The bill is unconstitutional in allowing the state to take ownership and possession of property by notice of expropriation and without a prior court order confirming that the proposed expropriation is (objectively) for public purposes, or in the public interest
Deputy Public Works Minister Jeremy Cronin is disingenuous in the way he reflects the Western Cape government’s comments on the Expropriation Bill
Minister Radebe was at pains to emphasise the helicopters belonged neither to the South African Police Service nor the South African National Defence Force but were paid for by the Guptas — in other words, were private aircraft — he didn’t expand on the two fixed-wing aircraft — did these belong to the state or were they also on charter?
South African producers would not be able to compete internationally on price as their production costs are much higher than other export countries.
I wonder about the reference in the editorial, "Language is a job for school", written in English, to "isiXhosa", "isiZulu", and "seSotho" — perhaps the writer of your editorial needs to brush up on his isiNgesi
The SABC has reverted to its habits as official apologist and censor
Z Pallo Jordan
In most liberal democratic regimes, the Gupta saga would have resulted the ignominious fall of a government
The financial disparity in our society between those who "have" and those who "have not" is high and by all accounts is only set to increase
Academics are often given a hard time when commenting on events in the real world— they do, however, invite such censure
Democracy is an imperfect system. It does, however, provide the most likely guarantee of freedoms for the individual.
Academic staff are there to teach the students — period
It may be opportune to remind President Jacob Zuma of the sign on president Truman’s desk, which simply said: "This is where the buck stops"
Surely thousands of cancer patients are worth fighting for? Or is something else afoot here?
In a world where global conflicts and democratic infringements threaten us all, their principled stand offers hope
The reign of lawlessness is increasing, emboldening others to go for it and play the lawlessness lottery