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LETTER: It’s a fact that whites owe SA a lot

Nathan Cheiman seems to either be having selective amnesia or suffering from myopia

LETTER: English holds sway

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1 day(s) ago

English is the common ‘link’ language of SA and much of the world, as well as the language of commerce and academia

LETTER: Less would give more

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1 day(s) ago

The introduction of a couple of simple measures could cut many millions from department costs

LETTER: Justice system needs overhauling

Oscar Pistorius during his sentencing on Tuesday. Picture: HERMAN VERWEY/EPA
2 day(s) ago

Judgments are not only biased in favour of the rich but are also inconsistent

LETTER: Theobald gets it wrong

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2 day(s) ago

Postbank’s auditors have not raised a single concern about its financial statements

LETTER: Skill trumps size

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2 day(s) ago

Has the ANC loaded the public payroll with loyal cadres at the expense of hiring competent people who are capable of getting the jobs done efficiently?

LETTER: We all need to assist in crime fight

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3 day(s) ago

The truth is that we, as citizens, live with these criminals

LETTER: Zuma hit nail on head

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

Welfare state policies benefit foreigners, says president

LETTER: Assist in poverty fight

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1 day(s) ago

Last Thursday was International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - here’s how you can help

LETTER: Fiscal silver lining

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

Hopefully Nhlanhla Nene knows who to ‘definitely’ ignore

LETTER: Musical memory lane

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1 day(s) ago

Reminiscing can sometimes be as sweet as the music we miss

LETTER: Preserve languages

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2 day(s) ago

Perpetuating archaic practices is unnecessary

LETTER: Mall days are over

Blackheath Shopping Centre in Randburg, north of  Johannesburg. Picture: JONATHAN WOOD
2 day(s) ago

The recent spate of shopping centre robberies is an opportunity to evaluate SA’s position on these retail centres

LETTER: Harvey column puzzle

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2 day(s) ago

If white business remains so unpatriotic, the solution must be nationalisation

LETTER: Population solutions

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3 day(s) ago

Detroit provides a good example of the effects of negative population growth

LETTER: Firms look beyond SA

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3 day(s) ago

Old Mutual has just announced expenditure of R10bn in the purchase of a UK company

LETTER: Donation tax for Zuma

President Jacob Zuma's residence in Nkandla. Picture: SOWETAN/SUNDAY WORLD
3 day(s) ago

Have possible donors and South African Revenue Service considered the 20% tax bill?

LETTER: Pistorius got off lightly

The door through which Reeva Steenkamp was shot is displayed during Oscar Pistorius's murder trial in Pretoria. Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

Apparently, the appropriate punishment for the wanton slaughter of another human being is five years’ imprisonment

LETTER: Population growth a key problem

Capital in the Twenty-First Cetnury. Author: Thomas Piketty
4 day(s) ago

It is incontestable that population growth is the key driver of all global societal problems

LETTER: Whites owe no one

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4 day(s) ago

Ebrahim Harvey’s notion of indebtedness is puerile and imbecilic

LETTER: SA foreign policy ‘wrong-headed’

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5 day(s) ago

Not only has SA’s policy failed to live up to its promise to place human rights above self-interest, it has also damaged our self-interest in many ways

Sasol's headquarters in Rosebank, Johannesburg. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

LETTER: Sasol ready to explore

Sasol is playing an active role in shaping and growing an industry that holds great potential in defining SA’s energy future

LETTER: Column off mark

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4 day(s) ago

Peter Bruce’s most recent column peddles flawed argument

LETTER: Time to talk peace

A combination picture shows this year's Nobel Peace Prize winners, Indian children's right activist Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistani schoolgirl activist Malala Yousafzai, in an August 18 2014 file photo.  Picture: REUTERS
4 day(s) ago

India and Pakistan should take full advantage of the world’s attention on their countries

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The Third Umpire

Northam CEO Paul Dunne, for acting to avoid controversy over the company’s choice of empowerment partners by having an independent audit done on all potential participants. The “usual suspects” are wealthy enough.

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DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane, whose criticism of the mini-budget lacked substance. How could Mr Nene have been “bolder” without compromising growth? Politics is the art of the possible, after all.

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Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene. If good wishes could ensure his “tough love” medium-term budget policy statement is implemented, we would be home dry. Sadly, there are many hurdles to overcome.

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