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

LETTER: Unions are a school for socialism

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
6 hour(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: Who is wrong in Gaza?

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17 hour(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
1 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
1 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
2 day(s) ago

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

LETTER: Passing the blame

Former president Nelson Mandela. Picture: SUNDAY WORLD
2 day(s) ago

Aubrey Matshiqi’s attempt to rationalise burdens that ‘black South Africans’ had to carry with reconciliation is fallacious and even contemptible

LETTER: Editorial is misleading

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17 hour(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: Nuclear is best option

Eskom’s Koeberg nuclear plant looms over Melkbosstrand in Cape Town. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
17 hour(s) ago

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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1 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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1 day(s) ago

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

LETTER: Test e-tolling fairness

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1 day(s) ago

Public policy and the constitution require systems to procure things such as payment for the Gauteng road improvements to be fair

LETTER: Twain quote rings true

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1 day(s) ago

I am reminded of the remark made about Cecil Rhodes by his contemporary, US writer Mark Twain

LETTER: Israel not omnipotent

Israel flag. Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

The view that Israel and the Jewish lobby somehow exercise malign levers of control over media institutions is neither new nor true

LETTER: Just us here

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2 day(s) ago

Who must outlaw war? Look around, it is only us here

LETTER: Step outside the boxes

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2 day(s) ago

It takes being able to step outside the boxes, which divide us as humans, to be truly able to see this

LETTER: Palestine, wake up

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2 day(s) ago

Tony Leon rightly reduces the Palestine-Israel question to its most basic dilemma: does Israel have a right to exist?

LETTER: Legal rhino horn

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3 day(s) ago

If a legalised cartel increases the supply, or reduces the price of rhino horn, why does he not predict an exponential growth of rhino buyers among the wannabe yuppie crowd

LETTER: Now is time for war to be outlawed

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3 day(s) ago

Many innocent people are murdered wantonly. Is it not about time that war must be outlawed?

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LETTER: EU not a superstate ruling Britain

Since the UK lost its empire it has not been able to define its role or participate as a convinced leading member of the European Union

LETTER: Imaginary scenario

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3 day(s) ago

The exposure to civilian deaths and injuries is upsetting to anyone, as it is intended to be, but one expects a less emotional analysis from the editor

LETTER: User-pays principle

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3 day(s) ago

The reality is that, in South Africa, the user-pays principle seems doomed to failure unless some direct mechanism can be applied to the collection process

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Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti, who is playing with fire by forging ahead with land reform without knowing where the money will come from. Uncertainty is not just a problem for farmers; it could backfire politically too.

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The road to hell is paved with good intentions, something Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi may want to bear in mind as he implements earlier HIV/AIDS treatment despite some provinces being in a state of collapse.

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Transport Minister Dipuo Peters. If “media houses” have launched “cyber attacks” that have crippled Sanral’s billing system, they should be brought to book. So why the vague generalisations without a shred of proof?

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