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Myanmar's National League for Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives to the opening of the new parliament in Naypyitaw on Monday. Picture: REUTERS

LETTER: Burma’s new democracy a farce

Global Witness has just published a report detailing wholesale looting of Burma’s jade resources

LETTER: Agoa deal is a vital gift

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Where there are threats to our industrial development, these are almost all self-inflicted

LETTER: Degrees of confusion

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Degrees such as law are still needed, and we certainly need to groom future lawyers

LETTER: Charge the president

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: GCIS

Only way to get to the bottom of the economic sabotage is to lay a charge against the president

LETTER: Nkandla backfires

President Jacob Zuma's residence in Nkandla. Picture: SOWETAN/SUNDAY WORLD

Chief among those who now have significant egg on their faces are parliamentary members Nathi Nhleko and Mathole Motshekga

LETTER: Is SA heading for a national revolution?

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Students are becoming increasingly aware of the effect of political and economic changes on their lives at a time of national and international economic hardship

LETTER: Nation-building a vital talking point

Nathi Mthethwa. Picture: SOWETAN

Talking to one another leads to understanding and removes the distrust and prejudice


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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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