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Julius Malema, centre, and EFF members return to the party's offices.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

LETTER: What’s EFF’s agenda?

Is the EFF a revenge tool that Julius Malema uses to hit back at African National Congress leaders who expelled him?

LETTER: Moshoeshoe I reflected excellence

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17 hour(s) ago

The tragedy is not whether Lesotho exists on its own, but the fact that there is minimal development of its citizens to be sufficiently creative to buttress poverty and want in their land

LETTER: Special units cut crime

Picture: BUSINESS DAY
17 hour(s) ago

We are calling for the swift re-establishment of specialist units for murder and robbery, serious and violent crimes, and other units that successfully combat crime in our society

LETTER: No consultation on energy plans

Department of Energy deputy director-general Wolsey Barnard. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
1 day(s) ago

Members of the Electricity Governance Initiative call on the minister to hold statutory consultations so that the nation may join the debate

LETTER: Marcus was a disaster

Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
1 day(s) ago

There is no such thing as setting interest rates for 'growth'

LETTER: Stick with constitution

JUDICIAL SNAFU: Constitutional Court judges listen to arguments in November 2011 in one of the many instalments of the saga involving complaints made against Judge John Hlophe by justices Bess Nkabinde and Chris Jafta. The long- running case has put on hold other cases of judicial misconduct and goes to the heart of the ability to hold judges accountable. Picture: THE TIMES
4 day(s) ago

More people seem to lately want out of the deal struck in the early 90s

LETTER: Nuclear debt looms

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

President Jacob Zuma will decide on the procurement of future nuclear energy

LETTER: Race remark improper

Judge Thokozile Masipa delivers her judgment in the trial of Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Thursday.   Picture: REUTERS
4 day(s) ago

What on earth does colour have to do with criticism of the Masipa judgment?

LETTER: Comparing speakers exposes DA

Democratic Alliance parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane Mmusi Maimane starts the debate on the vote of no confidence in National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete on Tuesday.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 day(s) ago

The DA is nothing short of an infantile pantomime, aimed at getting headlines

LETTER: Expensive ‘free’ power

5 day(s) ago

Vendor financing is always a trap for the future

LETTER: Race not an issue

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5 day(s) ago

Masipa judgment criticism came from all sectors of the community, both legal and lay, and, both "white" and "black"

LETTER: Failure has benefits

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17 hour(s) ago

The one thing failure does is focus the mind. To make a mistake once is sort of acceptable, but to repeat it is a sin

LETTER: Councillors keep trying

URBAN SPRAWL: An aerial view of Johannesburg. Picture: THINKSTOCK
17 hour(s) ago

With the present administration and levels of service delivery, getting issues resolved in the City of Johannesburg is no easy task

LETTER: Post offices are closed

Picture: SOWETAN
17 hour(s) ago

Virtually all post offices are closed at present, and even those that are open have no mail service

LETTER: Democracy takes time

Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LISA HNATOWICZ
1 day(s) ago

Democracy in SA has been a long time coming and did not arrive 'as an event' in 1994

LETTER: DA on ‘dagga bill’

Democratic Alliance trade and industry spokesman Wilmot James.   Picture: ARNOLD PRONTO
1 day(s) ago

Where special marijuana strains come from and whether production and distribution are commercialised or not, are not issues that should concern the Medical Innovation Bill

LETTER: Expedite LPG delivery

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

Major structural issues in the industry need to be addressed to assure future growth

LETTER: Mbete fails in her duty

Baleka Mbete. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES/WALDO SWIEGERS
4 day(s) ago

The speaker must provide political leadership and strategic direction; and exercise impartiality

LETTER: Heated wage debate ignores facts

Adcorp labour economist Loane Sharp. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
4 day(s) ago

Two made-up "facts" fail to stand up to scrutiny

LETTER: ‘Unbelievable’ honour

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

Unisa’s plans to build a Thabo Mbeki Presidential Library on its main campus in Pretoria beggars belief

LETTER: Nuclear no quick fix

Picture: THINKSTOCK
5 day(s) ago

SA needs to prioritise the least expensive options for generating extra electricity

LETTER: No free Chinese lunch

The Dalai Lama. Picture: TYRONE ARTHUR
5 day(s) ago

Why the Dalai Lama’s visa is very unlikely to be issued

LETTER: Masipa’s verdict right

Judge Thokozile Masipa delivers her judgment in the trial of Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Thursday.   Picture: REUTERS
5 day(s) ago

The prosecution team failed to prove "beyond a shadow of doubt" that Mr Pistorius intended to kill Reeva Steenkamp

LETTER: Collective madness

A pro-independence supporter flashes the victory sign as people gather in Edinburgh for a rally in support of a yes vote in the Scottish Referendum. Picture: AFP
5 day(s) ago

European Union nationals resident in Scotland, living there for a very short time, should not vote

LETTER: Government lost the plot on skills

Statistician-general Pali Lehohla. Picture: GCIS
6 day(s) ago

With billions of rand being thrown into the education system over the past 10 to 15 years, it’s rather frustrating to note that it has not had the desired outcome

LETTER: Produce the evidence

Former deputy defense minister, Ronnie Kasrils, takes the stand at the Arms deal commission of enquiry in Pretoria in 2014. The commission was set up to investigate corruption in the procurement of military hardware in the earlier years of South Africa's democracy. Picture: SYDNEY SESHIBEDI/THE TIMES
6 day(s) ago

Deputy defence minister should retract allegation that Ronnie Kasrils handpicked the woman who claimed President Zuma raped her

LETTER: Foolish rantings

Chairman of the MK Military Veterans Association, Kebby Maphatsoe.  Picture: SOWETAN
6 day(s) ago

Deputy Defence Minister Kebby Maphatsoe has done it again

Picture: THINKSTOCK

LETTER: The educated are free

Educating all our children must be one of our most urgent priorities

LETTER: Masipa earned respect

Judge Thokozile Masipa delivers her judgment in the trial of Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Thursday.   Picture: REUTERS
6 day(s) ago

Judgment criticism is mostly from white legal experts, who wrongly assume that they are the only ones who can interpret the law

LETTER: An interest in e-tolls

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6 day(s) ago

The only group to support e-tolling has been the Cesa, a group of professionals whose role in overrun projects should be considered

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The Third Umpire

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe, whose appeal for Parliament to protect President Jacob Zuma from “humiliation and embarrassment” is misdirected. It is he who must change his attitude to accountability.

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Harvard professor Ricardo Hausmann, who expressed disappointment at the South African government’s indecisiveness on policy and apparent inability to implement its numerous economic growth plans.

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Former GlaxoSmithKline China head Mark Reilly, who will be deported back to the UK after pleading guilty to having bribed doctors to prescribe the company’s drugs and being handed a three-year suspended sentence.

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