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CAMPAIGNER:  Arms deal activist Terry Crawford-Browne. Picture: TERRY SHEAN

LETTER: Arms deal hero follows state drum

Terry Crawford-Browne has given up a just and honourable cause for something so disingenuous and dishonest that one must question the integrity of this man

LETTER: Management to blame

A worker underground at Beatrix gold mine. Picture: SOWETAN
1 day(s) ago

When management and labour are at each other’s throats, it is (almost) always the fault of management

LETTER: SA is on nonracial path

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

In a nonracial state, unlike a race-based state, everyone, regardless of his or her ethnic and cultural origin, is afforded equal status

LETTER: Israel is a democracy

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

Israel is a democracy with regular elections and changes in government

LETTER: Poultry sector is least protected

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

David Wolpert ignores the fact that SA’s agricultural sector is probably the least protected of anywhere in the world

LETTER: More gazumping likely

HARD TIMES: Mining is the linchpin of the Rustenburg economy and the town is struggling as a result of the strike. Picture: THE TIMES
2 day(s) ago

Few companies used to the protection under the previous act will take that risk

LETTER: Land bill alarm bells

Picture: THE TIMES
2 day(s) ago

The new land-rights bill has enormous consequences for land ownership in South Africa

LETTER: Domingo not up to job

Proteas Twenty20 coach Russell Domingo. Picture: GALLO IMAGES
2 day(s) ago

The appointment of Russell Domingo was more a window-dressing exercise than purely based on merit

LETTER: Human rights era over

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Our democracy has been almost the only epoch after 1652 in which judges were not hand-picked from political cronies

LETTER: Conclusions come last

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Displaying angry prejudice is all Terry Crawford-Browne manages

LETTER: Irony from the ANC

Picture: BUSINESS DAY
1 day(s) ago

Obviously ‘what’s good for the goose is good for the gander’ is selectively practised by the ANC

LETTER: Still the same

1 day(s) ago

Once upon a time, when someone said that they had ‘a good story’ to tell, they would launch into a very bad joke

LETTER: Trade unions are vital

Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
2 day(s) ago

Without the trade unions disputes become more and more difficult to resolve

LETTER: Fight graft everywhere

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema. Picture: THE TIMES
2 day(s) ago

It is our duty as South Africans to put leaders who are corrupt in their place and that place is clearly not in Parliament

LETTER: E-tolling a failure

Picture: SOWETAN
2 day(s) ago

Until the system of funding, whatever that is, becomes user-friendly, it will remain a major failure

LETTER: Jet set murder trial

NEWLY MARRIED: A file picture of Shrien Dewani and his wife, Anni, in 2010
2 day(s) ago

SA pleads poverty to anyone who’ll listen, yet we bring murder accused Shrien Dewani from his home in Bristol to Cape Town by private jet!

LETTER: Take note, Zuma

Maria Miller leaves 10 Downing Street after a cabinet meeting in central London on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

I wonder if President Jacob Zuma, his ministers and members of his entourage took note of Maria Miller’s resignation

LETTER: Sparks wide of mark

Western Cape Premier and DA leader Helen Zille. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
5 day(s) ago

Allister Sparks doesn’t acknowledge that the DA itself doesn’t talk much about its own policies

LETTER: Dames the Pollyanna of energy

Eskom CEO Brian Dames addresses the media in Johannesburg on Thursday
5 day(s) ago

Does Eskom’s ability to fool itself know no bounds?

LETTER: On the Brinc of a bloc?

IN TOWN: A man walks past a floral display in Durban announcing the fifth annual Brics Summit. Picture: REUTERS
5 day(s) ago

Announcement that Nigeria is now the largest economy in Africa got me thinking about whether SA is still relevant to Brics nations

LETTER: Two kinds of politician

A portrait of former president Nelson Mandela painted on a wall in Johannesburg in July 2012. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/THE TIMES
5 day(s) ago

I see two fundamentally opposed types of politician in South Africa

Picture: THINKSTOCK

LETTER: Ace correspondent

Permit me to pay homage to Stanley Uys, who died in London and was the finest political correspondent in SA

LETTER: Keep Zuma — away

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: GCIS
5 day(s) ago

Ever since President Jacob Zuma was elected, South Africa has gone backward

LETTER: Failure of talks is good

REPORT: US Secretary of State John Kerry addresses the media on the Syrian situation in Washington DC on Monday. Picture: REUTERS
5 day(s) ago

The first reality that US politicians and their war lobby must face is that the ‘two-state solution’ is a dead duck

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The Third Umpire

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula. If she believes spoiling your vote as a form of mild protest is “treacherous and irresponsible”, what about covering up corruption and the blatant misuse of public funds?

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ANC Youth League spokesman Bandile Masuku, for reprimanding national convener Mzwandile Masina for calling former deputy health minister Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge a “hoe”. Can we assume he doesn’t dig her?

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EFF leader Julius Malema. The party claimed to be so poor that it couldn’t pay the election deposit, but then did. And he is able to flit around the country campaigning in a helicopter? Pull the other one.

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