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LETTER: Do we want to live in a nanny state?

Freedom is a matter of principle, not degree and no minority should be disallowed it

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: What Greece can teach

A deserted factory stands in the industrial zone of the town of Thebes in Sterea Hellas region, Greece. File picture:  REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

The tax-collection crisis in Greece is terminal and should be a lesson to South Africa

LETTER: Duarte doublespeak

ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL

Doing the right thing is hell, especially when it surrounds al-Bashir

LETTER: Mazwai got it wrong

Omar al-Bashir. Picture: EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

The ANC fails to understand that South Africa is a constitutionally governed state

LETTER: Communists to blame

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The late Milton Friedman noted that there is no such thing as a free lunch: somebody pays

LETTER: What Greece can teach

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While all countries face challenges in collecting tax, the tax-collection crisis in Greece is exceptional

LETTER: Not about democracy

A woman walks past a graffiti titled 'Death of Euros', in Athens, Greece, on Tuesday. Picture: EPA/ORESTIS PANAGIOTOU

The crisis arose because an economically ignorant Marxist prime minister misunderstood the dynamics of Europe

Pensioners waiting outside a closed National Bank branch and hoping to get their pensions, argue with a bank employee in Iraklio on the island of Crete, Greece, on Monday.   Picture: REUTERS

LETTER: Pension cuts the lesser of two evils

I don’t get the bit where pensioners are the answer to a shrinking economy

LETTER: Where will this end?

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National Energy Regulator of SA has done the right thing and put its foot down regarding Eskom


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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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