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Lynne Brown. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

LETTER: Brown must fire Tsotsi and Matona

Appoint a new board with people who have experience in electrical generation matters and can give the country confidence

LETTER: Rule by decree looms

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Our constitution was established to circumscribe arbitrary government power

LETTER: Pay back Rhodes cash

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Adekeye Adebajo’s rationale on taking his Rhodes scholarship money is unacceptable

LETTER: Protesters are at odds

Bekkersdal. Picture: THE TIMES/ALON SKUY

Service delivery is failing, mainly because of transformation at local government level and in the public services generally

LETTER: Lack of accountability

Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona. Picture: SIMPHIWE NKWALI

ANC and its deployed cadres are doing what they like

LETTER: Listen before talking

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Simply put, we can’t have a decent conversation rooted in mutual respect

LETTER: Pass one, pass all

The statue of Cecil John Rhodes  covered with plastic at the UCT main campus in Cape Town. Picture: ADRIAN DE KOCK

One thing is certain, Chumani Maxwele is unemployable

LETTER: Importance of gearing

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Owning one’s house is one of the few investments an individual may make using borrowed money

LETTER: Bamboozled by tech

Department of Communication Minister, Faith Muthambi addressing post cabinet media briefing at Imbizo Centre in Cape Town on Thursday. Picture: GCIS/NTSWE MOKOENA

Eyes glaze over when we dive into the technical complexities

LETTER: Namec official ousted

Picture: THINKSTOCK

Sicelo Mtshali not authorised to make statements

Majuba power station. Picture: ESKOM

LETTER: It is time for the state to surprise us

When stuck in a hole, stop digging

LETTER: Gats will dictate security bill moves

Nathi Nhleko. Picture: EUGENE COETZEE

SA’s modified General Agreement on Trade Services obligations should first be obtained

LETTER: Full reminder of past

Thabo Mbeki.   SUNDAY TIMES

SA shaped by powerful but imperfect people

LETTER: Animal act

Students protest near the statue of British colonialist Cecil John Rhodes at the University of Cape Town last week. Some students are calling for the statue to be removed as they say it pays tribute to the white domination of the past. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/NARDUS ENGELBRECHT

Chucking poo seems to be new South African phenomena


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The Third Umpire

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown, who — unlike President Jacob Zuma — appears to understand that by law she is not entitled to intervene in the governance or management of SOEs that have their own boards.

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SARS commissioner Tom Moyane, for refusing to release the controversial Sikhakhane report to MPs, apparently because it does not justify his decision to suspend Ivan Pillay and other senior officials.

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Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson, who has officially been dropped from the BBC show after being suspended for striking a producer who had failed to organise dinner for him. Being a complete git is not entertaining.

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