I now understand why the Guptas introduced The New Age newspaper.

It was done with the sole purpose to grab a big chunk of government spending on advertising of posts. A government post was advertised twice or thrice in the same paper.

Poor jobseekers spent their last cent preparing their CVs and photocopying certificates. Some of them were invited for interviews, yet the same posts were not filled as there was no budget. Why advertise when there is no budget?

The departments of education and correctional departments were guilty of this. Why waste money on adverts for jobs which were not going to be filled?

The Guptas were intelligent enough to see this gap.

What a shame!

) Concerned Citizen, Gauteng