will be a challenging year, but political and economically, we will meet that challenge, we will bring all Capetonians together who want South Africa to work and who want to work together,” says Helen Zille .

Zille says her wish is for peace, prosperity, love and joy for all Cape Town citizens.

“New Year greetings to workers around the world and to all the people of South Africa, we hope that this is going to be a successful, prosperous and peaceful new year for all of us,” says COSATU National Spokesperson Patrick Craven.

According to Craven COSATU members will be rededicating themselves to the struggle against poverty, unemployment and inequality.

“Bush Radio would like to wish all its listeners a prosperous 2008, we hope that you, your family and friends are all safe and that only good things have to come in for the next year,” says Bush Radio Programme Integrator Adrian Louw.

“2007 was a difficult year in the financial arena, the increasing interest rate and petrol price pushing more and more people into poverty, but 2007 also have successes such as South Africa winning the Rugby World Cup and more recently the Western Cape having the highest matric pass rate, congratulations,” says Brenda Leonard Bush Radio Administrator.

“Now that we are facing 2008 lets hope that we start 2008 with the Bafana Bafana victory in the African Cup of nations,” she added.

Leonard has thanked Bush Radio listeners for their support, suggestions and constructive criticism in 2007.

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