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LETTER: BEE rules will hit industry incentives

The Department of Trade and Industry is experiencing many structural problems

LETTER: Nuclear haste a worry

Cows graze at a field near the Doel nuclear plant in northern Belgium in this August 22 2012 file photo.   Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

Would it not make more sense to proceed with caution while we check out the oil and gas prospects?

LETTER: Post Office cannot fail

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2 day(s) ago

Agreements with the International Postal Union require that the Post Office sends and delivers international mail and parcels

LETTER: Population rise skews labour balance

Jean Tirole.  Picture: REUTERS
4 day(s) ago

We need to address the fundamental cause and reduce population quickly if we want to return the labour and capital equation to some form of parity

LETTER: Bizarre but terrifying

Terry Crawford-Browne at the arms deal commission in Pretoria.  Picture: SOWETAN
4 day(s) ago

The carefully crafted checks and balances of our constitutional democracy have been systematically destroyed to cover up the corruption the arms deal has unleashed

LETTER: Rotten Post Office needs overhaul

Siyabonga Cwele.  Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
5 day(s) ago

The Democratic Alliance and the Freedom Front Plus have called for a Post Office bail-out by the government

LETTER: Get numbers right first

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5 day(s) ago

We have to unite behind a common vision of our combined future, but before we do that we need to agree on the numbers and secure consensus in that regard

LETTER: What hinders black entrepreneurs?

Sam Motsuenyane. Picture: ROBERT TSHABALALA
6 day(s) ago

Recent noise about black economic empowerment and affirmative action reveal a very distorted logic

LETTER: Nedlac needs rethink

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2 day(s) ago

The robust debate in Nedlac has been almost completely ignored by the Department of Labour

LETTER: Keep roads for traffic

Access to the drains was via specially constructed ramps, not for the faint of heart. Picture: JUAN GERBER
2 day(s) ago

Mountain bikes belong in the mountains, not in the city

LETTER: Rantings are idiotic

Terry Crawford-Browne at the arms deal commission in Pretoria.  Picture: SOWETAN
2 day(s) ago

Terry Crawford-Browne has succeeded in not only making a complete idiot of himself but giving even demented conspiracy theorists a bad name

LETTER: Cosatu set to break up

Zwelinzima Vavi.  Picture: THE TIMES
4 day(s) ago

The cosy relationship between Zwelinzima Vavi and his EFF counterpart was startling

LETTER: BEE polarises SA

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4 day(s) ago

Everyone I spoke to, of whatever hue, strongly believed the BEE regime in SA has to change

LETTER: Suits can save lives

Samaritan's Purse medical personnel transport a person who died from the Ebola virus in the Case Management Center in Foya, Liberia. Picture: REUTERS/SAMARITAN'S PURSE
4 day(s) ago

Would SA be able to afford the suits and be able to adequately treat victims with extensive use of electrolytes?

LETTER: I love Lucy (Kellaway)

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5 day(s) ago

Mondays without Lucy Kellaway would be unconscionable

LETTER: Deception of Russians

President Jacob Zuma and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin during bilateral Talks in May 2013. Several rounds of discussions included the subject of nuclear energy. Picture: GCIS
5 day(s) ago

If Viktor Polikarpov will not allow sight of the contract, then he has something to hide

LETTER: Rural women are key

5 day(s) ago

As the world celebrates International Day of Rural Women today, we should highlight the plight of women in rural areas

LETTER: Article was misleading

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6 day(s) ago

We found your editorial very misleading and a lot of its content inconsistent with the basic facts

LETTER: Compromise is needed for mining

Mark Cutifani:  Picture: ROBERT RUSSELL ROBERTS
7 day(s) ago

What is in dispute is import parity prices — that is, international prices

LETTER: No state pensions risk

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7 day(s) ago

The age at which citizens become eligible for a state pension in SA sits comfortably above the country’s average life expectancy

LETTER: Appeal courts solution

British Prime Minister David Cameron. Picture: REUTERS
7 day(s) ago

The principle concerned is that of sovereign states submitting to an international or supranational court on rulings, whether these concern human rights, tariffs or other corporate disputes

ANC MP Ben Turok. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

LETTER: Turok an ANC rarity

Prof Ben Turok is not just making passing comments on peripheral ANC decisions but is striking at core party ideology

LETTER: Criticism not racism

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6 day(s) ago

While cultural diversity is to be celebrated, there is no doubt some aspects of cultures are not conducive to individual freedoms, dignity and economic prosperity

LETTER: Convoluted prose

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6 day(s) ago

Regretfully some of Business Day’s columnists feel the need to show off their knowledge with the use of long words and complicated sentences

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