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John Maynard Keynes. Picture: GETTY IMAGES

LETTER: No, debt gaffes tripped Greece up

John Maynard Keynes stated the case for budget deficits on the understanding that the economy could be stimulated that way and that in the period of prosperity, tax revenue will be available to service the debt

LETTER: Media one-sided on new visa rules

Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom. Picture: SOWETAN

Improving security will go a long way towards making SA attractive to tourists

LETTER: Heed the African call

Picture: THINKSTOCK

The African Union has evolved further, drawing on the lessons of Africa’s own institutions

LETTER: Smit out of his crease

Cricket legend Clive Rice. Picture: ROBERT BOTHA/BUSINESS DAY

If there is empirical evidence that transformation weakens teams, then it needs to be shared with the rest of us

LETTER: Flap, Mr Mantashe

Gwede Mantashe. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS

Surely African National Congress secretary-general Gwede Mantashe would not fly economy class

LETTER: Alternative for Greece

A Greek flag flutters between Saint George's bell tower and an olive tree atop the Lycabettus hill in Athens, Greece. Picture: REUTERS

Greece should have been obliged to exit the currency union, re-establish a much-devalued drachma and oblige their debtors to now accept a head-shave

LETTER: When power is money

US President Barack Obama addresses the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on July 28. Picuter: AFP PHOTO/SIMON MAINA

Barack Obama must know long-term leaders have 'lots of money’ precisely because of their long-term grip on power

A hawker sells a picture of US President Barack Obama and US flags near  Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya, on Sunday. Picture: AFP PHOTO/GEORGINA GOODWIN

LETTER: Obama’s potential

Adekeye Adebajo is entitled to his own opinion but is precluded from being economical with the truth

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The Third Umpire

Energy portfolio committee chairman Fikile Majola, for opting to hold public hearings on the government’s decision — without having the faintest idea of what it will all cost — to build 9,600MW of nuclear power reactors even though the cost is still up in the air.

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Transport Minister Dipuo Peters. Given the serious fraud allegations that have been leveled levelled against the Prasa board by fired CEO Lucky Montana, asking the auditor-general auditor-general to conduct a forensic investigation is a wise move.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is reportedly planning to run for a fourth term in 2017. The two-term limit advocated by US President Barack Obama during his recent visit to Africa surely applies to Europe too.

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