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Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

LETTER: Mbete’s advocate out of her depth

Linda Nkosi-Thomas, appearing on behalf of Speaker Baleka Mbete, stumbled on unaware and uninformed

LETTER: FSB didn’t breach act

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Financial Services Board has complied with legal requirement since it published its first report in 1991

LETTER: Deluded on Zuma exit

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: SOWETAN

ANC has backed Jacob Zuma to the hilt, right from his rape trial

LETTER: Maths backs nuclear

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Capital outlay of storing renewable energy will be about three times the cost of nuclear programme

LETTER: State’s unlovely jobs

The leading international advocate of minimum wage setting, the International Labour Organisation (ILO), has always emphasised that policy makers must consider the 'needs of workers and their families' , say the writers. Picture:  DAILY DISPATCH

On current trajectory South Africa may have to adopt post-war Germany model of horrid jobs with pitiful wages

LETTER: Tax JSE transactions

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Greed and short-sightedness of 100 CEOs breathtaking. Why not a 1% VAT on all securities transactions on the JSE?

LETTER: Many dams since ’94

Vaal Dam. Picture: THE SOWETAN

Real question is why we still have 1-million people living on barren hillsides with no prospect of economic inclusion


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Former Reserve Bank governor Tito Mboweni, whose appeal to the ANC to exercise caution on nationalisation, the nuclear power plan and land reform is well timed. The more people of stature to speak up now, the better for SA.

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MTN CEO Mteto Nyati, for calling for Icasa to crack down on “freeloading”, over-the-top operators such as WhatsApp that are offering voice calls. Ag shame, is the duopoly starting to feel the heat from innovative competition?

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There’s many a potential slip before a deal is finalised, but SABMiller chairman Jan du Plessis’s handling of AB Inbev’s takeover bid has so far been by the book, putting shareholder-interests before management’s.

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