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LETTER: US in no position to point a finger

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
11 hour(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
1 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
1 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: Step outside the boxes

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1 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: Now is time for war to be outlawed

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2 day(s) ago

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

LETTER: Denying healthcare

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2 day(s) ago

State healthcare facilities are significantly strained, under-resourced and generally the last place anyone would want to end up in

LETTER: Nuclear plan aids ANC

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11 hour(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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11 hour(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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11 hour(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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11 hour(s) ago

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

LETTER: Israel not omnipotent

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1 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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1 day(s) ago

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

LETTER: Palestine, wake up

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1 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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2 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: Imaginary scenario

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2 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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2 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

LETTER: Illogical claim by Louw

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3 day(s) ago

Not even the most radical have hinted that the private health sector should be nationalised

LETTER: Friedman’s blind spot

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3 day(s) ago

Prof Friedman’s obsession around the Palestinian cause suggests emotion rather than deliberation, a surprising lapse on the part of an academic

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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: EFF parallels Soviets

EFF land spokesman Andile Mngxitama. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
3 day(s) ago

Has the EFF done much historical research, we have to ask?

LETTER: Rhodes was corrupt

3 day(s) ago

Did anyone else notice that the defenders of Cecil Rhodes seem to come from those critical of ANC crony capitalism?

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