Editorials 15.11.2018 09:45 am

Land or jobs? Politicians must listen to the people

You can’t eat land. Merely possessing land is no guarantee of economic freedom or even basic monetary security.

The land reform, or expropriation, or restitution – whatever you call it – has just got even messier. Even as President Cyril Ramaphosa was promising European parliamentarians this week that the whole land issue will be dealt with responsibly, parliament’s joint Constitutional Review Committee (CRC) was pointing to the possibility that the whole “consultation process” may be little more than a scam.

Land or jobs? Politicians must listen to the people
Land or jobs? Politicians must listen to the people

Land or jobs? Politicians must listen to the people

You can’t eat land. Merely possessing land is no guarantee of economic freedom or even basic monetary security.

Out of Limpopo, always something outrageous
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Out of Limpopo, always something outrageous

We emphasise we are not pointing at ordinary residents, but we are indicating your politicians and senior civil servants.
Lions need all the help they can get
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Lions need all the help they can get

The Citizen welcomes the release of a new parliamentary report which calls for a ban on captive lion breeding in this country.
Oh please, Malusi, pull the other one
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Oh please, Malusi, pull the other one

This man should be forced to testify to the law enforcement authorities about exactly what he knows about state capture.
Give us undoctored feedback on Russia, Mabuza
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Give us undoctored feedback on Russia, Mabuza

Does the deputy president have some sort of mentor in Russia? Is someone pulling his strings?
Zuma’s legal bind is a signal to others
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Zuma’s legal bind is a signal to others

A full bench of the High Court in Pretoria rejected Zuma’s application for leave to appeal against its decision that he personally pay his legal costs.
Zuma and his clique are traitors
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Zuma and his clique are traitors

Attacks on the people are attacks on the very fabric of society – and on the state itself. This is more than mere theft. It is tantamount to treason.
Failed SOEs equal a failed state
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Failed SOEs equal a failed state

Many SOEs have increased their debt burdens extensively in the past 10 years and, because of that, their long-term financial viability is now in question.
Endangered rhinos should not be diplomatic gifts
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Endangered rhinos should not be diplomatic gifts

These animals – especially black rhinos – need to be seen as a precious natural resource and not a diplomatic gift.
MPs, show the president and citizens some respect
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MPs, show the president and citizens some respect

The National Assembly is no place for schoolboy-type behaviour, be it smutty comments or gestures, or punch-ups of the sort that should happen behind the bicycle shed.
Prasa’s problems are no laughing matter
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Prasa’s problems are no laughing matter

How is it possible that in an efficiently run organisation it takes more than a year to do something to make a major purchase effective?
Ramaphosa and his family must be beyond reproach
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Ramaphosa and his family must be beyond reproach

The problem with the ANC is that nepotism and corruption are just the way it rolls.
Rea Vaya bus lane left open for gross abuse
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Rea Vaya bus lane left open for gross abuse

Ever since they built the Rea Vaya bus lane, it has been organised chaos on the best of days.
SA in need of in-depth research on dagga use
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SA in need of in-depth research on dagga use

Dagga has, up to the court judgment, been considered an illegal substance, but more research must be done about ‘safe’ levels in the blood.
SAA’s turbulence could be terminal
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SAA’s turbulence could be terminal

SAA – and all other SOEs – should never again become piggy banks for politicians and their cronies.
You’re taking the easy road, Msibi
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You’re taking the easy road, Msibi

More of an issue is the scourge of fake driving licences and abysmal ignorance and incompetence on our roads, as well as unroadworthy vehicles.
Boks lost due to too many mistakes, pure and simple
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Boks lost due to too many mistakes, pure and simple

This Springbok inconsistency will have to be sorted out before the World Cup next year. And that is just 10 months away.
Gigaba must just go
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Gigaba must just go

A new dawn hinges on firing Gigaba after the EFF spearheaded a call for Ramaphosa to sack the Home Affairs minister.
Boost the first-time homeowner to stimulate economy
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Boost the first-time homeowner to stimulate economy

Ramaphosa should consider a government subsidy for people to get on to the property ladder.
Nice try, ANC integrity committee, better luck next time, eh
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Nice try, ANC integrity committee, better luck next time, eh

The ANC’s PEC once again opted to place party and comrades first, with the country in a very distant last place.
Another caveman SA law has finally bitten the dust
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Another caveman SA law has finally bitten the dust

To think that women were by law not allowed to own property in SA in the year 2018 was a disgrace.
Artisans should be cherished and respected
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Artisans should be cherished and respected

The reality is SA needs qualified and capable plumbers, electricians, carpenters and bricklayers more than it needs unemployed law or arts graduates.
SA’s cities are ticking urban time bombs
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SA’s cities are ticking urban time bombs

Whatever your political views, it should be obvious the inequalities are not sustainable.
Lewis Hamilton carries the mark of a champion
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Lewis Hamilton carries the mark of a champion

The driver has one of the most accomplished and dedicated teams in Formula One behind him.
Cyril Ramaphosa needs to come clean about VBS
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Cyril Ramaphosa needs to come clean about VBS

We fully support the president’s clean-up programme, but we need to be sure the cleaner will do a through job and not leave dirt lurking in dark corners.
Listen to SA on e-tolls, Cyril
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Listen to SA on e-tolls, Cyril

Outa claims if the authorities had added 10 cents per litre to the fuel levy the debt would have been almost gone by now.

 

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