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LETTER: Fat cats should pay for job creation

There can be a trade-off between raising wages and creating jobs, particularly in situations of high unemployment, when wage increases can impede job creation

LETTER: Setting a fine example

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15 hour(s) ago

There is really no excuse to remain passive on the sideline and lament the numerous problems in our education system

LETTER: No union democracy

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15 hour(s) ago

Unions won’t be democratic until they are forced to hold secret ballots proving majority support for strikes

LETTER: SA will not need extra 7,000MW

hydropower energy Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Prof Lloyd’s own figures confirm that a mix of imported hydropower and gas offer the optimal cost for extra electricity

LETTER: Incompetent ministry

Malusi Gigaba. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
1 day(s) ago

It will be interesting to see how Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba reacts when he comes face to face with the incompetence of his ministry

LETTER: Unions are a school for socialism

Members of the Congress of South African Trade Unions at the ANC's Mangaung conference in December 2012. Picture: SOWETAN
4 day(s) ago

Workers who are organised in a trade union are a very real threat to bosses as it upsets the divide-and-rule strategy

LETTER: Article contains inaccuracies

Julius Malema. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
4 day(s) ago

The article EFF objects to being compared to Nazis contains incorrect information concerning the deputy speaker of the National Assembly, Mr Lechesa Tsenoli

LETTER: Falling on deaf ears

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15 hour(s) ago

The people have spoken, but no one’s listening

LETTER: Punish the EFF

Economic Freedom Fighters leader and a group of EFF members march to the Gauteng legislature on Tuesday.  Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO
15 hour(s) ago

You know the old saying that the only thing that we learn from history is that we don’t learn from history?

LETTER: Academics chide Israel

Smoke rises following what witnesses said was an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on Sunday. Picture: REUTERS
15 hour(s) ago

What is going on in Gaza is a massacre and academics are speaking out too

LETTER: Bias clouds reasoning

The mother of a Palestinian child reacts following his death at a hospital in Gaza City on Monday.  Picture: REUTERS
15 hour(s) ago

Israel is totally justified in taking measures to prevent Hamas from terrorising the Israeli population

LETTER: No critical thinking

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1 day(s) ago

The wage/wealth gap can be reduced first of all with appropriate education that meets the real needs of our people

LETTER: Graphic incorrect

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan briefs the media before delivering his budget speech in Parliament on Wednesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON Feb 26 2014
1 day(s) ago

Graphic not only accompanies incorrect story, but also contains inaccuracies

LETTER: Expensive electricity

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

We have nothing against nuclear power except that it is expensive, with huge up-front costs

LETTER: Editorial is misleading

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4 day(s) ago

Although we do not agree with your evaluation of Russia’s and President Vladimir Putin’s actions, you were obviously guided by noble intentions

LETTER: Who is wrong in Gaza?

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4 day(s) ago

The real hard question Tony Leon should be asking is: ‘Who, ultimately, is on the wrong side of history in this conflict?’

LETTER: US in no position to point a finger

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Picture: REUTERS
5 day(s) ago

The 20th century was the North American century. It was also the bloodiest century in human history

LETTER: Can union run mines?

Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa. Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
5 day(s) ago

Is the time not ripe for the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union to step in and buy the platinum mines that Anglo Platinum has for sale?

LETTER: Israel’s asymmetric power lesson

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Picture: REUTERS
6 day(s) ago

Israel would do well to take heed of the counsel in Moisés Naím’s book, The End of Power

Eskom’s Koeberg nuclear plant looms over Melkbosstrand in Cape Town. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

LETTER: Nuclear is best option

There are three questions to answer about the government’s proposals. First, do we need more power? The answer is clearly yes

LETTER: Nuclear plan aids ANC

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5 day(s) ago

The nuclear power stations are a done deal with Russia — and will come with benefits that will make the Chancellor House Toshiba ‘arrangement’ seem like pocket money

LETTER: SA is ‘brandicidal’

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5 day(s) ago

South Africa needs to develop brands to grow its reputation, become more competitive, create jobs and to generate financial benefits

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Amplats CEO Chris Griffith. Dealt a poor hand by the extended platinum strike, his focus on improving productivity is in the best interests of shareholders and — even if they don’t realise it — union members too.

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