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LETTER: Bypassing the people to get power

The trouble with theorists of communism is that bypassing the people to the centre of power has always been legitimate

LETTER: Glaring historical bias

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An issue quite complex and needs balanced reportage

LETTER: SAA on wrong plane

A South African Airways Airbus A320. Picture: SAA

What will happen if the price of Brent crude continues to go up, breaking the threshold that makes SAA’s wide-body fuel-efficient planes beneficial?

LETTER: Too gentle a nudge

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Pension contributions must be compulsory, and subject to strict preservation rules, in any sensible retirement incomes policy

LETTER: None too taxing

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It is taxing to be Greek in Greece

LETTER: A truth that hurts

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: GCIS

Marikana, the single most defining event since advent of democracy, symbolising betrayal of liberation

LETTER: Tax before subsidies

Noord Street taxi rank in Johannesburg is part of a much larger system that has democratised the movement of people. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES/ERIC MALEMA

Once Taxi drivers start paying income taxes, talk about subsidies may be put on the table

LETTER: Love no poll position

Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: GCIS

How long will we all suffer while ANC supporters ignore reality — expecting personalities in the ANC to emulate Mandela?

LETTERS: Change fuels, Eskom

Eskom Medupi power station.

Eskom should run its gas turbines on illuminating paraffin until it gets round to using natural gas

LETTER: Pedalling bling bikes

Cyclists brave the last leg of the country’s most popular and the world’s largest timed cycle race. Picture: SHELLEY CHRISTIANS./THE TIMES

Mountain bike prices quoted by Marika Sboros's article are far off the mark

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LETTER: We must vote for true democracy

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? might just as well ask, ‘Who will protect democracy?’

LETTER: Business Day eye on business

A group of men sit along a road looking for work. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

If Business Day could put in place a proposed methodology, the government must accept it, reject it or devise a better plan


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The Third Umpire

President Jacob Zuma, whose election promise to create millions of new jobs is looking more than a little rash in the light of the latest Stats SA figures, which show the number of discouraged young work seekers doubling.

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Durban High Court judge Esther Steyn, for ordering the demolition of a R60m luxury apartment block after finding that the city rezoned the site illegally. Brace yourselves for the lawsuit, long-suffering ratepayers.

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Departing Edcon CEO Jurgen Schreiber, whose misreading of the market during a tough time for retailers has been blamed for the group’s poor performance and difficulty repaying a €28m coupon that was due yesterday.

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