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Floyd Shivambu. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

LETTER: Shivambu right in rejecting ageism

Like most practices that make sense when applied in their proper context, the tradition of respecting your elders solely based on their age can be highly regressive in other contexts

LETTER: Political distortions

President Jacob Zuma addresses the US-SA Business and Investment Forum hosted by the US Chamber of Commerce on Monday, ahead of the US-Africa Leaders Summit.  Picture: GCIS
13 hour(s) ago

The word chairman is derived from the Latin word, 'manus', which means hand — the etymology of chairman being the ‘chair that holds the hand of control’

LETTER: Creationists contribute

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13 hour(s) ago

Right now, there are many eminent creationist scientists, including a pioneer in anaesthetics, a leading geneticist who invented the ‘gene gun’, a world-class expert on sickle-cell anaemia, to mention three

LETTER: Sound advice on energy ignored

Gugile Nkwinti. Picture: THE SOWETAN
1 day(s) ago

It would be good to hear who suggested the Integrated Resource Plan update

LETTER: Muller misses point

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1 day(s) ago

We are all in this together, and the contribution of every person, and country, is important in keeping earth’s climate ‘friendly’

LETTER: ANC must be ‘wary’

Gwede Mantashe. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
13 hour(s) ago

Danger there is in large measure for the African National Congress if the ruling party does not find a way to stabilise the situation

LETTER: Keep military in line

Chuck Hagel. Picture: Picture: REUTERS, YURI GRIPAS
13 hour(s) ago

In Iraq and Afghanistan the military are quite clearly capable of winning the war but incapable of winning the peace, which is the point of war

LETTER: Revolution explained

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13 hour(s) ago

Article brings clarity to references and warnings by some local commentators on alleged African National Congress plans for a ‘second democratic revolution’, without ever explaining the thinking behind it

LETTER: Pathetic performance

Auditing. Picture: THINKSTOCK
13 hour(s) ago

What is interesting is that the provinces that have the greatest African National Congress majorities fail completely in audit reports

LETTER: Ellis’s contradiction

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1 day(s) ago

Prof Stephen Ellis slips into the very two-stage theory he agrees was not appropriate for SA, while appearing to criticise it

LETTER: Truth on SACP needed

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1 day(s) ago

When will a member of the South African Communist Party write a truthful, fully documented and referenced history of the party’s role in the struggle?

LETTER: Fight puppetphobia

Chester Missing with Conrad Koch. Picture: SUE GRANT-MARSHALL
1 day(s) ago

Human beings assume that we puppets cannot speak for ourselves on issues of discrimination

LETTER: UK political parties ignore voters

UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage.  Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

Democracy is being seriously undermined by special interests who corrupt those who represent us

LETTER: Inaccuracies on Belaz

PUSHED: Dump trucks transport mined iron ore at Vale’s Brucutu mine in Barão de Cocais, Brazil. Higher transport costs to the main markets mean the Brazilian company is more vulnerable to falling iron-ore prices. Picture: BLOOMBERG
2 day(s) ago

Belaz has celebrated its 65th year of producing dumper trucks for quarries all over the world

LETTER: Flippant attitude is disservice to SA

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: GCIS
3 day(s) ago

Faulty logic uses extremes to advance a point

LETTER: Harvey’s view is right

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3 day(s) ago

Communist Party took up the idea that SA was a ‘colony of a special type’ in the 1950s

LETTER: Well done, Mr Zibi

Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
3 day(s) ago

Compulsory reading on dearth of honest credentials

Picture: REUTERS

LETTER: Green economics

Technology marches on and the only ones who haven’t noticed are Eskom and President Jacob Zuma’s nuclear negotiators

LETTER: Don’t relax, please

President Jacob Zuma addresses questions in Parliament on Thursday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

We should all be constructive activists who make their voices heard

LETTER: Weak grasp of history

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2 day(s) ago

Poor old Stephen Ellis — still ascribing absolutely everything that occurs in the tripartite alliance to those evil communists

LETTER: Business Day spot on

Mango CEO Nico Bezuidenhout. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
3 day(s) ago

It is a big deal that our society gets lied to regarding qualifications

LETTER: Eskom moves target

Eskom's Medupi station. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
3 day(s) ago

The end of power shortages was first at the end of this year and then June next year

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The Third Umpire

ANC president Jacob Zuma. It’s hard to know who was “shaken” most by his public admission that the party is in trouble, his youth league audience or the senior comrades who fell over themselves to shut him up.

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Nedlac business convener Laurraine Lotter, whose persistent efforts have seen the protection provisions of the draft Investment Promotion and Protection Bill strengthened, which can only help boost investment.

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Competition commissioner Tembinkosi Bonakele, for attaching unreasonable job retention conditions to Clover’s acquisition of part of DairyBelle's business. Redundancies are a consequence of greater efficiency.

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