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DEFENDER:  Deputy Public Works Minister Jeremy Cronin has consistently defended the bill, claiming it was fully compliant with the Constitution’s property clause. Picture: PUXLEY MAKGATHO

LETTER: Expropriation issues

In 2013 I made a comprehensive presentation on the draft bill to the house, where its broad principles were positively endorsed

LETTER: ANC dead in the Bay


The horrific ANC smear campaign against the DA mayoral candidate for Nelson Mandela Bay, is the last kick of a dying horse

LETTER: Zimbabwe’s divisions


Steinberg’s column did not have to either wait for Brexit

LETTER: Reimagine energy

Electricity pylons at an Eskom coal-burning power station near Sasolburg. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO

Unimaginative measures that reflexively revert to 20th century mind-sets can only yield the disastrous outcomes we’re battling to undo

LETTER: Eskom must turn down this ‘gift’


From the Eskom viewpoint, a 10% drop in revenue were supposed to be financed out of revenue

LETTER: Who will stand up for civil rights and rule of law?


Universities and courts that succumb to intimidation or subvert the principles that underpin their existence signal a new low

LETTER: Flexible power system


We have achieved extraordinary IPP investment and price outcomes over the past four years

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The Third Umpire

Disgraced former Fifa head Sepp Blatter, who now claims to have personal experience of the draws for European football competitions being fixed. So he knew about this and didn’t kick up a fuss? And he insists he is clean!

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PPC CEO Darryll Castle has pulled out all the stops since taking charge to try to keep the cement maker afloat, but Deloitte’s disclaimer on the group’s ability to continue as a going concern comes as a cruel blow.

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Now that wasn’t so painful, was it? Collapsing the Pick n Pay pyramid control structure won’t change the Ackerman family’s control of the group, but has already unlocked billions of rand in value for Pikwik shareholders.

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