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UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage.  Picture: REUTERS

LETTER: UK political parties ignore voters

Democracy is being seriously undermined by special interests who corrupt those who represent us

LETTER: Inaccuracies on Belaz

PUSHED: Dump trucks transport mined iron ore at Vale’s Brucutu mine in Barão de Cocais, Brazil. Higher transport costs to the main markets mean the Brazilian company is more vulnerable to falling iron-ore prices. Picture: BLOOMBERG
14 hour(s) ago

Belaz has celebrated its 65th year of producing dumper trucks for quarries all over the world

LETTER: Flippant attitude is disservice to SA

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

Faulty logic uses extremes to advance a point

LETTER: Harvey’s view is right

Picture: THE TIMES
1 day(s) ago

Communist Party took up the idea that SA was a ‘colony of a special type’ in the 1950s

LETTER: Well done, Mr Zibi

Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
1 day(s) ago

Compulsory reading on dearth of honest credentials

LETTER: Don’t relax, please

President Jacob Zuma addresses questions in Parliament on Thursday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
14 hour(s) ago

We should all be constructive activists who make their voices heard

LETTER: Weak grasp of history

Picture: THINKSTOCK
14 hour(s) ago

Poor old Stephen Ellis — still ascribing absolutely everything that occurs in the tripartite alliance to those evil communists

LETTER: Business Day spot on

Mango CEO Nico Bezuidenhout. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
1 day(s) ago

It is a big deal that our society gets lied to regarding qualifications

LETTER: Eskom moves target

Eskom's Medupi station. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
1 day(s) ago

The end of power shortages was first at the end of this year and then June next year

LETTER: Missing mister

Steve Hofmeyr. Picture: THE TIMES
1 day(s) ago

Mr Hofmeyr is referred to by title and surname while Mr Missing is granted no such courtesy.

LETTER: Hold Zuma to oath

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

His supporters ... epitomise the important view that we don’t all have to be bad to sink a country

LETTER: NDP just a pretend-plan for ANC

Tina Joemat-Pettersson. Picture: GCIS
2 day(s) ago

Rhetoric and actions of the ANC and its partners in economic destruction shows real policy

LETTER: Lost ability to inspire

President Jacob Zuma addresses questions in Parliament on Thursday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

SA’s rapid increases in crime, corruption and political infighting are clear signals of decline

LETTER: Too much power to the president

Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
5 day(s) ago

President Jacob Zuma keeps on making silly appointments

LETTER: Subverting democracy

Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 day(s) ago

In true ANC arrogance, they expect the opposition to refrain from any meaningful debate

LETTER: District Six still empty

The Senate Park building on Keerom street in Cape Town's central business district.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
5 day(s) ago

Like the road that ends in the sky near the Waterfront, District Six stands as a monument to civic stupidity

LETTER: Mbete did not fail

6 day(s) ago

Report unfairly casts the speaker in a negative light without any basis

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa answers questions in the National Assembly in Cape Town on Wednesday. Picture: THE TIMES/ESA ALEXANDER

LETTER: Zuma role ceremonial

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is in effect the prime minister

LETTER: Skewed interpretation

Former president Thabo Mbeki. Picture: THE TIMES
2 day(s) ago

The margin of victory in Zimbabwe explains (but not justifies) why SA did nothing

LETTER: Smoke over smuggling

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

Independent experts estimate that the level of cigarette smuggling in SA is much lower than is claimed

LETTER: Communists exposed

Picture: THE TIMES
5 day(s) ago

Communist doctrine for the takeover of a country is to allow strategically embedded communist members to seize control of the government

LETTER: Thurman disappoints

William Kentridge’s Dutch iris, 1992-1997,  an etching and aquatint.
5 day(s) ago

Why can one not enjoy the works without interrogating their contribution to ‘colonial arrogance’?

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Communication Workers Union general secretary Clyde Mervin, for preventing a settlement of the Post Office strike despite the fact that 98% of employees have reported for work, including most of his members.

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Netcare CEO Richard Friedland. It’s a pity the group’s positive outlook is largely a product of a dysfunctional public health system, but let’s see it as another reason to celebrate the private sector.

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National Council Against Smoking head Yussuf Saloojee, for blaming rampant cigarette smuggling on the tobacco industry when the obvious culprits are excessive taxation and poor law enforcement.

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