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LETTER: Novel way of collecting carbon tax

Finance minister could easily have softened the blow on the increased fuel levy by calling it a carbon tax

LETTER: Use power effectively

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2 day(s) ago

A growing number of voters perceive the gross self-interest of the ruling elite in the ANC

LETTER: Putin and Zuma are two of a kind

President Jacob Zuma, right, and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Mr Zuma was visiting Russia on Thursday to deepen bilateral ties between the Brics peers.   Picture: GCIS
4 day(s) ago

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Jacob Zuma are joined at their amoral hips

LETTER: Endless duplicity

Marius Fransman addresses  an ANC press conference in this file picture.  Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

Someone please tell Marius Fransman that running with hares and hunting with hounds fools nobody

LETTER: Take lead on energy

Shoprite CEO Whitey Basson. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
2 day(s) ago

Become self-reliant with power stations, generators and solar panels

LETTER: Counterproductive

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2 day(s) ago

SA should be buying into shale not raising the fuel levy

LETTER: Absurd argument

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene delivers his maiden budget speech on Wednesday. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
2 day(s) ago

Friedman’s article is clearly an attempt to make everyone feel better about being screwed

LETTER: ‘Us and them’ stance

South African President Jacob Zuma addresses MPs during the state of the nation address debate in the National Assembly on February 19.  Picture: ADRIAN DE KOCK
4 day(s) ago

President Zuma has a much better chance of getting the nation behind him if he casts the chip off his shoulder

LETTER: Climate chimeras

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5 day(s) ago

More nations are determined that economic development is far more important than trying to combat the poorly understood forces of nature

LETTER: A mail fantasy

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5 day(s) ago

By offering government bail-outs to the Post Office, its employees are temporarily spared the necessity of acquiring new skills and seeking jobs in viable industries

LETTER: Mugabe is to blame

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
4 day(s) ago

The EU is now resigned to the more pragmatic objective of stability and averting collapse

LETTER: Barriers for skills

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4 day(s) ago

Fast-tracking the naturalisation process will alleviate the burden on the education system

Malusi Gigaba. Picture: BUSINESS DAY

LETTER: State ambivalent over immigrants

The government is ambivalent over the state of our immigration policy, laws and service delivery

LETTER: Hanging by a thread

President Jacob Zuma, right, and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa greet the crowd at the ANC's 103rd anniversary celebration at Cape Town Stadium on January 10 2015.  Picture: GCIS
9 day(s) ago

ANC claims to have brought constitution but tramples on it

LETTER: Tell the truth

Lynne Brown.  Picture: SUNDAY TIMES
9 day(s) ago

Country would be better served if ANC acknowledged it made a mistake

LETTER: Rewarding failure is destroying SA

Lt-Gen Anwar Dramat. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
9 day(s) ago

Special resignation arrangements for public service executives legally questionable

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The Third Umpire

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene, who made the best of a bad hand with a holding budget that may just do the trick if economic growth starts to pick up. That’s a very big “if”, of course, with many a slip twixt cup and lip.

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Public works director-general Mziwonke Dlabantu, for resisting the release of conveniently classified information to the Nkandla architect, who has been set up as the fall guy for this gross abuse of public funds.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose credibility on the issue of Iran’s nuclear ambitions has been badly undermined by Mossad spy cable leaks showing that he lied blatantly to the US Congress.

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