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Satawu members march to the Union Buildings last month demanding that fired Prasa CEO Lucky Montana be reinstated. Internal politics are preventing a number of unions from carrying out their primary responsibilities towards workers.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

LETTER: Strong unions, not a strong Cosatu

What SA needs is sound, strong unions where they exist, not simply if they exist within Cosatu

LETTER: Jojos don’t pool water


Blatant pushing of a brand apart, what happened to principle of sharing costs?

LETTER: Why we cry for Paris

Murderous, motley rabble of disaffected hiding behind the flag of Islam deserve much stronger condemnation from more Muslims

LETTER: No ARM application

Picture: ARDBEL

For the record — no application has been lodged by African Rainbow Minerals in respect of the Nkomati Nickel mine project for consideration by the minister

LETTER: Don’t justify terror

Militant Islamist fighters hold the flag of Islamic State while taking part in a military parade along the streets of northern Raqqa province, Syria. Picture: REUTERS

Permissiveness of the editor quite reprehensible in publishing ill-informed Islamic State article

LETTER: Not all degrees needed

DEMANDS: Wits university students protest outside the Parktown campus over fee hikes on Tuesday. Vice-chancellor Adam Habib has opted to forego his bonus and donate the proceeds to students. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

Wouldn’t it be more productive to explore the introduction of a more affordable alternative qualification?

LETTER: University fallacies

Students protests outside Luthuli House in Johannesburg on Thursday. Picture: THULANI MBELE

A university is a public institution if the state owns it

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The Third Umpire

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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