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Adcorp labour economist Loane Sharp. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

LETTER: Heated wage debate ignores facts

Two made-up "facts" fail to stand up to scrutiny

LETTER: Nuclear debt looms

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

President Jacob Zuma will decide on the procurement of future nuclear energy

LETTER: Race remark improper

Judge Thokozile Masipa delivers her judgment in the trial of Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Thursday.   Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

What on earth does colour have to do with criticism of the Masipa judgment?

LETTER: Comparing speakers exposes DA

Democratic Alliance parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane Mmusi Maimane starts the debate on the vote of no confidence in National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete on Tuesday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
4 day(s) ago

The DA is nothing short of an infantile pantomime, aimed at getting headlines

LETTER: Expensive ‘free’ power

4 day(s) ago

Vendor financing is always a trap for the future

LETTER: Race not an issue

Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 day(s) ago

Masipa judgment criticism came from all sectors of the community, both legal and lay, and, both "white" and "black"

LETTER: Government lost the plot on skills

Statistician-general Pali Lehohla. Picture: GCIS
5 day(s) ago

With billions of rand being thrown into the education system over the past 10 to 15 years, it’s rather frustrating to note that it has not had the desired outcome

LETTER: Produce the evidence

Former deputy defense minister, Ronnie Kasrils, takes the stand at the Arms deal commission of enquiry in Pretoria in 2014. The commission was set up to investigate corruption in the procurement of military hardware in the earlier years of South Africa's democracy. Picture: SYDNEY SESHIBEDI/THE TIMES
5 day(s) ago

Deputy defence minister should retract allegation that Ronnie Kasrils handpicked the woman who claimed President Zuma raped her

LETTER: Stick to old style

newspapers media xxx Picture: THINKSTOCK
6 day(s) ago

The layout of the Business Day has been most peculiar and extremely difficult to follow

LETTER: Examine the various power options

UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Eskom's Kusile coal-fired power station in Mpumalanga.  Picture: SIKONATHI MANTSHANTSHA/MAKWENA MANAMELA
6 day(s) ago

Indications are we will need about 9,600MW of additional generation capacity during the 2020s - it is the power we will need to grow the economy

LETTER: Wraparound irritation

Picture: THINKSTOCK
6 day(s) ago

Newspapers' efforts to attract adspend should be balanced against the convenience of readers

LETTER: Stick with constitution

JUDICIAL SNAFU: Constitutional Court judges listen to arguments in November 2011 in one of the many instalments of the saga involving complaints made against Judge John Hlophe by justices Bess Nkabinde and Chris Jafta. The long- running case has put on hold other cases of judicial misconduct and goes to the heart of the ability to hold judges accountable. Picture: THE TIMES
3 day(s) ago

More people seem to lately want out of the deal struck in the early 90s

LETTER: Mbete fails in her duty

Baleka Mbete. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES/WALDO SWIEGERS
3 day(s) ago

The speaker must provide political leadership and strategic direction; and exercise impartiality

LETTER: ‘Unbelievable’ honour

Former president Thabo Mbeki. Picture: THE TIMES
3 day(s) ago

Unisa’s plans to build a Thabo Mbeki Presidential Library on its main campus in Pretoria beggars belief

LETTER: Nuclear no quick fix

Picture: THINKSTOCK
4 day(s) ago

SA needs to prioritise the least expensive options for generating extra electricity

LETTER: No free Chinese lunch

The Dalai Lama. Picture: TYRONE ARTHUR
4 day(s) ago

Why the Dalai Lama’s visa is very unlikely to be issued

LETTER: Masipa’s verdict right

Judge Thokozile Masipa delivers her judgment in the trial of Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Thursday.   Picture: REUTERS
4 day(s) ago

The prosecution team failed to prove "beyond a shadow of doubt" that Mr Pistorius intended to kill Reeva Steenkamp

LETTER: Collective madness

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
4 day(s) ago

European Union nationals resident in Scotland, living there for a very short time, should not vote

LETTER: Foolish rantings

Chairman of the MK Military Veterans Association, Kebby Maphatsoe.  Picture: SOWETAN
5 day(s) ago

Deputy Defence Minister Kebby Maphatsoe has done it again

LETTER: Masipa earned respect

Judge Thokozile Masipa delivers her judgment in the trial of Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Thursday.   Picture: REUTERS
5 day(s) ago

Judgment criticism is mostly from white legal experts, who wrongly assume that they are the only ones who can interpret the law

LETTER: An interest in e-tolls

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 day(s) ago

The only group to support e-tolling has been the Cesa, a group of professionals whose role in overrun projects should be considered

LETTER: Deep thought

Mine worker.  Picture: EPA
5 day(s) ago

Hopefully the Commission for Conciliation, Meditation and Arbitration will give the statutory consultation process between Sibanye Gold Mine and NUM some thought

LETTER: The educated are free

Picture: THINKSTOCK
6 day(s) ago

Educating all our children must be one of our most urgent priorities

LETTER: Speaker is not living up to her role

Baleka Mbete. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES/WALDO SWIEGERS
7 day(s) ago

Baleka Mbete fails as an impartial presiding officer because she is national chairwoman of the ANC and speaker of the National Assembly

LETTER: Cartoonist shows bias

Brandan cartoon, Septermer 10. PICTURE: BUSINESS DAY
7 day(s) ago

Brandan’s cartoons are somewhat racially inclined and at times, insulting to the "black man"

LETTER: BEE may need do-over

Picture: THINKSTOCK
7 day(s) ago

The minimum black shareholding requirement has posed the biggest BEE challenge to legislators, business owners and their advisers

LETTER: Minister needs to break from past

Lindiwe Zulu. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
10 day(s) ago

The DA is pushing for root-and-branch reform requiring Minister Lindiwe Zulu to adopt a broad-mandate approach

Picture: THINKSTOCK

LETTER: Change BEE incentives

The whole system is stacked against black entrepreneurs in many ways

LETTER: Cartoon is cheap insult

Brandan cartoon, Septermer 10. PICTURE: BUSINESS DAY
10 day(s) ago

It might get some chuckles, but the fact is that it fuels a particular kind of racism which couches itself in coded language

LETTER: Engaging car reviews

CONSERVATIVE:  The Honda Accord is affordable, reliable and comfortable. Picture: QUICKPIC
6 day(s) ago

Alexander Parker’s motoring columns, a balanced perspective for the benefit of most petrol-heads

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The Third Umpire

Corruption Watch chairman Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane, for insisting Deputy Defence Minister Kebby Maphatsoe be charged despite his reluctant apology for slander against the public protector.

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EFF commander Julius Malema. You don't have to like him, or believe that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa “has blood on his hands” from Marikana, to support Malema's right to freedom of speech in Parliament.

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Controversial Independent Police Investigative Directorate head Robert McBride, whose first appearance before Parliament's police committee got off to a rocky start when it became apparent that he was ill-prepared.

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