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LETTER: Give Eskom a break

Eskom should consider making these cuts — sorry, outages — a permanent feature

LETTER: Tenure law behind mess on farms

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3 day(s) ago

After the violent strikes in 2012 much has been said about the minimum wages on farms and the job losses they could cause

LETTER: Stumped for answers

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3 day(s) ago

No doubt the next step for Indian cricket will be to do away with umpires as they are also not 100% accurate

LETTER: ‘Most dangerous man in SA’ is …

Aaron Motsoaledi. Picture: GCIS
6 day(s) ago

Against the best advice the health minister plans to invade every aspect of our lives, ranging from the vitamins to state-distributed condoms

LETTER: Pupils abandoned

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6 day(s) ago

Between now and next month when schools reopen does the education department have a new plan?

LETTER: ANC beggars belief

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3 day(s) ago

It is the ANC’s lacklustre performance, neglect of duty, poor attendance and covering up for the executive that is undermining Parliament

LETTER: Return Setas money

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3 day(s) ago

The money comes from businesses that parted with it believing they would get some value for it

LETTER: Smoking is bad

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3 day(s) ago

The expense of caring for sick smokers is 12 times greater than any health savings due to their early death

LETTER: School closures harm

Western Cape education MEC Donald Grant. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
6 day(s) ago

Closing down schools violates the right to education, which is clearly enshrined in the Bill of Rights

LETTER: Learn from mistakes

Murder accused Shrien Dewani sits in the dock before the start of his trial in Cape Town on Monday.  Picture: REUTERS
6 day(s) ago

SA is so beautiful. Let’s enjoy it

LETTER: Township venture

Unemployed youth hiking on the Soweto Highway as they have no money due to unemployment. Picture: SOWETAN
7 day(s) ago

Riversands Incubation Hub near Diepsloot is being established to aid and grow these entrepreneurial sparks

LETTER: Lighter side to ‘crisis’

Tshediso Matona. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
7 day(s) ago

Fortunately for Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona industry is slowly winding down for the festive season

LETTER: Hard work transforms

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7 day(s) ago

China and Israel have shown the capacity of citizens to transform to a new market dynamism when liberated

LETTER: Conflicting polls view

People wait for Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe to address at the Heroes Day commemorations in Harare on Monday. Picture: REUTERS
9 day(s) ago

John Catsicas only regards governments whose ideology he dislikes as being illegitimate based on ‘total mandate from the electorate’

LETTER: Kings not above law

King Goodwill Zwelithini. Picture: SUPPLIED
9 day(s) ago

Goodwill Zwelithini's subjects are not benefiting from his kingship but are subject to barbarism sponsored by the government

LETTER: Blame Mbeki for power blackouts

Former president Thabo Mbeki. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
9 day(s) ago

Eskom chiefs implored the Cabinet to start building new power stations back in 1998 already, but were turned down

LETTER: Current ANC inherited

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9 day(s) ago

Many issues cited as being representative of legacy of Nelson Mandela

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LETTER: ANC vow lies in tatters

The ANC’s creation of a small business ministry doesn’t mean anything when a start-up firm does not have any electricity for three or more hours a day

LETTER: Trials find state agencies wanting

South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, centre, leaves the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. Picture: REUTERS
7 day(s) ago

Pistorius and Dewani trials cost the state hugely and both led to a verdict that caused a general sense of failure and unease

LETTER: Follow Indian example

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10 day(s) ago

If Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga would only bring a few thousand teachers from India

LETTER: On the matter of fools

People wait for Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe to address at the Heroes Day commemorations in Harare on Monday. Picture: REUTERS
10 day(s) ago

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe did after all receive half a dozen or so distinguished awards

LETTER: Hands off parastatals

Gwede Mantashe. Picture: RUSSELL ROBERTS
10 day(s) ago

It is precisely this overweening interference with the entities, and the disastrous political deployments to them, that have left so many in a morbidly moribund state

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Newly elected EFF leader Julius Malema, whose call for his supporters to break the law and “take what rightfully belongs to us” may well result in his “jail or death” battle cry coming to pass sooner rather than later.

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Blitzbok speedster Seabelo Senatla, whose phenomenal form has helped the national Sevens rugby team to two wins out of three and a handy eight-point lead at the top of the standings in the Sevens World Series.

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Ferrari chief designer Nikolas Tombazis who, along with engineering director Pat Fry, has been ditched by the supercar manufacturer after the team failed to win a single race during the 2014 Formula One season.

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