MEC Winde, together with Premier Helen Zille
, and MECs Ivan Meyer and Anton Bredell and City of Cape Town officials, today (Wednesday) met with representatives from Moodys to brief them on the impact of the drought on the local economy and the mitigation plans put in place to protect the economy.
Prof Arshad Javaid, Dr Jawad Ahmad, Prof Mohammad Saleem Gandapur, Dr Zille
Huma and Yasir Yousafzai also spoke on the occasion.
Dr Mohammad Saleem Gandapur, Director IBMS Dr Zille
Huma and Project Coordinator Yasir Yousafzai and a large number of children of various schools were also present at the ocassion.
For the public, it appeared as if the rapid drying up of the dams serving Cape Town was too much to absorb, and so while some people such as Helen Zille
, the premier of the Western Cape Province, became water warriors, saving water by only showering twice a week, others continued to behave as though it was business as usual.
When Helen Zille
, a prominent South African opposition politician, visited Singapore last March she tweeted that there was much to learn from a country that had built on "valuable aspects of colonial heritage".
Its challenges were laid bare when former party leader Helen Zille
sparked a furious backlash by saying that colonialism had brought some benefits for South Africans.
Despite a faux pas by the former leader of the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA), Helen Zille
, the party is on a roll, capitalising on the swelling mood against President Jacob Zuma.
, who is white, tweeted in March that the colonial legacy was not only negative, citing "our independent judiciary, transport infrastructure, piped water etc.
Sikandar Hayat, Jamshad Ali, Umar Hayat, Aftab Ahmad Khan, Nawaz, Iqbal, Assistant Sub-Inspectors (ASIs) Zille
Hasnain, Imran Baig, Mohammad Nazir, Fayyaz Ahmad, Mohammad Javed and others.
Those who have been accused to vitiating the atmosphere included former block pramukh Zille
Haider, Kanwar Jamshed, Mohammad Israr, Mohammad Mehdi and Mohammad Farman on the one side and Yogendra Singh, Randhir Singh, Jaiveer Singh and Prem Singh on the other side.
The DA's leader of eight years, Helen Zille
, 62, stepped down after leading the party to win 22% of the vote in the 2014 national election.
did not publicly endorse Maimane, but he was the clear favourite to win the secret ballot.