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LETTER: E-toll roads do nothing to ease flow

Please publish one study to support their claims about fuel savings, taking into account the economy rate of modern engines

LETTER: DIY transformation

Former president FW de Klerk.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

Only meaningful ‘transformation’ necessary for SA’s advancement is transformation of black people’s mind-set

LETTER: A minority and the democratic end

UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage arrives for results of the European Parliament election for the south east region, in Southampton, southern England on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS

Whether proportional representation makes it possible for a party to win a majority of seats with a minority of votes is hardly this country’s problem at the moment

LETTER: Sanral still in the dark

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Roads agency may be good at building and maintaining roads, but that’s were it ends

LETTER: Settle e-tolls with poll

PAY UP: An e-toll gantry on the N1 through Pretoria. Picture: SUNDAY WORLD

Government doesn’t respect its constituency the way the apartheid government respected its

LETTER: Tired justifications

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Too many senior South African academics have both an overinflated sense of the quality of their work

LETTER: No white economy

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While Nomalanga Mkhize makes some valid points, she makes some statements that are highly improbable

LETTER: Aid loveLife, aid youth

Unemployed youth hiking on the Soweto Highway as they have no money due to unemployment. Picture: SOWETAN

LoveLife, has been in existence for the past 15 years with the sole mandate of upgrading the youth of this country

LETTER: Loved up with Landy

A Land Rover Discovery Sport automobile, produced by Jaguar Land Rover Plc, sits on display during the first preview day at the Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. The show, also known as Mondial de L'Automobile, runs from Oct. 4 through Oct. 19 and showcases 250 automobile manufacturers from 18 countries. Picture: BLOOMBERG/BALINT PORNECZI

How lovely that Land Rover and Alex Parker have kissed and made up

LETTER: Explain the numbers

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If a majority means more than half of the total seats, I should like Prof Friedman to explain how this is remotely possible

LETTER: Cronin’s red herrings

Deputy Public Works Minister Jeremy Cronin. Picture: SOWETAN

Jeremy Cronin’s reply to my attack on his Expropriation Bill is more significant for what it omits to say than for what it does say

LETTER: Delivery, not media, sways voters

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If the media were so powerful, the ANC would not be in the Union Buildings after so many scandals

Picture: SIMON MATHEBULA

LETTER: Minority can govern

It is Adrian Frith, not I, who misunderstands the local government electoral system, responds Steven Friedman

LETTER: Constitutional gripe

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John Kane-Berman resorts to apartheid-era, anticommunist conspiracies

LETTER: Medical schools adapt

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There has been radical transformation in the medical schools in SA

LETTER: Some profound issues

BATTLE GROUND: Ellis Park has not seen a clash between the Boks and the All Blacks since 2004. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

What will it take to recreate spirit with which we sung Shosholoza in 1995?


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