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Aaron Motsoaledi. Picture: GCIS

LETTER: Health should be accessible to all

Trust in public healthcare is low and South Africans are voting with their feet

LETTER: Lula moment a farce

Re-elected Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff addresses a press confernece in Brasilia, Brazil on Sunday. EPA/FERNANDO BIZERRA JR
19 hour(s) ago

The fact is that Brazil is now suffering from socialist redistribution and so-called ‘pro-poor’ policies, which rely on the free lunch

LETTER: SAA staff statistics

A South African Airways Airbus A320. Picture: SAA
19 hour(s) ago

Michael Reid makes the mistake of repeating the incorrect assertion that South African Airways has 900 staff per aircraft

LETTER: Social woes call for logical dialogue

Adam Smith
1 day(s) ago

The fact that our brains develop after birth suggests that one is limited to the potential outputs of the environment within which one is raised and exists, all else being equal

LETTER: Deaths unacceptable

Road Accident Fund CEO Eugene Watson. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
1 day(s) ago

All the evidence is there that we are institutionalising an acceptance of the high level of road accidents in SA

LETTER: Tough task for Nene

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: ELMOND JIYANE
1 day(s) ago

The bloated and overpaid staff of government departments and parastatals are not going to be fixed anytime soon

LETTER: Youth must aim beyond RDP houses

An RDP house in the Matthew Goniwe area of Kwazakhele, Port Elizabeth. Picture: THE HERALD
2 day(s) ago

It is high time young people took their future seriously; clearly a person who is younger than 40 has had many opportunities to go to school and better themselves

LETTER: Probe wage rates

Sasol's headquarters in Rosebank, Johannesburg. Picture: FINANCIAL MAIL
2 day(s) ago

Certain factories have regulated wage rates, while others that compete in similar markets are free to pay substantially less in wages

LETTER: Too much fanfare

Riah Phiyega. Picture: THE HERALD FILES
19 hour(s) ago

Senzo Meyiwa is just one of the 46 murders in SA that took place that fateful Sunday

LETTER: Tidal plants scarce

Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm. Picture supplied by: JEFFREYS BAY WIND FARM
19 hour(s) ago

The cost of constructing the infrastructure, which has to withstand waves and storms, can be excessive

LETTER: Insider’s swipe unfair

Picture: THINKSTOCK
19 hour(s) ago

I was disappointed to see The Insider column take an unfair swipe at visiting US Assistant Secretary of State for Africa Linda Thomas-Greenfield

LETTER: Blackout blackmail

Picture: THINKSTOCK
19 hour(s) ago

The Eskom executives are blackmailing us with blackouts

LETTER: E.tv’s sanitised news

Pictures: THINKSTOCK
19 hour(s) ago

E.TV’s sanitised news erases doubts over whether HCI/e.tv directors exert control over editorial policy

LETTER: Ease off on taxes

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Even those unfortunate citizens dependent on social grants are expected to return a portion of that much-needed cash in value-added tax

LETTER: Powers very limited

Thuli Madonsela. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
1 day(s) ago

President Jacob Zuma got rid of then national police commissioner Bheki Cele based on the findings of a public protector report and the confused DA was happy

LETTER: ANC cadres are inept

1 day(s) ago

Preventative maintenance is a western paradigm

LETTER: Tidal power could help

Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm. Picture supplied by: JEFFREYS BAY WIND FARM
1 day(s) ago

SA has thousands of kilometres of seashore and many rivers and estuaries

LETTER: A third-world debt trap

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: ELMOND JIYANE
2 day(s) ago

With unemployment at 40% and the gap between rich and poor wider than ever, SA is sitting on a social and political time bomb

LETTER: Not all microlending…

Picture: INVESTORS MONTHLY
2 day(s) ago

As terrible as an emolument attachment order can be, it is nothing to the thud of a baseball bat on your skull for lack of prompt payment

LETTER: Vote ANC, more woes

Picture: BUSINESS DAY
3 day(s) ago

Anyone who voted for the ANC is getting what they deserve, and can look forward to a continued devaluation of the rand, further tax increases, and an inevitable slide into a stagnant economy

LETTER: Put growth on agenda

Nhlanhla Nene. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON
3 day(s) ago

The present trajectory is leading us to an unthinkable outcome

An RDP house in the Matthew Goniwe area of Kwazakhele, Port Elizabeth. Picture: THE HERALD

LETTER: Offering no hope at all

Making wild promises and then failing to deliver is one thing, but actually telling people they have no hope is soul-destroying

LETTER: Nene should reject idea to lift taxes

Judge Dennis Davis. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
3 day(s) ago

We are hugely overtaxed already, purely because, as taxpayers. we receive absolutely zero benefit from our taxes

LETTER: Best assets are people

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 day(s) ago

Do not attempt to redress inequalities by taking from the skilled and giving to the unskilled; use the skilled to uplift the disadvantaged

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The Third Umpire

Transnet CEO Brian Molefe, for “making up” with BHP Billiton over access to the Richards Bay Coal Terminal by small black-owned mines. Admittedly, reduced international demand for coal has freed up capacity.

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Pension Funds Adjudicator Muvhango Lukhaimane, who has cleared the complaints backlog for the first time since the office was created 16 years ago, despite a 5% increase in the number of complaints last year.

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The anonymous donor who has boosted Wits University’s coffers by a cool R100m. And kudos to Wits, for pledging to spend it on “strategic investments” that will contribute to filling the gaps in SA’s academic research.

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