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LETTER: Computers cheaper than textbooks

Parents, corporations and the public can do a lot to alleviate the problems with education, especially as far as costs are concerned

LETTER: Zuma snubs chamber

Jacob Zuma. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO
2 day(s) ago

It is alarming that the Chamber of Mines and the mining industry supported a flawed bill

LETTER: Sell power to Eskom

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

Consumer could feed surplus energy from photovoltaic cells back to the grid

LETTER: E-cigarettes beneficial

A man arranges cigarettes in a shop in central London, the UK, on Thursday. The UK government plans  to introduce legislation for plain cigarette packaging.  Picture: EPA / FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA
2 day(s) ago

Treating e-cigarettes ‘like their combustible counterparts’ is counter-intuitive

LETTER: IDC can help Eskom

2 day(s) ago

IDC should buy five of Eskom’s power stations — easing its cash flow — and find partners to run them

LETTER: Honesty in decline

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2 day(s) ago

One by one, the lights of decency are being blown in SA

LETTER: Arms deal graft proven

Arms Procurement Commission chairman Judge Willie Seriti, right, and co-commissioner Free State Judge President Hendrick Musi, during proceedings in Pretoria on Monday.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
2 day(s) ago

Predictably, the Seriti Commission has become part of the continuing arms-deal cover-up

LETTER: Rotting from the head

President Jacob Zuma talks to WEF CE Profr Klaus Schwab at the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland last week. Picture:  Elmond Jiyane / DoC.
2 day(s) ago

Inasmuch as our leaders help themselves and steal, so do the people

LETTER: Free speech a policy fundamental

Robert Mugabe. Picture: REUTERS/PHILIMON BULAWAYO
3 day(s) ago

An economic policy workshop allows one to realise and understand why Zimbabwe’s economy is the way it is

LETTER: A socialist fantasy

Economist and former World Bank chief Joseph Stiglitz. Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

Poverty and inequality are not same thing

LETTER: Innovation is built-in

Berkshire Hathaway chairman Warren Buffett.  Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

Entrepreneurship and innovation are built into human culture and will never be destroyed

LETTER: Follow Congress’s lead on extremists

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pauses while delivering a statement in Jerusalem. Picture: REUTERS
4 day(s) ago

Invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Parliament

A pro-independence supporter flashes the victory sign as people gather in Edinburgh for a rally in support of a yes vote in the Scottish Referendum. Picture: AFP

LETTER: Recounting the cost

Additional opportunity cost to us of delayed gratification is incalculable

LETTER: Provinces not exempt

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2 day(s) ago

Jonny Steinberg fantasises that provincial appointments to become senior prosecutor are immune from same political selection

LETTER: Blacks can be racist

Residents run amok, looting shops owned by foreign nationals in Soweto on Thursday. Picture: SOWETAN
3 day(s) ago

Black immigrants are the new Jews

LETTER: Beauty before culture

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4 day(s) ago

Opportunity cost fix explains it beautifully

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The Third Umpire

Sibanye Gold CE Neal Froneman, who has done the hard yards to position SA’s biggest gold producer to take advantage of the upside of the cycle now that the metal’s rand and dollar prices are out of the doldrums.

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Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba, whose promising record going into the Africa Cup of Nations was shattered over a few days, with the team returning to SA with its tail between its legs. The more things change….

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